2000 WR400 Stock Gearing OK for wide open desert ride?
Posted May 19, 2011 - 05:49 PM
I just picked up a totally stock 2000 WR400. Bike has been rode once a year since new. Paid 1250 and am super happy. Only mods I know of are unrestricting the exhaust. Bike pulls hard throughout the range!
I have a couple of questions:
I am going on a desert ride in Gerlack Nevada in the Black Rock Desert.
Will the stock gearing be fine for 35 miles of dry lake bed 60-70 mph?
Will the jetting work for 4000+ Altitude?
I am currently at sea level.
Any tips, trick or must do's, That I need to know of?
I appreciate the help
Posted May 20, 2011 - 09:33 PM
As for the gearing so long as you're not bouncing off the limiter it should be fine. Can't say if your bike will make 70 though.
Posted May 21, 2011 - 06:04 AM
Posted May 21, 2011 - 06:56 PM
My 04 model 450 will pull 80 at around 8K with a rev limit of 10.5K but unfortunately I'm not familiar with the 400s.
Posted May 22, 2011 - 03:39 AM
Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:20 AM
Bike will run 60-65 stock fairly happily. Faster? Change the gearing. This info is all over in this forum. Search is your friend.
Edited by miweber929, May 23, 2011 - 03:36 AM.
Posted May 22, 2011 - 12:41 PM
Posted May 25, 2011 - 04:22 PM
Posted May 28, 2011 - 10:57 AM
You may not want to ride there at 80mph, especially this year. It can trick you, looking perfectly dry when it is merely a thin crust on top and mud underneath. Might be wise to stay at the rear and watch what happens:ride:
I would jet kit it just for general principles if you ride in some of the surrounding areas. The desert is the low spot out there.