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I have just commenced a rebuild/remodelling of my WRF and thought you guys might like to look at how we build them here for the Australian conditions. It is fitted with all the good gear and has already given me 24,700 hassle free miles. Used daily. Will have fresian cow printed decals, yep I said cow print! :rofl: Frame will be the same colour as the metallic grey on the timing cover, and all blue remaining parts changed to white. ...Muzz...
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Hi Guys, The tank is an Acerbis 13 litre ( 3 odd U.S. gallons) fits this '03 Australian model just OK, nothing sharp, just OK. Having said that I'm pretty friggin fussy! :FU:

The high mileage on this bike has been disputed by gurus all over the web. Let me tell you from the horses mouth, This bike has not had the rocker cover off! Never had valve clearances done, never had any trouble with anything!...I have been building/designing/racing motorcycles now for nearly 30 years and worked out very quickly that smooth can be fast, and careful is still quick!...Use it, dont abuse it! :thumbup: ... Muzz...
:D Hey Sniper, The only good cow is one hanging in the coolroom, BANG! :arsenal ...Muzz...
That too is a sweet ride my man! When the new graphics come for mine this week, I'll post up a picture, they will look very similiar. :thumbup: ..Muzz...
I have fitted 14/44 as being a 250 it gets the torque robbed out of it to go bigger than 14 teeth on the countershaft. Track days see it down to 13 teeth and staying with the 44.
Hey Shane, Merry Christmas mate, Bikes not got all the gear on here. Still have to fit the seat cover, headlight nacelle and front guard. How's the physio coming on the leg? Cant see myself in Perth for the racing Trevor has put on, as I have a display and racing on the 22 Jan for the Yamaha Supermoto Masters at Calder Park Thunderdome. Are putting together a control mini moto to put to M.A. for homogulation as we speak so I will be O.S. sourcing parts in your region late Jan early Feb. Boxing Day my thoughts were immediately of you and your family and after consulting the atlas figured you would be 'shaken and not stirred'...All Ok with you there?....Muzz...
AV80R, The stand you ask about is a factory WRF item painted Yamaha blue...
Shane, You bet I'll be calling in! Sounds like your mate could certainly be of assistance in parts sourcing/manufacture. As far as the leg goes, I had the same trouble with the tibia and ended up with bone stimulators fitted for 5 months! :headshake...I got good reception on cable though! :rofl:
Finally all the plastic bits are on, only to come off again in a week or so for a frame colour change to the engine case gunmetal colour. Took these tonight.
Kwota, Those tyres are Avon Distanzias. :bowdown: They are shit hot and I dont use anything else! Supermoto specific in 120/70 and 150/60 wear very well and adhesion is as good as you want, very predicable and stable at speed.
SCYRacing12, The secret to engine/gearbox longevity on 5 valve Yamahas is in the maintenance initially coupled with common sense. I have fitted a K&N crankcase filter to the top of the rockerbox eliminating the engine breather pipe and sealing the engine to suspended particle, (dust) and regularly service the aircleaner. I use a precleaner insert in the airbox sides I made to offer a better system of air filtration without restriction. Do not use washable oil filters and only use fully synthetic racing grades of oil. I have only used Mobil 1 full synthetic in mine changed every 5 hours. Gets expensive I suppose, but I have saved some in breakages too. Be smooth with the gearbox dont load it up under heavy throttle and roll off to set up for corners etc as it stresses the box in ways it wasn't designed for given tyre adhesion. Common sense stuff man and you'll have a reliable fast streeter!
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Yeah and thats at your dollar value too. A gearbox is $1800 here so I reckon its still worth it. (Its an '03 model)
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