wr 400 other problems

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  • zoo

Posted December 14, 2002 - 01:14 PM


Its me again. picking up my 2000 WR400 in a few days. I have seen here in the postings problems with starting this bike. Is it a concern or just a learning how to start it thing. Any other problems you guys know of with these bikes? For $700 more there is a 2001 drz400, electric start and tricked out to the 9's(pipe, front shocks, bars, carb, rims and wheels, barely riden as well, both are mint. what do ya think.

  • Chaindrive

Posted December 14, 2002 - 02:59 PM


What do you intend to do with it? The WR has more power and off-road ability but the drz has the advantage of e-start. More user-friendly, but less capable IF you are an experienced and demanding rider. Is the drz street-legal? How about the WR? Does it matter to you?

I have never ridden a drz400 but I have a dr650 and a wr. I understand the 'zuki 400 is much more capable than the 650 (couldn't BE any worse) but I must confess the dr is darned dependable, though I will never buy another one due to its weight, low power, high internal gearing, etc. It is a sheep. BaAAA! but it is useful: Slung my nephew's deer across it yesterday and saved a helluva lot of hard uphill dragging. Poor man's 4-wheeler/2 ? :D Kinda sucked when the rear wheel sucked the legs up into the frame though... :)

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  • Bamster

Posted December 15, 2002 - 04:32 AM


I would not trade my WR 400 for an e-start DRZ ,ever.
Once you get the drill it's easy. Just try not to be in a hurry.

  • tctrailrider

Posted December 15, 2002 - 04:42 AM


Mine starts first or second kick, hot or cold. Put in gas and go, a great bike. If mine had E start I would take it off to save the weight.


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