XR 400 KICKS ASS !!!!
Posted January 18, 2003 - 09:15 PM
I RODE ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY('01). YOU CAN'T COMPARE AN XR TO A WR. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO SOMEBODY WAS TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN THE TWO. OUT OF THE CRATE, THE WR DESTROYS THE XR! FOR ALL TYPES OF RIDING, THE ONLY ADVANTAGE OF THE XR IS PRICE! MAYBE THERE ARE SOME GREAT MODS FOR THE STOCK XR??????
Posted January 18, 2003 - 10:12 PM
Posted January 18, 2003 - 11:35 PM
Posted January 19, 2003 - 07:45 AM
Posted January 19, 2003 - 09:52 AM
Just putting in my two bits.
Posted January 19, 2003 - 11:48 AM
But hey, ya gotta come out of the woods, eventually. You know the new WR450 will suck the headlight out of an XR400 or 440, sorry Dwight, anytime, anyplace, past second gear.
I'm keeping the old XR though. Because sometimes, second gear, is a wonderful place...
Posted January 19, 2003 - 11:59 AM
Posted January 19, 2003 - 12:03 PM
I do think the older bikes are more predictable that is why you can go fast on them for so long. I sure have. But change is coming so I'ma looking.
2002 SERA Sr.A Enduro Champion and 2002 SERA Sr.A Hare Scramles Champion.
Posted January 19, 2003 - 12:08 PM
Posted January 19, 2003 - 01:32 PM
Posted January 20, 2003 - 09:23 AM
Posted January 20, 2003 - 09:30 AM
but then it does have its place.
just my $4.50 worth
Posted January 20, 2003 - 11:12 AM
With that in mind, I will say that I found that this gutless XR performed exceedingly well in the enduro type trails we ride. It took a little time to readjust my riding style, but by this past weekend I had it working for me nicely on the A/B singletrack. The motor lugged better and I did not even notice the extra weight of the XR. Open desert was a different story, though. Mainly because my bike is putting out much more HP. A hopped up XR250 or a stock XR400 would probably be a more fair comparison.
I wouldn't trade in my WRF, but if that's "farming" then I wish I had been raised on a farm!
Posted January 20, 2003 - 04:49 PM
Dwight's just an old fart (like me), riding old familiar equipment, and he could still outrun any ten of the rest of us on a moped. Do you guys have any idea who this guy is? He doesn't need a WR to go fast, but if he had one, and got used to it, he'd go by us like we're tied to a tree. So, quit encouraging him! He'll make us all look like a bunch of squids.
Seriously, Dwight, you gotta get into the 21st Century here! The WR can be mastered in tight stuff with the right suspension setup, and a little clutch work. Then, once out of the tight stuff, it's no contest any more.
We can speculate about the WR450, but it's just more of a good thing. Trust me. Better yet, trust Yamaha to act in their own best interest. The WR450 and the soon-to-be-released CRF450X will be THE BEST off-road weapons for everything short of Baja and the occasional high speed GP.
Posted January 20, 2003 - 05:41 PM
WRs are longer,taller,and have WAY more horsepower. All things that make them marvels of modern 21st century technology. All things that make them a handfull in the woods.
Where would we be without farmers?