BAD NEWS for WR450F....
Posted January 10, 2003 - 07:34 PM
Posted January 10, 2003 - 08:07 PM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 04:16 AM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 04:47 AM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 04:54 AM
BTW, Alabama Rider, If you are currently on a XR650, and you are considering a YZ250F for the woods, you would probably be disappointed. Yes it's lighter and more nimble, but it lacks the tractor pull that you are probably accustomed to with the XR. I would look at modifying a YZ450 with a flywheel weight, to give it that tractor pull feeling, before considering the 250.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 05:09 AM
burgers and fries , ya' know.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 06:05 AM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 06:28 AM
The suject of the Yzf vs. the WRf 250's has been overkilled in the 250 forum. Suffice to say I own a sweet running WR426 and the 03 250Yzf... the yzf is taller and in somepositions a pain for me to raise my leg to start it (sidehills etc.) I'm 5'10" and weigh 165. Other than that it starts w/o the e-button just like a 2-stroke, it bump starts like a two stroke, it has tons of low end (especially after it breaks in) it raises the front end no sweat for big rocks, logs, etc. - it is light, with the forks raised, it carves in the tightest stuff better than anything I've ever ridden, and I have had about a dozen KDX's over the years and KX's too. It makes the 426 a back-burner bike. I use stock gearing and still don't need to clutch it much. I feel the close-ratio gear box is a plus for tight stuff, and the suspension does NOT need a revalve for tight woods stuff after 2 hrs break-in (although I run the fork compression all the way out - but I'm old and tired). You will need a larger tank for over 40 mile runs, o-ring chain, spark arrestor and side stand - I recommend PMB for the last two - I just can't tell you how much fun this light powerful bike is. If I were still racing I wouldn't consider anything else for enduro or hare scrambles. My brother in law and I are similar skilled riders. He bought a KTM 525 - we were riding in a hilly, woody, rocky area. His heavier KTM gave him grief over logs, etc. - the yzf is so light you can unload and go. You won't miss the WR450's weight in those situations. Sorry about the length of this but this machine is something else.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 07:22 AM
Sure hope the recall rumor is not true though.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 07:37 AM
If I got mine today what would I do with it.
It's 21 degrees outside.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 07:45 AM
Posted January 11, 2003 - 07:46 AM
Having just spoken to my dealer 5 minutes ago and being told that the distribution center promised him with 99% certainty a second half of january delivery, i'd hate to have a large spanner tossed into the clockworks now.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 08:22 AM
I would ride in cold weather but the cold air blows right up my pink dress.