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  1. I like to have a little pride in ownership. Besides, what else am I going to do for 4 months on a new (to me) bike while I can't ride it. Might as well tear it down and clean it up as a winter project. Thanks for all the tips, I'm going to give a few a shot.
  2. Here is a picture. It looks like it's stained on dirt. I prefer the black rims with the color scheme I'm going with.
  3. I bought a 2016 KTM 350XCF recently. The previous owner didn't seem to keep it to clean, at least to my level. The black anodized rims have dirt stains on them. Is there a good way to clean these that doesn't included de-lacing the wheel and having it re-anodized or painted over?
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    2007 Yamaha WR450F


    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    2007 Yamaha WR450F In great shape, I bought it in January 2017 and went through the entire bike, replaced all wear items and put several new parts put on it. Clean and reliable bike, Never been raced and has been meticulously maintained. Clean title. $3,100 Mods and recent maintenance: Tubliss Tire System Trail Tech automatic radiator fan with digital temp gauge Flexible fuel screw for EASY carb adjustments Forks were rebuilt in August and have less than 6 hours of riding on them Sprockets and chain replaced last year New front and rear tire last year Stainless steel brake lines New brake pads Rebuilt master and slave brake cylinders last year Wrap around hand guards MSR Motion Bars Lexx Slip-on exhaust Located in Des Moines, IA. Might consider delivery depending on distance.


    Clive, IA

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    Trail tech fan on 2007?

    Fan came today. The only possible location is the left side at the bottom of the radiator. At first glance, it appears 1/4" too big to fit. But if I push the radiator forward a little I can get the fan in, but resting against the gas tank. I don't really like the idea of it resting against the gas tank long term, but I may be able to trim the fan shroud enough to get some clearance. No matter what, I'll need to trim my left bike shroud where it curves in. I'm considering mounting the fan with the bottom fan shroud just slightly below the radiator fins, but I think that may reduce the air flow by creating a gap between the fan and radiator.
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    Trail tech fan on 2007?

    I was able to take some pictures of my bike when I got home. Notice the lack of room between the gas tank and radiator. There is a small chance it will fit on the bottom left side radiator, but it will be tight. I went ahead and ordered the fan. I'll report back what I find out once it comes.
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    Trail tech fan on 2007?

    The issue is the gas tank. On the 2007 the gas tank dips down pretty low in the front, covering the area where the fan would go. The 2012 has more open area around the radiator for the fan. 2007 radiator/gas tank clearance
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    Trail tech fan on 2007?

    My bike is running hot, it was staying at 240 while riding last weekend. Mostly tight single track trails. So, I want to add a fan to the radiator. Trail tech doesn't have a fan kit for the 2007 model but they do have a universal model. It's 109mm x 109mm x 48mm. The only place it looks like it even has a chance of fitting is on the left radiator at the bottom, but even that area may be too small. Is anyone running one of these fans on your 07-11 WR? If so, can you post a picture of the install? https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/965/56431/Trail-Tech-Universal-Fan-Kit
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    Squeaky forks

    I purchased a 2007 Yamaha WR450F last weekend. I think the forks are stock and have never been touched. When I get on the brakes real hard the front suspension compresses and I hear a squeak from the shocks. I don't hear it (or notice it) during normal riding or when just using the brakes as normal. I'm going to assume this is not normal. What's could be the issue?
  10. I bought the bike like this. The silencer seems to fit on the bike as it mounts to the frame, but the pipe on the silencer is 1/2" bigger. It's sealed up well, but just seems odd. Is this normal?
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    2007 WR450F light switch??

    Thanks guys!
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    2007 WR450F light switch??

    I plan on it. I'd just like to know if there is an OEM solution so I'm keeping it clean and not splicing into wires, if possible.
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    2007 WR450F light switch??

    Just picked up a used 2007 WR450F. It doesn't have a light switch, the lights are just always on. Is this normal? I'd like to have them off unless I need them.
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    Quick WR450 engine question

    Agree, that doesn't look normal. But after some internet searching, I think it is. This guy has the same little cut away on his engine. http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?113655-Countershaft-sprocket-is-leaking-07-WR450