Buying a used WR/YZ
Posted September 16, 2002 - 08:14 AM
Thanks in advance!
Posted September 17, 2002 - 07:14 AM
-chain & sprokets
-forks (for seal leaks)
-rear shock (for leaks)
-radiators (might have been previously bent)
-wheel bearings (moving wheel side to side, if it moves you have to change the bearings
-look closely at the frame to make sure it`s not broken anywhere
-the general look of the bike... does it look like it was badly beaten...
-if you had the tools you could chk compression
-listen closely at the running motor for some knocking (might need valve adjustment)
- test ride it and make sure the clutch don`t slip and/or you can go through all the gears no problem
-oil leaks (motor)
I know it`s alot of crap to look at but you want to make sure that you don`t buy a bike on which you`ll have to spend $$$ and hrs fixing it.
Also, as per kbb.com, the retail value of a WR400 98 is 3710$ and trade in is 2540$
for a YZ400 98 it`s 2285$ for trade in & 3350$ for retail... if you buy a newer bike then it`s going to be a bit more.....
by the way, which state is Bradford in ?? I might sell mine when the WR450 comes in. I have a WR 400 98`
Posted September 17, 2002 - 09:53 PM
Posted September 18, 2002 - 03:23 AM
The push portion of the push pull system becomes
frayed easily.Find out if they greased all suspention and swing arm pivots,if not I recomend you do it.Also check the stering stem for any racheting or drag.
Posted September 18, 2002 - 07:27 AM
Hopefully i shall soon have a bike.
I am from Bradford in England.