Buying WR400 maybe...

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  • Yamaha rulezzz

Posted April 22, 2006 - 11:16 AM


I am sort of new to dirtbikes, I only have one and its a Suzuki
Dr 350 SE it's a 97 so its old but still runs great. Im thinking
that I want the wr400 2000 for my next step up bike. I have read alot on this forum and have heard good thingz about it including its wicked POWER :thumbsup: Are there any downsides
to this bike besides the year? I know its risky buying a 00 but its only $2000. Opinions greatly appreciated thx.

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  • Lok47

Posted April 22, 2006 - 12:07 PM


I've got a WR400 supermoto and it's a great bike. I've done some work to it and it is surpisingly torqy and quick. There is a technique to get it started, but that is the only weird thing about the bike I can think of. It's been pretty reliable and tons of fun.

  • bluebike1999

Posted April 22, 2006 - 04:15 PM


go for it.
of course, many would say spend a bit more and get an electric start 450 or something like that, but coming from a dr350, you'll be stoked.
i love mine. make sure you change your oil and filter often (500 ks or less)
there is a wealth of info here about them
great place to get bits for them, if you need them
here is where you identify and part numbers you may need
the general consensus on tyres is a mich s12 upfront and a maxxis on the rear.
do the yz timing mod, if it hasnt already been done
and try this in 4th gear

have fun good luck


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