wr450 or yz450
Posted May 11, 2009 - 08:23 PM
Posted May 11, 2009 - 09:34 PM
This comming from a pretty big WR fan.
Posted May 12, 2009 - 01:37 AM
i had the same problem when choosing which bike to get, and it was out of the same 2 bikes that you like.
I joined this site and found out alot of new things.
I chose the wr450f, this was the best choice i thought because of the e start, the light and the power of the bike
But it all depends on what type of riding you to, you can mod the wr to be like a yz
im also a wr fan so i say go with the wr
Posted May 12, 2009 - 11:09 AM
Spring a WR to your weight go higher on fork oil levels and you have suspension that works great in the woods and will suffice for light moto.
I ride MX once a week and trail ride/ race hare scrambles another 3-4 days.
For me the WR was the choice for the wide ratio tranny, heavy flywheel- read smooth power- 18" rear wheel, lighting, plateable, the list goes on.
My WR is set up for racing hare scrambles, YZ exhaust and free mods about it for the motor, suspension resprung.
If I was young, going big and going to ride moto all the time I would opt for the YZ but the YZ won't make as good a trail bike and would cost alot to get it in that ballpark.
California with the open terrain would be another story but here in the tight woods of the North.....
Posted May 12, 2009 - 02:57 PM
Unlike TrialBC, you will not get your WR plated in WA (unless you are real sneeky:busted:)
The YZ though is most racers choice between the two... they are a little lighter, they turn better and the suspension is light years ahead of the WR's.
Having said that, the e-button, wide ratio tranny and overall "off road" set up of the Wr makes it a good all around bike for WA state. I ride mine in the gnarliest tight stuff I can find but have just as much fun on the track or in the desert...
You'd be happy with either one but the small things make the difference. For 30% moto I would still get the WR and re-work the suspension and trim it down if you want.
Posted May 12, 2009 - 03:02 PM
I was wondering which bike is easier and cheaper to cross over. wr to mx and yz to offroad. I live in wa and ride on the trails mostly but like to ride mx obout 30% of the time.
Posted May 12, 2009 - 04:30 PM
Lots more power in factory form and better suspention -VS- headlight and wide ratio tranny (along with weaker suspention). What else am I missing? Oh, better graphics? S/T
Posted May 12, 2009 - 10:56 PM
Posted May 13, 2009 - 06:24 AM
But if "forced" to pick one based on the original poster's needs and others' comments, I'd say go for the WR.
250 2strokes seem to do the best mx/trail bike half and half dance. The 450s are a bit more job specific these days.
Posted May 13, 2009 - 07:09 AM
Otherwise, get a wr.
I have a yz (2 stroke) for racing and a 450 for everything else.
Posted May 13, 2009 - 10:35 AM
I think MX bikes are great in woods...they have the GRIN factor that single track variety brings...just make sure the susension is set up...
The wr is worse for mx than the yz is for woods. I guess it would depend on how much mx you plan on doing. Only riding mx 30% of the time, and the fact that you live in Washington would probably mean that the wr would be the way to go. A yz with a rekluse, or a flywheel weight, and a little suspension work would do a decent job though. Mx bikes don't like going slow, or crawling. They stall easily and flame out, and they tend to be a handful on tight trails. Their power delivery doesn't work very well, and the stiff suspension will beat the crap out of your hands and arms. That sort of stuff makes for a long day. 250 2strokes seem to do the best mx/trail bike half and half dance. The 450s are a bit more job specific these days.
Posted May 14, 2009 - 06:11 AM
Posted May 14, 2009 - 02:52 PM
Posted May 14, 2009 - 03:03 PM
I guess it depends on where you move in CA in coordinating your riding style.
Also I should add that I plan on moving back to California in a 1 1/2, don't care about the green sticker to much because were im from it is to hot to ride in the summer, 95-110 all summer. I added this because I was wondering what most of the trails are like in northern ca, open double track or alot of nasty single track like up here.
Posted May 15, 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted May 17, 2009 - 01:08 AM