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  1. I'm wondering if anyone has experience in using the yz cams in the wr450 or wr250? I've got both bikes and a yzf250 and much perfer the yzf power band and pipey nature. Any thoughts about the modifications mentioned below or suggestions to get more upper end juice? 05 WR 450 Q2 pipe and header Air Box mods All the free mods JD jetting (wow!!!) iCat ignition capacitor ZipTi Fuel Screw 50/15 sprockets Mach1 motosport suspension Baja Designs seat (Oh yeah...) I tired of looking at the back of a BRP on the straight aways... Any suggestions
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    2006 Yamaha WR 450f Performance Mods?

    Stinson Beach? Looking for that red needle... I have one and would be interested in chatting with you for a minute or two before I button up my new "05 WR 450. I'm wondering in if the Bosen Quick Shot is worth the waiting for and which jet combo would work for the Marin County Motorcycle Club (500ft) to Stoneyford (2000ft)? Got any suggestions? I'm in Marin County just North of the Golden Gate and call you during the day or evening. Let me know about the needle (free) and your availability. Rob
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    KTM450exc or WR450?

    Thanks for the feedback on the Motorcycle-Brokers.com comment. If they had had the KTM bike that was advertised in stock I would have taken the shot. The way their reps handle my two phone conversations made me feel that I would want to see photos of the exact bike I would be taking delivery of and I would just cross my fingers on the KTM being able to plate in CA. Anyway, I ran the numbers on my WR vs. the KTM and for $1,600 less OTD I can upgrade all I want and still poach the CA plate off my YZF if I need to and give it a dual sport run without getting the bike impounded for the wrong brand all together. Plus I'm not a big tinkerer, I have all blue gear and I just like to wash, gas and go... repeat! Keep it simple, Go blue...
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    KTM450exc or WR450?

    Thanks for the links and I'll check them out this evening.
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    KTM 450EXC vs. WR450...HELP!!!

    Advice well spoken. I finally got through to the company advertising the "factory dual sport" KTM and as I suspected that they have no more of that model but, have some really nice 450EXCs that are now available. I ask how many did you have from the posting on Jan 28, 2006 and got... "we don't have any left and are you interested in a 450EXC?" No, I replied. And when I asked, "when will you be getting more of the factory dual sports?" I got... "we don't have any left and are you interested in a 450EXC?" Thanks anyway and you can guess the rest of the story. I called a San Francisco KTM dealer to ask about the "factory dual sport" and he mentioned that yes, he had heard of this dealer and that they were importing European models to the US. He said that I could wait a couple of weeks for a green sticker 450EXC for $8,100 OTD and try to plate it on my own. "What do you mean on my own?" I asked and he went on to say that his days of plating th 450EXC were over 3 months ago when DMV got wise to the KTMs. He did mentioned that there are a couple of people that will plate almost any bike with the Baja Designs for around $1,200 Now, I'm thinking worst case scenario is that I get the WR and I don't get the plate and I'll take the plate off my YZF250, remove the WR450 sticker off the new bike and hope they never check the vin numbers when I get stopped. And if I do I'll just say, "Oh my gosh, your right officer! I must have put the wrong plate on the wrong bike... there both blue and it's my mistake!" So, I picked up the WR450 tonight and can't wait to start on the mods. I'm wondering if I should break the bike in before changing anything. Any comments? Any suggestion on oil to use during break in, frequency between changes and how many miles until I can romp on it? Any recommendations of what to do first or do it all at the same time? Here's the aftermarket stuff that is coming for the bike: Scott Upper Triple Clamp, Dampener and Windham bars Rally Pro Hand Guards Over sized YZF Tank and Shrouds - 3.3 gal tank YZF Throttle Stop FMF Q2 pipe Devon Skid Plate 5.6 Kg Rear Spring - Race Tech 4.8 Kg Front Springs - Race Tech JD Jet Kit Free Mods Check List Thanks for the advice in advance!
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    KTM450exc or WR450?

