Posted October 08, 2001 - 12:20 PM
Posted October 08, 2001 - 02:49 PM
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, de-octopussed (Thanks Clark) EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ, 100PAJ and 65 SJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted October 08, 2001 - 07:25 PM
I put the acerbis pro rally guards on my
wr426. I can honestly say that while I had to pay about $35. extra for a pro taper bar
kit and a eve. of dicking around with it, I am extremely happy with the protection that these guards provide. Up here in Washington,
we have lots of trees and blackberry bushes
that have a tendancy to ruin a otherwise fun
ride. I mainly put the guards on due to a fall and a bent clutch lever, but I probably
would never ride without them again.
I also just put on a Clarke YZ426 tank and
SDG seat. Wow, what a difference! Along with the proper sag for the rear suspension,
the bike actually steers through a corner instead of pushing all the time.
Oh it's Good to Be Back on a Dirtbike!
Posted October 10, 2001 - 02:59 AM
I prefer Fredette Hand Savers over "Bark Busters" because they fit easier. A big hammer can be used to make minor adjustments.
I like for the plastic deflecter to be somewhat flexible in case I take a trip over the bars. Fredette and several other companies sell a set similar to what I have.
I don't like Acerbis setup. The "plastic" does not give much protection, and the extenders that can be used for additional protection break easily.
When mounting the bars, I rotate them slightly downward, maybe an inch or two below the handlebar. Once again this is in case I take a trip over the bars.
p.s. While I strongly advocate using handguards, I know a couple of people who have broken wrists going over the bars, which is why I express a little caution. These same people would have probably crushed their hands many times over if they did not have the handguards.
Posted October 10, 2001 - 03:53 PM
y2k wr, airbox lid removed, 180 main, 48 pilot, 426yz er needle,
wr timing, WB E-series S-bend w/ tapered head pipe
acerbis tank(yz), sdg seat(yz), scotts damper