Does anybody have a buyers guide to the 03 WR450?
Posted August 27, 2006 - 03:05 AM
Im about to buy a wr 450 and I dont want to get f***ed over! So I hoped someone in this forum could give me some tips and hints for what I need to check and warn me if there is any wellknown errors on this bike I should check for before I by it?
And second; is this a good bike? A friend told me he tought the 426 was better, and since the 03 modell was the first 450ccm modell, it could have some errors that the well tested 426 did not have..
Had a Husaberg FE650e last year! It was brute and had insane power, but I had to take the engine apart every 50-100 hours to change the bearings and I had to by 3000 dollars worth of engine parts during the year I had it! And to keep it running I had to adjust the valves and every 10 hours and change oil every 5 hours!! I dont want to end up like that again!
Posted August 27, 2006 - 08:13 AM
One other thing I've heard is 5th gear going out due to extended high speed riding. If this bike was ridden on the street / highway a lot, it may be something to look into.
Do a search in this forum for "woodruff key", "starter upgrade" and "free mods". You'll have enough reading for the next few days.
Posted August 28, 2006 - 08:52 PM