2000 WR400F vs YZ400F or YZ426F

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  • John_B

Posted June 17, 2002 - 08:07 AM


I hate to ask again, but my search didn't come up with much. Can someone explain to me how I would make my WR400F ride more like a YZ400F on the track? Other than changing the timing, what is the difference? What kind of suspension changes would be needed?

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  • huskyrider

Posted June 18, 2002 - 04:35 PM


Try a YZ replica seat and tank. This should give you the most noticable, seat of the pants, YZ feel.
If your cheap,like me, take a click or two more compression dampening. Take a get aquainted ride with your new enduro/motocross machine to feel the difference. I read here recently one of the TTers played with his clickers and promptly crashed because he didn't get a feel first.
Above all, avoid first gear at the track and learn the feather the clutch method in second.
Just my two cents worth of advice. Hope it'll help.

  • Flying-W1

Posted June 20, 2002 - 06:09 PM


As noted above install a stock YZ tank and seat, this can be purchased fron Clark manufacturing as a set. It is important to have your weight transfer move forward while turning this will let the front end bite more, also try moving the triple clamps down this will also help. I have just completed the YZ timing and grey wire mod on my bike and I'm pulling hole shots almost every moto.
The suspension is really rider preference, how ever I found my rear spring from the factory was adjusted half an inch beyond the min spec (yes it was like riding a pogo stick)
hope this helps.


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