deciding between the 250 or 400/426.....
Posted April 10, 2001 - 04:40 AM
Posted April 10, 2001 - 05:11 AM
After one or two months i learned to use the power to control the weight and I wouldn't ride anything less powerfull anymore. Drop the 250
'99 WR400 F, YZ exhaust, throttle stop trimmed, WR timing, airbox cover removed
Posted April 20, 2001 - 10:11 AM
best - jwm
Posted April 20, 2001 - 10:44 AM
Bryan and I were running gullies (washouts in the desert) in Pueblo and both of us commented that we were having trouble controling it because we didn't realize how fast we were going. Sure, if you're running fourth gear through the desert or blasting sand dunes, the 426/400 would be the machine. But, really how much of that do you get in PA? We spend a lot of the summer riding trees and roots in Steamboat. I can think of several trails where I'd rather have the 250F under me.
Our buddy Dave from Steamboat just got one with a Scotts Damper. He's going to be way fast this year!
Not to confuse you further, but horsepower doesn't always translate into speed. It would be well worth your time to try one.
Posted April 20, 2001 - 12:21 PM
Posted April 20, 2001 - 12:54 PM
Where ya at? I'm in York. Ever ride Tower City or Rausch Creek?
Let's hook up.
97 KDX220, 86 TTR225, 99 WR400f, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Cycra Pro-Bend hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC, Rausch Creek MXC, Tower City Trail Riders.
Posted April 21, 2001 - 12:18 PM
If I never rode a 400/426, I would probably love the 250. He hadn't ridden my bike before his purchase and had instant buyer's remorse after riding mine.
As for me, my next bike will have to be lighter. I don't know if it will be a WR250 or another brand's enduro ready 2-smoke to get the power similar to the 400....a totally subjective matter of personal preference.
[This message has been edited by ecarlson (edited 04-21-2001).]
Posted April 23, 2001 - 04:09 AM
Posted April 23, 2001 - 05:14 AM
I went to some Texas enduros this year, and noticed at least half the bikes on these tight twisty trails (certainlly not the Arizona desert i'm used to) were katooms. Beg, plead, grovel, ride and guess what...
My new 520 exc will be here this week .
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.