Long distance rides on a wr426
Posted June 15, 2010 - 06:28 AM
Posted June 15, 2010 - 06:52 AM
Posted June 19, 2010 - 09:28 AM
however, let me honest. hornets, bandits etc. if thee guys can ride, you stand no chance of keeping up!! much like, they couldn't keep with you around a mx track!
these are not street bikes, they have highly strung engines. prolonged street use kills them if i'm honest.
used mine for a massive trip in wales, gotta have done best part of 200 road miles, big roads, bout 55mph. 1/2 mile from home - bang - valve snapped.
speaking to some people in the know, they say dont use em on road, apart from short slow jouneys. one guy sold a new one, chap took it from shop, rode it @ 60 mph for ages on motorway going home, bike was dead when he got back.
now, i trailer mine to tracks or into wales for some laning. only use it on road for local (within 25mile) green lanes.
hope this helps, and i'm just going from my experience. bike never played up before, or since rebuilding it, touch wood.
only advantage is, you'll be able to stand it on the back wheel better than ya mates!
Posted June 19, 2010 - 09:40 AM
Nice to know there are a few guys in the uk with them =I have seen.... lets say 2 in the uk and that was at the bmf show near me.
Posted June 19, 2010 - 02:26 PM
Not designed for prolonged high speed distance riding.
I would advise you get something else for a long road ride, save the 426 for the trail.