Posted July 27, 2015 - 05:56 AM
As far as SM wheels go, cheapest I have seen a new set go for is 699. Anywhere cheaper than that?
Cheap speedo/tachs? What's everyone using?
Posted July 27, 2015 - 06:19 AM
Trailtech Vapor is probably the most common gauge. I'd watch CL for used wheels.
Posted July 28, 2015 - 09:46 AM
Cool. The trailtech stuff is great! I had never looked into the prices until recently. Very reasonable.
So I just got off the phone with Yamaha, they are sending me a letter I can use to get the street title. All I should have to do is walk in with a bill of sale and viola!
One thing, I was under the impression that only the 400 was out in 98, and that the 426 was the next generation. I was just told by yamaha that my bike is a 1998 WR426F. I didn't think they were made until later on? I though it seemed a bit peppy... lol
Edited by heagachongoose, July 28, 2015 - 09:57 AM.
Posted July 28, 2015 - 10:20 AM
That is strange, I didn't think there was any overlap in displacements. You're sure it's a 98?
Posted July 28, 2015 - 10:35 PM
Yes. I ran the VIN myself and Yamaha ran the vin as well. I told them it was a 400, they told me I was wrong and it was a 426.
Believe me I'm just as confused as you are lol
Weird...I wonder if there was ever a frame swap sometime during the bikes life. I have a 2000 wr400 and thought the 426 started in 2001.
Posted July 29, 2015 - 06:37 AM
What if it's from outside of the US? I'm sure release dates where different in Mexico or Canada maybe?
Oh well I'm not too worried about it. It's on it's way to be titled and it runs great so I have nothing to complain about for the price I paid. It would still be nice to know what the hell is going on with it though.
Posted July 29, 2015 - 07:37 AM
What state do you live in?.....will you need blinkers, front & rear brake light, horn, key switch, kickstand. etc to be road legal?
If not, and you live in a state that is really lenient like New Hampshire, you are all set
If you do need this stuff, you are looking at about $500 for a Baja Kit conversion or something similar
My experience on the Baja Kit and conversions is that its a fair ammount of money And time
Do it to the exact bike you want, otherwise you sell it in a year and have to repeat the process
....like a newer WR450 with electric start
Posted July 29, 2015 - 08:51 AM
The only thing I'm really concerned about is the wheels. I'm not about to drop another 500 dineros on some. My pocket change is going to rebuilding my street bike.