Need input from WR426 Owners Please!!!
Posted March 23, 2001 - 08:28 PM
Posted March 24, 2001 - 01:19 AM
you need the wr426 with the standard wr cam timing.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 02:45 AM
Of course the Wr250 Is about 25 Lbs lighter than the Wr426..but It sounds like you wont have any complaints. (I didnt and I weigh 270.) The funny thing is.. With the thottle Stop (50 % throttle) On my Wr426..The Bike makes More overall power than The Wr250s Max power. Keep that in mind.
Im not saying the Wr250 is a bad Bike.. but for a person of your Stature and Build, DONT go with anything Less than A Wr426. If You weighed 130 Lbs..Id say, you might like the 250 More..but otherwise..Im going with Taffy on this one.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 05:32 AM
Posted March 24, 2001 - 06:33 AM
When riding trails I do not notice the weight. When on a motocross track or lifting it I do.
I am about the same height/weight as you.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 11:53 AM
Posted March 24, 2001 - 02:10 PM
you're gonna lose the self control bit. i'm afraid you'll be wanking in you're hanky!
if all i could pick a bike for was it's ability to pull a wheelie i'd put an H2 on the dirt.
now gentleman here is a quiz.
i'm remembering this man's name from 1978 & he used to race these machines. his surname is synonomous with the shithouse so who was he. actually they were H1's.
ps. he's from the states!
pps. if you only understood our british humour you'd know that he reached reverential status!
Posted March 24, 2001 - 02:17 PM
The WR is very mellow until the carb is jetted and there is a pipe.
The bike is night and day. The jetting is the key. I just did some tight single track and had no problem with control, yet my bike has great response.
It was not always this way. I was actually quite disappointed with the bike until I made most of the changes suggested by this web site. Now my bike is completely different.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 03:55 PM
Regarding the removal of the muffler inserts: if your going to ride in the woods (as in public trails), leave it in. The extra noise is going to give the enviro-nazi's more ammunition for closing trails than horsepower you will gain.
Posted March 24, 2001 - 08:39 PM
I rode my 01' WR426F up the street the day I got it. WHAT A DISSAPOINTMENT I thought! I put a YZ throttle stop in, Took out the baffle, but left in the spark arrester, and took off the air box cover. 2 different bikes! I have not had to change the stock jetting, seems spot on to me! I'm 280lbs. and third gear wheelies are easy! Just hit the gas hard (I don't have to roll it on) and the front wheel lifts up. I intended to buy an aftermarket exhaust, but have changed my mind. Rode last weekend at Gorman (hungry valley). Rode tight trails and I was amazed how great this handled. Best bike I have EVER ridden! This is making me a better rider again. Former bikes included KTM 380 M/XC, KX 500, XR 400, KX 250, KDX 200. This 45 year old, fat old man is enjoying riding again!!!
Posted March 24, 2001 - 10:44 PM
we 17 year-olds built him up into some mythical figure, part human, part super hero.
it's the name that got me!
Posted March 25, 2001 - 04:58 PM
Posted March 25, 2001 - 04:59 PM
I thought I was familiar with most motorsports in America, especially in 78 and have never heard of dune racing for bikes???
97 KDX220, 86 TTR225, 99 WR400f, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted March 25, 2001 - 05:34 PM
You sure you were riding a WR426??? You sure you were'nt sitting on the handlebars??? You sure you were'nt in sixth gear??? Are you sure the bike still was'nt hooked up to the trailer???
Sorry...I'm just struggling a little bit with that part of your post...sorry for any sarcasm, but I could only blame not being able to wheelie a 426 down to rider limp wrist.
As Carl said..."Even with the plug in the pipe, 2nd and 3rd gear wheelies are just a crack on the throttle"
Posted March 25, 2001 - 06:53 PM
But if I could only have one, and I was not MX track oriented, (you seem most interested in trails) I would go for the WR426. It will be better if you do race HS (unless they are really tight and technical). And as far as getting the front wheel up, the 250F is sort of difficult, and the 426 is just a twist away. It is easier to make the 426 slower than to make the 250F faster. When you go to the track, take out the baffle and install a YZ throttle stop. Out on the trail, go with a WR throttle stop and baffle (and rejet). That should answer your power concerns. Making the 250F more powerful involves a new pipe, and it will never run like a 426. You are big enough that you can deal with the 426 weight.
Posted March 25, 2001 - 09:17 PM
Posted March 25, 2001 - 10:10 PM
Posted March 25, 2001 - 11:19 PM
Good to see there are people out there who still have somewhere they can ride their bikes. Foot and Mouth disease has killed this season off over here.
Posted March 26, 2001 - 03:23 AM