YZ vs WR 426?


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  • sheesfast

Posted June 06, 2007 - 02:27 PM

#1

Hey guys, I have a few questions.
I have searched, but haven't found exact answers, so maybe you can help.
Basically, what are all the differences between a YZ426 and a WR426?
What do you prefer for your riding style?
And, what would you recommend for me? I ride dunes and deserts.
Also, should I wait for a deal on a WR or buy a YZ, because there is about 5 YZ's for every WR's in my area..
Thanks Guys!

Just got my Bike for $1900!
Came with
black excel rims and hubs
applied triple clamps with protaper bars
scotts steering stablizer
spare rim with paddle tire
DR. D complete exaust
GYTR frame guards and radiator gaurds
UNI filter
some grippy seat
some like new blue front and rear fenders, it has black fenders on it now
o and some crazy cool hot start thing up by the left hand.

These are my two new acquisitions, not bad for a 16 yr old huh? I found both of those deals
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  • grayracer513

Posted June 06, 2007 - 04:15 PM

#2

Different people like different things.

The YZF is a purpose-built MX bike.
Stiffer suspension for higher speed in the rough, and on hard landings.
More and snappier power.
Close ratio trans for closed course racing. (4 speed in '03-'05 models)
19" rear wheel.
Lighter, quicker, race bike handling.

The WR is built as an Off-Road/Enduro bike.
Softer ride.
Less power, but smoother low end performance.
Wide ratio trans with a lower low gear, and a higher fifth.
More weight, but better low speed manners.
18" rear wheel.
And the 450's were electric start.

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 06, 2007 - 04:22 PM

#3

due to being lighter the yz would probaly be a better dune bike, but the wr would be great for the desert.(big tank, good manners, taller gearing)

  • sheesfast

Posted June 06, 2007 - 06:04 PM

#4

what are the weights on the yz and wr?
and can i do all the same mods for a yz on a wr?
what do i need to do to make a wr have yz power?
accel pump mod, grey/blue wire, retard the cam timing?
i can still use a 19" wheel on the wr right?

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 06, 2007 - 06:11 PM

#5

most of the mods to bring up a wr to yz power specs are free. but i wouldnt change it.

  • sheesfast

Posted June 06, 2007 - 06:27 PM

#6

most of the mods to bring up a wr to yz power specs are free. but i wouldnt change it.


what makes you say that?

also, is the wr tranny that much of an upgrade for a duner from the yz?

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 06, 2007 - 06:58 PM

#7

well i would do the mods for the power, but i wouldnt mess with the tranny, its got taller gears therefore higher speed capability. its a 426 i dont think youll have a lack of power.

  • sheesfast

Posted June 06, 2007 - 07:06 PM

#8

yah ok, i would be doing only free mods and rejet, i wouldnt be messing with the transmission. I was just wondering how much better or worse the wide ratio is for dunes.

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 06, 2007 - 07:25 PM

#9

wide ratio=higher speed=good for dunes :thumbsup:

  • sheesfast

Posted June 06, 2007 - 08:36 PM

#10

wide ratio=higher speed=good for dunes :thumbsup:


sounds good!
one more question, are all the yz and wr parts interchangeable? other than plastics?

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 06, 2007 - 10:47 PM

#11

Even the plastics interchange, but some things go together, like the seat and tank.

In the 426 models, the weight difference between the two isn't much at all if you take the lights of the WR.

One other thing that IS cool about the WR for desert use is the higher output electrical system, which would let you set up for riding at night much more easily.

  • sheesfast

Posted June 07, 2007 - 06:11 AM

#12

thanks gray.
I'm thinking that the WR is more suitable for me.
I'll be keeping my eye out for a WR then!

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 07, 2007 - 08:14 AM

#13

update us when you get it :thumbsup:

  • sheesfast

Posted June 07, 2007 - 11:05 AM

#14

will do, sir!

  • sheesfast

Posted June 09, 2007 - 08:56 PM

#15

HEY GUYS!!
I got a 2001 WR426 today!
LOL ITS SO FAST
Pics and a list of stuff tomorrow
and maybe even exhaust sound clip :thumbsup:

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 09, 2007 - 09:28 PM

#16

Hey cool! same year as my 250, you will not regret!

  • bigdubdeisel04

Posted June 09, 2007 - 09:40 PM

#17

HEY GUYS!!
I got a 2001 WR426 today!
LOL ITS SO FAST
Pics and a list of stuff tomorrow
and maybe even exhaust sound clip :thumbsup:


cool! does it have the 450 cam mod?

  • sheesfast

Posted June 09, 2007 - 10:23 PM

#18

cool! does it have the 450 cam mod?


no it still has the manual decomp, looks like no "free" mods done
came with
black excel rims and hubs
applied triple clamps with protaper bars
scotts steering stablizer
spare rim with paddle tire
DR. D complete exaust
GYTR frame guards and radiator gaurds
UNI filter
some grippy seat
some like new blue front and rear fenders, it has black fenders on it now
o and some crazy cool hot start thing up by the left hand.
I just did the blue wire mod, so ill see what it did in the morning.
I hope i can get some rest tonight LOL

  • ttr125l95

Posted June 10, 2007 - 06:31 AM

#19

i never sleep the night i get a new bike

  • sheesfast

Posted June 10, 2007 - 02:31 PM

#20

Pics as promised are in my first post!





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