In search of WR info
Posted January 29, 2001 - 12:49 PM
Posted January 29, 2001 - 06:35 PM
I started from scratch on a 00'WR. The bike is tall (especially for a non-swarthy type such as myself) and top heavy. But it's taken everything I've been able to throw at it. I would rather pay my dues on a high performance bike (assuming it survives the learning curve) than going through 2 or 3 bikes. But then again maybe I could lease the bikes...........
Posted January 29, 2001 - 08:19 PM
For a beginner... well I supose it depends on how big your gonads are?
It's not an outright racer... its an enduro machine purpose built and based on the YZ motorcross bike to give the trail riders ultimate pleasure! Wind the throttle round slowly, you go slow... give it **** ... and it will beg for more.
From all the post's of read on here reliabilty seems to be great..but it will only be as reliable as your service schedules....bottom line is..the japs dont F@#$ around when it comes to quality machines. Coming to a WR forum might be a bit biased.. but I was on the fence once too...looking at all the available options.. and to put it simply.. I took the best option of buying the best bike for me.
Posted January 30, 2001 - 03:04 PM
Bike is tall and extremely fast. You can make a mistake real easy and get hurt.After 4 years of production This motor design has had a bulletproof reputation. Not unlike the XR's. I would recommend the 96 or newer XR 250R for your pal.Good Luck with your decisions.
Posted January 30, 2001 - 11:05 PM
Posted January 31, 2001 - 03:40 AM
86TT225, 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.