I think I'm gonna make the move.

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  • Three Stooges Racing

Posted April 16, 2006 - 10:55 AM


I ride a DR-Z400 and like it a lot. I loved it until I rode a new WR-450,now I want one.
I want to sell my bike and get a wr. It'll have to be a used one,likely 03 maybe 04. I'll also try to get it plated,I figure if I sell my bike to an out of state guy I can run my tags on the wr until I get the DMV thing sorted.
I digress,am I missing anything by going back a few years?
The 03 has E-start right? gotta have the button.
How's the reliability?
How often do I need to check the valves?
Does 5th gear have enough overdrive for the street?

Thanks, and don't tell the DRZ guys I may defect.

  • Bamster

Posted April 16, 2006 - 12:14 PM


If it's an 03 your after, make sure the woodruff key has been taken care of.

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  • Three Stooges Racing

Posted April 17, 2006 - 12:34 PM



  • Matty05

Posted April 17, 2006 - 03:02 PM


You only check the valves if you are realy realy bored,

It is a wide ratio 5 speed (hence the WR in the name!) so it goes well on the street.
I could get 150km/h out of 14/50 gearing and about 175km/h out of 15/50 gearing. Fast enough.

Reliability is typical yamaha, change the oil regularly (every 5hrs or so) and it will last for ever.

The '03 is e start.

It is lighter and more powerful than your DRZ, it is a good step up.

  • kirroyal

Posted April 17, 2006 - 04:12 PM


oooooo im tellin'!



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