RockerYZWR

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  1. And just to back this up, the bike is actually on the market if anyone's interested. Possible trade deal for a YZ450FX or CRFRX. Or the new 2019 CRF450X straight up 🤤! PM if interested. 14.5 on the clock right now...not ridden much these days.
  2. So what I meant to write the other day is I sold my trusty 2011 WR450F to a new owner who is stoked to have it and will take excellent care of it (and who I will likely ride with a bunch). I got the street bike bug again and decided to keep my YZ/WR250(300) two stroke and move the WR out. I found a gently used '04 Honda RC51 just to take out on nice days once in awhile and it is awesome, but I will miss my completely dialed WR450. What a great bike.
  3. Well, the Ducati deal fell through. There was a real purist aspect of it that I loved, along with the lines and lineage, but the seller completely flaked out and I am not sure now that it wasn't actually a scam. So, I ended up picking up a very clean and 100% bone stock '04 Nicky Hayden RC51 for a VERY good price. I haven't gotten to ride it much yet, but it is sweet. I'm going to keep mods relatively minor with basic things like an undertail kit, flushmount blinkers, and a power commander. Also ordered some new Bridgestone BT016s for it (super cheap on RMATV). Overall extremely happy with the find and I think it'll be perfect for what I'm after. Hey...no Desmo valvetrain or timing belts to worry about.
  4. "Shut up, Ralph!"
  5. It's amazing how adept Fox is to really focusing on those battles for 4th ...or 10th...when there's a really tight 1-2-3 race for &%$#@!ing 1st. Eeeediots!!
  6. I used to love watching videos of Anthony Gobert "The Go Show"...that dude knew how to slide a superbike! Looks like I have my next YouTube rabbit hole all lined up...
  7. Hey thanks for the info, I will find that Desmo Times. As for a track...some day. I don't think we have anything decent within even a few hours' drive. This is gonna be my sexy Italian fair weather mistress that I keep showroom clean and stare at while I drink beer in the garage and watch old WSBK youtube videos on my phone, and take out every so often on our pathetic and painfully boring local roads.
  8. (This is a re-post from the Sport section...sorry, mods. I think it's better in this forum.) Any Ducati experts in the house? I am driving to go pick up an '07 1098 from a guy tomorrow, and it seems like a pretty solid deal. Except that he doesn't know any history of the bike because he picked it up at an auction initially for his personal use, but has decided to flip it. He gave me the VIN and I was able to track down much of the bike's history, from initial purchase, recalls, a couple early warranty claims, and most maintenance through 2014, to where I am comfortable dropping a few grand on it. It has had less than 300 miles since 2014 (documented) and the price he's asking is a steal of a deal. And the guy is definitely a Ducati and general racing enthusiast and seems to know his stuff when I talk to him. The original owner paid good money for some pretty nice mods (such as an OEM Ducati performance exhaust), but it does look to me like it's got aftermarket plastic on it and was likely down on the right side at some point since it looks like the front brake lever was broken and is missing the tip, it's got an aftermarket carbon clutch cover, and aftermarket rearset footpegs. But it's super clean and the guy says it runs perfectly. My plan is to get the thing home, remove the body work, change the oil and flush the coolant, and take it straight to my closest dealer for new timing belts and a general inspection over everything else. It's only got a little over 10,000 miles on it, this is my first Ducati ever, and my first street bike (not counting WR in supermoto trim) in almost 20 years! I'd appreciate any opinions.
  9. Any Ducati experts in the house? I am driving to go pick up an '07 1098 from a guy tomorrow, and it seems like a pretty solid deal. Except that he doesn't know any history of the bike because he picked it up at an auction initially for his personal use, but has decided to flip it. He gave me the VIN and I was able to track down much of the bike's history, from initial purchase, recalls, a couple early warranty claims, and most maintenance through 2014, to where I am comfortable dropping a few grand on it. It has had less than 300 miles since 2014 (documented) and the price he's asking is a steal of a deal. And the guy is definitely a Ducati and general racing enthusiast and seems to know his stuff when I talk to him. The original owner paid good money for some pretty nice mods (such as an OEM Ducati performance exhaust), but it does look to me like it's got aftermarket plastic on it and was likely down on the right side at some point since it looks like the front brake lever was broken and is missing the tip, it's got an aftermarket carbon clutch cover, and aftermarket rearset footpegs. But it's super clean and the guy says it runs perfectly. My plan is to get the thing home, remove the body work, change the oil and flush the coolant, and take it straight to my closest dealer for new timing belts and a general inspection over everything else. It's only got a little over 10,000 miles on it, this is my first Ducati ever, and my first street bike (not counting WR in supermoto trim) in almost 20 years! I'd appreciate any opinions.
  10. Yeah, I'm not at all a track guy. They just have a small track at this off-road trail place where I ride and I spun a few unimpressive laps on it last Sunday. I definitely prefer the trails.
  11. Northwest - Ft. Walton Beach/Destin area.
  12. I'm going to have to defer the question to someone smarter than me because I don't know for sure. I think it has to be either a WR or YZ first gear because the first gear pinion is part of the shaft and that you can mix and match the other gears, but I'm not 100% sure. I do know the lower 1st gear is awesome for slow speed and technical stuff, and as much as I loved a close ratio gearbox, I have noticed no adverse issues with the slightly wider gaps between gears. The 250 top end would pull it perfectly. After all, the 250X has the same 3-4-5, and the gaps between 1-2-3 are basically not noticeable compared to the close ratio gears, even on the MX track. The X should come with a full WR 1-5 in my opinion. I run a 49T rear with the 300 cylinder, and still get about 75 mph on top, which is plenty for me.
  13. There are a number of years that work, but I used the gears out of a 1998 WR400F. Easy swap!
  14. Yeah, you do, but it's really easy and not sketchy at all...as in really no chance of putting a hole through anything unless you try really hard. I used a die grinder with a carbide barrel bit, finished with a quick Dremel sanding, and had taped up all the bearings and then cleaned really well to keep any shavings out. You don't have to remove much material at all, and a quick trial fit with the WR 1st gear will tell you right away if you need to keep grinding. It was a piece of cake.