I need a little help.
My 99 wr400 gave up the connecting rod a little while back.
I started tearing down and assessed the damage.
After pricing out the repairs I came to the conclusion getting another bike would be cheaper.
My bike is plated and I dont want to give that up.
So my thoughts were, to pick up an 01 or 02 yz or wr 426 and swap the new engine into my frame (my 99 frame)
Just wondering if anyone sees any problems with this.
In these necks of the woods yz426s are plentiful and in the 1000-1200 range in good shape. i figure i can part the rest of the bike out and only be into my repair/upgrade for around $500 dollars.
A wr will be harder to come by and they seem to command a higher sale price.
I dont mind the gearing of the YZ, just need to be sure my stator/flywheel/and cdi will work on a YZ. I've read through some old archived posts and it looks like plenty of people were doing that swap back into the day to add lights to their bike.
Am I off my rocker or am I onto something?