Hmm? why no weight on 03 WR?
Posted June 14, 2002 - 11:31 AM
Posted June 14, 2002 - 11:42 AM
Yamaha may still be working on the battery and starter details or something, and do not want to post a weight for the bike yet.
I'm sure that next year this board will be awash with posts on exactly how to get the WR down to YZ-like weight, I imagine battery and starter removal will be first on that list.
Posted June 14, 2002 - 01:27 PM
On some of the Japanese domestic model Honda bikes and scooters they are using a integrated alternator stator/electric start. Its called a ACG generator/starter. It does not weigh any more than stock alternator/flywheel on a standard motorcycle. It uses an electronic controller that energizes the alternator field coils to turn the magnetic flywheel over to start the motor. It would be the ideal setup for e-start dirt-bikes, no extra piggyback starter motor, and associated starter gears and clutch. I am disappointed that Yamaha did not use this type of starter. Maybe Honda has a patent on it and plans on using it on there future motox/off-road bikes.
Posted June 14, 2002 - 10:32 PM
then id guess the new wr450 wieghs somewhere between the current yz426 and the wr426
Posted June 15, 2002 - 12:01 AM
[ June 15, 2002: Message edited by: ZorkOneR ]
Posted June 15, 2002 - 02:48 AM
Posted June 17, 2002 - 04:02 AM
I have a 520 EXC and I will never buy another bike without the button. To many times I've stalled on a hill or really awkward spot, and hit the button without even putting a foot down. Some of these places would have been really tough to use the kickstarter.
I can't wait to try one out, who knows, next bike might be blue. It will be nice to find out what it really weighs. i hope they find a way to keep the battery low and not put it under the seat like KTM. It really sucks they wont be out till December.