wr 450 or drz 400e for trail riding.
Posted September 26, 2008 - 05:46 PM
Just wondering about reliability and maint. ?
Posted September 26, 2008 - 10:47 PM
In regard to reliability, the Yamaha 4T is in a league of it's own:prof:
Only thing to ask the seller about the 03' WR is if he had the starter / woodruff key mod/fix done. The 03's are the only WR that had a "factory defect". I never owned an 03' but have read about it here in many threads. Do a search here on "woodruff key" or "2003 starter mod" and you should get all the info needed. As I understand it, Yamaha stepped up and provided parts to replace that eliminated any potential issues but it was up to the owner of the bike to make sure he got it done... kinda like a warranty re-call.
Maintenance on the WR is pretty elementary, oil changes and valve check/adj... not rocket science and the 03' - 06' steel framed bikes are easy to work on.
You're in the WR forum so I don't know what you expect to hear but my advice, without any doubt, is to pick the WR:prof:
Posted September 26, 2008 - 11:07 PM
Posted September 27, 2008 - 12:09 AM
Posted September 27, 2008 - 04:48 AM
Posted September 27, 2008 - 05:43 AM
As for reliablility... here is my DRZ motor, lost the big end bearing just shy of 10k miles. Amsoil 10w40 every 1k miles or less.
Posted September 28, 2008 - 05:36 PM
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Posted September 29, 2008 - 12:38 PM
Posted September 29, 2008 - 03:03 PM
It would be funny though, ask the same question in the DRZ forum.
Posted September 29, 2008 - 05:03 PM
The WR even in full stock trim is a much more adept bike for both leisure riding and aggressive riding.
Posted September 29, 2008 - 05:16 PM
Posted September 30, 2008 - 11:23 AM