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WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:35:03 am »
I bought this 2008 WR450, early in 2013, so have had it for just more than a year. My first off road bike, maybe a bit of an over kill for a newbi but what the heck, only want to buy once...

I have done some quad bike riding in the past but had no 2wheel experience, but hell this bike was/is WILD!!! I have now done 3000km with this WR, which is the grand total of my 2wheel off road experience, and I am still fighting to control this beast - well a beast in my opinion.

It started out life with me looking like this.

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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 11:43:22 am »
I decided to enter the Namaqua Rally and then this happened to my bike.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 11:52:00 am »
nice  :biggrin: when you gonna come ride on the plaas  ???
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 11:52:58 am »
Nice! what fairing is that?
 

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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 11:53:30 am »
nice  :biggrin: when you gonna come ride on the plaas  ???

Any time, always keen.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 11:53:47 am »
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 11:55:15 am »
The full faring and weight was just too much for me with my little experience, so I removed it.

Got all the bits to get the bike through road worthy. So much fun to ride from my house, 20km tar and then hit the mountain tracks - no more loading the trailer!
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 11:57:53 am »
Then that scary word 'Amageza' crossed my path, WTF! Is it a bird, is it a plane? It's the race for real men they say... shiver me socks, who's scared!? Lets do it! Have not yet recovered financially from the Namaqua, but hey you only live once!! You can always make more money later.

Now THAT race called... sssshh, Amageza , (not to scare anyone), has got all sorts of rules and regs, and must haves - darn there goes me wallet again!

Got me a used Safari tank for the rear.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 12:01:14 pm »
In. Do us a favour and report anything that went wrong on the build (even small details) for us that follow in your footsteps!

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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 12:01:33 pm »
Decided to go for a Rally Lite setup, for this short shit need things to be light.... Highway Dirt Bikes here I come. Received good personal service from Paul in the US, and before you could say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, this arrived.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 12:06:01 pm »
So there I am - me, myself and.... a blue bike. A hole new build. Rally Lite kit, RB, Trail Tech, USB charger, LED lights etc, wiring and buttons to control all...
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 12:10:13 pm »
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 12:10:13 pm »
Now I can say that I will not be the only one with this setup at the Amageza, and you will soon see more of it on WD.

This weekend I started to strip down the front end of my WR. This HDB kit is really light and easy to install. The kit (excl. lights and RB) is only 2kg.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 12:19:29 pm »
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 12:26:20 pm »
The kit comes with this really fancy bar clamp. However it required some soldering which I have never done before. You need freaking four hands to join a wire!! But it turned out not to bad.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 12:30:36 pm »
Nice! I love the WR's. Just wish they had 6 in the box like the Katooms.
 

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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 12:33:42 pm »
The kit has a integrated bar clamp for both the nav tower and Scott damper. The bottom end of the tower bolts onto the lower triple. Its like playing with mechano...
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 12:36:34 pm »
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Nice! I love the WR's. Just wish they had 6 in the box like the Katooms.

My WR goes from 80 to 160 on it's fifth gear - pulls like a train all the way.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2014, 12:40:31 pm »
Removed the starter and kill buttons and replaced with one unit also supplied by HDB.
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Re: WR450 Amageza build - ooo dear...
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 12:42:19 pm »
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Nice! I love the WR's. Just wish they had 6 in the box like the Katooms.

My WR goes from 80 to 160 on it's fifth gear - pulls like a train all the way.
what sprockets are you running?
my 14/48 gives me 145kmh.
stock is 13/50 @ 120kmh.
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