    Advice well taken! Just an update, I finally got through to the company advertising the "factory dual sport" KTM and as I suspected that they have no more of that model but, have some really nice 450EXCs that are now available. I ask how many did you have from the posting on Jan 28, 2006 and got... "we don't have any left and are you interested in a 450EXC?" No, I replied. And when I asked, "when will you be getting more of the factory dual sports?" I got... "we don't have any left and are you interested in a 450EXC?" Thanks anyway and you can guess the rest of the story. I called a San Francisco KTM dealer to ask about the "factory dual sport" and he mentioned that yes, he had heard of this dealer and that they were importing European models to the US. He said that I could wait a couple of weeks for a green sticker 450EXC for $8,100 OTD and try to plate it on my own. "What do you mean on my own?" I asked and he went on to say that his days of plating th 450EXC were over 3 months ago when DMV got wise to the KTMs. He did mentioned that there are a couple of people that will plate almost any bike with the Baja Designs for around $1,200 Now, I'm thinking worst case scenario is that I get the WR and I don't get the plate and I'll take the plate off my YZF250, remove the WR450 sticker off the new bike and hope they never check the vin numbers when I get stopped. And if I do I'll just say, "Oh my gosh, your right officer! I must have put the wrong plate on the wrong bike... there both blue and it's my mistake!" So, I picked up the WR450 tonight and can't wait to start on the mods. I'm wondering if I should break the bike in before changing anything. Any comments? Any suggestion on oil to use during break in, frequency between changes and how many miles until I can romp on it? Any recommendations of what to do first or do it all at the same time? Here's the aftermarket stuff that is coming for the bike: Scott Upper Triple Clamp, Dampener and Windham bars Rally Pro Hand Guards Over sized YZF Tank and Shrouds - 3.3 gal tank YZF Throttle Stop FMF Q2 pipe Devon Skid Plate 5.6 Kg Rear Spring - Race Tech 4.8 Kg Front Springs - Race Tech JD Jet Kit Free Mods Check List Thanks for the advice in advance!
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    KTM 450EXC vs. WR450...HELP!!!

    Thanks for the replies and this is the kind of specific, personal experience that I appreciate. I have riden two friends 450EXCs with standard and plushed out suspension and agree about the tall feeling of the KTM and the nimbleness. I thought I read somewhere for '05 the WR was lowered at the steering head, tank thinned and seat lower. Did that improve the ride, handling or rider comfort of the WR? If the '05 450WR rides anything like my '03 250WR I'm going to have to do all the mods, larger tank, fender mount the plate and at least get a break light. This is where the KTM starts to look enticing if the discounter really has it set up already. Any additional comments? Additionally, great comment on the fit and finish of the KTM... it did not go unnoticed. The first bike I bought after 20 years off the dirt was a TM 300. Everything on the bike was billeted and I lost my mind for the practical. I just got tired of being throw off the bike and having my arms ripped off every time I rode it... I'm much more sane now! I've posted below my response to several comments from the WR forum where I posed the same question. I agree purchasing from a bike sight unseen, from Canada and having the bike show up in the original shipping container from KTM makes me a bit nervous. My dad took delivery of a KZ1300 ship from Honolulu back in 1980 and it was relatively easy to assemble. I'm not so concerned or attracted by the price but, the actual bike they offer. Has anyone else seen a "Factory Dual Sport 450EXC" or are they mocking them us for resale as DOT bikes. Their satisfied customer link seems to be filled with happy customers and I assume the bike has the standard warranty of any major brand. Great questions... thanks. I have e-mailed them for a response, specs and photos and will post them for anyone else that might be interested in this particular KTM. About riding style, thanks for the hook up on the WRs punch. I've read a ton of postings hear about all the free mods, pipe dynos and performance upgrades to turn the bike up a few notches. I'm a True Blue guy as well and the potential of getting a completely set up Dual Sport from KTM (that might still be a great trail bike as well) for $600 is appealing. I am purchasing another bike to ride the open desert, BLM (like Death Valley, Moab, Black Rock) and National Forest around Tahoe. So, I don't need super technical handling but, would like to choose based on a bit more knowledge of the WR's performance, suspension set up and power delivery. Any other comments of mods that you had to do to get your bike dialed in? It seems that everyone that owns a WR loves it and is willing to modify the bike, dial it in and ride it hard. Additionally, I have hear that the KTM's are much more finicky about maintenance, reliability issues (especially with the LC4 motor) and less access to parts when traveling is a consideration. One thing going for the KTM is that it seems to come with all the aftermarket equipment that would up grade the WR like electronic speedo, over sized bars, plush suspension set up and cushy seat. Any comments?
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    KTM450exc or WR450?

