Who s got the highest mileage WR?????


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  • sledge_57

Posted July 16, 2007 - 06:58 PM

#21

How about lowest mileage, my 2000 400 has 150 miles on it....:thumbsup:

  • XR1985

Posted July 17, 2007 - 03:33 AM

#22

Guys,
I have had a 2001 WR426 since new. It has done 11,500 miles (18,500km)
Apart from oil/filter/spark plug the only engine maintenance has been:
- 2 adjustments of one valve
- Change in timing chain at 11,000 miles.

This bike is more reliable than any XR that I have had. One VERY reliable engine for the engine output, with the mods it still runs great with good compression and no smoke… it doesn’t owe me anything, and I’ll just keep running it.

Garry

  • tommy06

Posted July 17, 2007 - 12:19 PM

#23

Dave in Cambodia here. I bought a new WR450f in 2004, then shipped it to Cambodia for my company car. I now have 87,000 klm on it, recorded from my GPS. This is my trip mileage, so considering the around town usage, I would guess I am near 95,000 klm total.:busted:

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.:cheers:

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.:thumbsup:


respekt!! :thumbsup:

  • waynus

Posted July 17, 2007 - 12:38 PM

#24

Guys,
I have had a 2001 WR426 since new. It has done 11,500 miles (18,500km)
Apart from oil/filter/spark plug the only engine maintenance has been:
- 2 adjustments of one valve
- Change in timing chain at 11,000 miles.

This bike is more reliable than any XR that I have had. One VERY reliable engine for the engine output, with the mods it still runs great with good compression and no smoke… it doesn’t owe me anything, and I’ll just keep running it.

Garry


That's a great run!!

What oil are you running out of interest?

  • XR1985

Posted July 18, 2007 - 02:51 AM

#25

It is run with the synthetic Shell VSX... changed at a minimum of 500km and a maximum of 1200km, dependent on condition. I am surprised it has kept running like this. No hesitation in buying another Yamaha, reliability lets you ride rather than rebuild.

Garry

  • SV650WR450F

Posted July 18, 2007 - 05:11 PM

#26

Hate to spoil the party, but I only got 230 miles out of my 06 WR450 before one of the intake valve springs broke... Fluke maybe? :excuseme:

  • Mr-Brightside

Posted April 20, 2009 - 02:10 PM

#27

4600KM's Not even checked valves yet. Just oil changes...lot of road miledge

  • graazzy

Posted April 20, 2009 - 11:02 PM

#28

My 03' has 7500klm's .

  • jhmotard

Posted April 21, 2009 - 04:46 AM

#29

my 06 supermoto has 6k on the street, not counting a dozen times through the trails and two trackdays where the speedo wasn't hooked up.

i use Rotella 5w40 synthetic diesel oil and a stainless reusable oil filter. it has all the free mods w/fmf factory 4.1 carbon exhaust. i usually change the oil around 700 miles. i've checked the valves 3 times and were still within specifications.

i've never had 1 SINGLE PROBLEM with this bike!! except i keep emptying my wallet on other mods, lol

  • face_plant

Posted April 21, 2009 - 08:22 AM

#30

man was i way off on my milage, i checked the book and all the old speedo's.
track day gone bad. gestimation is 32k. lost 4th gear so complete rebuild is in the near future.....its still there but massive grinnding.

i am so mad its not even funny. me doing the work is still gonna cost me $800+

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  • Summit

Posted April 21, 2009 - 10:21 AM

#31

05 WR450 2038 miles.:banghead:

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 21, 2009 - 10:38 AM

#32

Doesn't seem to be alot of "High Milage" bikes (maybe 4 plus my two over 10k miles?)

My dad's 06 and my 06 both went 13k miles on them with nothing but oil changes and filter cleanings (not one valve adjustment). :banghead:

At 13K miles, I sold mine and my dad put a new piston/rings, valve springs and seals in...during the rebuild we put the stock valves and valve shims back in...at 15k miles on his 06, we just did the first valve adjustment on two intake valves...the bike still starts first kick :banghead:

To me, that is reliability with an outstanding fun factor :banghead:

  • MountainMax

Posted April 22, 2009 - 02:27 AM

#33

I have just over 6000 on mine too, only one valve adjustment so far, and oil changes :banghead:

  • johnnyjeep

Posted April 22, 2009 - 07:04 AM

#34

I'll guess over 10k, but about 500 on new motor

  • naroy2

Posted April 22, 2009 - 07:22 PM

#35

I got 3000 miles on my 2003 wr 450, no valve adjustments. I know a guy who has one with 7000 miles with no valve adjustments.

  • kawi380

Posted April 23, 2009 - 02:40 PM

#36

08 wr with 1200 miles. I checked the valves after break-in but did no adjustment. I change the oil after every ride and only use synthetic...I figure what is $10 a week compared to $7000 to buy a new bike or $1500 to rebuild.

  • Mr-Brightside

Posted April 24, 2009 - 04:28 PM

#37

All this High Miledge talk is just scare mongering. These WR450's have a good solid engine. Miledge shouldn't matter at all. I had a 2000 WR250F it had 37,000km'S on the clock and showed no signs of stopping when I sold it...Never once had a rebuild

  • diegox450

Posted April 24, 2009 - 04:32 PM

#38

7000 kms on my 2006 WR450... changed timing chain recently.. .valves still in std spec... oil every 500 kms, filter every other, air filter every ride... It pulls very strong and it doesn't burn a single drop of oil

  • diegox450

Posted April 24, 2009 - 04:33 PM

#39

Oh yeah... 5000 of the 7000 in my last post were done int he past 6 months... jeje

  • redswr

Posted April 24, 2009 - 09:49 PM

#40

i've got 2800+ on my 07 and most of it was dunes.... my 99 is way past time to blow up and has countless miles of dunes and desert.




 
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