wr vs yz
Posted May 15, 2005 - 04:54 AM
Posted May 15, 2005 - 05:12 AM
Oddly enough, most of my time was spent un-wr'ing the bike.
If your buying used, find a bike that is in good condition. WR or YZ. It does not matter much.
I like the wide ratio transmission on the wr. I like the lack of work the yz needs to be ready to go.
Posted May 15, 2005 - 05:26 AM
Am currently considering buying a wr400 or 450, however a mate has got a yz400 for sale in excellent condition. I only ride trails and am wonderin if the yz would do the job or should i stick with the wr. The only reason i'm considering it is because it is in good condition and a good price. Would i be better of going the wr given the the type of riding i do? Any advice would be appreciated.
On the pre 450 YZ's they are closer to a WR than the 450's. 400 or 426, WR has a wide ratio 5 speed, YZ close ratio. The WR's had a wider tank, so some people replaced it with the YZ seat/tank. Air boxes are the same. the only real difference was the lighting coil and heavier flywheel on the WR. Also to change from WR to YZ timing is just retiming the cams.
On the 450's the YZ has a 4 speed vs a 5 speed for the WR. Also the WR's have e-start. Air boxes are different, seat/tank is different, WR has more flywheel and lighter springs. to change cam timing you have to buy a new cam.
Having owed both a 00 426 and an 03 WR, I like the WR better. It is heaver, but the plusher suspension, wide ratio tranny, and e-start make up for it. But I did retime my WR to YZ cam timing since I like the YZ timing better. If you can get a good deal on a clean YZ 400, get it and add a flywheel weight. It will be pretty much the same as the same vintage WR.
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