help! yz or wr?
Posted August 11, 2000 - 04:04 PM
amy healp would be apreciated
Posted August 12, 2000 - 04:54 AM
Posted August 12, 2000 - 05:22 AM
Several guys are mx-ing their WR's.
Conceivably, you can dual sport your WR to the MX track, strip off your lights, race it, re-attach your stuff and dual sport home. Now you obviously won't do this, but YOU HAVE THE OPTION.
My two cents.
Posted August 12, 2000 - 05:24 AM
The bigger issue is the gear ratio since this is the only thing you cannot switch between yz and wr configuration without selling your house!! Choose the transmission and the bike is choosen.
Posted August 12, 2000 - 05:43 AM
Yes you can gear down the YZ final drive ratio 25 to 30% to make the low gears trail compatable but then you run out of top end at about 60-65MPH.
My 2 cents worth
I trail ride and dual sport the WR is the only choice for me.
Posted August 14, 2000 - 02:49 AM
I ride a WR in NC. I have done one GNCC. But I'm not very good in the woods. I prefer to ride MX. My WR has the stock timing. Which I will change after I get a little faster in the woods.
It is advised that you do invest in the YZ seat and tank combo. You can't make a two hour race with the stock YZ tank but at least you'll be able to turn the bike. If you buy an aftermarket tank like the Clark or IMS then you can go the two hours.
My buddy Jeff is a lot faster than me and rides the YZF. He is considering a YZ250f for a race bike.
Whatever you decide you'll be happy. Get a hold of me when you do get a bike or before.
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.