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Plated Wr450f In Texas

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I just went to the tax office today, and I walked out with a license plate! I can't wait to put some miles on. The inspection was very easy, and the lady at the tax office didn't even ask a question as to why it specifically says on the MSO that it is not for street use.

I don't chime in much, but I do a lot of reading. Thank you all very much for the insight and tips.

I still need to get a smaller front fender. Any advice as to Cycra/UFO/Acerbis?

It says the pic files are too large to load. I'll have to turn the res down and take some more.
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Astroman said:
wowww another Texas Motared where? ..Hopefully Dallas...:)

Acerbis for the summer looks like a piece of plastic from Star Wars lol(big mess when is rainy!!)
Cycra looks more like a cut stock fender
Maier makes one too and i think is the cheapest one and looks similar to Cycra
I'm actually in Ft. Worth, but that's close enough. Thanks for the advice. I had a dealer order a fender for me, but they said the Parts Unltd book didn't give a p/n for the Cycra blue fender. I guess the Acerbis is coming my way.

I'll post pics when it's all done.

Here are some pics:
bdmmotard said:
a bit late, but here's an idea for yammy motard fenders:

did you use a baja designs kit? i'm trying to figure out how to wire in turn signals using the stock harness...
That fender looks pretty good. I used the Acerbis universal. Drilling the holes wasn't too bad, but it would have been nice to have been drilled.

Yes, that is the Baja designs kit. I wish the rear turn signals didn't stick up like that. The picture in the instructions is for a WR400, and the sides of the rear fender were pretty vertical on that model. They're angled on the 450. Oh well. I tried riding w/out them, but I really don't like to. Another thing is that legally, I only have to have one brake light switch. The one that comes w/ the kit wouldn't work well w/ the front brake, but I'd really like to have a switch up there. I might get the front master cylinder/lever from a newer R6 to put up there. It has an integrated brake light switch as well as a lot more fluid in the resevior.

Don't use Dunlop 208 ZR's. The rear is way too wide. I had to slide the axle back as far as I could (took 2 teeth off rear sprocket and didn't take any links out of the chain), shave about 1/4 inch off each side of the tire, and offset the wheels more than White Bros did from the start. Anybody tried Michelin Pilot Sport or Pilot Powers?
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bdmmotard said:
i had signals that stuck up like that on my xr400. they look goofy, AND they're toast as soon as you lay the bike down. i use this tail light on every bike now. works well, looks factory, and is crash proof:

i use a k and s brakelight switch with my brembo mastercylinder. i really don't like having the brakeswitch on the rear, since i rarely use it while street riding. works great on the front. DO NOT use a master cyclinder from a r6 if you're still using the stock caliper. it'll work like garbage. there's plenty of mastercylinder/caliper thread here which are worth doing a search on.
Thanks for the advice. What tail light do you use on every bike, now? What brake setup do you have? The stocker seems to work very well (w/ the 320 mm rotor), but I'm sure I'll push it harder as I get used to this motard thing. I'll probably need more stopping power at that point. The only reason I use my rear brake in most situations is to make the light go on. I'll check that K&S switch.

Thanks a lot. I'm always open to advice.
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