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    i want saddleback mx, and i want it now!!!

    Very cool vid. It was nice hearing Larry Huffman again... It's been awhile ...
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    one word to describe your WR...

    orgasmic !!
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    03'-06' wr450 changes???

    And electronic speedo/odo on the '06
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    warranty on a wr?

    I think it depends on your relationship with your dealer. I buy all my bikes (and 2 honda generators) from the same dealership. I know 2 of the salespeople buy their first name. I recently had some work done on my WR450 tranny, and the dealer was able to get Yamaha to pick up the cost of the parts.
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    WR 450 seized Tranny? What else could it be?

    I was abusing mine (2006 w/AIS removed) @ El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, pegged to 94 mph.... Then my tranny blew up! LOCKED up at speed! Left a few hundred feet of skidmark on the lake bed !!! $1400.00 later and I am back on the road again.
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    Whats Your WR450's Top Speed

    My dealer gave me an estimate when I brought it in. I told him exactly what I was doing and what happened. The service manager said he would check with Yamaha and see if they would pick up any of the bill. When I went to pick it up a couple of weeks later, he told me Yamaha picked up the cost on the parts. I had 2 pages of parts with retail prices, and zero cost, for each part. The cost between parts and labor was pretty much equal. They sent the tranny parts back to Yamaha for insepection.
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    Whats Your WR450's Top Speed

    2006 WR 450, factory AIS removal kit installed, otherwise stock. I am 6'2, and 235lbs. El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, pegged to 94 mph.... Then my tranny blew up! LOCKED up at speed! Left a few hundred feet of skidmark on the lake bed !!! $1400.00 later and I am back on the road again. Thankfully Yamaha picked up the cost of the parts. My dealer has not seen this kind of destruction to a WR tranny yet. (I have a GREAT dealer by the way !!!)
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    Why Yamaha

    King Kenny, and Bob 'Hurricane' Hannah rode'em... So do i !!
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    Fuel mileage on new WR450's

    I got almost 80 miles riding Utah in July. Mostly double track and forest roads...
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    Uncorking the 450X

    bubba, pm sent. Thanks !
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    Best Rider ever...

    My fav - Doug Henry Best all time - way to hard to decide ....
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    A new WR rider

    Nice job Dad. And yes, we wanna see A's on the report card this year !!!!
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    Split this forum?

    split
  14. I am going to do some off roading in Utah soon, and would like suggestions on how you carry spare gas with you on the trail. I have an 06 WR450 with a stock tank. I am not prepared to buy a desert tank right now (though I do plan to in the future...) TIA, Kurt T.
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    Paiute Trail in Utah

    Looking for info on self contained camping around the Paiute Trail in Utah. We are towing a 26' toy hauler. Going the first week in July. Any help would be great. Thanks, Kurt.
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