XR400 VS WR400F
Posted November 20, 2002 - 07:05 AM
1999 Husqvarna TC610(For Sale), 55 HP rocket
Posted November 20, 2002 - 07:13 AM
Simply put if you want race bike get the yami.
The difference between them is HUGE!
Posted November 20, 2002 - 07:44 AM
I have a xr350 and xr600 and a WR400. It true the xr is plush and tractor like in the woods. But the wr has better suspension and is still capable of lugging it down low in the woods. I added a few teeth to the rear sprocket and it goes anywhere. I find it to be more fun, since it has great power and can handle riding at higher speeds. It allows you to become a better rider. The design and technology are newer then the xrs. Todays xr400 is not all that different then my 85 xr350 think about that. I have found the wr to be no more maintenance then the xrs. I have 3 full cross country race seasons on the bike and the valves are still in check, I change the oil, keep a clean filter, lube the chain, and it runs great.
I ride the same trails you ride and have been completely happy with my purchase. Not to say the xr is a bad bike, it isnt, but the wr covers both ends of the scale quite well, where the xr only works well on one end.
Posted November 20, 2002 - 09:05 AM
We also noticed that the rads are a little inconvinient not only because it is something more to break but because it tends to elevate the mass center (is this the correct word in english?) Because of that, even if the WR is supposed to be lighter, it feels as heavy as the XR when you are in trouble. But you got to be liquid cooled if you want that xtra power....
My partner is more concerned about the suspension than I am, he is not afraid of high speed in very bumpy trails and my WR makes him more confident than his own XR. My advantage over him might be on the jumps and we both agree that my Wr does lot better.
The real advantage of the xr is its past. Did somebody ever complained about his xr? This is an honnest bike in every domain. You can catch some xtras with the WR...
Hope my little experience helps
Posted November 20, 2002 - 09:50 AM
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted November 20, 2002 - 04:37 PM
As far as reliability and maintanence I can show you WRs with 6 to 8k miles on them without so much as a valve adjustment. Go Blue!!
Posted November 20, 2002 - 11:03 PM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 04:22 AM
Things are never the same once you ride the "blue beast".
Posted November 21, 2002 - 07:51 AM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 10:38 AM