I seen it with my own eyes....
Posted July 22, 2003 - 02:43 PM
We started off with a group of 11 or so riders and rode at an extremely mellow pace till around 1:00pm. We crossed a bunch of dry river beds and worked our way down into Mad Cow Trail where the group decided to take another extended break. At that point 5 of us decided to break away and hammer out some trail miles. Heeebz worked that WR450 over, under, thru and around all the obstacles with what looked to be relative ease. To top it off, he used the magic button to start the beast and I figure he was snickering watching us kick our bikes over. By the end of the day that 450 went thru more trail than any other big 4-stroke has in Helemano. By the way, Helemano is known as just plain Hel to a lot of riders!
So with my own two eyes I saw the WR450 perform like a good trail bike should. I guess it's time to step it up notch...
Posted July 22, 2003 - 03:16 PM
Anyway the WR450 is a super bike. My 450 hasn't been perfect(2 woodruff keys),but I promise you when I update my bike it will be with a new WR450. Its overall performance for what I need, can't be beat.
P.S. I've seen the trails you guys ride, so if a new 450 did well there, thats saying something.
Posted July 22, 2003 - 09:41 PM
Posted July 23, 2003 - 02:38 AM
...when you get stuck in the middle of a moving stream,JUS PRESS...
"JUS PRESS" in the middle of a moving stream will destroy your $6K investment unless you've re-routed the breather hose. Remember the breather SUCKS while your cranking it!
Posted July 23, 2003 - 03:05 AM
Posted July 23, 2003 - 04:40 PM
Posted July 23, 2003 - 04:57 PM
Posted July 23, 2003 - 09:16 PM
What is all this hubabaloo about the magic button. I have had trouble starting by bike twice since I picked it up in March of '01 and that was goofing around in the garage and flooded it. The WR has a insuperior electric starter... wether it be the battery or the starter itself compared to the DRZ and the EXC. Once they fix the problems with the starter and stumbling off the bottom end, AND I get enough miles on my bike to justify one... I will have one in my garage. I can't justify buying a button bike when my bike is 99% effective on a kick or two.
I figure he was snickering watching us kick our bikes over.
PLEASE don't get me wrong... I would love to tinker, with the help of advise, with a new WR450... Awesome trail bike.