Buying a WR or YZ?
Posted August 01, 2001 - 02:55 PM
I really like this bike and feel really comfortable on it. He even talked me into riding a practice at a local Moto. I think I did well, even was able to jump the bike pretty descent and I've only ridden dirt bikes on less than 5 occasions in my life.
I'm looking for a used Yamaha 4-stroke. I know the price difference between the WR and the YZ new is enough to persuade me to get the WR. But on the used market they are priced fairly even.
So, do I get a YZ or WR?
I don't plan on riding on the street, and will most likely pull off the lights if I get WR.
Any suggestions would be great.
Posted August 01, 2001 - 03:16 PM
It's easier to make a WR behave like a YZ than the other way around....
Posted August 01, 2001 - 03:37 PM
Posted August 02, 2001 - 06:25 AM
For all of you out there on the forum,,,Bob has to be one of the greatest people I've ever met. I met him on another bike forum and we met up for a short ride -- street bikes.
Later, Bob must have seen my interest in his WR400F and invited me to go riding in the desert with him. He insisted I ride the WR while he rode one of his vintage Hadoka (check spelling, sorry Bob) dirt bikes. Which well...
Then he invited me to go to a local Moto practice and insisted I ride his bike on the track. We are going again tonight...
Just too friendly...
Bob is the man.
Of course he is getting me addicted to dirtbikes, but has been nice enough to give me my needed fix for free...LOL.
Posted August 02, 2001 - 07:10 AM
A WR turned into a YZ still will have the wide range tranny that is extremely helpful offroad. Less clutch work and stalling, plus a gear for every situation.
Posted August 02, 2001 - 07:35 AM
Still the 426 is a damn good bike for motocross. The only drawback for me with the WR is the weight. The power helps make up for it but after three hours of hard riding I'm wasted for the weekend.
But then again...I'm old and am a proud member of Athletics Anoymous, which I promptly joined when I retired from the Army.
Good luck in your decision.....
Posted August 02, 2001 - 02:20 PM