Newby - Skid Plate? WC Frame Guards? Tank?
Posted December 23, 2001 - 10:27 PM
More newby questions from the fellow who just sold
the KLX300R and got an '02 WR426.
Q1: I had the aluminum Works Connection guards
on my KLX. I'm trying to find them for the 02
WR426. Could I assume that parts that are listed,
on say, the Baja Designs page, for a WR400 will
fit my '02 WR426? Or, do I need to look around
to find specific WR426 parts. I guess I'm asking
is if a lot of the YZ400/WR400 parts are the
same as the WR426?
Q2: Skid plate. I live in Colorado and go to Moab
a lot. Very rocky. I'd like to toss the stock
skid plate and get a nice, heavy duty metal
one (no CF for me). Moose? Any specific
recommendations? Again, will WR400 parts fit?
Or, do most think the OEM stuff is fine?
Q3: What kind of gas mileage (mpg) do WR426's
get? The new 02 has a 3.2 gallon tank. What
kind of total miles per tank would I get if I'm
a serious trail rider, but not racing? My old
KLX only got around 35 mpg and I have no idea
yet what the WR will do. If I want to go around
the White Rim Trail in Moab, at 109 miles
minimum, is the stock 3.2 going to cut it or
do I need to go to IMS for the 4.0?
Just got off the Scotts Performance web site where
I dropped some serious $$$ on a Scotts triple
clamp, pro-taper, damper combo. Had a damper
on the KLX and really liked it. Have never
had a Pro Tapers before but the way Scott's
prices things its cheaper to get the full combo
than not. Looking forward to this but it was
Posted December 23, 2001 - 07:32 PM
I recently installed one of these http://www.yamaha-mo...aluminum03.html skid plates from Yamaha. I'm not sure who makes them, but it is of high quality fit & finish. No rock tests as of yet, but it seems durable.
[ December 26, 2001: Message edited by: ChR1s ]
Posted December 26, 2001 - 05:23 AM
I use the Moose skid plate. Seems strong to me, but I don't hit rocks like Moab-just smaller east coast stuff. The fit is good, price is right, and it does the trick.
Right around 24 mpg on a'oo WR400 is what I get. I don't think a stock tank can make 109mile trail ride. I'm thinking 80-85 miles max-more if it's fast open terrain, less if it's extremely techical/slow.
Best wishes, and enjoy the Blue Beast!
Posted December 26, 2001 - 02:40 PM
I thought the stock glide plate was fine. The first out,I got into rocks. I now have a nice dent in the frame on the bottom of my 01 WR. I ordered the WC frame gaurds and skid plate. They fit great.(no mods or holding your tongue in the right position to get them on) The only problem I have is with the skid plate. It only covers about half of the frame tube. If I had to do again I would look for a skid plate with more coverage. Yamaha offers one that is $74.95, 3/16" thick, it has the side skirts that cover the front. Fits 98-02 YZ-WR PN:YZR-5BF34-00-AL
Hope this helps
Posted December 27, 2001 - 04:10 AM
My 2 Cents....