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Offline JacoM

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WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:26:38 am »
Morning all,
Anybody here that have experience of a WR450 as run about in town , etc.?
Something came up ...
What would be a cruising speed on open road that will not destroy the engine?


Nou waar is Danie as mens info re Yamaha soek - het iemand dalk 'n sel nommer van hom? ;)
 

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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 10:07:50 am »
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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 10:19:13 am »
More Jaco . Ek het vir jare n roadworthy wr400 gery , van die eerstes gehad wat land in gekom het . Baie nippy vir padgebruik . Ek het met die sprockets gespeel en meestal met n 15 voor en n 44 of 48 tand agter . Kon heeldag 130kmh met hom ry , selfs 140 , maar dit was ongerieflik . Op 120 was hy meer aanvaarbaar op die langpad . Voordeel was ek kon ry waar ek wil , wanneer ek wil . Hoop dit help .
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 10:37:22 am »
Ek hou van myne maar sal nie net n WR450 wil he nie, lekker 2de fiets
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 10:38:33 am »
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 10:48:14 am »
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 11:19:48 am »
More Jaco . Ek het vir jare n roadworthy wr400 gery , van die eerstes gehad wat land in gekom het . Baie nippy vir padgebruik . Ek het met die sprockets gespeel en meestal met n 15 voor en n 44 of 48 tand agter . Kon heeldag 130kmh met hom ry , selfs 140 , maar dit was ongerieflik . Op 120 was hy meer aanvaarbaar op die langpad . Voordeel was ek kon ry waar ek wil , wanneer ek wil . Hoop dit help .

Flippet Roelof, lanklaas van jou gehoor! Dankie vir info...Ek moet al weer planne maak die kant om al die seuns en pa op die pad (en in bos..) te hou!

As ek die een wat ek in oog het die naweek getoets het mag ek jou dalk weer bel... ;)
 

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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 11:22:51 am »
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Dankie Slaaiblaar - sal kontak maak as ek sukkel om besluit te maak.
het joune a "cush drive"? Die manne by Helderberg se dit is nie nodig, maar ek is nie heeltemal oortuig...ek weet seker maar te min hiervan.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 01:54:38 pm »
Morning all,
Anybody here that have experience of a WR450 as run about in town , etc.?
Something came up ...
What would be a cruising speed on open road that will not destroy the engine?


Nou waar is Danie as mens info re Yamaha soek - het iemand dalk 'n sel nommer van hom? ;)

Had a 2007 on the road back then, used to commute to work and back approximately 30km round trip,  100/110km/h on road and she is above mid rev range, you will get about 80kms on a tank. You can change sprockets for higher speeds also no cush drive and high maint. I rode it for about 4mnths before taking all the road kit off and reverting back to dirt rides only. There are better options out there but it is a hooligans machine on the road so if you can't wheelie, learn quick! Personally I thenk the big KTM 4 strokes are a better option.
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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 04:47:07 pm »
Morning all,
Anybody here that have experience of a WR450 as run about in town , etc.?
Something came up ...
What would be a cruising speed on open road that will not destroy the engine?


Nou waar is Danie as mens info re Yamaha soek - het iemand dalk 'n sel nommer van hom? ;)

Had a 2007 on the road back then, used to commute to work and back approximately 30km round trip,  100/110km/h on road and she is above mid rev range, you will get about 80kms on a tank. You can change sprockets for higher speeds also no cush drive and high maint. I rode it for about 4mnths before taking all the road kit off and reverting back to dirt rides only. There are better options out there but it is a hooligans machine on the road so if you can't wheelie, learn quick! Personally I thenk the big KTM 4 strokes are a better option.



Listen to Odd Dog.

Mate has a WR450 on the road and he had a G450X.
He didn't go over 90 often, moans about his ass on longer rides...doesn't do road rides that's further than 20km, to get to the riding area because then he rather trailers.
The other one has one, just had major engine work done because of road riding to and from trails.
I never have any issues on my 690 to ride where they ride on their 450's - in fact i seem to be enjoying it more from all the complaining they do :D
Keep in mind we are probably average and below average riders.

I had a 09/10 WR250. Same story. It can do it. Go 90km/h and does it ok, but it's not great. at 90 it drank a lot of petrol. Honing around at 60-70kmh in suburbs to and from the trails. Perfect anything more, nah...won't recommend it over something like a CRF250L/ KTM690 / DRZ400 / possibly KTM500 - with those you can climb in the rough stuff and ride anywhere.
I had a KLX450 that was on the road.  You can do it, it was better than the WR250 and WR450 I rode at it but it wasn't  ideal.
You can consider a BMW G450X but they also have their pro's and cons.
Rather get a KTM 500 or a KTM 690.  6 gears makes al the difference. On the  690 side you have a 10 000km service interval engine with lots of poke. It can do 80% of the Enduro or funduro riding you want to do (Not talking the Roof type stuff) and  probably more if you are a good rider or a bit bigger/taller rider and you can travel from CT to JHB if you really want to.  Lots of power, lots of torque, and in traffic the thing should be illegal.
Iirc you rode that HP2 in quite a few rough places. the 690 will feel like an MX bike in comparison, the 500 like a bicycle.

The 500/501 seems to get a lot of praise. Never had one though so cannot comment.
There is a massive 500 thread here as you may know. But very biased so tread with caution :D -  but seems to me like the perfect thing for what you are describing.












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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 05:01:20 pm »
Yes Jaco jy klink lus vir n lekker groot enduro/off roader.


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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 11:34:06 am »
Probleem met daai goed is jy ry soos n hooligan........................

Speel met sy sprockets, sit lekker 50/50 bande op soos Mitas E-07 en Bobs your uncle.
Kry n skaapvelletjie vir die boude, lekker rakkie vir agter as jy iets moet laai en da gaat jy.

Cush drives?

Ek het n DRz400E vir lank op di pad gery, gaan probleme sonder cush drive ni, jou bande is soos n cush drive, hulle gly en gee mee as jy oopmaak of sleep as jy afgear......
KTM 525 ook op die pad gery, niks cushdrive of failures nie.

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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 11:38:26 am »
Sorry, I did not follow the Afrikaans replies so maybe this was covered.

But as far as I know, a cush drive hub needs to be used for road riding/commuting?

 
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 12:32:37 pm »
Thanks guys for your replies.
My concerns were echoed by some
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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 12:52:06 pm »
Het hy n CUSH DRIVE??    :imaposer:
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 12:56:45 pm »
Het hy n CUSH DRIVE??    :imaposer:

hy het seker 'n CUSH sprocket of clutch basket so het nie 'n Cushdrive nodig nie. Ek weet ook nie of die WR450 se valve clearances werk met enige cush drive nie...  :peepwall:
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Re: WR450 "On Road" - your view?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 01:59:59 pm »
@DavidMorrisXp  Nope, that is spot on, but the new smaller bikes dont have cush drives, prolly as cost saving.

I remember when i was small my Yamaha MR50 had a cush drive, the CB100 had a cush drive, basically all bikes had cush drives, now only bigger bikes have.

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 02:10:15 pm »
Did I miss something?

haha no just taking the piss because on these topics about every 2nd post asks about cush drives  :lol8:
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 02:59:21 pm »
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