True 05WR weight with /WO Estart
Posted December 13, 2004 - 04:49 PM
Im considering the WR, but Im SKEERD of getting another heavy bike
I like the YZ250F weight but its not powerfull enough
BTW on a side note I rode an 05 YZ250 AL frame........can we say RIGID? Seemed really rigid compared to 04......
Posted December 13, 2004 - 05:05 PM
I would imagine 270 with all fluids.
Oh no way fuhgetabout it. You sure?
Posted December 13, 2004 - 05:16 PM
Posted December 13, 2004 - 05:21 PM
Im talking the true unfueled weight with all fluids etc.....not the on the moon weight posted by Yamaha.
My DRZ K weighs 266 without fuel, the WR Im guessing is 250 ish but thats why Im asking.....
Posted December 13, 2004 - 05:42 PM
Posted December 13, 2004 - 06:06 PM
We always weigh with a full tank. Lets see what the bike really weighs. My WR is 275#'s full of fuel! Heavy turd!
I don't know anybody who weighs bikes with gas... No magazine I've ever read weighs gas... It's always, all fluids-no gas... Pretty much the standard.. I do understand why you would.. Makes perfect sence that you might as well weigh the bike as you would ride it but why dock a bike that has a bigger tank....
Cisco, I'm gonna go ahead and pull a figure out of my butt... (like most things I say).. If you stripped the WR for all of its worth ie, Battery,starter,lights,smog and kickstand I'm guessing that you would be left with a bike that weighed......
I've stripped my 03 of everything but starter and battery and came up with 254, how much lighter are the 05s?
Cisco, One bike to consider is the YZ450 for off road.... The WR tranny will slip right in... Probably a 12 pack job.. Those bikes are really light.........................
Posted December 13, 2004 - 07:02 PM
Im almost sold on the WR route less Estart. I HATE working the weight in the woods, although Ill mostly be racing desert.
Its really down to a YZ250 2 smoke...215lbs on a real scale all fluids no gas but felt like a stiffy and it gets crappy mileage in the desert
Or the WR which is a pig but has power, good susp, and fuel range.
Posted December 13, 2004 - 07:23 PM
Posted December 13, 2004 - 07:42 PM
For me it doesnt. Im comparing wet weights with fluids no fuel so I can judge against other bikes weighed the same way. So weight with fuel obviously doesnt follow the standard for given vehicle weights. We could guess that my 450SX weighs 255 with fuel....but its listed as 235 by KTM..........WITHOUT FUEL as is every bike out there. Thanks for the input though.
Posted December 13, 2004 - 07:50 PM
Problem is....you don't ride without fuel. I want to know what it weighs as ridden, hence with fuel.
I agree.... Regarless what you and I think there is an industry standard that everyone goes by.. Just because your new WR came with a 2 gallon tank doesn't mean it lost 7 or 8 pounds this year, it just means it came with a smaller tank than last years bike...
Posted December 13, 2004 - 08:45 PM
Posted December 13, 2004 - 09:26 PM
Posted December 13, 2004 - 10:07 PM
As for scrapping the Estart, it would be an event that occured if the weight was a huge bother. As it is, I would remove the AIS, Light, rear fender and sidestand for racing. I would also invest in a FMF Ti Q muffler (expensive but SUPER light) and it mates with the new Ti header that comes OEM
Ill be adding a 3gal tank and Damper plus my 200lb butt so we shall see.
Unless the 2 stroke bug really bites(doubt it), Ill end up with this WR. I would have to do the least amount of hop up to race it. No susp mods, it has the 18" rear wheel....
Mainly the tank, top clamp/sub mount for damper, handguards, silencer, skid plate, power now and JD jet kit and the new Trail Tech enduro computer. Oh and the YZ plastic.
Im thinking its the plan. If it holds its weight similar to an EXC, then Ill be happy until I drop it on a hill
Next week I will have made a descision. Need to buy it before 12-31 to get the 0-0-0 financing deal. Now somebody PLEASE buy my 450SX!!!!! (I wish I could keep it )
Posted December 14, 2004 - 05:48 AM
Posted December 14, 2004 - 07:16 AM
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Posted January 15, 2005 - 12:26 PM
I'm having a real hard time believing a WR450 weighs in at 254 lbs. wet without fuel.
Posted January 15, 2005 - 11:06 PM