1998 WR 400 f
Posted March 12, 2003 - 10:31 AM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 12:07 PM
(Crap! Now my buddy has some competition regarding that WR400 that is located in Orting! Crap!) $2500! Are you kidding me?
Awesome deal, now forget about it!
Posted March 12, 2003 - 03:20 PM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 04:28 PM
I thought these bikes were worth like $3000
ha ha ha
Posted March 12, 2003 - 04:41 PM
Good luck on finding another. Great bikes! If you don't need the plate, you can find them cheaper. This one, in Wa State, with a plate, is worth its' weight in GOLD!
Let the good times roll!
Posted March 12, 2003 - 04:51 PM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 05:11 PM
I know of a couple that are available here, but I think they are a little overpriced. One of the guys working in the local blue shop is selling his 2000, but he is asking around $4,000, and it has no plate.
Honestly, with the 2003 WR450f's now being released, the old 400 prices are dropping. It is unwarranted though, the 400's are STILL great bikes.
That struck me as funny though, when you posted the first one. As soon as I read it, I KNEW that we (you, my buddy and I) were all looking at the same bike! Small world out there.
Anyway, good luck in your search. Keep your eyes open for one with a plate. They don't add much weight, but they sure open up a lot of riding opportunities here in Wa state.
Hope there are no hard feelings, and I hope you end up with one that makes you smile.
Posted March 12, 2003 - 05:12 PM
Posted March 13, 2003 - 06:00 AM
I might look a little funny with a plate on my bike during races (Yeah, and I leave my kick-stand on too. I am "One of those guys" ) but it is crazy not to have one on your bike here in Wa State.
The ORV riding areas are coming under attack (dedicated funding being directed elsewhere) but if you have that plate, many forest service roads, BLM land, and other State owned land is legal to ride on. (Not JUST ORV parks)
I was referencing that you had said you did not need one, but I was just trying to convince you otherwise.
Hope that helps,
Posted March 13, 2003 - 08:34 AM
I found a real clean WR400 in OR for the asking price of $2700. However, it has a YZ rear fender w/o a light. Can any WR get licensed?
Posted March 13, 2003 - 09:57 AM
That is why finding a used WR, that is PLATED, is such a gigantic find. They are true diamonds! The way current WA legislature, WA state patrol and the D of L are intrepreting things, if a bike does not come from the manufacturer with a plate and a statement "This motorcycle is designed for on-road/highway use" or something like that, you cannot get a plate. Period.
Bottom line is, in WA state (and many others) if your buying a used bike, and want a plate, but the bike is not currently registered, there is NOTHING that you can do to get a plate.
Well, there are a couple of things, like registering it in another state then transfering it back, or other arduous stuff like that. Just keeping you ears low to the ground and waiting for a bike that snuck through, and has a plate, is your best bet. If your bike has a plate on it, they won't take that plate away, but you can't go up and register a used bike.
New bikes off the showroom floor cannot get a plate either. Well, KTM's can, but that is because they don't have a disclaimer on the bike that says whether a bike is designed for street standards, or is strictly meant for off-road travel. Because of this, another buddy of mine bought a new, left-over 2002 KTM EXC400. That can get a plate.
So, if you want a WR, it MUST already have the plate (out of state will transfer in) but you will not be able to plate a used WR that is not currently registered for the street.
I know I just spoke round and round there, but it is a confusing issue.