Airbox differences WR -YZF
Posted December 16, 2005 - 12:44 PM
let me try and explain a little bit better what i'm intending to do....
I currently have an 02 WR426F and am in the process of swapping over the plastics/tank/seat/rear subframe etc to an 03-05 and i also intend to add a battery. so far i am up to date with what i have to do to fit the latter stuff (altered tank mounts/rear master cylinder) but am unsure as to the airbox? i know from checking the yamaha oem specs, the WR's from 03 (coz of the inclusion of a battery/electric starter) are slightly different to the YZ's, as they have a tray where the battery sits but i am not sure that there are any other differences and was wondering if i could use my existing filter mounts/rubber carb inlet boot etc, so that i could keep the costs down. From what i have read, the YZ250F and 450F boxes are the same but no good if i want a battery tray? I priced up a full WR450F 03 airbox today from my nearest dealer and they want a whopping £176 so if i am intending to add a battery it looks like i will have to grin and bare the cost, unless one of you guys knows of an alternative place where i could get one, even 2nd hand would do me, as i'd gladly pay shipping charges etc to the U.K. i have tried ebay but i guess not many people are parting out WR's, lots of YZ's but no such luck on later WR bits?
Anyone have any ideas where i could get a complete WR 03-05 airbox, even a U.S. oem stockist would be cheaper than what i am expected to pay here in the U.K..
or have any of you guys done to your 02 WR what i'm intending to do, maybe you've successfully added a battery by another method?
Posted December 16, 2005 - 01:09 PM
Posted December 16, 2005 - 01:24 PM
Posted December 16, 2005 - 06:26 PM
What about ordering from a U.S oem dealer? surely that'll be cheaper than what i've been quoted here in the U.K? by the time i add a battery and rectifier to the complete 03 WR airbox assembly, it'll be over £220!!!!!
any of you guys give me a link to a U.S dealer?
by the way mountainman, it's an 02 WR, no electric starter... wish it did, it'd save my leg a helluva lot. I ride it as a street-tard you see and kickin her over every 5 mins does my leg in, but a Hotcam will ease the pain when it's fitted...
thanks again chaps anyway
Posted December 17, 2005 - 06:58 AM