98 wr400, how bad are they
Posted February 19, 2003 - 03:36 PM
Posted February 19, 2003 - 04:19 PM
No bottom end failures, No trans failures. No non crash related failures except for the broken kick starter. I love mine. Only selling to pay for new bike.
Posted February 19, 2003 - 05:36 PM
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Posted February 20, 2003 - 09:25 AM
Got my 03 WR 450 and will be selling old faithful soon.
Posted February 20, 2003 - 01:14 PM
Posted February 20, 2003 - 03:14 PM
I bought my 99 WR 400f in July of 1999, I pulled regular maintainence on it religiously. The only thing that are not original are the tires. chain guide, chain slider, handle bars, grips, and drain plug. All of the rest that I changed were because of preferance. I even have the original chain & sprockets.. I have never had a problem with anything on the bike. I expect to get the same results with my WR 450!!!!!!!!
Posted February 20, 2003 - 03:32 PM
I'm the lucky one that did not have a problem with the slide.
Just bummed cos the tank leaked on me.
So far its been a great bike. Change oil, spark plug, filters when required and it'll never let you down.
Some upgrades but there was never any problem that made me regret buying this bike.
Hope your friend will enjoy his ride like all of us.
Posted February 20, 2003 - 03:49 PM
i put the t fitting in the hose going to the intake, ran a hose from the bottom part of the t to the frame next to the air boot installed the petcock in the end , then connected another hose and ran it to the fitting on the top of the breather tube...when i need a hot start I open the petcock allowing fresh air to go in the head.if i can figure out how.. i will post pictures.other than that the 98 wr 400 is awesome...
Posted February 20, 2003 - 07:44 PM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 12:13 AM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 02:52 AM
it has this diaphragm the side of the carb that has three hoses connected to it.
This is the air cut valve, also called the octopus. The YZF's DID NOT have this. I COMPLETELY removed mine. It is only used for starting (emission crap??), and causes problems w/ setting your fuel screw.
The accelerator pump rod should be sealed w/ silicone. I have had ZERO corrosion problems since I have done this.
The 99's had a beefed up clutch basket over the 98's, but so far no one has mentioned clutch problems w/ their 98's.
Posted February 21, 2003 - 04:57 AM
Always used 93 or higher octance gas, changed oil and filter every three rides.
If hes looking for some serious thump for his buck then he shouldn't go wrong here as long as the guy that has the bike took good care of her.
Posted February 21, 2003 - 07:48 AM
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