02 WR426 to 07 WR 450
Posted April 03, 2007 - 06:24 AM
My 02 has been a reliable ride, BUT is could be THAT time. I am soliciting comments from anyone that has gone from a 426 to the 07 450. Is the difference really THAT huge?
I would really welcome that Magic button as well. One thing the Dirtrider article said was the WR had less ground clearance. Is that posing a problem for anyone?
Posted April 03, 2007 - 09:18 AM
Last year I sold my '01 WR426, as I scored a killer deal on a practically new '04 WR450.
I couldn't believe I was selling my '01 - this was the most reliable and trustworthy bike I had EVER owned, bar none. I felt like a traitor. Then I went and rode the 450 a couple of times. The '01 was forgotten at about the third turn.
My new bike is WAY more powerful, feels WAY lighter, is WAY quieter, WAY easier to work on (I can change the oil and air filter in literally half the time on the '04), and has electric start to boot!
I could not believe how much difference there was between these bikes.
If I had had any idea how much better the new bikes were, I would have made the switch a long time ago. Remember, I'm talking about an '01 vs. an '04 here. The 07s have to be a heck of a lot better.
Posted April 03, 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted April 07, 2007 - 10:17 AM
Mine is still stock - will make the AIS, pipe and rejet mods after break-in, so it is not yet as fast as my 426 which has the pipe and rejetted carb.