Hey Yamaha, give us this!!


7 replies to this topic
  • XRYoda

Posted July 01, 2006 - 11:20 PM

#1

I can put myself in the chair of a Yamaha marketing guy, and after altering my bike slightly and listening to others on this forum, you marketing guys should design a bike that is between the YZ and the WR, like KTM did. Take a YZ, put on the WR suspention, leave off the starter, battery and the added weight(gosh, that hurt) leave off the headlight and leave the YZ timing. Add the WR flywheel weight. Keep the YZ exhaust, add an OEM sparky insert and a removable silent insert. Add barkbusers. The bike would be cheap to produce, and many would buy it. Keep the WR, for sure, but I see a niche market that would be very popular.
Don't get me wrong, I love my WR, but a woods bike that is as light and as fast as a YZ would be pretty cool. Kick starting the newer bikes is pretty easy, as much as I would hate to give up my e-start, I would... I guess.

P.S., don't forget to add EFI!!
XRYoda'

  • RLthumper

Posted July 02, 2006 - 12:15 AM

#2

sounds great. only one problem in your plan - if you want to remove the hefty battery, then why add EFI?

  • yz250ftony

Posted July 02, 2006 - 12:30 AM

#3

And a green sticker registration in Cali.

  • Drunken Monkey

Posted July 02, 2006 - 02:05 AM

#4

I can put myself in the chair of a Yamaha marketing guy, and after altering my bike slightly and listening to others on this forum, you marketing guys should design a bike that is between the YZ and the WR, like KTM did. Take a YZ, put on the WR suspention, leave off the starter, battery and the added weight(gosh, that hurt) leave off the headlight and leave the YZ timing. Add the WR flywheel weight. Keep the YZ exhaust, add an OEM sparky insert and a removable silent insert. Add barkbusers. The bike would be cheap to produce, and many would buy it. Keep the WR, for sure, but I see a niche market that would be very popular.
Don't get me wrong, I love my WR, but a woods bike that is as light and as fast as a YZ would be pretty cool. Kick starting the newer bikes is pretty easy, as much as I would hate to give up my e-start, I would... I guess.

P.S., don't forget to add EFI!!
XRYoda'

Look at the new SX 450 and 505 KTM's for a light bike with e-start! It can be done!

You have just described what, a YZ with heavy flywheel and soft suspension.

Why don't you just buy a YZ??? I did.

If you want the extra flywheel weight, it is only US$100 for GYTR offroad flywheel, and easy job to change. As for suspension, stock never suits anyone perfectly, so get revalve and new springs if needed. Barkbusters are cheap.

Reading the other threads, a few disbelievers don't want a YZ. :ride:

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  • Drunken Monkey

Posted July 02, 2006 - 02:06 AM

#5

sounds great. only one problem in your plan - if you want to remove the hefty battery, then why add EFI?

can be done with small capacitor instead of heavy battery.

  • wr450oregon

Posted July 02, 2006 - 02:16 AM

#6

Arctic cat snowmobiles have a batteryless efi that is outstanding. If its been a month or so it takes one pull to charge the capacitor and will start the next pull. If less will start first pull.

  • XRYoda

Posted July 02, 2006 - 08:00 PM

#7

Oh yeah, I forgot to add the WR tranny, and the trip computer. It would be way cheaper to buy the bike set up from the factory this way.

  • JRAMBO

Posted July 02, 2006 - 08:20 PM

#8

I was going to say the same thing I would want the tranny the most with YZ everything else that would be awesome. :ride: :ride: :ride:




 
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