WR450 or VOR450EN
Posted January 30, 2003 - 04:05 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 05:57 PM
Now I hear about clutch problems and perhaps starter problems. Talked to my good friend who is a certified automotive mechanic and used to ride a YZ400. He said clutch problems are a result of a BAD design and never go away.... He said if I can get the VOR for $600 more then I should definately go with it
Am I on "Candid Camera"? That quote is almost as funny as:
Well, with the childish comments to serious questions is why I went with the KTM 525 EXC.
No Wait the best one is:
Where are the moderators?
SMD,Bandit and Beezer: I'm with you guys on this one.... I really believe that Bama is just screwing with all of us....... Where are the moderators? Math, this isn't Oprah.... This is a free forum for all of us to chat.. Please don't insult the Moderators.. They do their jobs just fine.....
I think some of you hate the fact that Yamaha re-invented the "mass-production" four stroke. But when you're number uno you're bound to get people to disagree. I never thought I'de see the day when Yamaha's reliability would be compared to a VOR or a KTM. I have an 01 WR426 with a stock clutch with more miles on it than most bikes will ever have in a lifetime that is in perfect condition. Can you say that about a VOR? I didn't think so......
Bama, I'm sure you're a great guy outside of TT, but from this post you're starting to become a Tr***. Just buy the VOR..... Please......They're close by......Do it....
Cheers, your pal
Posted January 30, 2003 - 06:27 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 06:54 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 07:12 PM
PS. I want a team helmet BAD!!!! (ISDE) Do you know Chili White (KTM)? He raced ISDE last year and only beat me by 8 minutes in Laughlin... I'm really thinking about going to Brazil as a club rider if I could qualify in Idaho.. What do you think? Worth it?
Posted January 30, 2003 - 11:31 PM
HEY, as for the ISDE it ain't what it used to be but you ought to go for it anyway. I personally think they have made the ISDE too easy on the trails and allow too much outside assistance and repairs. I remember when we had to carry all tools and parts with us and no one could touch the bike except to add gasoline or oil. Bike had to be reliable or you didn't finish. They were talking about how tough the ISDE was this year in Czech but back in 1982 we only finished 8 riders out of 36. This year we finished 22.
Good luck and keep us informed on how you do at the qualifiers.
I am riding the Nat'l Enduro series this year. Missing the California event but probably catching all the rest. Maybe I can win the SrA class again.
Posted January 31, 2003 - 03:25 AM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:06 AM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 07:13 AM
I've never wanted to insult any of the moderators from this forum. Who am I to do such a thing? If any of them felt insulted, I apologize sincerely.
I understand that we are not at Oprah.
Just wanted to share my opinion that guys are though on Bamy. Now that I learned a little bit more on what a VOR is (few readings) I totally agree that the VOR is no match for the Yam but come on, none of us needs to spend energy at roughing a TT member for that, whoever he is.
You mentioned it yourself Dan, the moderators are doing a great job. And very recently neWRiver suggested to lighten up a little and keep on topic. Let's do it!
Posted January 31, 2003 - 08:30 AM
to repeat what I said..."the Yamaha. It is quicker, handles the tight stuff, and has more power. I like the Yamaha because it most reminds me of my XR650 but is 60lbs lighter, which fits my riding style... Now all I have to do is wait on delivery," [/list]
Posted January 31, 2003 - 09:17 AM
I hope everybody has some good riding plans this weekend. That is what it is all about, right?
Posted January 31, 2003 - 01:45 PM
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Posted January 31, 2003 - 04:01 PM
Enjoy your new bike I can't wait to get mine.
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:07 PM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:15 PM
You guys sure do know how to welcome someone to the Yamaha family....
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:33 PM