    Thanks for the replies. I agree purchasing from a bike sight unseen, from Canada and having the bike show up in the original shipping container from KTM makes me a bit nervous. My dad took delivery of a KZ1300 ship from Honolulu back in 1980 and it was relatively easy to assemble. I'm not so concerned or attracted by the price but, the actual bike they offer. Has anyone else seen a "Factory Dual Sport 450EXC" or are they mocking them us for resale as DOT bikes. Their satisfied customer link seems to be filled with happy customers and I assume the bike has the standard warranty of any major brand. Great questions... thanks. I have e-mailed them for a response, specs and photos and will post them for anyone else that might be interested in this particular KTM. About riding style, thanks for the hook up on the WRs punch. I've read a ton of postings hear about all the free mods, pipe dynos and performance upgrades to turn the bike up a few notches. I'm a True Blue guy as well and the potential of getting a completely set up Dual Sport from KTM (that might still be a great trail bike as well) for $600 is appealing. I am purchasing another bike to ride the open desert, BLM (like Death Valley, Moab, Black Rock) and National Forest around Tahoe. So, I don't need super technical handling but, would like to choose based on a bit more knowledge of the WR's performance, suspension set up and power delivery. Any other comments of mods that you had to do to get your bike dialed in? It seems that everyone that owns a WR loves it and is willing to modify the bike, dial it in and ride it hard. Additionally, I have hear that the KTM's are much more finicky about maintenance, reliability issues (especially with the LC4 motor) and less access to parts when traveling is a consideration. One thing going for the KTM is that it seems to come with all the aftermarket equipment that would up grade the WR like electronic speedo, over sized bars, plush suspension set up and cushy seat. Any comments? PS I posted the same question in the KTM section and the only response was someone calling me a "spammer" and that someone should block this guy? Was it inappropriate to post the same question to two groups? Hey, just let me know...
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    KTM 450EXC vs. WR450...HELP!!!

    Just looking for some sound advice... is there a problem posting in two areas? Hey, let me know.
  10. I am looking for some straight advice concerning my latest obsession... EXC or WR. I have a Yamaha dealer that promises to plate a new '05 WR450 out the door for $6,400 and I just found this ad on CycleTrader.com: 2006 KTM 450EXC 450 EXC, WWW.MOTORCYCLE-BROKERS.COM 2006 KTM 450EXC FACTORY DUALSPORT $6799, Avaialble Now!! Includes Signals, Indicators, High/Low Beam, Brake Switches, Horn, Two Sets of Gearing (15-45 & 14-50) & Chains, DOT Knobby Tires, CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR ACTUAL PICTURES!!! Can be registered in California!! Can ship Anywhere in the USA Via Forward Air!!! Check our Website for more detail… My issue is that most of my buddies are now riding the 450exc and I'm not sure I want that much bike for just trail riding and have been considering purchasing a high speed dual purpose desert oriented bike that I can ride with another group of adrenalin junkies on 650r's and spanked out WR's. I currently own a dialed in but, plush '03 YZF250 that is set up for trail riding at a technically oriented club here in Marin County. I also have a bone stock '03 WR250 (my ex-wife's bike ) and a '02 XR250 named "lugnut". Any feedback for desert adventure riding/dual sport/touring requiring a plate on the KTM 450EXC, KTM factory dual sport(mentioned above) vs. the WR with the free mods, oversized tank, Scott dampener and suspension work? Thanks for the advice in advance...
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    KTM450exc or WR450?

    I am looking for some straight advice concerning my latest obsession... EXC or WR. I have a Yamaha dealer that promises to plate a new '05 WR450 out the door for $6,400 and I just found this ad on Cycle Trader.com: 2006 KTM 450EXC 450 EXC, WWW.MOTORCYCLE-BROKERS.COM 2006 KTM 450EXC FACTORY DUAL SPORT $6799, Available Now!! Includes Signals, Indicators, High/Low Beam, Brake Switches, Horn, Two Sets of Gearing (15-45 & 14-50) & Chains, DOT Knobby Tires, CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR ACTUAL PICTURES!!! Can be registered in California!! Can ship Anywhere in the USA Via Forward Air!!! Check our Website for more detail… My issue is that most of my buddies are now riding the 450exc and I'm not sure I want that much bike for just trail riding and have been considering purchasing a high speed dual purpose desert oriented bike that I can ride with another group of adrenalin junkies on 650r's and spanked out WR's. I currently own a dialed in but, plush '03 YZF250 that is set up for trail riding at a technically oriented club here in Marin County. I also have a bone stock '03 WR250 (my ex-wife's bike ) and a '02 XR250 named "lug nut". Any feedback for desert adventure riding/dual sport/touring requiring a plate on the KTM 450EXC, KTM factory dual sport(mentioned above) vs. the WR with the free mods, over sized tank, Scott dampener and suspension work? Thanks for the advice in advance...
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