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    Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Hey, I have searched kijiji and there are pretty much no wr450f supermotos for sale. Is there a reason for this? Not reliable enough for the street? Too much work to convert from a dirt bike?


    I really like the bike's looks from 2009+ and would like to get a supermoto'd one (instead of a DRZ400) hopefully for next season if I can afford insurance and the cost to supermoto it. Cash is kinda limited, so what would be the cheapest I could convert a 2009+ model for minus the cost of the bike?

    Parts list to supermoto the dirt bike:
    -Tires
    -speedo
    -front and rear light
    -license plate holder
    -(anything I'm missing?)

    Then once it's got all the parts to be street legal, what do I need to do to register it?

    Thanks!

    edit: If it's too much than I guess the DRZ would be my only option.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    You'll have to find an already Blue plated(Road legal) WR450F to start with. You can no longer convert dirt bikes to street. Then be prepared to shell out the cash.

    Then you'll need:
    Rims (17")
    Tires (17")
    Rotors (320mm front)
    Caliper relocation bracket
    Headlight/taillight/signals + associated electronics
    Speedo/dash

    Be prepared for lots of maintenance. Oil changes ALOT. Valve clearance checks ALOT.

    The reason everyone buys DRZs is because they are bulletproof. The service intervals are on par with your average street bike. They last a long time and when you mod the hell out of them they actually go pretty quick.

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    Welp looks like it's DRZ for me... Dammit Yamaha, make a road legal supermoto bigger than a 250!

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    There's a WR426 for sale on kijiji:
    http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ399550914

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    I'll watch this thread; I have an 03 WR450F with both dirt and SM trim and it is blue plated (grand-fathered since before the law change). I haven't had the bike on the street in 2 years and barely use it anymore...

    I'm basically just sitting on it to see if my son continues with his riding (and if he does, I'll still sell it and get a smaller, dirt only bike).
    Last edited by coyo; 09-20-2012 at 01:24 PM.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    You cannot convert an MX bike and register it for the street in Ontario.

    Get a DRZ if you want low, low maintenance or get a SMR510 if you want performance, 250 km oil changes and 5,000 km valve adjustments.
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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by N3WMAN View Post
    There's a WR426 for sale on kijiji:
    http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ399550914
    Old, over priced, I absolutely despise larger gas tanks on supermoto bikes, and I'd be looking for a newer year model.

    So DRZ it will have to be. Heck I don't even know if I will be able to afford insurance on a 400 yet, let alone another 50cc... I hate Ontario.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    dude, 6 posts down I had one for sale and also had it on kijijji for a month or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by rampin View Post
    dude, 6 posts down I had one for sale and also had it on kijijji for a month or two
    When I started the topic I said 2009+, I wouldn't buy a 2004.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by matt220 View Post
    Old, over priced, I absolutely despise larger gas tanks on supermoto bikes, and I'd be looking for a newer year model.

    So DRZ it will have to be. Heck I don't even know if I will be able to afford insurance on a 400 yet, let alone another 50cc... I hate Ontario.
    Insurance on my DRZ is around $800. I dont know your particulars though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N3WMAN View Post
    Insurance on my DRZ is around $800. I dont know your particulars though.
    I'm young with a clean record and the best price I could find on my ninja 250 was $3200/year

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by N3WMAN View Post
    Insurance on my DRZ is around $800. I dont know your particulars though.
    Planning to sell my bike soon, just wanted to clarify of some things.

    - Not all companies insure supermotos? I was looking to get quotes, all the bikes were under dirt bike insurance. I believe you can't ride with dirt bike insurance on the street, yes?
    - How would you compare supermoto insurance vs standard bikes (my fzr400- 1800/yr). cheaper? same price?
    Thanks

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kargo93 View Post
    Planning to sell my bike soon, just wanted to clarify of some things.

    - Not all companies insure supermotos? I was looking to get quotes, all the bikes were under dirt bike insurance. I believe you can't ride with dirt bike insurance on the street, yes?
    - How would you compare supermoto insurance vs standard bikes (my fzr400- 1800/yr). cheaper? same price?
    Thanks
    You cannot ride street with offroad insurance. Cant comment on who insures supermotos/cost. You may have more trouble insuring converted bikes but I really dont know.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N3WMAN View Post
    Insurance on my DRZ is around $800. I dont know your particulars though.
    Are you so much younger than me or your record sucks? ... LOL

    I pay halfish ....

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mxs View Post
    Are you so much younger than me or your record sucks? ... LOL

    I pay halfish ....
    Too young and 1 ticket. That was the best quote I got by far.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Let me think...hell yes.


    It may be incredibly hard to control on the street but would make a beast of a track bike.



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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kargo93 View Post
    Planning to sell my bike soon, just wanted to clarify of some things.

    - Not all companies insure supermotos? I was looking to get quotes, all the bikes were under dirt bike insurance. I believe you can't ride with dirt bike insurance on the street, yes?
    - How would you compare supermoto insurance vs standard bikes (my fzr400- 1800/yr). cheaper? same price?
    Thanks

    Insured with TD/Primmum, full coverage

    Honda RC51 $890.00

    Aprilia SXV 5.5 $360.00

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by freestyle View Post
    Insured with TD/Primmum, full coverage

    Honda RC51 $890.00

    Aprilia SXV 5.5 $360.00
    I guess getting old isn't so bad after all.

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    Re: Yamaha wr450f supermoto conversion questions

    Quote Originally Posted by N3WMAN View Post
    I guess getting old isn't so bad after all.


    Frickn’ young punk! But its true and you made me LOL

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