06' or 07' Should I Wait?????
Posted February 07, 2006 - 08:13 PM
Posted February 07, 2006 - 08:22 PM
Get a 450x if you want to do a motorcycle mechanic apprenticeship. You know about the 250x compared to the wr250 maintenance wise. If you have had no problems, sweet.
Just read the threads, we argue over pitty crap here, Honda owner's worry about their valves, gearboxes and other major stuff.
Posted February 07, 2006 - 08:28 PM
Get a 450x if you want to do a motorcycle mechanic apprenticeship.
Posted February 07, 2006 - 08:35 PM
Posted February 07, 2006 - 11:57 PM
Posted February 08, 2006 - 09:13 AM
Posted February 09, 2006 - 03:17 PM
Posted February 09, 2006 - 07:03 PM
I see you have a few bikes already and the next is either a CRF or WR, right? Your first big bore thumper?
Well, your buddies proabably want to enlist your help with their impending mechanical work! I'm sure you've browsed the CRF threads vs. those in the WR forum - no comparison. The WR owners argue over nif naf and talk about fine tuning an already PROVEN bike, especially the 05/06 WRs. Yeah, you may wait and get an alloy frame in 07, but Enduro bike manufacturers tend to hang on to steel frames - dont need the rigitity offered by the aluminium. IMO, marketing will force Alu to come in though, possibly 07 on the WR (Honda vs Yamaha War has been a long fought battle). Also, EFI is trickling in and in use on some bikes (Gas Gas I think). It is a matter of time and regulations (emission controls) and possibly souring fuel prices that may spur manufacturers to go with EFI - most sports bikes have gone this way. Give it a few years and we will see EFI on most Jap bikes.
I read somewhere the 07' WR is gonna have an aluminum frame....which would somehow help lower the center of gravity...I can wait, but I don't want to...all my buddies are bugging me to get the 450x.....
I moved from 2 smokes (owned both Honda and Yamaha - not much between them) and would honestly be somewhat sceptical about a CRF purchase with the reported problems that CRF owners seem to face. I looked closely at the WR vs KTM. It came down to price and dealer support.
Just my .02 worth.
06 WR 450F
Posted February 09, 2006 - 07:12 PM