11 questions from our users
Hi! I find the front a little low/soft compared with the rear. I've added 20mm preload spacers but they've made little difference. It's a 2008 and I'm 80kg - naked :) Has anyone else found this, and if so, what have you done to improve it?
How good is the fuel economy with the WR450F and what size tank does it have?
Looking at a 2005 wr450.
Would be doing a little road riding, some at 100km/h. Wondering if these are any good on the roads?
Ive just put a big bore kit in my wr450f and it needs more fuel at idal who can help me with this its a 5 minute jod to reprogram the computer? thanks. Mark
Any down sides of the 17-18 models?
does wr450f need high maintenance?
It needs frequent oil changes because it doesn't hold much oil however this isn't difficult or expensive. There are videos on youtube showing how it's done and it only takes about 10 minutes once you know what you're doing. Changing the filter takes more time but I've heard a lot of people only change the filter every second oil change. All other maintenance is the same as any other bike. Just remember when you check the oil level that this bike has a dry sump so you have to run the bike for a few minutes before checking the oil or else you risk overfilling it which is bad.
How about fuel efficiency?
Mine is the 2012 model and has the EFI computer set into race mode (the highest power/ lowest fuel economy setting), with knobby D606 tyres, carrying my 105 kgs along the highway at a constant speed of between 85-90km/h, I get 60-70km on a stock standard 7.2 litre tank full of 98 octane fuel. The wind makes a big difference and I've found that leaning forward to reduce my body frontal section helps a lot with fuel economy. You can also change the sprockets which makes a difference too but the sprocket I have gives a good balance between offroad power and onroad speed (not sure of number of teeth but was the larger of the 2 sprockets that came with bike). When riding long distances offroad I put fuel into 2 litre PET Coke bottles and carry them in a backpack. It's reasonably safe because they're strong bottles.
Riding on the road, if I'm about 6 foot. Would i have any trouble with the wr450 height wise?
If you are 6 foot it would probably be perfect .lm 5,6 and it was a little hard when I first got it . Only one foot could touch the ground on my toes with a big stretch .even if u are six foot and heavy it got enough grunt to get u anywhere .so six foot would be a good height for a wr 450 hope that helps good luck and if u do get one u are in for some fun times thanks Greg
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