How many will be long term WR owners?
Posted November 29, 2000 - 01:56 AM
some go 2 years and get the next generation bike
some keep their bikes a loooong time (like 10 years)
and keep riding it
How long term an owner are you?
I will probably keep mine forever....
or a long time
whichever comes first.
(unless of course it blows to smithereens
and costs $2000 in parts to fix... or in ten years there will be too much wear to fix it cheaply)
The bikes may get better
but I don't think I will ever be faster than I was 6 years ago.
So I don't feel I'll ever need a new one.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 04:52 AM
Oh yeah, maintenance, maintenance, maintenance!!!!!
Posted November 29, 2000 - 06:11 AM
Posted November 29, 2000 - 06:33 AM
[This message has been edited by Bryan Bosch (edited 11-29-2000).]
Posted November 29, 2000 - 07:12 AM
Everytime I talk about the possibility of even thinking of getting a new one, my wife shoots me an evil look. Then she points to her '91 XR250 and I get the message...her first.
Sure, I salivate evertime the new issue of MX Action arrives. And I dream of riding a new KTM520. But then I just go out to the garage and look it over and remember how good I have it. This bike rocks more than enough for me. I've had nothing but good times on it. And believe, it has taken a licking and it keeps on, well you know.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 08:48 AM
99WR,WR timing,throttle stop removed,Uni filter,E-Series pipe,carbon air box,Pro Tapers,lights removed,YZ tank,13 tooth sprocket
Posted November 29, 2000 - 11:34 AM
I am getting sick of doing superman handstands over the handle bars.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 01:33 PM
"No honey it's not for me, it's for the boy, I'm just going to race it once in a while"
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 03:40 PM
I am 15 years old and bought a brand new WR400 bout a month ago. I am gonna be payin on a loan for 4 years. I am gonna have to scrub urinals at piggly wiggly (i work there) until I'm 20 years old.
But hey, what other 15 year old can say that they own a 2000 WR 400f. I am a proud, poor, owner.
Posted December 01, 2000 - 08:36 PM
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Posted December 02, 2000 - 11:57 AM
The only thing that will get me off my WR is a WR426; maybe in about 3 yrs. Great bike & good guys who ride 'em....
Posted December 04, 2000 - 09:12 AM
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Posted December 04, 2000 - 02:12 PM
I just got my 98 WR400 back from (2) 17 year old thieves. Seems they lack your drive. I hope they like breaking rocks. [/B][/QUOTE]
Posted December 10, 2000 - 07:57 PM
Reading through the posts and forums and mags, certainly tickles your fancies for new models. The WR400 has more power than I will ever truly utilise, so more grunt is not an issue, but enjoying myself everytime I hit the dirt is a must. Then washing it, lubing it up and sticking it back in the garage so its sitting there glaring at you till the next time is a great thing. Money well spent on a quality machine..that combo should last quite sometime without letting other peoples opinions get in your way.