Switching back to Yamaha 27 Years Late
Posted August 30, 2006 - 03:46 PM
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Posted August 30, 2006 - 06:57 PM
Too bad they wouldn't do the 10 hour check as part of the deal..... At least Yamaha will recall and repair when something is wrong....Honda won't reacll anyhting unless big money is on the line.
Picked up my 06 WR 450 last Friday, paid $5870.00 plus they threw in a new helmet. I just picked it up from the dealer for the 10 hour check. The service cost me $200 last time I do that from now on I'll be doing the service and repairs. $75 an hour labor, stinks.
Posted August 30, 2006 - 07:10 PM
Posted August 30, 2006 - 07:17 PM
Brand new 07 right around the corner. The 06 and 07 are DIFFERENT bikes. If you're looking for a deal take the 07 press release with you and grill the dealer(s) like a cheese sandwich. You should do well. They don't want to be stuck with yesterday's bike on today's showroom floor.
Think I should get the '07 then???
Posted August 30, 2006 - 08:38 PM
Posted August 30, 2006 - 10:10 PM
I'm a skeptic when it comes to the first model year of a bike with that many changes. The first year the WR450 came out (2003), the infamous "woodruff key" issue reared its ugly head. It was corrected for '04 and only slight performance and ergonomic changes happened through the bike's steel frame existence through '06.
I wouldn't be too concerned with the 07 WR. Yamaha pretty much hit the power/reliability combo on the 06 YZs and the 07 WR should be no different. I don't think Yamaha will screw up the E-start because they already have 3 years of experience on the big bores.
Posted August 31, 2006 - 04:57 AM
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Posted August 31, 2006 - 08:07 PM
I'm shopping. I did get a referral to another Honda dealer for the same deal only on an '06 vs. '05 450X.....Decisions!
Absolutely, either way, 06 or 07, you're going to really like the switch. Just remember to keep on the forum and take note of all the free mods. The bike from the dealer is not ready to ride. If you're dealer is in the know they should accommodate you on what's needed to make it a GREAT bike. Good luck!
Posted September 01, 2006 - 01:06 PM
Go for it. You won't be disappointed. I'm holding off for an 07 but you probably won't get the same kind of deal on the all new one.
Don't want a Euro bike...can't stand any of them. My only realistic choice now is an 06 WR450 for $6100 OTD. Wadda ya think? Better bike?
Posted September 01, 2006 - 08:21 PM