Just got a WR426!

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  • azorr

Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:58 PM


I just wanted to check in and introduce myself. I just got a 2002 WR426, picked it up for $700 because it wasn't starting well or idling and the previous owner didn't want to work on it. I spent the afternoon today putting in a spark plug and cleaning the carburetor and it started right up on the first kick after that! It came with a rekluse clutch making it a much easier bike to learn on, since this is my first dirtbike. It has some other maintenance tasks that need done but for now I am pretty happy to have it running.



  • patrick2wd

Posted July 12, 2015 - 01:34 AM


Lucky you!
Great buy Id say,
I bet youll have loads of funn!

  • nilknarf

Posted July 12, 2015 - 08:49 AM


WOW! GREAT buy! I paid $750 for mine and promptly had to send the whole top-end all over the country for rebuilding! I'm finally putting the final touches on the bike today for it's first post-rebuild startup (wish me luck!)- I also went a little nuts and got the yz seat & Acerbis tank to match. Congratulations!



  • BlueBeast400

Posted July 12, 2015 - 10:52 AM


Wow...that's a great deal. I thought getting my 2000 Wr400 for $900 was good, but you scored. For your first bike it has tons of power, so be careful. Be safe and have fun!

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  • spankme144

Posted July 12, 2015 - 02:32 PM


wow, what a deal... I paid $1700 for mine and it still needed the valves to be shimmed. Can't really find these bikes for less than what I paid...

Hell they're all in the 2200-2500 range. CDN$. For the same bike.

  • azorr

Posted July 13, 2015 - 07:41 AM


Thanks all. I took it out for a spin around the farm fields by my house this morning, this thing is lots of fun!

  • Mcflyz450f

Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:20 PM


Congrats, have fun on your WR they are great bikes and fun to learn on. 

  • azorr

Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:46 AM


Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Over the last week I have changed the oil and filter, coolant, brake fluid, air filter, and epoxied the rear fender. I also found the bike had a pressure switch for the brake light that was not connected so I wired that up as well. I think the next big task is going to be rebuilding the suspension. The seals are leaking a bit and I am sure the oil is way past due for a change. I will probably take a break for a week or so before I tackle that and just enjoy the bike. I am planning to go find a real trail tomorrow to ride since so far I have been on dirt roads and farm fields.


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