03 WR450F purchase input
Posted March 17, 2009 - 08:56 AM
New to the forum but certainly not internet forums or dirt bikes. Historically a kawi guy and my last ride was an 01 KX500.
I'm looking at an 03 WR450F, original owner and 1400km's on it going for $4k canadian. I think $4k canadian based on other local bikes for sale is reasonable, especially if its in good shape.
I'm know of the woodruff/starter issue with that year WR but evey thing else seems to be solid for that year. I'm looking for a bike that doesn't need continual up keep other than regular maintenence, i.e very reliable with good build quality and parts.
Looking at this bike tomorrow night..........any feed back?
Posted March 17, 2009 - 10:34 AM
Posted March 17, 2009 - 04:24 PM
Posted March 17, 2009 - 10:49 PM
You won't be sorry with the buy. Mine has an aftermarket fmf silencer on it, and there is a big difference in power just from that...I'm going for a different header pipe next.
Anyway, good luck and I hope this helped.
Posted March 18, 2009 - 05:58 AM
Posted March 18, 2009 - 09:51 AM
I'm going to look at this tonight and if all goes well I guess you will have another regular forum member. The hard thing is making the mental switch from two strokes to four strokes. However we put a new FMF header and muffler on a friends KTM 690 SM last night and that thumping sound did get me excited lol.
Posted March 18, 2009 - 04:52 PM
talk to you later.
Posted March 20, 2009 - 10:36 AM
I'm not a beliver it mint condition but this is as close as it gets.
Apparently where I'm located on the east coast of Canada none of the Yami dealers have had any recall issues with the 03 starter. I don't know if these bikes work pretty good with the stock jetting in my location (0-1500ft above sea level, temps usually 5deg C to 20deg C most riding days).
Posted March 23, 2009 - 04:39 AM
Posted March 24, 2009 - 01:42 PM