Probably Buying a 98 WR400 tomorrow
Posted March 18, 2011 - 07:29 PM
I found a super clean 98 WR400 I plan to get tomorrow. It is owned by an old man who has had it from new and by the looks has putted it around. I have owned an 01 YZ426 and an 02 WR426. Should I expect any significant differences or be looking for any specific trouble areas?
Posted March 19, 2011 - 03:45 AM
Posted March 19, 2011 - 04:17 AM
That's what I remember. As always, YMMV. when I look at a bike the 2 things I look and ask about are chain and sprockets and air filter. If either are shot, without a good explanation be weary. I also ask about oil, had a farmer who had the most beautiful Triumph Bonneville my dad was looking at in the mid 80's. Nicely priced, very, very clean but when we pulled the dipstick the oil was black and disgusting looking. Turns out he poured whatever he had laying around: old gear oil, hydraulic fluid, oils motor oil out of the tractors, thread cutting oil. My dad peered in the engine case with a flashlight and everything was toast and covered with grit and shavings. And the "air filter" on another old 72 Yamaha XS 650 hr bought and never checked was paper towels. Yup, he cut off the elements and wrapped folded paper towels around the cage.
Needless to say while I grew up with a 19 vintage motorcycle collection we never had a Triumph.
Posted March 19, 2011 - 05:34 AM
So, I have seen some comments about broken carb parts, like the slides. The FAQ calls the slide thing minor, but I see a decent number of posts. What's the story there? Is a carb swap pretty much a necessity if I get this thing? I am already pushing it in the budget department with the wife
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