2007 Wr450 V 2008 Wr450
Posted February 19, 2008 - 06:58 PM
also my friend has bought an 08 YZ450 for trail riding, he is trying to convince me to buy a YZ because they are lighter, any thoughts would be appreciated
Posted February 20, 2008 - 03:19 AM
Posted February 20, 2008 - 07:38 AM
Posted February 20, 2008 - 10:59 AM
Posted February 20, 2008 - 11:41 AM
If you need lights and an e-start that is another issue that makes the WR enticing.
One thing to consider is how often you stall/how good of a rider you are. I think if you are just starting or are less experienced or tend to stall a lot then the e-start is great. If you are more experienced and don't stall the bike alot then the e-start is not near as important.
Also, for those that say you can't feel thirty pounds of difference between the WR and YZ, you're crazy! (I mean that in the nicest way possible)
Another nice thing about the YZ is that you don't have to do any power mods. There is no need to buy a pipe (maybe a spark arrestor depending on where you ride), no cams, no AIS removal, no anything. With the money saved from all the stuff you need for a WR, you can buy things that matter like skid plates, stabilizers, hand guards, etc.
My opinion is that unless you want e-start and lights, the YZ is a better choice.
Posted February 20, 2008 - 11:54 AM
Posted February 20, 2008 - 03:05 PM
Only problem with the YZ in California is they give us a red sticker. What that means is we are limited to when we can ride them. (very lame) thousands of dirty, polluting trucks from mexico that don't comply with US D.O.T or CARB pollution standards that can be operated any day and every day and they choose to go after the offroad community.
Fixed it for you.
IMHO, these trucks on CA roadways are a significantly bigger problem than the red sticker BS policies. But then again the greenie polititicians have it out for the off road community so that explains everything:thumbsdn:
Posted February 20, 2008 - 08:59 PM
Nice graphics on your bike. What company makes them? Are they distributed in the USA? Can you buy the graphics kit with/without the matching seat cover?
Posted February 20, 2008 - 09:19 PM
Posted February 21, 2008 - 06:06 AM
Posted February 21, 2008 - 07:34 PM
thanks for the info, sounds like the 07 and 08 are just the same. by the way your bike looks sweet did it come with the black gas tank?
Posted March 13, 2008 - 09:23 AM
Posted March 14, 2008 - 02:22 AM
I think the WR may have also got the wider pegs for 08.
NO, the wider pegs is on the -07 also