Posted January 15, 2002 - 09:12 AM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 01:23 PM
It's not a hard decision really, just depends what you want to get for your money...
Posted January 15, 2002 - 01:47 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 02:08 PM
Posted January 16, 2002 - 08:20 AM
I've decided to downsize to a lighter bike, but have yet to commit. The WR250F I've got in my garage now feels much lighter, but oh so weak off the bottom. It's turns easier, and is much less fatiguing to ride. The suspension is setup softer than the 426 though, and it shows in the whoops. I decreased the compression damping a couple clicks and increased the rear rebound one click and the 426 was good to go. After experimenting with raising the forks for improved cornering, I ended up just altering my style a bit.
No doubt I can ride the 250 faster, but the 426 was a helluva lot of fun to ride. The snap of the 426 was quite useable where just a twitch of the throttle would let you clear obstacles, no clutching required. Tough call.
Posted January 16, 2002 - 08:54 AM
Posted January 16, 2002 - 09:03 AM
Posted January 16, 2002 - 09:35 AM
Posted January 16, 2002 - 06:34 PM
Posted January 17, 2002 - 08:33 AM
I have lots of TIGHT woods, as well as fast woods, MX, fire roads, and FAST woods. The WR excels in everything (especially when your stepping up from an 87 TT350, which is a nice bike but a different story).
My friends all ride smokers... KTM 125 Rm250 KX 250 Kx125 ...etc. all nice bikes.
I can run away from all of them in the tight stuff, as well as any where fast!