ready for a change
Posted April 15, 2003 - 10:04 PM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 12:18 AM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 02:50 AM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 03:37 AM
You sound like you're having major buyers' remorse. What problems are you having with your WR450??
Posted April 16, 2003 - 05:56 AM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 06:05 AM
With the benefit on hindsight, I'm still happly with my decision. The wr450s seem to have had their share of problems and I don't see any big advantage for me over the 426. My 426 starts great, hot or cold. It runs strong and the suspension is great.
I also considered the DRZ or its twin the KLX. There have been at least two threads in the past few months on comparisons with them and the Yamahas. Rather than be redundant here, I suggest you run a search for them.
A guy named Mark from Arizona had a 2002 wr426 for sale on this forum a few weeks ago. I don't know him but he claims the bike is nice and clean.
If you aren't set on a brand new bike, my advice is buy a used 426.
Good luck and happy trails.
Posted April 16, 2003 - 06:11 AM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 09:19 AM
Posted April 16, 2003 - 11:39 AM
Price has plumeted now that they are not the latest and greatest any more, but, if you can use all the power that the 426 can produce you are more of a man than me! I still love my 426.
Posted April 16, 2003 - 05:42 PM
Posted April 17, 2003 - 12:08 AM
The 450 is looking promising. I've only had it out for one official trail ride but I can tell I'm gonna like it. It feels a lot lighter which is what I was mostly concerned about. I'm into jumping out in the dunes, and the 400 did alright, it was a little heavy though.
Not sure about the power cause I'm going to baby the engine for the first couple hundred miles. It hasn't had any rotor problems yet but it's only got about 80 miles on it, I'm guessing, no Odo.
Posted April 17, 2003 - 02:37 AM
Posted April 18, 2003 - 08:22 AM
2003 WR 450 F-baffle removed
Posted April 18, 2003 - 09:16 AM
Posted April 18, 2003 - 09:23 PM