Aren't you glad you got a Yamaha WR???

5 replies to this topic
  • Matty05

Posted January 01, 2006 - 03:24 AM

Time to stir up some good old Yamaha vs Honda again........
How it should be! :bonk:

Seems too political here for some reason??? :applause:
(Sorry about last week, won't happen again........ had PMS or something :cry:)

  • SXP

Posted January 01, 2006 - 10:23 AM


You troublemaker, you :applause:

  • bcs

Posted January 01, 2006 - 05:37 PM


Yes! Just got back from my first ride and I love the suspension, handling, etc. But the one thing that is JUST NOT RIGHT is the throttle stop, etc. I can't ride it the way I ride my DRZ400. When I roll it on from half throttle and it pulls pretty hard.
Oh well, I have the AIS removal kit and the new silencer insert on order, so we'll get it running like a WR soon enough. :applause:

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  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted January 01, 2006 - 07:09 PM



no more apologies. You have come across as sincere. Besides, it made for some really interesting dialog which I happened to enjoy.

I saw the post on the honda valves and I am glad I have a yamaha. It was the deciding factor for me last summer when I bought the wr450 as opposed to the crf450x.

However, I am not educated on what I was looking at. What was wrong with the valves? What was bad about them.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted January 01, 2006 - 07:18 PM


Dude, I am SO glad I got a WR. My choices came down to a WR and a Honda. I went with the WR because I was more comfortable with the dealer. Little did I know what an awesome weapon I was getting into. For once I lucked into a good decision. If I had it to do all over agian, knowing what I know now, I would do exactly the same thing. :bonk: Thanks for moving on Matty. :applause:

  • bluebike1999

Posted January 01, 2006 - 09:04 PM


give it to em while we can. the wr design is nigh on 9 years old now and though i believe it was virtually perfected within two years, as i understand, out of the box the crf is a genuine weapon(as you would expect from honda).
still nothing i have heard of beats the wr overall and i'm only talking about a dirty old 400. versatility, ease of maintenance, very flexible list of mods.
as far as i understand the KTM is the top of the heap, but i watched a guy kicking his till someone else had to have a go the other day, while the dirty old 400 sailed into the distance.
as stated before i love my wr because
i can ride gently with my boys ( 5 y/o has just got the hang of his pw80 today)
I can round up sheep and cattle here,
i can go trail riding
I can race grass track
i can race enduro
then ride on the road all without touching a thing. and even my mrs can ride it.
versatility is the key. owning a WR is a state of mind.
happy 2006


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