04 wr450 -----> aluminum frame???

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  • simon@vic

Posted May 30, 2003 - 02:29 PM


is this true at all???????????
i am going to be getting the frist one that comes into my shop AL frame or not. just 10 min ago a parts guy{ wrong 90% of the time :)} just said they might have AL frames??

is this true??

  • SBG

Posted June 01, 2003 - 07:21 AM


Probably meant subframes. Probably doesn't know 03's already have AL subframes. Most people at motorcycle shops are worthless and know nothing. I saw a guy go into a shop asking if his newly purchased XR600 was a 1 or 2 cylinder. The guy behind the counter asked "How many head pipes?", "2!", "How many Carbs?", "2!", "Well then your bikes a 2 cylinder." This was in Victorville Honda in the mid 80's, but who the hell would ever think a (normal) dirt bike under 650cc would have more than 1 cylinder.
Best advice, read the magazines with an open mind to the future of motorcycles, but ignore any BS you hear at the shops.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 01, 2003 - 05:43 PM


2006 WR500 with aluminum frame and fuel injection is what to wait for. :)

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  • simon@vic

Posted June 04, 2003 - 12:04 PM


any one have any info that isnt rumour?

  • SMD

Posted June 04, 2003 - 12:10 PM


We will know if its rumor at 9pm PCT tonight at Yamaha.com/ The 04 dealer show is on in Vegas as I type. :)

  • yamafreek_hawaii

Posted June 04, 2003 - 03:16 PM


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04 pic?

  • simon@vic

Posted June 04, 2003 - 07:45 PM


thx for the info guys. now the next question is when do they get to the dealers?


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