Posted February 19, 2003 - 02:31 PM
I heard the 2004 DRZ's will be green sticker, and thought that maybe as more red sticker four strokes turn green yamaha might feel some presure to make the WRF a green sticker bike.
Posted February 19, 2003 - 04:26 PM
Just like with cars and trucks, the aftermarket (including Yamaha's GYTR) would profit by restoring the 'thunder'.
I know I would buy one.
Posted February 19, 2003 - 04:52 PM
It will take someone high up the food chain at Big Blue to bite the bullet and make the WR's CA Green Sticker legal.
Just in the small group I ride with 3 guys have sold their WR's and gone KTM Orange just to get the CA Green Sticker and the plate for dual sport use.
Posted February 19, 2003 - 05:22 PM
Posted February 19, 2003 - 07:33 PM
This will curl your hair:
I heard from a reliable source that the WR 400 actually passed emissions standards back in '00. So did the YZ 426 for '00. Right off the showroom floor of Montclair Yamaha. I don't know what else was involved with the qualification, or if politics was involved, but I'd sure hate to find out the WR was a sacrificial lamb just to appease the bureaucrats and give them something to show for their hard work and justify their weekly paychecks. I can't imagine that the average KTM RFS runs much cleaner than a jetted WR, if at all.
BTW, when are we gonna have that beer?
Posted February 20, 2003 - 06:43 AM
I'm glad that KTM has the corporate balls to sell bikes with Green Sticker certs. I hope Big Blue wakes up and smells the ring blow by before KTM completely takes over the 'WR' market in CA.
Instead of beers how about riding instead? This Sat. I'm riding from Barstow to Laughlin. I got maps and GPS data. What's your excuse for not riding
Posted February 20, 2003 - 08:27 AM
Posted February 20, 2003 - 08:41 AM
Posted February 20, 2003 - 08:52 AM
Posted February 20, 2003 - 09:53 AM
My 98 WR400 had a clean VIN and when I sold it the new owner did get the plate renewed.
Bottom line in CA ... check the freakin' VIN.
Posted February 21, 2003 - 04:36 AM
On WR's: model years 98 and 99 are likely to have the right serial nos for green sticker. In 2000, WR's were 400's and YZ's were 426 here in the states. You won't find a 2000 WR400 WITHOUT a 'C' or '3' in the 8th digit unless it came from Canada or overseas. Even then, maybe some of those have the dreaded killer 8th digit. It seems I heard they are somehow even catching up with some of those and re-issuing red stickers.
Dan, I have a club outing this weekend near El Mirage. So, my excuse for not riding is that I'm.....well....riding, LOL. If you get out to the area just north of the main entrance of the lakebed, look for the group of 50 or so RV's. That's us, TWMC.
Posted February 21, 2003 - 04:50 AM
Posted February 28, 2003 - 11:46 AM
Posted February 28, 2003 - 11:57 AM
Jim-in-so-ore sold me his bike. I am picking it up sat.
Zekedawg, If you really want a 426, just drive to Reno and get a "california" green sticker for $20!!! THe local dealers don't even care what kind of bike it is. If a ranger gets you, all you have to say is that it is a friend from Nevada's bike and they can't do diddlie. I have several friends in the Sacramento area that do this for their CRF450s...
Posted March 02, 2003 - 12:12 PM
Posted March 03, 2003 - 05:19 AM
Posted March 03, 2003 - 05:33 AM
The back road is still there but is pretty rough. Not to mention Gene Chappie is pretty rough because nobody used it for a while. Rocks on rocks and overgrown brush everywhere but it's getting better. We had about 300 show up for the Poker Run Jan 15th.
RDR is trying to get a ride at Gene Chappie every 1st Saturday. Maybe you can make one of those rides.
Posted March 07, 2003 - 11:19 AM