Who s got the highest mileage WR?????
Posted May 29, 2007 - 06:56 AM
Posted May 29, 2007 - 01:01 PM
my 07 covered 500 miles with just valve check
theres gotta be some high milers out there with little or no maintenance, this is my first wr and i wanna see how strong and reliable motor is
Posted May 29, 2007 - 05:59 PM
Posted May 29, 2007 - 06:29 PM
Posted June 03, 2007 - 05:41 AM
Posted June 03, 2007 - 07:08 AM
My 06 has 3000km on her so far so good
Posted June 03, 2007 - 09:14 AM
Posted June 03, 2007 - 10:58 AM
hope mine lasts this long ha ha ha ha
Posted June 03, 2007 - 08:40 PM
Posted June 03, 2007 - 10:30 PM
Posted June 04, 2007 - 05:45 AM
Posted June 13, 2007 - 08:31 PM
Posted June 14, 2007 - 05:14 AM
Posted June 14, 2007 - 07:31 AM
I have 8100 miles on my 03. Checked the valves at 500 miles, adjusted at 3,000 and then again 7,800. Adjustments were minimal, but required. Oil changed every 250-300 miles.
IndyWR450 had 12k miles on his 03 a year and a half ago and was probably pushing 20k before it was stolen a few weeks back.
Posted June 14, 2007 - 07:51 AM
Posted June 14, 2007 - 08:39 AM
and i installed the vapor
my last memory was 6000 miles 1 valve check soon to be two
klotz 2050 synthetic every other filter change,
750 highway miles gets an oil change 200 off road
Posted June 14, 2007 - 10:06 AM
Posted June 17, 2007 - 05:17 AM
Oil changed every 1000 klm, and whenever drowned in rivers. Changed out the OEM clutch basket to a Hinson at 50,000 klm due to excessive grooving. Use OEM plates.
Just had a shifting fork go bad and caused major transmission damage. Thankfully it happened on the highway and not in the jungle! Complete engine rebuild under way, top and bottom, new crank and main bearings, replace 4 broken gears, piston/rings, valves/guides. All these new parts cost a mere $2300. Yikes! Considering 87,000 klm in the "Fun zone" near trouble free, the price is not too bad. Just wish it didn't happen all at once.
I would rate the overall reliability of my WR in the "I can trust it to get me home" category. I don't race anymore. I don't truck my bike to a place to ride for the day or the weekend. It doesn't stay in the garage until Saturday. I use it nearly every day for my main source of transportation. My work takes me into the field routinely, often in remote and difficult territory. I leave my gate with a pack on my back and a small pack tied to my Pro Moto Billet rack and am gone for up to a week and usually 2000 klm or more. Then I drive back into my gate. My main concern regarding my bike is the "Back inside my gate" part. My wife and two kids are waiting for me. I really like them and want to get home very much. If I break down out there it is not just a matter of getting towed 20 miles back to the truck and a sad ride home. I have had other guys traveling with me break down and it took a week to get them and their hardware home. Usually Suzuki DRZs'
My bike has never done that, for which I praise God first, then excellent engineering and good maintenance habits.
One last note: If you are strictly choosing according to reliability and low maintenance........ buy an XR400r. THE most reliable trail weapon available in my opinion. My first company car in Cambodia was a 1998 XR400r. I rode it 4 years and 240,000 klm. Then it died. I was sad, but very satisfied. The WR is much more fun to ride. All that fun comes at a price though.
Posted July 09, 2007 - 12:59 PM
Posted July 12, 2007 - 08:36 AM