Hi guys, Im Ross, Im from the West Midlands in the UK. This morning me and some friends drove up to Nottingham to pick up my new bike. I got her off an ebay add last week.
Here she stands - 1999 (first regged 03) Yamaha WR400
As you can see theres quite a few missing parts (mainly the barrel and cylinder head), However she has YZF450 Cams and ive been told was over 52hp when she blew. (the barrel cracked so the guy started to break her)
Box of engine parts and boots and tyres the previous owner gave me with the bike
Came with a spare set of black plastics too.
So current plan is to
check gearbox (for the 3/5th gear issues and selector fork)
braided brake lines
buy and fit supermoto wheels
buy and fit trailtech vapor dash (or similar)
either buy new plastics, or new stickers to freshen her up
So, its now time to get saving for either full replacement engine, or get a piston/cylinder head and barrel (if anyone has any of those let me know).
Hi guys, Just a little update on what the plan is and what me and my friend steve have found today.
Put the bike on the stand and took all panels off etc.
Found the sprocket could do with erm.....replacing. (a few years ago haha)
Found the chain sliders completely worn through the plastic/rubber and has just started ruining the slider metal and the chain
So.... we started going through the rest of the bike and found the airbox has been drilled, Should there be a top on this too?
We then found this in the airbox:
Carb full of metal
Bottom end has bits of metal in
So... Im on the look out for a complete engine now (anyone have one for sale? PM Me) From what weve found we think the top end dropped an intake valve/melted the piston then bits came back through the intake path.
We checked the gear cogs and they are spot on so worst case ive got a spare gearbox.
Overall the bikes in a bit of a mess and also needs headbearings and fork seals but.... I bought this as a project and it looks like its going to be a fun one.
I've ordered the fork seals and head bearings etc... so ill update once ive got those bits (or an engine haha)