98 yz 400f opinions?
Posted January 01, 2005 - 02:49 PM
thanks in advance
Posted January 01, 2005 - 03:03 PM
My point is you can get an 02 yz/wr 426 used for about $3,000. It is always a tough decision when the bike is that old.
Posted January 01, 2005 - 03:48 PM
Mine has been stone cold reliable in very rocky east coast terrain. Once you learn the trick to starting it ... then it's not too bad. Not 2 stroke easy....but livable. (That being said...I recently bought a wr450 so I could get the electric starter for hare scrambles.)
Posted January 01, 2005 - 07:18 PM
Posted January 01, 2005 - 07:31 PM
If the bike hasn't had it done yet, you should at least re-ring it. Install new timing chain, and shim the valves. That shouldn't cost ya much more than $100 if you do it yourself. Timing chain is very important if it hasn't had it done. Last year saw a rash of timing chain failers on the 99 yzfs'. It may need a clutch also. they dont last forever.
The bike will also probably need a good lube job ie linkages, as well as new suspension fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze...yada yada yada... you get the idea.
Posted January 01, 2005 - 07:32 PM