Difference between US and Canadian wr450
Posted August 17, 2004 - 06:55 AM
Posted August 17, 2004 - 10:32 AM
Does this help?
Posted August 17, 2004 - 12:19 PM
Posted August 17, 2004 - 01:16 PM
We don't need no stinking warrantee!
Warning labels are bilingual
To my knowledge here is no warrantee on competition machines sold here. However, I broke the kickstarter on my 98 wr400 and the dealer replaced it free. That's another reason why I bought my 04 from them....http://www.machinera...m/main/main.asp ........sorry for the cheap plug.
Posted August 17, 2004 - 03:25 PM
Posted August 17, 2004 - 07:07 PM
Posted August 17, 2004 - 07:35 PM
Different pipe: Can't be uncorked
Different jetting: Bigger PJ(48) and MJ(160)
'Grey wire' disconnected by default
YZ length throttle stop
Suspension is setup differently(softer I think)
I'd hate to see a US bike in stock form if mine was bad... I am just finishing up dialing mine in and it's a whole different bike compared to stock.
Posted August 18, 2004 - 02:00 AM
Posted August 18, 2004 - 02:03 AM
Posted August 18, 2004 - 09:17 AM
I am the one posting stuff about the "W" in the VIN number. That really only pertains to California becuase of the whole red sticker/green sticker issue here. Per the Cal DMV web site, if your VIN has a C or 3 in the 8th position, then you default to a RED sticker OHV registration. My CAN WR450 has a "W", and therefore I was stoaked to get a green sticker. The title transfer/registration process thru Int' Brokers via California is actually via Indianna, since one cannot bring a Canadian vehicle directly into CA. To the DMV, it looks like I bought the bike in Indianna. And the DMV title from Indianna says OFF ROAD VEHICLE. CA is much more strict about street reg for a OFF ROAD bike. It may be different in WA or OR, or.... elsewhere.
The last question about delivery time:
Barry from Int'l called me when they got my $$$ in the mail, and said the bike would ship out the next buisness day, which was Tues for them. Then I picked up the bike at Fwd Air on Thurs night. 48hrs shipping time.
However... not to give Int'l Brokers a bad name. But there was a 4 week delay in me getting the title and proof of purchace. This was becuase the 'partner' in Indianna did a typo on my pink slip, the numbers at US Customs didnt match up, and they spent 2 weeks trying to figure out why. Meanwhile, I had a $5698 bike in my garage that I had no proof of reg/purchace or any papers on it. It could have been stolen as far as the cops/USFS cared. But it all worked out in the end. Just stay on top of the whole transaction till you have ALL papers and bike in hand!
Posted August 18, 2004 - 05:32 PM
Anyhow, it has been over 2 months of dicking around, trying to get my rotor cleared up, to the tune of $159.00 American.
The emails don't do much, and I'm sick of waiting by the mailbox.
Posted August 18, 2004 - 05:50 PM
Posted August 18, 2004 - 06:04 PM
Posted August 19, 2004 - 07:53 AM
Keep on top of Zach & Barry with emails and tracking. They have poor customer service, but I guess thats what keeps their prices down. No overhead.
Let us know how everything turns out.
Posted August 27, 2004 - 07:13 PM
Did you guys get a service manual too? I assume it comes with the bike. I will make a post after I get it with an update. All in all I think it's legit, the guys is just selling them as fast as he can get them. Hope my title isn't delayed.
Adam in CO
-update - Received the bike in the crate 8/30/04. All is well. Put it together last night and fired it right up.