Posted October 03, 2004 - 07:51 PM
Posted October 06, 2004 - 06:33 AM
Posted October 06, 2004 - 06:48 AM
Posted October 06, 2004 - 03:05 PM
Right now, these bikes are on the board:
05 GasGas450 (dual sported from the factory!)
Posted October 06, 2004 - 03:49 PM
Posted October 06, 2004 - 05:01 PM
I love my WR, as you can tell. Would not trade it for another bike, although I wouldn't mind having a YZ450F as its stable mate.
Posted October 07, 2004 - 07:29 AM
Posted October 07, 2004 - 10:56 AM
Posted October 07, 2004 - 12:17 PM
You cant go wrong with a WR450! Yamaha is way ahead on 4 stroke development for off road bikes. My bike hit 10,000. miles out in Utah this weekend. I wonder how many pistons, rings, valve guides & valves, and timing chains that I would have gone through in the last 500 hours if I were riding a Honda CRF450?
Have you had to do any big engine rebuilds on it with that many miles?
Posted October 07, 2004 - 12:33 PM
Posted October 07, 2004 - 05:23 PM
ditto that! i've been in the mechanical field off and on for 25 years and to listen to this bike run it sounds as though its about to come undone at any moment,but as time goes by it seems to be lessening(either that or i'm getting used to it)and even seems to be running better as it wears in. i've close to 1,000 miles and it's just gettin better.it kinda reminds me of the old LT-1 350's they just kept runnin better as they wore in. what is yamahas reccomended rebuild time?
WOW! That is GREAT to hear!!!!!!!!
Posted October 07, 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted October 08, 2004 - 03:46 AM
Posted October 08, 2004 - 04:28 AM
I have also been thinking about getting a 450 (have a WR250 now) and had heard that the WR's are top heavy. I wonder if a rider like myself (of OK ability but no hot shot) will really notice the difference between a EXC450 and WR450?
You might want to look at the 2005 WR450. If the initial hubub is right Yamaha has gone to some effort to address this, as eveident even in the photos. We'll see.
Posted October 08, 2004 - 08:38 AM
riding in nature is 100% prohibited by law, u can only use macadams or other categorized roads (and 16 feet off of it)
yet enforcement is very weak
the biggest pest I have to defend from is kind of orange
Posted October 08, 2004 - 12:21 PM
On the other hand can't blitz the whoops or do the big jumps with the short suspension, but in the woods it rocks.
Meantime, I've read the new 05 WR will be 20mm lower to combat the top heavy feel