Jan 2017 – update

The adjustability of modern off-road motorcycles is impressive. You have the ability to make a bike more comfortable or handle differently.  For years the Yamaha WR range has had the ability to move the handlebars in two positions on the top triple clamp. Combining this with offset handlebar clamps and you have four positions that … Continue reading Jan 2017 – update

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WR into a van

If you're like me you've got a van and load your moto into the back quite frequently. Well there are a few van and bike combos that get a little snug when meeting each other and my current combo is one of those. I did a fair amount of research before buying my Hyundai iLoad … Continue reading WR into a van

Quad Lock

Most times I ride I like to have some idea of how far I have gone or my lap times if I'm trying to improve my "on bike" fitness. During winter it's ok you can use your backpack and stash your phone. During summer the heat plus the back. Pack makes it a sweat fest … Continue reading Quad Lock

Off with the add-ons..

Recently I was asked to shoot the 2017 WR450F in it's "competition look"or should I say "enduro trim". This involves a lot of changes and modifications most notably the brake light and rear blinker structure. The replacement (smaller) LED brake light assembly is part of the "Enduro Kit" that came with my bike. It also comes … Continue reading Off with the add-ons..

171k on the odo

Now after a few rides and a little soul searching for where all of my ride fitness has disappeared to? It was good to finally be able to lap consistently on my practice track. Although no where near my times from earlier this year on the 60th Anniversary edition WR450F my speed and fitness will … Continue reading 171k on the odo

Just the two of us at the beach…

Yamaha Motor Australia asked for a few images of the bike for their files once I had the bike built and ready to ride. So I thought it'd be great to take it to a secluded area and fire of some statics while it was clean and the day was beautiful! I did numerous angles … Continue reading Just the two of us at the beach…

Unboxed and ready to go..

Out of it's wrapping and ready to go, well if only it was that simple. Most motorcycles are freighted from their manufacturing facilities directly to their retail stores in crates like the one you see in the picture below. Once the cardboard is off, it's time to remove the outer metal sections of the crate … Continue reading Unboxed and ready to go..