May switch to a blue thumper



7 replies to this topic
  • Racerjoey1

Posted January 02, 2004 - 11:18 PM

#1

I found a 1998 WR400 that is street legal for $2400. Are there any problems with that bike? I am stepping up from a KDX200. What is the approx. hp of this 400, about 38hp or so?

Thanks,
Joey

  • tp3dxf

Posted January 02, 2004 - 11:24 PM

#2

Hp is more like 43 the KDX is a good bike. But thumper power is like a tractor. I would keep the KDX and get the 400 you would have a nice stable if you could pull that off.

  • Sylvain

Posted January 03, 2004 - 08:03 AM

#3

Get the WR, but keep the KDX.

You will always have the possibility to feel the new joy of going from a good dirt bike to an insane dirt eater. :)

Best wishes for 2004

  • Racerjoey1

Posted January 03, 2004 - 11:53 AM

#4

Well, that would be cool, but it can only be one or the other.

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  • CraZcanucK

Posted January 03, 2004 - 12:20 PM

#5

Go thumper, you'll never go back. The new 4 strokes rev almost like a 2 stroke, but you get the tractor pull all the way from bottom to top. Rather than hitting at the top, they pulverize you everywhere. Being a less experienced rider myself, the "everywhere has powerband" has helpded me get out of a lot of sticky situations. And the slightly better (WR450 is a thirsty bike, although my right wrist is probably to blame) fuel mileage will help being a dual sport. I've rode my WR then 2003 CR250, followed by 2003 KX 250, and each time I get back onto my thumper, the lack of mind numbing vibration is such a relief.

Maybe I just have thumper on the brain, I just love the torque and how the bike tries to pull your arms out of their sockets any time you twist the throttle. :)

  • gfergtr74

Posted January 03, 2004 - 12:27 PM

#6

Have to agree. After riding two strokes all my life after the first ride on a YZ450 I was sold. Spent the next few months looking and finally found one. I truly doubt that I will ever buy another two stroke in my life.

  • Sylvain

Posted January 03, 2004 - 01:16 PM

#7

THUMP... THUMP...THUMP... THUMP...THUMP... THUMP...THUMP... THUMP...THUMP... THUMP...

Blue color is the best... :)

  • gearom

Posted January 04, 2004 - 06:23 PM

#8

Buy another Honda; Yamaha doesn't support the WR450 and teaches dealers to ignore and lie about problems with their bikes.

Again, flame away, but its the truth....




 
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