Which year and motor WR should I get??
Posted April 16, 2007 - 06:47 AM
Posted April 16, 2007 - 10:09 AM
Posted April 16, 2007 - 10:29 AM
Posted April 16, 2007 - 11:49 AM
Your choices in California are probably limited to 05 and newer because they are green sticker. So that narrows it down.
The 05 and 06's are the same bike and can be found at a real bargain these days. You cannot go wrong. Just get it spring for you weight, put on hand guards and a bash plate. Then ride, ride, ride.
The current dirtrider review on the 07 is very promising. It claims to be noticeably lighter as far as the feel of it. However, with my 05, I do not personally feel I need anything more than to simply learn how to ride it better. I don't know that its good enough for me to upgrade.
So your best bet is to find the best deal you can on a 05 or newer.
Posted April 16, 2007 - 12:01 PM
I have an 05. Its great and there's not a lot you can do to make it better. Its the closest thing to gas-n-go that you're going to get.
I have to disagree here, there are a few things that you will need to do to get the most out of the bike. These mods are cheap and do not require a lot of work or extensive knowledge but they will make the bike a beast.
In stock form the bike is disappointing and had me seriously re-thinking my choice in it (2005 model) After the free mods I had no doubt in my mimd I picked the right one.
Posted April 16, 2007 - 02:00 PM
Posted April 16, 2007 - 04:51 PM
The 04 and older aren't green sticker in Cali??
No, they are not. The 450 became green sticker in 2005. Sad, but true..
As a matter of fact, I was initially wanting to buy the wr250. But it didn't become green sticker until 2006. Bummer, isn't it.
Flaminchiten1967 is right about the "free mods". I automatically assume that they will be done. The bike won't run worth a damn until you rejet, open up the pipe and cut the throttle stop.
They aren't really free but they are easy. I think the ais removal kit is about $60. You could pay a few bucks more for different Jets. I ride the Mojave desert, I can tell you which jets/needle position works for me.
Posted April 16, 2007 - 05:59 PM
Posted April 16, 2007 - 11:14 PM
Buy the '07 with new frame... light bike with LOADS of power...
or, buy a brand new 06. The dealer I got my 07 from still has some 06 450's for $5100 otd!!! and the 250's were going for $4800. (palmdale supercycle)