Finally got my N-Style Stickers...
Posted November 05, 2007 - 06:44 AM
....my son says I should remove it, BUT I just love THIS sticker:
Posted November 05, 2007 - 08:49 PM
Posted November 06, 2007 - 05:06 AM
When I bought the bike (it's a 2000), it came with the original WR tank/graphics and newer shrouds/no graphics, however, the shrouds on the WR are identical to the shrouds on the YZF for 98 to 02.
The difference is solely in the gas tank and seat, I've taken one of the pics and drawn in using red, what the YZF graphic looked like when I received it and before I cut it, in black, I drew in where the YZF gas tank/seat seam is for that particular tank/bike. You see, the graphic is supposed to wrap the corner of the tank tucking in behind/under the seat, the top of the graphic where it's black is supposed to wrap right below the YZF gas cap, I just trimmed it there to smooth it out, but could have left it "as is" since there is surface it'll adhere to - it just would have looked goofy not wrapping under the gas cap but having an odd shape. I trimmed the other part to more or less follow the lines of my tank since this is where the difference between the two is. The Shroud Graphic fit as is, no mods required.
Yes, it's hard to get WR graphics - very limited selection, then when you go to order them, you find out they can't get them anyways.
I'm happy with the way it turned out, sure looks a lot better than it did.
Posted November 06, 2007 - 08:50 PM
Posted November 06, 2007 - 09:19 PM
Posted November 07, 2007 - 04:42 AM
If you look at the sticker kits available for YZF's, the kit ALWAYS says it fits 98-02 models, so in conclusion, the outer shape of the shroud has to be the same for the years in question, and the only difference are some of the inner lines/details/hole alignment which means squat in the grand scheme of things.
If you look closely at the blow up diagram on the microfiche you can actually see the difference - the 00WRF has the lower front holes at right angles to the rad and the bolt to fasten that corner mounts to the lower corner of the rad into one of those spring nuts.
On the 00YZF - the same hole points forward on a 45 degree angle and the mounting screw actually fastens to the white air deflector panel that sits in front of the rad.
The outside shape of the recessed hole is identical on both, it's the inner portions of the holes that are shaped differently.
I've looked at the diagrams for the 01 and 02 426 models and Yamaha has unified the design to the 45 degree forward bolt pattern and on both the WRF and YZF, the bolt fastens to the air deflector panel.
This would make sense since my side panels have the 45 degree hole, and the majority of models are of that style - thus - only one aftermarket replacement part.
When I got the bike, the prior owner had just zip tied the hole to the spring clip on the rad, I ended up putting on a 1" bolt with a larger than normal washer and even though it doesn't have a flat surface to sit on, it holds it down just fine.
Sorry about the long winded explanation, thought I'd try to be thorough in the description of differences, the outcome of all this is you will NOT have any problems with the shroud portion of YZF graphics fitting onto WRF shrouds, the only issues you will encounter are on the tank graphics.
Posted November 07, 2007 - 06:26 AM
Posted November 07, 2007 - 07:41 AM
I love the headlight - with all the crap on the bike, it's the one thing that I think actually worked to it's benefit as a weight reduction - 2x 50W MR16 outdoor bulbs, got one spot and one flood so I get nice coverage, however, certainly not one of those 8" baja headlights!
It isn't DOT approved, so to blue plate it I'd have to go back to stock.
Posted November 07, 2007 - 11:25 PM
Posted November 08, 2007 - 04:25 AM
I'll try to get it up for tomorrow.
Edit - took a couple of quick pics this morning of the difference, it's hard to see, but look closely and you'll see that the plastic meets at an angle to the rad in the pic where the rad is seen.
Posted November 12, 2007 - 12:48 PM