first post,,, i promise will be interesting, i need your help.
Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:37 PM
Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:02 PM
Jk... But what kind of "weapon" are you trying to build out of the WR? A woods weapon? Road weapon? Etc... What kind of riding will you be doing?
Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:11 PM
Just put them in the best running order you can for your budget
Don't go bolting on performance parts on a 15 year old motorcycle, unless it has a complete new top end, rebuild suspension, etc.
Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:22 PM
Build the WR back to stock-ish
Spring for your weight, valving done by pros.
Rebuild your engine, work it if you want.
Or just buy a newer WR450f.
Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:30 PM
That bike will work fine as a woods weapon.
Personally, I wouldn't sell the yz either!
I had a yz and wr liked both of them for all types of riding.
Edited by ridngslikecrack, May 25, 2014 - 10:32 PM.
Posted May 26, 2014 - 03:01 AM
Thanks for everyone's help!
Posted May 26, 2014 - 07:03 AM
Put the YZ silencer on the WR
Your engine will light up and have auto compression release Instead of having to bring it to TDC with the little lever. There is a lot of performance squashed with the stock silencer and exhaust cam.
If you don't want to spend the money you can alter the cam one tooth on the timing chain.
But you really want that auto compression release. You won't get that with the stock cam
Get a Clarke or Ims tank for a YZ 400/426in the size you need
Get a YZ seat to go with it. The seat/tank thing makes the bike much more fun to ride.
Those were great bikes. Still are.
As long as your suspension is dialed for you, you will have a great bike that can do just about anything
Edited by MaxPower, May 26, 2014 - 07:09 AM.
Posted May 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM
I have the big clarke tank i will be putting on the wr with the yz seat, would it be worth my time to put the yz head and carb on the wr bottom end?
Posted May 28, 2014 - 05:50 PM
Edited by MaxPower, May 28, 2014 - 05:51 PM.
Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:02 PM
Posted May 30, 2014 - 07:14 AM
Posted May 30, 2014 - 09:32 AM