Thinking of a new WR to replace my 03
Posted August 27, 2008 - 06:21 PM
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After years without a bike I bought a used, mostly stock, 02' wr 426. The thing really snorts! I liked it so much I decided I would give it to my son and buy another one so we could ride together. Anyway I stumbled across a good deal at a dealer about a month ago and bought an 08'. Out of the box it seems anemic. I have been doing the free mods and its finally starting to snort. I'm really happy with it, but if you buy a new one be patient and expect to do the mods listed on this forum if you want it to perform.
This is soo true. My 08 seemed real lazy when new, almost bordering on disappointing. I ended up performing all the free mods with full Dr.d zorst system now on order and it's finally starting to become a real weapon. The new frame makes them feel MUCH sharper in the handling dept. But carby and rear shock access totally sucks! Am I happy? with the exception of the front brake, which I feel is a real poor performer, YES it's a great bike. Buy one!