Yes I upgraded the starter but it is still a great bike and a good buy! The starter fix can be done for $200. and you can save that because the 03's were selling at a lower resale due to the woodruf key failures. Just my opinion.
I know Dan but the 03's did have issues and didn't you upgrade the starter?
Are the 426 or 450f reliable, high maintenance or both
Posted January 11, 2005 - 11:03 AM
Posted January 11, 2005 - 11:49 AM
I thought I was being conservitive on my oil changes. The Manual says every fifth race or 1000 km. I am using TORCO T-4R and at 300 miles it looks as clean as when I put it in. In the summer months I will probably change it at around 350 miles. But I don't think the new synthetic blends break down as fast as a lower priced oil some people use. Have you seen any oil related problems with the WR motor?
i would/do change it allot more often then that. like every 100-200km.......but that is just me:p .
Posted January 11, 2005 - 01:52 PM
Posted January 12, 2005 - 01:50 PM
Posted January 12, 2005 - 03:23 PM
I use motul too.
Usually, two abusive days of off road riding and then I do the oil change.
One of the best way is to count it in hours of abuse. Remember those old farm tractors used to have an hour meter:D .
Posted January 13, 2005 - 09:51 AM
My 02 WR426 has been bulletproof.
I second that and the other good comments about the 02 WR426.