? on a used 01 WR426 I looked at.
Posted April 10, 2004 - 09:26 AM
Posted April 10, 2004 - 09:37 AM
The stock plastics and decals are poor quality and can look beat in just a few months. The paint also wore off my frame in about the first 10 rides.
My stock chain and sprocket set have been very durable. Do you know how many miles it has? Also, ask the guy about valve adjustments, oil change frequency, air cleaner cleaning, etc. See if he has been on TT and done things like the BK mod and YZ timing. This should give you a better idea if he has taken care of the bike and whether or not he has taken care of it.
Posted April 10, 2004 - 09:58 AM
Posted April 10, 2004 - 03:06 PM
If you are dead set on this bike, have the guy bring it to a mechanic in your area and have it checked out. Probably won't cost you a whole lot and will be well worth it. If the thing is jacked up, repairs will be way more than that as these are not cheap to fix.
Just my opinion.
Posted April 11, 2004 - 02:25 AM
We recently bought a WR 400 for my step-son with 2 of the original 3 gallons of factory gas in it. The odometer said 29 miles.
I think a lot of folks bought these bikes thinking they were Yamaha "XR's" and became scared the first time they opened the throttle.
Posted April 11, 2004 - 04:54 AM
Posted April 12, 2004 - 02:14 AM
The Clacking noise you heard is caused by the gap between the swingarm chainslider and the swingarm itself. The chain tends to slap down under deceleration and low revs. The plastic slider makes the noise as it smacks against the swingarm.
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Posted April 12, 2004 - 03:04 PM
If you're interested, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a pic. The bike is in perfect condition with alot of goodies. Not sure what part of the country you're in but the bike is in VA. Let me know and good luck in your search.