Looking to buy_Want suggestions
Posted December 14, 2004 - 06:30 PM
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Posted December 16, 2004 - 04:37 AM
Posted December 16, 2004 - 05:53 AM
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Posted December 16, 2004 - 12:20 PM
The only thing to watch out for on WR's is the starter stuff on the '03 WR, cause it needs replaceing to '04 spec. for it.
Not every '03 has the starter problem, only a specific production run of VIN #'s. I have loggged over 5,000 miles of riding trails and Super Moto riding on my '03 and have never had a problem. I use the electric start 100% of the time-cold starts, hot starts, in-neutral, in-gear, etc.
Posted December 16, 2004 - 01:06 PM
Posted December 17, 2004 - 01:27 AM
Hope this helps.
Posted December 17, 2004 - 02:06 AM
Hey old school, I had been riding my bro's '01 YZ426 for a while before deciding to buy the '05 WR. In my opinion, they are not nearly the "same ride"..... The YZ is geared totally different than the WR (wide ratio). The YZ seemed to have much more "pep" than the WR but it is for a different style of riding as far as I am concerned. Yes you can still trail-ride a YZ (or a two stroke like most of my misdirected friends do), but I went with the WR450 because it is more suited to the riding I do. Mostly mountain and desert trails in So. CA and desert trails in AZ. The WR450 may be the better choice due to your weight (I am at 200lb) and this bike has the power to pull my butt up any hill I dare climb. If you are gonna ride mainly trails, I would go WR instead of the YZ. I do like the YZ426F better than the 250 two strokes on trails, but the WR trans is like a "Cadillac" on the trails.
My problem with choosing is the cost. There's a lot of nice YZ426's around in the $2500 range, and a couple earlier WR's for $3000. I figure I'll basically get the same ride except no electric start, right?
Posted December 22, 2004 - 09:19 AM
Posted December 22, 2004 - 12:52 PM
Posted December 22, 2004 - 03:59 PM
Looking at a local 04 WR450 for $4200 with a couple hundred trail miles. Was hoping to get a WR426 for under $3000. Is the electric start worth the extra dough? Any suggestions? I also like KTM's, and Husqvarna's. I want to dual sport it.
i would say the 24 cc are worth it. Just a great bike all around or so i have heard.
Posted December 22, 2004 - 04:56 PM
Posted December 22, 2004 - 05:43 PM
Posted December 23, 2004 - 07:37 AM
It is best for the owner to choose the shipping method and proof delivery!
Posted December 23, 2004 - 08:26 AM
Only one reply? Thanks. My problem with choosing is the cost. There's a lot of nice YZ426's around in the $2500 range, and a couple earlier WR's for $3000. I figure I'll basically get the same ride except no electric start, right? I'm just trying to justify spending the extra dough. I read about a lot of guys trading up, but is it just because they can, or do they really want the electric start? I've never had a problem kickstarting anything, and I've had a few old HD's.
If you want to dual sport it you'll be sorry if you get the YZ over the WR. You'll want all the lights since it's a pain with the YZ. I agree, that '04 WR450 sounds like a plan. Less wear and tear = good. Just do it, don't even think about it.