Was the WR400 a good move?
Posted April 23, 2008 - 08:25 PM
Had my heart set on a basic design, little maintenance, durability, all around bike. I am 40yrs. old, 6'3" and 196lbs in very good shape..gym 4x per wk.
I am thinking that the WR may be a bit more "strung out" with higher maintenance, and somewhat less reliability. The prospect of big, manageable power from the bottom is really appealing, not to mention less wrenching, oil changes, filter changes.....just looking at the quagmire of "stuff" that makes up the carb of the WR!!!! Not to mention, radiator and waterpump...
Buyers remorse or am I on to something with simpler is better/more than enough? thanks for any insight
Posted April 23, 2008 - 09:37 PM
Posted April 24, 2008 - 03:20 AM
Posted April 25, 2008 - 06:00 AM
Heck yeah, you did the right thing!!!
Change your oil and clean your air filter. That's most of it. When it comes time to check the valves, it's not too hard to do yourself if you have any idea of what you're doing (I don't on that one), or just have a local dirtbike guru check it out for you.
You will love the bike the first time it tractors you through some tough terrain. Enjoy!
Posted April 25, 2008 - 06:28 AM
On my wr450, my valves never, ever move or need adjusting. I always feel like I wasted an hour checking them every few months. But the key thing here is that its only an hour.
Once the carb is setup correctly, you won't have to fool with it.
I had an xr500. You will LOVE the lighter weight and the suspension on the WR.
Posted April 25, 2008 - 07:50 AM
Posted April 27, 2008 - 07:19 AM