anybody buy a wr426f lately??
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The price you buy will heavily depends on the condition of the bike. If it's clean and has not be abused then $1900 is a fair price.
Posted September 21, 2009 - 08:01 PM
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If you look at in person I would also check out the swing arm under the chain slider. It was poorly designed and fit loosely. Because of the loose fit, it would rattle around and wear against the swingarm. It is easily fixed with a cut piece of foam, innertube or whatever to take up the poor fit, and protect the swingarm.
Yes, gas goes bad after 6 months, at least I sure won't use it.
The WR426 is a super reliable bike (same as the YZ) and after 8 years, with an average of less than 1000 miles a year, the valves in my 01 are still perfectly in spec.
The WR will require the "free mods" at minimum to make it pull anything like the YZ. The bike was choked up so badly to meet EPA emissions it absolutely sucked out of the box. With the free mods, you basically have a YZ with lights, a wider ratio transmission, coolant reservoir, and a bigger gas tank. And yes, it will still try and rip your arms out of the sockets when set up properly.
Do yourself a favor though, and put your YZ tank and seat on the WR to allow you get farther forward while turning.
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Posted September 23, 2009 - 06:47 PM
By the looks of the rear swingarm -- it hasn't been layed down "that" many times.... side engine covers don't have that much boot scratching of the paint. Also looks like the frame has some near perfect paint where the boot would normally rub.
The yellowing of the decal on the tank is 100% normal -- and just about every 426 you'll see has that.
Paid $2,000 for mine 3 months ago in Michigan. He was asking $2,200.... without a street legal title.
---- she's now titled though.
As far as your old title..... yeah --- the secetary of state gets mad, because even though you don't plate your bike.... you're still suppose to register it. (in other words....they want to pay sales tax on a used bike no matter what) But, they can't do anything about it.
Make sure you have a bill of sale ----- and the title is properly signed off on..... it doesn't need to be in your name. You can jump ownership.
Though -- they don't like it when you do it. I got lectured with mine....