I just picked up a plated '99 WR400F! It has been a 1 owner bike for the last 10 years and is clean and straight for its year. Other than needing a suspension rebuild and a full coverage skid plate it is ready to ride.
It is a surprisingly good starter but I do have plans for a YZ450 cam (and new cam chain and tensioner for peace of mind) and a remote hotstart. Does anyone have experience with putting a remote hotstart on this bike? It looks like a few companies used to make a kit for this bike but it looks they are not available anymore. I am thinking that a universal clutch lever/hot start assembly and a standard remote cable would be able to work??
And if the bike turns out to work for me I will probably be looking into a larger fuel tank. From my research it looks like the WR400 had a different tank/shrouds/seat from the YZ400. There looks to be more aftermarket options for the YZ400 so I may go that route. How does the YZ/WR426 body work compare? Will the 426 tank/seat/shrouds bolt onto my WR400?