friends wants to sell me his 2000 wr400
Posted April 24, 2001 - 11:54 AM
Thats all I know. He wants 3400 for it. Any reason to avoid the 2000's . I own a XR 400 now and don't experience any jetting/starting woes. I know that the WR is a better overall bike, but you can't beat a bike that runs.
Thanks in advance for your opinions.
Posted April 24, 2001 - 01:30 PM
what I meant was, my 400 already and always runs. I am a little afraid of wr's from some of the posts that I have read here. It seems that there are a lot of jetting, starting, clutch concerns with the wr. I don't know if those concerns are being posted by people that are meticulously concerned with how their bike runs, or are truly things to think about whenever someone is considering a wr.
Posted April 24, 2001 - 01:43 PM
Posted April 24, 2001 - 02:07 PM
I have a '00 WR400 and love it. I think Dens has a point about the need to work on the Yamaha but I think he didn't make another important point. You have to work on all dirtbikes regularly. They live a very tough life.
I think your Honda is nearly bulletproof but so is the WR.
If the bike is low on hours, $3400 isn't a bad price.
Old Guy on WR400F following the KX_kid through the harrowing desert of Idaho at breakneck speed.
Posted April 24, 2001 - 02:37 PM
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Posted April 25, 2001 - 05:36 AM
then, i rejetted from stock 1 time only & learned the starting drill like we all had to do. my bike sometimes sits 2 weeks or so & still starts 1st or 2nd kick. the real test is, would u spend the $$$ again for the same bike? of course! with the basic, easy mods (throttle stop, airbox lid, pipe, rejetting), the bike is amazing & i've never regretted buying the WR; you won't either! bobwombat
Posted April 25, 2001 - 11:43 AM
I would have to agree with everything stated above. The blue bike is very dependable. I'd recommend a quick jetting change for your altitude, then leave it alone.
Secondly, have you gotten a chance to ride it much? One of our best friends went the 250F route because he didn't want the power on the trails he regularly rides. He doesn't weigh as much as some of the rest of us, so the 250F will fit him better. We also ride with a fellow 400 owner that bought too big a bike. He came off a DR350. Wow - what a difference! He hit a few trees getting used to the power.
Just another point of view...
Posted April 25, 2001 - 02:47 PM
the honda probably fails like everything else. the secret is not to have a 'common fault' that people can latch on to.
the honda has less to go wrong being air cooled but it also produces less power due to this & the fact that it is a low spec engine compared to the WR. i'd love someone to tune the honda by ten bhp & watch it fall apart.
i find the most interesting aspect is this thing about jetting. we are all happy with the standard jetting. but the knowledge that people transfer to each other is fantastic.
i bet the same can be said for all new bikes presently being made.
don't mistake improvement for error!
Posted April 25, 2001 - 03:16 PM
Now, don't take me wrong, I work on bikes just like the rest of you guys. My son races a 125, and like the rest of you guys, I kinda enjoy it. (except when its something that I can't fix).
The wr is looking good, and the price seems to be reasonable.
I think I'll try to talk him down to 3000, I hope that he doesn't read this site.
Posted April 26, 2001 - 04:31 PM
Push bike out of Garage
Load bike on trailer
Unload bike off tralier
Cane the arse off it for 6 hours
come home and unload again
stand back with a cool beer and admire it.
The only thing that you might have to contend with is the fact that buying second hands means you might not totally know what the previous owner has tinkered with... When you do get this bike (not IF ) just go over it all like you would a new bike and check it all out.!
Curt in Oz.