upgrade 99WR to 01 WR

5 replies to this topic
  • Guest_Spudman_*

Posted July 07, 2001 - 07:31 AM


I thought I would pose this question to the grue experts before I go and get a sales pitch at a dealership.

I have a 99WR that I have taken good care of and it runs great, however I am feeling the need to trade it in for a 2001 model. Don't ask me why, I think its just a need for new toys. What would I gain by the trade besided shiny new pastic.

  • MN_Kevin

Posted July 07, 2001 - 01:26 PM


Sqave your cash Dude. If you want, send your suspension off to mx-tech. Go for the 420 big bore kit through Eric Gorr. This will be under $1000, total.

Or just wait until Yamaha re-vamps the WR in 2003 and Honda's 450XR-R (?) is released and magazine tested.

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  • Bill

Posted July 07, 2001 - 02:02 PM


Exactly what Kevin said. Save your money for a BIG change, like the bike loosing 20 pounds.


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  • WR_Jason

Posted July 09, 2001 - 03:44 AM


Yhea, if you have too, just get the 01 seat and some 426 stickers, no one will know the differance! :)

  • mcarp

Posted July 10, 2001 - 05:34 AM


If you've taken good care of it, and it runs well--don't worry about it. Yup, wait for a drastic improvement. Or spend some cash on the one you have now that you KNOW you'll be able to transfer parts over to a new bike. Seat/tank,damper, bars, guards, pipe etc

Some new bearings, tires and TLC will make the bike feel new again.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 10, 2001 - 01:52 PM


I bitched and moaned when my riding partner bought a 01 WR426. I thought he'd walk away from me on my 99 WR400. My fears were unfounded and we are both having a great time trading paint at every corner. Save your money if the bike runs great. The additional benefits are nominal. Don't get me wrong, the WR426 kicks butt and a nice new bike is always great.


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