how good is your manual
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:10 AM
Posted December 29, 2005 - 09:45 PM
I think the manual is pretty good, but what's up with the tools?
All you get is a spark plug wrench and a spoke wrench? OEM tools being what they are, I guess I don't care. Plus there no place to carry any tools anyway. Gotta get a fender bag and I'll just have to shift my tools back and forth between the DRZ and the WR. A guy could have worse problems to deal with.
So what's my point? Nothing, really. Mostly I just wanted to write "Got my new 2006 WR450 today!" Everyone that owns a phone is tired of hearing me say it.
Posted December 30, 2005 - 02:03 AM
I am just finishing up a complete rebuild and street-tarding of my '99 WR 400 from the frame up, including a new/rebuilt topend, and have yet to run into a problem. It seems with basic knowledge and a bit of help from countless threads on this site and others that everything needed to be known or done can essentially be retrieved and achieved. It's just a matter of having the right tools and patience so you don't ruin an awesome bike. When in doubt, double check, look in the manual, ask a knowledgable person, or look online, better to spend 10-20 minutes doing it right then 1-2 hours fixing your mistake.
As far as tools are concerned: I know these bikes cost a pretty penny to purchase, modify, and maintain, but's that's just what we are paying for, bikes! I love tools and dont mind having to purchase some to get the job done right (or just borrowing some friends!!!). Besides, coughing up some change for tools now will save you gobs down the road on having to pay a mechanic, but you probably already know this and have tools of your own, congrats on the '06 bcs I'm sure it's the best WR to date...