WR400F 2002 The answers.
Posted October 23, 2002 - 07:27 AM
( they are only sold in europe nowdays )
Im going getting my WR400F 2002 this saturday and im all excited about it.
The things you might want to memorize if someone asks about it again is that it got Titanium valves, ( the 98-00 doesn't)
Plus its EXACTLY like the WR426F but its not the same jets, but everything else is EXACT like the 426
suspension, frame, valves, carb, etc etc...
the only thing that differs that the salesman said was the 26cc, and the jetting, dont know if i should trust him, but a salesman should know better than to lie, when he already had the contract on the bike in his hand.
PS. This is my first thumper, thats why i decided to take the 400 cause its smoother ( we all gotta grow out of the 2strokes sometime ) .BS.
Posted October 24, 2002 - 03:33 AM
Posted October 24, 2002 - 04:49 AM
get more power and technology and as you get used to the bike you will have an extra bit of grunt
I honestly doubt their is any difference between a 98 and a 2002 wr400.
Yamaha wont waste there time fiddling and updating an old model for such a small market.
Just my $4.50 worth
Posted October 24, 2002 - 06:04 AM
But i dont want to end up on my first fourstroke beeing trouble to me, the WR400F is still going strong and everyone who owns one states that its a hell of a bike
Its not always the cc that matters either, plus i dont like electrical start, i want a kickstarter...
YAMAKAZE, Well most salesmen lie but hey the 2002's wr400f got a titanium 5 valve sticker to.. i dont think yamaha will put that sticker on and state its titanium valves if it isn't.
They would get heavily sued
Posted October 24, 2002 - 07:09 AM
Posted October 24, 2002 - 07:29 AM
im glad i didn't, since i trust the wr400f its a proven bike, people know what it goes for, and its Got more than enough power for me.
sorry if i offended you x2smoker i did not intend to.
Posted October 24, 2002 - 09:52 PM
I was suprised to see that the 400 still had the old
header that don't clear the oil-filter.
Other changes to look for are new Nissin front brake master
cylinder and a floating disc and a carb cover with rubber
seal around the throttle wires.
Posted October 24, 2002 - 11:24 PM
5BE is 400. The other is 426.
Posted October 27, 2002 - 06:25 AM
the header do not clear the oilfilter tough, but still you usually don't keep the orginal header and silencer, not me atleast, and there is headers who clears the filter, for instance CRD, White bros, maybe even FMF, im checking the alternatives though.
I dont know why you guys dont like it , i like the 400 alot, and think its more than enough machine for me to handle at this time, and buying a 450 wich i cannot use properly would only mean loosing more money for me.
At last, i would recommend the WR400F 2002 to ANYONE its great if you compare cost/what you get.
I payed about 5000$ for it wich is a really good price for a brand new bike
since im already typing, if i remove the airfilter lid, do i have to rejet? and what do i get ? is it alot of power im loosing with it on?
And how far would you suggest me to break it in 1000 KM?
or maybe 2000km?
Posted October 27, 2002 - 10:14 PM
drive it without twisting the throttle more then half for about 200km (must) or maybe 1000km(if you feel more comfortable) you must change the oil on 200km, check your bolts and the nut under that is holding the flywheel(?), the one under the cap of the left crankcase cover. Also check valves gaps.
Posted October 28, 2002 - 04:40 AM
I drove it about 20km on 1/2 throttle, just before the 20km end i twisted the throttle a notch more than 1/2 and i mean a notch, im not 100% sure that it was EXACT 1/2 throttle
but on the other hand you cant be 100% sure on that. but im gonna continue driving it on 1/2 for 200km maybe 500km
Im gonna look through it during the winter, change oil, oilfilter, check valves and most importantly GREASE ALL GREASABLE AREAS etc
But since you got a wr426, do you know what's causing the sound when you engage the clutch and just let it wheel, cause when the engine is idle and the bike still rolling i hear a little sound from the front wheel, i figured it might be the tripmeter thats spinning? (its a spinning sound)
anyways i think its a superb bike, but i probably WILL buy a WR450, but not untill i know more user reports about the bike
maybe for 2004 or something.
Sabin, by the way saw your site before loved the pictures Intermod expo
Posted October 28, 2002 - 06:38 AM
Thanks. Glad you liked the pics...
Posted October 28, 2002 - 08:33 AM
and i guess im never going back to 2stroke, the first time i rode it out on a fire road on 1/2 throttle third gear, ill never forget the power i had between my legs heh i LOVE that it keeps feeding out the power all the time, unlike 2stroke
Anyways you should keep up the good work its a great site.