Wr400 upgrades

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  • rosedog

Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:46 PM


Hey guys, i just brought a 98 wr400 to get back on 2wheels after 6 years off the bike. It has low miles and was well looked after, already had JD jet kit and fmf power bomb pipe and power core muffler. After buying it i brought a 2002 wr 400 with a locked motor really cheap for some extra parts.
I have already swapped the tank and seat over as they were a lot slimmer and comfortable.
Are the forks on the 2002 better than the 98? What other parts will swap over that are compatible and will make the bike a better ride?
I mainly just ride trails, but every now and then go for a few motos with my mate on mx tracks.
Any other tips for what tyres to run or aftermarket goodies are appreciated. I may upgrade the bike next year to something with e start but thought this would be good to get back on the dirt.

  • MANIAC998

Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:45 AM


I'm not sure on if the forks are any better on the 2002 or not. They are both decent, but typically need stiffer springs/valving for most spirited riders. The bikes are made very well and are stone reliable as long as you change the oil often and don't over-rev them. Check your valve clearances often, and you shouldn't have any other issues with them.


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  • rosedog

Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:04 AM


Cheers mate. Just brought a full set of bearings, brake pads, fork seals and the like. Will give the old girl a birthday.

  • rosedog

Posted July 09, 2014 - 04:51 PM


Hey guys can any one tell me if a rekluse or any other brand auto clutch is available for the 98 wr400??
I see they do one for later models, is their a way of retro fitting one??


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