miss all my goodies
Posted December 19, 2001 - 12:59 AM
i stalled out about 4 times on sunday and yet i climbed nothing higher than 1'. loved my 10oz stealy.
last week during my APJ tests i kept pulling over and trying to put my foot down and the bike kept freewheeling!! then i had clunky gearchanges and neutral was harder to find. miss my magura juice clutch.
i wound it open in some "steve mcqueen" country and swung like a donkeys tail somewhere around the back of the bike. wooooooaaaahhh! now i have to take the cap off to read my fuel level. that clark tank and seat were better than i realised.
i stand up like napoleon and nearly go over the bars first time-where are my carmichael's?
i even pulled my barkbusters off and got cold hands!
all well! worth getting and if i was glad to get them i'm sad to see them go.
[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Bill ]
Posted December 19, 2001 - 03:03 AM
can't sell it at the moment. this is not a good time of year.
when i was in the car trade december was dead.
i saw a 5 month old berg for £3,450 last week privately (£3,250 in the trailer?). the main dealer wants £4,750 for a new 2002 or £4,400 for no trade-in.
he is also the anglian KTM dealer and has a KTM 400SX in that is 6 months old with the electric start conversion, i know the bike and it'll be like new.
this appeals because it's reliable and light and lost all it's initial value (as has the above berg) but we have rallies over here for strictly only road reg bikes and also our favourite club says no to MX's. i also know the carb well and that comes into the equation.
i think it's more important to sell it and then think on.
from what i can gather the bergs reliability has gone up 300% in the last year. they still had some trouble but it's been put right for 2002.
if i get the chance i will try the KL mod with .020" (.5mm) of APJ lift.
i will try the DMM needle which has a 3mm higher taper start like my very first "snap" tests.
i want something easier to ride through forests,mud and gloop.
nothings got the top end of the yam.
i was thinking of doing some cam timing tests but at the end of the day, who is going to benifit?
now what is it you want kev? a honda crf250? sounds nice.
Posted December 19, 2001 - 03:55 AM
I would like to keep my WR, and if I had easy, all day access to a MX track, I would buy a YZ or CR Honda in a heart beat (provided I received a double thumbs up from all deciding parties).
I have ridden 2 strokes long enough to know they offer qualities that a 400/426 cannot touch.
The CRF250 is just a dream bike. It will never happen...
Posted December 19, 2001 - 06:11 AM
Posted December 19, 2001 - 05:03 PM
But, you know what, after all the whining about the WR, I KNOW I will own another one. They are unlike anything else I have ridden!!
Posted December 21, 2001 - 12:21 PM
Posted December 22, 2001 - 12:16 PM
This is a NEW BIKE. Unbelievabele power addition from the exhaust system. I wheelied myeslf to oblivion a couple of times with the extra torque and power offered by this combo. Yamakaze....I completely understand what you meant. Now...I need some help getting the jetting sorted following this change...but thats another story.
Scotts triples coupled with a hi-rise protaper (OShiro) make the riding positon MUCH less cramped. Id guess the perches are about 3/4 to 1 inch further forward than stock and there were 10mm risers included... really a different setup. However.....BOY are these pro taper bars STIFF !
Unfortunetely I really think I have had my last ride of the winter as I was dodging ice flows (longest ice rink I traveresed was about 30 foot) and was shaken to bits by the frozen ground.
Stroker is SUBSTANTIALLY louder than the euro stock exhaust though....earplugs are in order I think. But its sounds waaaayyyyy cool !
Posted December 24, 2001 - 03:09 AM
the 300's are £3,795 OTR
the new 400 is £4,350 OTR
we're not the cheapest in europe. i think lichtenstein, luxemburg come tops and france is excellent too.
that makes that 400 excellent value as long as it's a good bike. because they want £4,850 for the yams and gas-gas has leccy start and PI.
i would up the gearing a tad, can you quantify the performance improvements and where it is in the rev range. did you get a good seal between header and tail?
Posted December 26, 2001 - 08:16 AM
sob! i'm an ex-owner!!
Posted December 26, 2001 - 12:07 PM
now go and buy summat else, and tune the tits off that now!