strret legal is the bike ok or to extreme??
Posted January 27, 2001 - 11:13 PM
Is the wr426 to extreme to drive on the road vs the drz400 and the xr650r.
Can someone please give mi some advise on witch bike to buy.....
yelloe red or blue/the all seem so fine..
Posted January 28, 2001 - 12:17 AM
Posted January 28, 2001 - 06:32 AM
Posted January 28, 2001 - 10:02 PM
Posted January 29, 2001 - 05:53 AM
How much do you think you would be riding on the road? I think that a WR is too slow for road use. I've changed sprockets from stock (14/50) to 15/48 and still feel that engine is revving too high for continuous ride at 100 km/h. There's no room for a 16 front sprocket and even if there was, the first gear would be too tall (or whatever it is called). I'd trade my WR to an XR650R but they are not available in Finland. I'm planning to trade it to a KTM LC4 640E.
For short occasional rides on the road WR is fine.
Posted January 29, 2001 - 06:36 AM
If you plan to do long travel or cruise for hundreds of kilometers on road, go with the xr650, which is a better bike for open area but not for a tight and sporty drive.
Posted January 29, 2001 - 06:38 AM
Posted January 29, 2001 - 08:55 AM
There are guys that Supermotard their WR's and XR650's but they are still toys.
Posted January 31, 2001 - 11:18 PM
Posted February 01, 2001 - 07:31 PM
Posted February 03, 2001 - 10:01 PM
If you are going to get one for the street go with 15/45 gearing. I'm at 15/50 and semi trucks are passing me (it sucks).
Posted May 06, 2002 - 06:14 PM
It would not suit 100km's everyday commuting, but 30km's to the trail or some other place is fine... I take mine up to my kids' school when I go up for reading or craft sessions... the kids love it... they hear me coming...
Ride with your headlight on - more visible in any weather...
Posted May 06, 2002 - 11:21 PM
I have got a -00 XR650 for sale! it´s in very good condition! It even has a 23l. acerbis gas tank, so u don´t have to worry about running out of gas before your riding buddies!!! For the mix of both road, and offroad riding I think the XR650r is the best bike!!
Posted May 07, 2002 - 04:51 AM
Posted May 07, 2002 - 01:30 PM
The old XR600/650l are even better street bikes because they have the most comfortable dirt-bike seat I have ever experienced, but they are getting old, and they are air-cooled.
Hope this helps.
Posted May 08, 2002 - 08:17 PM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 04:39 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 03:45 PM