Looking for 04 WR450f; where to look?
Posted January 04, 2005 - 12:50 PM
In looking, the cycletrader lists almost none, especially in my area.
Where else should I look for one? There was a thread here a while ago about someone looking for one, and a bunch of people posted to help him; but I'll be danged if I can't find it.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Posted January 04, 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted January 04, 2005 - 05:57 PM
Why sell it? For $260. or less you can have the 04 starter upgrade! The 03 is a great bike! You are going to lose more money selling and buying.
Do a search for the part #'s. From what I have heard the swap is pretty easy. Many have already successfully done this with great results.
Posted January 04, 2005 - 06:39 PM
Posted January 04, 2005 - 08:36 PM
The '03 also has a 3.1 fuel tank stock, for those long distance rides. With a 2.6 on my '04 I have ridden 60 miles fairly hard and have not used reserve, which I feel is pretty good. My $.02
Correction the 03 fuel tank is the same as the 04 a 2.6 gallon!
Posted January 05, 2005 - 01:00 AM
Hmmm; so about the only appreciable differences are the starter, jetting, and a little different suspension? That may not be worth the money!
You are right on the money! Yamaha would not have even provided the 04 starter redesign if they did not have so many woodruf key failures in 03 which they denied ever existed! The 04's were not supposed to be a model upgrade year.
Posted January 05, 2005 - 09:10 AM
The 04's were not supposed to be a model upgrade year.
yes and no.
according to yami, as far as the customer is concerned its the same bike with a few tweaks. but if you worked at a yami dealer you would have seen the "2004 technical update book" they go into some detail about how and why they changed the starter goodies and the crank.
Posted January 05, 2005 - 05:20 PM