Best WR year(s)


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  • dezertrunner

Posted January 08, 2009 - 02:48 PM

#1

I am thinking about buying a WR. what is the best year or years that i should consider?...not sure if this has already been addressed.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted January 08, 2009 - 03:19 PM

#2

I am thinking about buying a WR. what is the best year or years that i should consider?...not sure if this has already been addressed.


whats your budget

  • dezertrunner

Posted January 08, 2009 - 04:36 PM

#3

3500 ish

  • SJMC_DON

Posted January 08, 2009 - 04:48 PM

#4

3500 ish


04' - 06' :thinking:

  • Charles De Mar

Posted January 08, 2009 - 04:56 PM

#5

3500 ish


How about an 07wr450? :thinking:
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  • wr_450_rider

Posted January 08, 2009 - 06:19 PM

#6

i picked up my 04 wr 450 with less than 10 hours on it so it was in like new condition for $3400
but with an 04 you get a red sticker so i would get a newer one if that matters to you
the 07 up bikes are gonna cost you more but they are a bit smaller and lighter if that matters

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  • kjr247

Posted January 08, 2009 - 07:09 PM

#7

A '99 WR400 is the best but you need a strong right leg. Actually, for the money (under $2k) they are pretty good. Lighter, no bat tender, and put the $1500 in the bank or gear.

  • Baja trail Rider

Posted January 08, 2009 - 07:28 PM

#8

Stay away from 03 wr450 all else good

  • Strattos

Posted January 08, 2009 - 07:32 PM

#9

Yeah, agree with Baja, only because they had dramas with the starter motor, as it was the first year with the electric leg. Other than that, as far as I'm aware, they were just as reliable as the rest of the range, and a big step up in terms of ergos over the 02 426, although I still have a soft spot for the 426. Magic motor in the 426. Exciting.

  • MXJunky

Posted January 08, 2009 - 11:07 PM

#10

MXJunkys '05 started easier when cold with a kick or two than with the button, but the 'lectric start was useful in hairier situations on thuh trail.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted January 09, 2009 - 11:55 AM

#11

04' - 06' :thinking:


05 or newer for the beefier forks in the front.


But you can't go wrong with an 04 either. Get the newest one your budget will allow.

  • hillclimbguy

Posted January 09, 2009 - 07:39 PM

#12

Stay away from 03 wr450 all else good


My 03 is great. Bought it cheap and runs and starts like a champ.:thinking:

  • brad the best

Posted January 09, 2009 - 07:48 PM

#13

My 03 is great. Bought it cheap and runs and starts like a champ.:thinking:


same here :smirk:

newer is better , what ever you can afford . i would at least get a 450 and try for an aluminum framed one .




 
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