IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE
Posted January 09, 2003 - 10:37 AM
Posted January 09, 2003 - 11:00 AM
Congrats man! (wish it were me )
Posted January 09, 2003 - 12:33 PM
Posted January 09, 2003 - 12:54 PM
TM Designworks is also a local company and they are in the process of building a new style chain slider that can be installed without removing the swing arm, but it will need grease to make it live longer anyway.
Now I wait for Chuck and all of the other venders to design and build a new dual sport kit and a bigger tank and all that other "gotta have" stuff.I better stop & do some work around here or I won't be able to buy gas for the bike because I won't have a job.
Posted January 09, 2003 - 03:53 PM
arghhhhhhhhhhh. I WANT MINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Posted January 09, 2003 - 04:04 PM
Posted January 09, 2003 - 08:57 PM
I wanted to be the first to brag that I have my 450
Posted January 10, 2003 - 05:14 AM
Turn on the gas, pull out the choke, push the on/off button behind the number plate then push the start button and don't give it any gas and it's running. I didn't try it with my leg because I never thought about it.
The weight IS noticeably lighter (manual says "268 lbs with gas").
The seat tank did not jump up and make me take notice but then the stock WR 400 seat/tank was fine with me.
Seat hardness was not as bad as earlier seats but I'll know more when I can really ride it. The seat is just as high off of the ground as before, just like the YZ. I am a short legged old fart and I get nose bleeds up that high. I will probably alter this one like I did my WR400 so that I can touch the ground with my feet when stopped. I have found that it's a real pain to carry around a stump to drop on the ground each time you want to stop, you know some thing to put your foot on.
It still has the same odometer that has been on the bikes since 98. I already have a speedometer (new) from a XT 350. I like to know how fast I'm not going, not only how far I've gone. I had a Panoram on my WR400 but sold it because it was too complicated for a simple person such as myself.
There are other things that I noticed but can;t think of them right at the moment, and of course the bike isn't here to look at and compare to.
I hope some one else gets one soon because all of these questions are hard on an old man.
Posted January 10, 2003 - 06:40 AM
Posted January 10, 2003 - 06:59 AM
Posted January 10, 2003 - 12:42 PM
You may not be mechanically minded (I'm not), but.....
can you tell us if the Cam timing needs to be retarded on the '03 for max performance?? I know you haven't ridden it, but I want to do the mod while the bike is brand new clean and I was hoping you could let us know if it needs it or not.
I've ordered the YZ throttle stop already. With the magic button, I don't know if the Grey wire mod will matter (anyone know?).
I guess I need a bike first though
Posted January 10, 2003 - 02:06 PM
Really curios on the lowering of the other bike, how tall are you. I have a friend that needs to do this also and I wonder how much effect the triple clamps will do for him. If you can email me details I would greatly appreciate it.
Good luck on the new ride.
Posted January 10, 2003 - 04:53 PM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 06:39 AM