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Old 06-17-2013, 09:25 AM   #316
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@0405canvet....

just realized you're in OZ. perhaps you can clarify my previous comment about emissions devices on US vs. non-US bikes. do you guys have similar requirements to the US to where stock bikes have strict emission control systems attached? just curious.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #317
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How long have you run the extra oil tank?
I feel the oil being run through the down tube acts like a oil cooler some. But more is better and our bikes really could use more oil capacity
i sold the WR a few years back so i'm just a lurker now. probably clocked up two or three thousand km with that setup.

it would act a bit like an oil cooler but not sure to what extent. if it had fins this would definitely help as cooling is all based on maximizing the surface area to volume ratio. keep in mind though, that where it is mounted restricts the flow of air through the right hand radiator which may offset any cooling gains.

i was worried about the bike overheating but it never proved to be an issue, at least with the open trails and adventure riding i was doing.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #318
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For the aussies in this group, can I make a WR450F street legal in Queensland? Thinking of bringing one in a crate from the US when I move back. Want to ride it on Fraser Island, but I heard they banned dirt bikes outright so can only ride "legal" (read "tax grab") bikes now there.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #319
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WR450f's come compliance plated from the factory for Aus, there are some US imports that do not but very very rare. I imagine making a non aus compliance plated one road legal would be difficult, but nothing that money couldn't do. They are very popular here and many for sale, might be better of just buying one


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For the aussies in this group, can I make a WR450F street legal in Queensland? Thinking of bringing one in a crate from the US when I move back. Want to ride it on Fraser Island, but I heard they banned dirt bikes outright so can only ride "legal" (read "tax grab") bikes now there.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #320
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Cush hub

Fitted cush hub today to my 2006 WR450F, a bit smoother on the road and less clunky on the down shift. Got a Talon Hub, Stainless Spokes, Excel Rim made up. Comes with all the new bearings, seals, spacers fitted, also complete set of sprocket and disc mounting bolts. Built by John Titman Racing.





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Old 06-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #321
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #322
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Hey BygDaddee that Cush Hub setup looks sweet. How much heavier is it than the stock hub /wheel assembly ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #323
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WR450f's come compliance plated from the factory for Aus, there are some US imports that do not but very very rare. I imagine making a non aus compliance plated one road legal would be difficult, but nothing that money couldn't do. They are very popular here and many for sale, might be better of just buying one
Good to know thanks BygDadde! I can get one here new for $6,499 US and in oz price is around $13,000 so it's worth bringing them over since we'll be getting two.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #324
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I never weighed it apart from the fact it felt heavier when carrying it. I would say its 1-2 kg heavier at a guess, but that's only a guess.


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Hey BygDaddee that Cush Hub setup looks sweet. How much heavier is it than the stock hub /wheel assembly ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #325
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What's the best choice for an aftermarket seat?? Going on a trip to Colorado soon and I need a seat that won't try to split me like a piece of firewood!
I've always installed Corbin seats----until now! I ordered the less expensive seat from 'Seat Concepts" and love it. You get their foam and the cover----you have to staple it to your base after peeling off the OEM foam. A normal spring loaded stapler wont work----neither would my electric stapler. So I picked up a cheap air stapler (about $20) from our local hardware store and it worked like a charm. Great seat----I didn't even think about the seat during the last trip of 97 miles ---Man! 97 miles across the mountains and the seat never even entered my mind-----that ought to tell you something.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:02 AM   #326
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If you look back a few posts you will see B1 with a home made job. I just fitted the seat concepts wider foam and cover to my pan. Blue sides black gripper top looks just like original except its wider at back half. I have same one on my 690 and pretty happy.





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I've always installed Corbin seats----until now! I ordered the less expensive seat from 'Seat Concepts" and love it. You get their foam and the cover----you have to staple it to your base after peeling off the OEM foam. A normal spring loaded stapler wont work----neither would my electric stapler. So I picked up a cheap air stapler (about $20) from our local hardware store and it worked like a charm. Great seat----I didn't even think about the seat during the last trip of 97 miles ---Man! 97 miles across the mountains and the seat never even entered my mind-----that ought to tell you something.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #327
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Looks great Big Daddee. Nice shots Cosmic. What kind of bearings did your Talon hub come with? I got a RAD cush hub fully built but it came with crap All Balls chinese bearings that blew out in 6 months, catastrophically during a desert race.

I replaced all the hardware and bearings with SKF bearings.




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Old 06-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #328
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n16ht5,

I like your chainsaw carrier. Looks simple & effective. What's the pink thing, & why didn't you use wing nuts on it & the ax? How is your saw secured?

Your daughter looks happy back there.

I took my daughter for a little ride today, but she's almost 15 now & I had to bribe her with BBQ for lunch. It was across the county & we took the backroads both ways.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #329
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Checking the bearings is on my radar but not yet, I even went to the point I got them to give me the bearing and seal numbers and qty's that where in the hub so I didn't have to pull it apart. I'll keep a close eye on it.

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Looks great Big Daddee. Nice shots Cosmic. What kind of bearings did your Talon hub come with? I got a RAD cush hub fully built but it came with crap All Balls chinese bearings that blew out in 6 months, catastrophically during a desert race.

I replaced all the hardware and bearings with SKF bearings.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #330
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2006 WR450F - Fitted a Talon Cush Hub, 15/50 gearing, might drop to 47 or 48 but undecided yet, 2.8 gal Clark Tank (10.6 ltr over 200k), Seat Concepts cover and foam, Tool Fender Bag, some bar risers. 12v power socket. I've got some frame protectors in the shed to go as well. I'll see how I go doing a bit of light adventure riding on it and to keep some k's down on the 690.







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