I can't believe it!!! It's GONE!!!
Posted May 26, 2003 - 06:30 AM
I will miss it, that is for sure.
But on the brighter side of the coin, I am buying an '03 model. Now com'on, you didn't think I would not have a back up plan .
NOW WHAT TO GET
I think the WR250 will not be enough bike for me. I would miss the power of the 426 too much and I know I would be kickin my butt. I am 6'2" and 200lbs and an intermediate rider. Long way to go to keep up with the pros
I am down now to WR450(I love the idea of an e-start), the YZ450f( it would be like my 426 without the stupid kick starting drill) or a YZ250f.
I don't race tracks very often. I am more into just recreationally ripping around on tracks. I will do the odd race now and then. I do like going into the woods and trails as well.
I like the light weight of the yz450 but I think that I would have to put a 12oz flywheel weight on it and soften the suspension to make it half way rideable in the trials. The downfall is the gearing is a little tight. I was also thinking that you could WR time the YZ450 to make it a little milder for trail riding. Anyone know of someone who has done this to a YZ450??
The WR450 my only concern with this is the weight and the ability to ride it on motocross tracks. I love the idea of having a "LIGHT" and that MAGIC, WONDERFUL, GOD SEND of a button!!!
Does anyone ride their WR450 on motocross tracks?
And if you ride in the trails, are you finding the weight and power tiring you out? Also how TECHNICAL are the trials you ride? I usually have to deal with A LOT of rocks, deep mud (1' - 1.5' deep), and some BIG A$$ hill climbs.
Also without making me search months of posts, what are some common problems with the WR450? and what are the free mods you have to do and what do they do. This bike would be the Canadian version.
What does the wr450 actually weigh?? I have heard everything from 230 - 260?
Posted May 26, 2003 - 05:28 PM
"Live well...ride free"
Posted May 26, 2003 - 09:09 PM
Posted May 27, 2003 - 02:44 AM
I know I can lighten the WR by dropping the exhaust, trashing the odometer, and putting in a lighter battery.
What the heck is a Woodruff Key?
It is going to come down to trying them out. The short and useless 1st gear on the YZ is another concern I have to trail riding. The wider gears on the wr are definitely more forgiving.
But I think that it is easier to make a YZ trailable than to make a WR trackable.
We'll see how it goes this afternoon.
I'll keep you posted.
Posted May 28, 2003 - 12:56 PM
Ah, it's so nice to read those words. The woodruff key alligns the crank and the flywheel. Early '03 WR450s were recalled because the woodruff key could possibly break. Causing the bike to lose timing and stop running. Don't worry, Yamaha took care of it and we all love our WRs.