Question for you Yamaha owners
Posted January 26, 2004 - 07:59 AM
Here are the problems with my XR400, too heavy, suspension sucks(even after several revalves and respringing's), not enough power. Dont get me wrong, its enjoyable power, but id like a better power to weight ratio. Also, its great for tight trails which I like, but I also like to hit the tracks. I know there isnt a single solution bike for this mixture, but there has to be a better one than the XR. While it is reliable beyond coparison, its just too much at the tracks.
I appreciate any input you can give!
Posted January 26, 2004 - 08:41 AM
It's a little tall in the seat for riders under 6'. For the track or catching major air? I'll let someone with more experience comment on that. For the woods? For the whoops? This bike is what the doctor ordered! It's a blast!
There is still riders here with 03's that have issues with this bike on the flywheel/starter subject. But (so far) my 04 has had NO problems of any kind!
Posted January 26, 2004 - 08:46 AM
I decided on the WR and it's a way better bike for my needs. It cures most all the issues you have with the XR. There is no area I ride where I wish I had the XR back.
Posted January 26, 2004 - 08:50 AM
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Posted January 27, 2004 - 03:02 PM
I don't know how much you weight but the 250s are cool too.
I'm 170 out of the shower so I could ride with one of those 250 easily but it is not the case of the 200 pounds guys. I just love the mountain bike feeling of light bikes like the 250s...
Posted January 30, 2004 - 08:48 PM
It all depends on where you ride. Most riders on this site ride out West and love the WR450. If you ride open trails you will luv the WR450. If you ride tight single track i.e. Southern Woods, you should get the Honda CRF250X.