This may sound bad, but what the hell did I buy?


7 replies to this topic
  • aaron_l

Posted May 19, 2011 - 06:21 PM

#1

I recently purchased a bike after being without for a couple years. I was told it was a 2000 YZ 426. There are a few things on it that I liked:
-oversized gas tank (looks like a factory piece to me)
-headlight (looks factory)
-skid plates
-Tag T2 bars
-brand new tires

Now that I'm looking the bike over, I am wondering did I actually buy a WR instead of a YZ? I can't find any labels on the frame that tell me the VIN or even what the bike is? The rear fender is straight like a MX bike. I can post or link some pics but I don't have them with me now. Can someone tell me where to look on the bike for the vin tag or something else to look for?

Thanks,

Aaron

  • Sknight

Posted May 19, 2011 - 06:49 PM

#2

VIN should be on the steering head, mine is on the right side somewhat hidden by the wiring harness.

With a headlight and bigger gas tank I'd have to say it's a WR. If it doesn't have a taillight see if there's wiring going back to feed one.

  • aaron_l

Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:17 PM

#3

There are two wires not hooked to anything under the seat where the side number plate is.

  • Sknight

Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:35 PM

#4

Looks like a duck and walks like a duck!

FWIW my money is on it's a WR.

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  • aaron_l

Posted May 19, 2011 - 08:32 PM

#5

It's definately a WR400, but not sure now what year. The only label I found is the emissions label. It has a model code YAM5BF0400.

  • SXP

Posted May 19, 2011 - 10:06 PM

#6

It's definately a WR400, but not sure now what year. The only label I found is the emissions label. It has a model code YAM5BF0400.


Are the radiators silver or black?

Silver = 00
Black = '98, '99

Also, if I'm not mistaken, the 00 model used the second gen FCR carb. Post up a pic of the rads and the carb and we should be able to help you out.

  • aaron_l

Posted May 20, 2011 - 04:47 AM

#7

radiators are silver, I'll post a pic today sometime.

Thanks for all your help!

  • aaron_l

Posted May 20, 2011 - 06:41 AM

#8

I found the VIN finally, it is a 2000 WR 400. Now the question is, will a 04' YFZ450 ATV exhaust cam fit in it?




 
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