I need some imput guys
Posted October 11, 2005 - 06:43 PM
Well heres the deal I was very well read when I bought my 400 and I knew exactly what I was getting into, since this purchase I have been out of the magazine/forums/talks circle So It is hard to get good advice from the guy selling them.
I have managed to do a little back reading and I am trying to figure out a few things..I would love the imput. Im sure you guys get sick of the same questions but it was hard to part with my bike ..
1) is there anything I will miss about my bike? That I wont get from the new one?
2) Is the new bike really that much better?
3) has the yamaha takin any of the punch out in order to make it more "trail freindly" ?
any imput would be good guys... thanks..
Posted October 11, 2005 - 08:32 PM
Having said all of that, my 450 feels lighter and I am much more at home on the trail or the race course while I am on my 450. The piece of Titanium valves in the 450 seem to require more maintenance and oil changes used to be a lot easier and faster on the 400. (You can change the oil filter on the 450 without removing the head pipe ) All of this is offset however when you consider how much easier it is to access the airfilter on the 450. I love my 450 but have been dissapointed with starter issues, I just ordered a new starter motor
I am as equally happy with my 450 as I was with my 400, it eats up the orange bikes and has been reliable to boot. I don't think you'll be disappointed at all, just read up on all the free mods and get ready to knock em out before you even go on your first ride
Posted October 12, 2005 - 05:16 AM
Posted October 12, 2005 - 05:24 AM
if youve put lots of money / upgrades on your 400, i would have kept it
but its all about your opinion
the auto decomp and e-start is good
the carby has been upgraded/tweaked to get rid of the slide breakage problem
thumb hot start
with the titanium valves, if u want u can go back to stainless (kibblewhite)
Posted October 12, 2005 - 05:27 AM
Posted October 12, 2005 - 09:17 AM
I am sick to my stomach selling it but it is the only way I can justify buying the 06..due to the fact that I just bought a cr250.. Oh well someday I will be rich and have a garage of vintage bikes and there will be room for a 99 WR.hehe
Any one ever lookin for a trail partner let me know. me and my buddys love to find new trails..
Posted October 12, 2005 - 09:29 AM
Posted October 12, 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted October 12, 2005 - 11:43 AM