WR400 / 426 The good...the bad....???
Posted November 23, 2005 - 07:17 AM
Can you guys tell me of any weak links in these bikes ? Was the early ones (98 and 99) any troubles ?? What are the improvements as you go to the next newer years. Was the improvements significant? Im trying to decide if I can justify the additional cost of the newer models. A 450 is to pricey for my budget.....but I dont know if the difference between a older 98 vs say, a 2000 is technically improved to the degree to make any difference ??
PLEASE HELP....I got the thumpin itch...but want to make a educated decision?
Posted November 23, 2005 - 09:31 AM
Differrent rear wheel in '99
slightly differnt frame in 00
integrated hot start in 00
bigger bore and larger small end bearing in 01 w'426
titanium valves in 00 --- some like the steel valves better.
slightly diff swingarm and linkage in 02
Basically the same bike though.
Very reliable if a touch overweight for a race bike.
Posted November 23, 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 03:08 PM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 06:35 PM
What were the improvements that were made in 2000 ?? I seem to recall something about a update that improved the clutch or something .
Is the suspension the same between the 98 & 99 verses a 00 model ?
Posted November 24, 2005 - 06:12 PM
Posted November 24, 2005 - 07:17 PM
Posted November 25, 2005 - 04:59 PM
The Zip TY low boy tank helped a touch with that.
Too top heavy though.
Posted May 29, 2009 - 08:14 PM
the WR is bulletproof.