YZFtank & seat onto a WRF - Is it worth it?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:14 PM
I ride 3hr enduro events so fuel capacity isn't really an issue.
Thanks for the wisdom.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:51 PM
They are definitely narrower and feel less top-heavy.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:13 PM
If you want a smaller tank, look for a 05 or 06 WR tank. I think these will fit your 04, and if so, I know those tanks will be noticeably less "watermelon between the legs" feel. Not sure about the 03-06 shrouds compatibility though.
Whether this is worth it- not sure. Your bike IS going on 8 yrs old. I'd be more inclined to be looking for a newer bike. The 05-06 WR were basically the same bike with a smaller tank and trimmer/lower seat. The 07 WR feels MUCH lighter (still weighs the same, but carries it bettter).
Edited by BazookaJoe, 12 February 2012 - 08:19 PM.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:33 AM
I thought of going back to the yz tank because I was racing shorter races and didn't need the range.. then just decided to use less gas in the wr tank.. it feels real close to the same as the yz. a little taller in the fill area and goes lower toward the radiators and head.. its the slightest wider. doesn't get in the way of racing at all to me.
If i was racing a 3+ hour enduro at any pace I would expect to run out of gas with a yz tank. its very close after a 2 hour enduro. Good luck
Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:56 AM
As said above, the bike is pushing for 8 years old and I'm not going to get away from that fact.
Questions is, do I persevere or do I throw money at a new orange plaything (250 exc-f) and save probably a few kgs but not be any faster. As said many times, the bike will always outperform my abilities.
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