Best Return on Investment - Thanks GW!
Posted August 24, 2001 - 08:12 AM
GPR Steering Stabilizer -$350
TY Davis IMS Tanks and Seat - $350
Suspension Revalves - $400 (aprox)
Hot Start - $80
TY Davis Suspension Link -$160
FMF Q pipe and header - $400+
Sidewinder Sprocket and Chain (don't need it yet but you never know) - $250
Anything else. I am like a kid in a candy store.
Please help me make up my mind.
Proud Member of Racers Under the Son (www.ruts.org) & District 37 Desert
98.5 Dodge 2500 24v Cummins 4x4
00 Yamaha WR400
99 Yamaha PW80
99 Terry Fifth Wheel
Oh Yeah...Everything is paid for!
Posted August 24, 2001 - 08:33 AM
Posted August 24, 2001 - 09:35 PM
I was so lucky I received the check...Right?
Can't miss something you never had!
Posted August 24, 2001 - 09:40 PM
If it weren't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any.
Posted August 24, 2001 - 11:11 AM
Posted August 24, 2001 - 11:48 AM
You can do w/out the header, in fact if at some point you end up with the aftermarket tank the petcock may not clear the header. I have a Q, the stock header, and an Acerbis tank. The pipe and petcock are still pretty close, this tank won’t fit at all with any high aftermarket header, from the looks of them the Davis model may well share this constraint, that is something I would look into before buying.
As for the performance, the Q really is (quiet, that is) and revs as well as the stocker, but it might be robbing a tiny bit of low end.
Anyway, my choice would be to borrow a hundred bucks from somebody to get the tank, seat, AND stabilizer.
I don’t know how you guys turn those things, especially in sand, with that tank in your lap (I can’t and I’m 6’1”), and a stabilizer is a must-have west of the Miss. IMO. I guess I would give a slight edge to the stabilizer though if nobody will loan you the hundred. Hey, for six bills you can get the Scott’s package of top clamp, Pro Tapers, damper and mount kit. Uh-oh.
BTW I really love my tank, with a hundred-dollar SDG seat you may be able to save a few bucks over the IMS Davis tank and seat. I paid like $215 for my tank, they are more $$ than a standard IMS, I haven’t ridden a Davis model but my Acerbis is slimmer than the std. IMS I used to run and not much wider than the stock YZ tank. The main diff appears to be the height, with the Davis model being a bit shorter on top.
Incidentally that std. IMS tank DID clear my PC header, and those look to be just as big and high as the others (if not more so).
Hope this helps.
Posted August 24, 2001 - 11:58 AM
Never without a riding partner in the future.
They are to young to ride now however.
Posted August 24, 2001 - 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Tree Crippler:
Dual Sport kit if its easy to make it legal in your state.
My bike is infamous CA "RED" sticker bike so it is very difficult to it street legal. Thanks for the help and wish it could be 'easily' dual sported. I have been following the VT to CA thread very carefully.
Already have Barkbusters, Renthal Bars (Jimmy Button - 6' tall), Jetting (Thanks James Dean - you will be missed), and tons of armor (skid plate, devol radiator guards, and Works Connection frame guards, Scotts Disk guard).
[This message has been edited by Desertbob (edited 08-24-2001).]
Posted August 24, 2001 - 05:37 PM
All the trick parts are no good if you can't ride!
RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!
Posted August 25, 2001 - 07:59 AM
[This message has been edited by Desertbob (edited 08-25-2001).]
Posted August 25, 2001 - 09:48 PM
98 WR400 "Strokerized"
Posted August 25, 2001 - 10:03 AM
98 WR400 "Strokerized"