I love my WR but....
Posted December 22, 2009 - 09:02 AM
Posted December 22, 2009 - 09:24 AM
I never got a chance to ride a CRFX when I was shopping. A buddy of mine rode the CRFR and said it was kind of like a light switch, BIG power hit and instant arm pump.
I was already leaning towards the WR and I met a guy in Gorman that let me take a short ride on his completely stock 08. Even plugged up I pretty much knew instantly that it was the bike for me. I have been totally comfortable on my WR from day one.
Same here. The Wr is just so easy to ride stupidly fast. Its also very forgiving.
The Yz450 i find is harder to ride with the on and off powerband.
The CRF is a great bike, but topends are not as maint free like the yamaha's
I did about 500hours on my bike before the rebuild and there was not one valve adjustment. I should of checked it though... or atleast change the timing chain.... that cost me a new crank
Posted December 22, 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted December 22, 2009 - 04:45 PM
Posted December 22, 2009 - 09:08 PM
Posted December 30, 2009 - 01:22 PM
i'm a bit old fashioned, but i'll say Honda took a big step down (in a way) by dumping the XR650R and running the CRFX. With all the support that Honda's get, the CRF's do well despite it's shortcomings. If you notice, most guys that are privateers, still use the big XRR as it needs very little maintaining over the course of a few race seasons compared to the CRF's
if i buy a 450 it's gonna be a WR- i hear too many good things about them:banana:..plus i love that Yamaha blue:thumbsup: