WR 450 vibes?
Posted February 07, 2003 - 11:45 AM
Imagine my surprise to open the latest thick n' glossy issue of my local bike rag here in Canada (Inside Motorcycles)and see it seriously dumped on by the panel in their big "enduro bike shootout". Big vibration, poor running (wouldn't start at first even with button) and a hard hitting motor put it well down the rankings. Of course, the KTM's could do no wrong!
I'm aware of the jetting issues as far as clean running goes, but big vibes? hard hitting motor? News to me. Knowing the source, part of me suspects that if the shoes were on the other feet, the KTM 450 would be described as a real "ripper" and the Yamaha would be called a bit "soft"!
I can deal with power..but vibes? Can anyone comment here?
Posted February 07, 2003 - 12:07 PM
Posted February 07, 2003 - 12:10 PM
Yamaha 4 strokes are known for their smoothness and lack of vibration. When I think vibration I think 2 stroke or aluminum frame. Maybe their bike had a problem.
I have three rides on mine and could not be more pleased with the power. Much more torque than my old 400 and much smoother hit. My .02 cents.
Posted February 07, 2003 - 01:23 PM
Posted February 07, 2003 - 02:30 PM
Someday when my bike finally gets here I'll see if my dreams are true
Posted February 07, 2003 - 02:50 PM
That was the was the right decision. It has great torque, linear accelleration, e start, good suspension, turns great, and less vibration than my 426. Maybe they got their colors mixed up.
Posted February 07, 2003 - 03:00 PM
Posted February 07, 2003 - 03:46 PM
point and f---ing case. i tell that to ppl all the time about lots of models.
i work at a yami/honda/kawi dealer. but ride suzuki. if i had the $$$$ i would be getting the next wr450 crate that came. IMHO the 2 best bikes we sell are, wr450 and R1. both are yami.
Posted February 07, 2003 - 04:44 PM
I'll agree with you.I love this bike and have had no problems.I did the flywhell retorque and change the jetting.Otherwise nothing else.THIS BIKE ROCKS!!
Posted February 08, 2003 - 06:58 AM
Posted February 10, 2003 - 03:38 AM