01' 426 and 02' 426???
Posted January 03, 2003 - 08:59 AM
What are the differences in the 01' WR426 vs. the 02? I am trying to help a friend on a purchase and I can not come up with anything. I do know of the progression from the 400 up to the new 450's, but I am not sure if there are any significant changes between these two years.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted January 04, 2003 - 12:03 AM
how do i know?? i have an 01 and my brother has an 02, they both have the same power.
Posted January 05, 2003 - 09:13 PM
Same as dude i guess.
Posted January 05, 2003 - 10:17 PM
Here is the sad sad truth about Singapore.
Its a damn concrete jungle here.
We got more roads and pavements than open spaces to just ride.
Even if there was, its all government property so if we ride, we'll get prosecuted.
They usually have these small spaces fenced but we get in anyhows but the next weekend, they fence it up.
Its a never ending battle but lately they been putting security man...
If you look closely at the map, Singapore is very very small.
Its like a dot....
Our neighbor, Malaysia is much bigger and better.
A local guy (dude who brings in KTMs) actually made a track there (in Malaysia for us)
We pay like a small fee when we go so as to help him maintain the track.
The untracked portion of it is for wide open trail sessions.
The scene is small and strong.
Some talented riders.
Most races are in Malaysia but we had a race on the beach at one of our offshore islands, Sentosa!
Our local governing body for motor sports in singapore is:
SINGAPORE MOTORSPORTS ASSOCIATION (Duh!)
WHEW!!! Out of breath man......
Posted January 05, 2003 - 10:22 PM
Singapore bikes are 100% road legal.
They have to be.
That includes all dirt bikes.
They have to be passed through some heavy stringent [censored] to get the legal sign man.
That means i gotto get chain guards, signal lights, license plates....
And yearly, we got to get them inspected so as to now to modify our bikes with any stuff illegal..
That goes for cars too..
Too much rules man...
What you want to know?
I'll die if i have to list the stuff that we are limited to here.
Yup, limited, 75% of the bikes made in the world never make it here.....
Posted January 05, 2003 - 10:49 PM
Posted January 05, 2003 - 10:59 PM
And we have our Traffic Police on Yamaha 750cc street bikes, i think they're Yamaha FZR or some new big fast [censored] bikes.
We are just too civilised and have too many rules....
The thought did cross my mind though...
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:06 PM
dont you think?
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:27 PM
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:32 PM
Whats your bike like?
Any whacked out or wicked stories to share?
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:39 PM
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:48 PM
Waiting for some stuff to ship in so i can work on it.
Got a YZ tank+seat+pipe+some other stuff...
Been busy with the day job and havent reallt been riding but will do so soon...
My friend over in Malaysia had a track built on some empty land near his house so i'm going there to see if i can still fly..
Maybe this time i will fly and not crash!
Posted January 05, 2003 - 11:55 PM
Must be the time for our american counterpartst to catch some shut eye.....
Hmmmmm.... Time zone difference....
I'm getting bored...
At work but i'm surfing the net....
What you doin?
Posted January 06, 2003 - 12:03 AM
Posted January 06, 2003 - 12:05 AM
Maybe can join you to go have a look?
Posted January 06, 2003 - 12:09 AM
The track is there somewhere...
Not so sure cos i not been there yet..
Sure.... we'll go ride ...
I have not messed with my carb in any way...
Mostly stock engine i guess.....
Got to go off work now...
See you all on TT again as always......
Posted January 06, 2003 - 07:12 AM
Some of the best hole shots I have ever seen have been in the Phills, Hong Kong then Singapore.