MotoUSA has a 2012 Yamaha WR450F that is going through several stages of mods as a project bike. Check out all the details in the 2012 Yamaha WR450 Project Bike – Part 1 article.
- For the first stage of our project we turned out 2012 Yamaha WR450F into a nighttime desert racer.
- When the sun went down our project 2012 Yamaha WR450F got going.
- The Seat Concepts gripper seat cover kept us attached to the bike in the corners.
- The handling of the 2012 WR450F Project Bike was excellent considering the extra weight on the front-end.
- Baja Designs equipped the MotoUSA 2012 WR450F with Dual La-Paz HID Race lights.
- Pro-Moto Billet's Fastway System 5 Steering Stabilizer keep the front-end straight and stable on our 2012 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike.
- A 3-gallon IMS Tank equipped with a dry brake fuel system made pitstops fast.
- The Dunlop tires worked well in the loose soil of the Nevada Desert.
- Two Brothers Racing equipped our 2012 Yamaha WR450F with a slip-on exhaust and and Juice Box Fuel Controller.
- GYTR Radiator guards provide crash protection.
- Dunlop D739 AT tires and a GYTR Sharkfin are cheap protection for the nasty rocks in the desert.
- We used the stock suspension for the desert racing WR450F, and with some adjustment it worked well.
- The amount of the light from the Baja Designs HID lights is impressive.
- The mid-range and top-end power of the 2012 Yamaha WR450F was increased with the Two Brothers Racing exhaust and fueling.
- The Fastway System 5 Stabilizer fits under the handlebars with the optional bar mount kit.