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    My WR450 Adventure.

    Well the Australia day long weekend is almost upon us again and itís time to hit the trails. As per my other thread whilst I love the postie bike the transport stages to and from the bush just took too long. So the Postie has been put on Gumtree and this 07 WR was purchased to replace it.

    Old mate Lindsey who built it did so with an eye for detail that you donít see often and at not inconsiderable cost. But as a testament to his work and a WRís pretty bulletproof nature he has done the Simpson desert and countless other places in NSW/Vic/S.A.

    In planning for the Simpson to Alice trip he had the bike completely rewired in heavy duty everything adding the spot lights USB outputs and incorporating the Nav loom into it at the same time. He kept his Garmin Zumo 850 to use on his new bike but Iíll be buying one ASAP as he has offered a copy of all his maps. Newcastle to Lithgow doing 30klms of tar? Yes please!
    There is a myriad of small details on this bike to make it work. You see the custom rear subframe / exhaust pretty quick but the small stuff you notice later on like the small d-rings to mount soft bags or the way the fuel lines have been set up so if you put a hole in the tank you can recover the fuel that tank and swap it to the other tank.

    As you can see it can carry a bit of fuel. 25ltrs gets you just over 500klms. He filled at 450klms each time so Iíll do the same








    Natural state.


    Rads with some protection.


    The bash plate also holds an extra 2ltrs of engine oil. There is a little more to changing the oil now but it still should only take 10 minutes.





    Rear Talon hub upgraded to a cush drive. This takes heaps of load off the gearbox on the road.


    Lucky for me he is almost the exact some hight and weight as me as he spent a pretty big chunk of money in the suspension front and back.


    Short of adding a light bar this is as good as it gets. The headlight actually work really well. High beam is about the same as a cars.


    Dash layout is pretty simple with a Vapor dash, heated grip controller and the GPS.
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    Thatís a mint looking moto.
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    So good!

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    Fark, that is one serious WR. I'm looking at running a pair of those BD lights you've got as your headlight on the new car, but holy crap the price is eye opening.

    Waits for some cunt to say you could have bought a new RGS1200A for the price of the upgrades on this.

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    What's with the V can covering what I think is the rear shock reservoir?

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    That looks awesome, hows it feel with the extra weight on board?

    Is there a noticeable difference between the rear tank full and empty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willsy01 View Post
    What's with the V can covering what I think is the rear shock reservoir?
    It's just a sticker he put on the reservoir. Nothing fancy. I do want to make a few cosmetic changes like black rims and less stickers. Maybe a black frame too.


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    That looks awesome, hows it feel with the extra weight on board?

    Is there a noticeable difference between the rear tank full and empty?
    Feels pretty good loaded up. I'd describe it as firm empty. Suspension was set up for the bike to be full of fuel,15kgs of gear and a rider.
    It would bottom out doing big jumps for sure but in the little bit of riding I've done on it it's feels plush as fuck. The seat not so much lol.

    The cheapest Garmin 595 I've found has been $956. Anyone got a hook up?
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    So, what bike is your mate buying?
    Looking forward to more adventure stories.
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    Cheapest 595 in the country is $954.85 plus postage.
    If it has USB, why not use an Android phone with an App and offline maps?
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    He is looking for another WR.

    Not keen on reinventing the wheel. Bike has the mount and loom has been hard wired to the main loom. I've noticed over the last year pretty much everyone uses the Garmin unit and there is a pretty big map resource available.
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    Nice!
    Should do the job nicely.
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    Yep that looks good. I do like the extra oil in the bash plate idea, as long as the bash plate is strong enough!

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    If you hit something hard enough to put a hole in that your prolly not getting back on the bike. But in saying that it has the parts in the tool kit to bypass it should you need to so you can revert back to the stock system.
    The motor had a freshen up a couple of months ago with stock everything bar some stainless steel valves. Id say a lot of that is due to regular oil changes and going from 890mls to 2.8ltrs oil capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    Feels pretty good loaded up. I'd describe it as firm empty. Suspension was set up for the bike to be full of fuel,15kgs of gear and a rider.
    It would bottom out doing big jumps for sure but in the little bit of riding I've done on it it's feels plush as fuck. The seat not so much lol.
    Sounds good, surely you'd be better off with a YZ if you wanted to do big jumps, that's hardly this bikes intended purpose.
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    Love it. Been thinking about setting up my husaberg in a similar fashion, as it's just not worth the hassle of selling it.

    Let me know if you find a fix for the seat. Mine sucks balls after about 45 minutes on the bitumen.

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    I've thought about grabbing one of these kits for when I recover the Kat's seat again:
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    i bought a seat concepts seat for my WR250 when i owned it

    much more comfy

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    Have a chat to Mick at MJM in Goulburn. He has done all the seats on my bikes and they are awesome. Did 5500km on the dr650 back in October over 8 days and it was brilliant.

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    My mate hasn't got his WR yet and is taking his postie bike this weekend. I should be able to beat him in the more open sections.
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    He might round you up in the tight stuff though
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    It's going to be about 800klms of me fighting the urge to roost him with mud/dirt/sticks/grass every 10 seconds.
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    Just drink more and wear your Lycra pants on the outside, heíll find a way past.
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    All packed ready to rock. Unfortunately I didn't have time to get a set of soft panniers so I had to make do with a backpack and a dry bag.


    I'm most proud of this.


    A few hours of work then I'm hitting the road.
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    That's a well setup WR. Similar to my father in laws DR650 with the garmin setup and long rang tanks etc.

    Poor postie
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Just got back. Slightly shorter ride this year with 530klms done over two days. Most of them dirt.

    We stayed at the Hilton on Friday night. Fancy!


    Bar bill was reasonable.


    Bit less fancy last night.


    Bike ran faultlessly and ate up the kms with ease. So much better to ride something built for the job.
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    Man, that's awesome.

    I really need to fuck off my crf and buy something like this to do these sorta things.

    How did old mates postie hold up?
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Awesome bike. Very well set up.

    Quote Originally Posted by no13b_Coupe View Post
    I really need to fuck off my crf and buy something like this to do these sorta things.
    How many times did I suggest things other than crfs etc for this reason?

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