Tall rider choosing a bike wr426?
Posted February 28, 2007 - 06:33 PM
I am a little bit on a budget and have seen several WR426s in the price range I am looking at. Is WR roomy bike for a tall person? I understand that high bars and/or bar risers are on the list on any bike.
How bout WR426 - is there a difference between 2001 and 2002 in terms of reliability etc. I might have bought already a WR450 2004 - but those are not green stickered in Cali so 450 is out of question for me. 2005s are too pricey.
My other option is KTM 400EXC - e-start is a nice bonus. I tried one quickly a littel while ago and it felt tiny and feather weight compared to my XRL. Any tall guys opinions on EXCs?
Posted February 28, 2007 - 07:18 PM
Posted March 01, 2007 - 05:13 AM
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Posted March 02, 2007 - 08:19 AM
Iam 6' 5" about 230, I rode a 01 426 for about two years and it worked great for me with no mods. Could have used a heavier rear spring but I didnt change to one. After being without a bike for about two years I purchased a 07 yesterday and will be trying it out tommorow,cant wait!
Be prepared to be dissapointed (as it sounds like you will not have had the time to do the free mods). On the other hand you will have something to compare it to once you have done the mods and THEN .....be prepared to be blown away!
Posted March 02, 2007 - 08:49 AM
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Posted March 04, 2007 - 09:59 AM
Im looking for riser´s that allow the bar to go up and foward a bit so i can stand without problem. Any one know where to buy them?
Posted March 04, 2007 - 05:14 PM
I was surprised how easy the bike starts after hearing many horror stories about these high revving 4 strokes. As long as I fallow the correct routine the bike starts on the first kick, even after laying it down and hot. My DRD hot start is a nice addition.
The only thing I miss from my XR is the seat. 100+ miles in Baja with anything else is inferior no matter how much Gell or Guts your WR seat has. If you're like me and can't part with more than 3k, the WR 426 is the best bike (desert, single track, fire roads, track once in a while, and dual sport)
Posted March 04, 2007 - 05:57 PM