I am a HAPPY GUY!
Posted October 02, 2008 - 05:39 PM
Posted October 03, 2008 - 04:06 PM
Posted October 05, 2008 - 03:30 PM
shorten the throttle stop....the amount can be found my searching.
on the right side of the gas tank, remove the grey wire from the 2-wire connector that also includes a black...leave the black connected and tape up the grey end
remove airbox lid
remove exhaust insert or get a pipe
move exhaust cam one tooth right(search for more info)
Posted October 05, 2008 - 07:19 PM
Picked up a 99' WR for $1000. Couldn't be happier!
I feel ya man. I too was a very happy man but I didn't stop there, I spend a ton of money only to come full circle.
I once found a 99 YZ400 for $700 that only needed a throttle plate in the carburetor (cracked), $50 later I had a parts carb with good plate and my 99 YZ came to life...
I sold the YZ400 and replaced it with two brand new bikes. Bike one was a 2006 WR450 ($6,300 OTD) and bike two is a 2006 street legal Husqvarna TE510 ($8,000 OTD).
I bought my husky and the 06 WR for the electric start but when you get down to it starting is only 1% of the ride. If you are young and able don't ever trade a kick only bike that you love for an E-start bike...
I sold the 06 WR450 and got a 2002 street legal WR426. I feel it is the most awesome bike ever made, all that is good about the 99 YZ400 but with more low end. I also have a YZ seat and tank on it (gets you more forward over the tank)
Just remember that the WR400 can be rebuilt into a 426 by switching the crank, piston, cylinder and crank drive gears (transmission gears are another matter). I don't feel the WR450 had as much low end grunt as the WR426 and I know it has less of a red line RPM (11,500 vs 13,500)
I still miss my $700 99 YZ400 but the 02 426 is a happy compromise...