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Thread: Well I sold my 98 W400.... and bought a 2008 WR450!

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    Default Well I sold my 98 W400.... and bought a 2008 WR450!

    bought it last night and started swapping the wheels. the rear went right on but I'm gonna have to get spacers or lace up the factory hub for the front.


    Here is the list of the stuff on order
    white plastic
    acerbis sm fender
    320mm brake bracket
    these graphics but i'm gonna have the white and black swapped around. i want it to be more white. the crash addict is my buddies company. these are his team graphics



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    nice. i just swaped the wheels on my 09 and love it. if i where you id just get the spacers so you can swap back if you want to hit the dirt or upgrade again down the road.
    09 wr450f street tard,race tard,flat tracker and woods bike....yeah its kinda like a swiss army bike
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    yea i found the spacers i need and ordered them this morning. so hopefully they will be here in time to enjoy this nice weather!

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    This is awesome. I'd like to upgrade to a wr450. We will get a ride together, as soon as I stop dragging my feet about getting my fork seals replaced
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    Yea u need to get on that... I'm getting antsy to ride it. I took it around the block with the dirt set up and it is mucho faster than the 400!

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    Perfect bike to build a Sumo off of! I want one!

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    Well I started tonight! The plastics will be here tomorrow, and I should be getting a preview pic of my graphics in a day or 2. i'm gonna order the gytr ais kit and fmf q4 next week.


    what i did tonight.
    front sm acerbis fender
    painted the headlight shroud
    installed a keyed ignition
    wired up TT Vapor
    polished the frame and swingarm
    cleaned off all the stickers





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    You should post a picture of the headlight shining directly against a wall at night when you have a chance. I'm planning on putting an 07+ wr headlight and HID on my bike as well and am kinda curious just how bad the beam pattern is gonna be.
    Liking the white by the way, looks really clean. Can't wait to see what it looks like with graphics.

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    Yea I'll do that. I plan on riding tonight to see if I like it or not.

    I am also going to get a new seat. I was looking at some for my old bike last year and will have to find the site again but they looked much more comfortable.

    Trying to get rid of all the blue on it.

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    looking good. how do those rear pegs fit? im planning on picking some up real soon...the girlfriend has been getting real lonely.
    09 wr450f street tard,race tard,flat tracker and woods bike....yeah its kinda like a swiss army bike
    89 xr100 mini tard.
    03 wr450f traded for
    03 zx6r 636 aka the "sodomizer" sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourdiesel6.7 View Post
    looking good. how do those rear pegs fit? im planning on picking some up real soon...the girlfriend has been getting real lonely.
    the top bolts to factory locations, the bottom has brackets. pretty clean looking. i'll have to ask the guy i bought it from what brand they are.

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    i've been working a lot here the last few weeks, so i rewarded myself.......


    I ordered some stuff today
    fmf q4
    fmf mega bomb
    gytr ais kit
    white enduro eng hand gaurds
    white protaper 2.0 bar pad
    and graphics
    all i need is to get rid of the blue on the seat and she should be done. for now...

    they guy i buy my stuff from at the local yamaha shop has an 09 that he has done this to and said it is a completely different bike. not that i really need that
    Last edited by kylejayson; 04-06-2012 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcahoulic View Post
    You should post a picture of the headlight shining directly against a wall at night when you have a chance. I'm planning on putting an 07+ wr headlight and HID on my bike as well and am kinda curious just how bad the beam pattern is gonna be.
    Liking the white by the way, looks really clean. Can't wait to see what it looks like with graphics.


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    where did you get you're hids? i usually go with ddm tuning but i just realized that the these had the h6m instead of the h4
    09 wr450f street tard,race tard,flat tracker and woods bike....yeah its kinda like a swiss army bike
    89 xr100 mini tard.
    03 wr450f traded for
    03 zx6r 636 aka the "sodomizer" sold

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    Here are the graphics minus the blue.


    Last edited by kylejayson; 04-12-2012 at 10:52 AM.

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    UPS brought me some goodies!

    fmf q4
    fmf megabomb
    ais removal kit
    white protaper bar pad
    white EE hand guards
    the graphics should be here soon





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    09 wr450f street tard,race tard,flat tracker and woods bike....yeah its kinda like a swiss army bike
    89 xr100 mini tard.
    03 wr450f traded for
    03 zx6r 636 aka the "sodomizer" sold

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    looks sweet man!

    good job!

    Should powder coat you frame black.. that would set it off.. (good winter project)

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    That's the plan. Frame, swingarm, hubs, and rims
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    Bike look's good! How's it run? Let's run 450 to 450.

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    Your bike looks Great --

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    Awesome bike.... Loving it. I just picked up a 04 wr450 and am loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDuBR6 View Post
    Awesome bike.... Loving it. I just picked up a 04 wr450 and am loving it
    thanks guys!

    i just put the pipes, ais delete kit, grey wire mod, opened the airbox, and k&n air filter on yesterday. it was fun before.. now its just sick! sounds better and has more torque all through the rpm range.

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    i will try and get some pics up of it tonight. its pretty much done until winter. its either getting the wheels powdercoated or some mag wheels. haven't decided yet.

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    Is it sat. Yet! Long a$$ day.
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    almost! i am fabbing up a hitch carrier in the a.m. so i don't have to hook the trailer up.

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    Nice! I've been working on the honey-do list. I'd Much rather be in the garage playing with the two red heads. (the 450s) tomorrow I will sit down and map out a fun ride for sat.

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    Thanks for coming up! 152mi. Good ride! Now go home and ice your a$$! Nice to find a REAL RIDER.
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    had a blast! my butt needs a few days of r&r

    a comfy seat is the next thing on the build

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    Do you have a on/off switch for your headlight? When I looked back didn't see your headlight working.

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    PM me if you want a radial mount caliper bracket for that bike.
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    mj i figured out why my vapor speedo wasn't working.. apparently you have to turn the sensor around.

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    Lol. May be few days on video. I'll get it to you soon.

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    pretty much done. just some finishing touches.
    ordered new chain, sprocket, asv levers.



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    Get size on your mirror and I'll cut one. Bike looks good! ^

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    Sweet bike. You did a great job. Really like all the white.

    Did you upgrade the seat yet? I recently got a Seat Concepts on mine and love it. You can get them to make the cover in different materials & colors, they'll even do contrasting threading if you ask. Ask for the ADVrider discount for free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
    Sweet bike. You did a great job. Really like all the white.

    Did you upgrade the seat yet? I recently got a Seat Concepts on mine and love it. You can get them to make the cover in different materials & colors, they'll even do contrasting threading if you ask. Ask for the ADVrider discount for free shipping.

    not yet. i am either just gonna wait until it gets cold or find another seat to send in so i'm not grounded while i wait on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylejayson View Post
    not yet. i am either just gonna wait until it gets cold or find another seat to send in so i'm not grounded while i wait on it.


    They send you the foam & cover. You just pull all the staples & remove the old and then you staple on the new ones. You'll need to get an air stapler from Harbor Frt for $20, they have one which shoots normal Arrow T-50 staples. It's really simple to do.
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    What turn signal setup are you running / planning on running?

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    Good looking bike man.

    I've got the same one and my frame was really dull or something and i wet sanded it with really fine sandpaper and polished it up with mothers mag and aluminum polish and it completly changed the look of the bike.

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