I am new the motards but not new to riding or racing. I have several years of racing AFM and a good 30 years of riding motorcycle. I continue to do track days on my 07 R6 track bike. That said, I am new when it come to motards and am willing to learn from these in the know.
So, I have a 06 WR450 that is new to me. What do I need to make this into a decent street tard but more importantly, one that will not spit me off at Sears Point as I try to do a 1:55 ?
I am 170 lbs. completely wet, full leathers, helmet, boots...the whole kit. Is this a good average weight for the wr450 or will the suspension need work ? valving, springs ?
So I am also maybe 5'4" ish on a good day. Can the WR450 be lowered ? Is there a good lowering kit out there for the rear dogbone ? I have been riding bikes my whole life and have had only 1 bike that I could ever touch the ground with both feet, Honda 1989 CB185T TwinStar. Not looking to flat foot, just need to touch the ground with 1 toe.
Are there any "look out for..." or gotchas with the wr450 motor ? Flywheel comes loose. Falling on the left side will foul the plugs ..... Oil will spill out....get the cover for the ..... etc.
Im a Pirelli fan. The older SuperCorse Dragons SC2 are my all time fav. Many a race on the Dragons. Not the best for the motard? If so why?
Thoughts on wheels ? Talon this Talon that ? Thoughts ? Size of rear wheel, 5 or 4.5 or 4.25 ?
Will the stock caliper work or should I get an aftermarket unit ? I know I will need an aftermarket rotor, but is there a preferred setup, Brembo,Galfer,etc. What about the master cylinder, what size unit ?
Lights & Stuff:
Since this will be a street tard sometimes, is there a good kit or company that make a nice setup for the wr ? Will need lights, brake light, turn signals and mirrors. Any thoughts ? Baja kit...yea, but not fun there.
Did I miss anything ?
Thanks in advance for all the help.
token photo of my R6