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i'm looking at a 2005 wr450 motard tommorrow what are the things to look for on this model ?

are there any common problems ? i have read the gearbox is the weak link in the yamaha ? how much to fix if it goes boom ?

anyone have any aftermarket parts for this bike ?

if i get the bike i will be looking for

bigger brakes as it is currently standard.
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slipper clutch, ( with this help with the weak gearbox ? )
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yeah gearboxes are kinda weak. although when i blew mine my waterpump wasnt working correctly.
common problem is the waterpump weap hole leaking. simple fix. prices can range from 50 - 200 depending on what youre replacing.
i've only got about 500km on my slipper clutch so i cant really comment on how it helps. apart from that my gearbox still looks fine.

ive got heaps of parts but not really selling.
I can share my experiences with them if you like
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thanks for you reply how do they compare to other motards on the track ?
and how much to get the suspension sorted ?

the other motards i was looking at was a husky 450 smr 2004 or 510smr
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they do just fine against other road reg 450's
the biggest selling point is it's very close to a yz450. most parts fit.
and its extremely reliable
still has fairly high maintenance though.
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The huskys are purpose motards, the WR is not. Depends on budget and knowledge. If you just want to ride and get the bike serviced - get a husky. If you want to play with converted bikes, work on them yourself and learn heaps - get the WR..

Don't believe Nitro, a decent CRF will smash the WR (you heard nitro, brng it on tubby.)
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you can easily keep up with the other tards on the track dependoing on what sort of rider you are, ikept up with some dude on a sxv 5.5 on my 06 wr450f.

gearboxes ar soft, just blew mine up at 14 thou kms. nearly finidhrf putyrn together.

good bike for cross between street and track, but get a kush drive hub.

fuck i am drunk,. spell fail badness shit bro wr powa nigga shit eah
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i can get the wr for $4000 with motard set up but will need bigger front brake and suspension done how much should i need to do both ?
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i was thinking shorter springs and heavier oil for the forks with a set of triple clamps if i can find some cheap enough, and i was looking at that disk set up but was wondering what i could use for callipers ?
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Bike looks good getting it checked outand Rwc done on mon it's a 12/05 model so dose that make it an 2006 model / make ?
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Check the rear suspension linkages they have a habit of seizing up, if it's ok then take it apart and lube everything up as soon as you get it.
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