considering a WR
Posted February 25, 2012 - 02:12 PM
Posted February 25, 2012 - 03:34 PM
Edited by jcbikes, February 25, 2012 - 03:36 PM.
Posted February 25, 2012 - 05:36 PM
Edited by J_WR2fitty, February 25, 2012 - 05:36 PM.
Posted February 25, 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted February 25, 2012 - 10:36 PM
Posted February 25, 2012 - 11:45 PM
MY mistake what I meant was did the early models have a battery. To turn the lights on before you kick start it
The estart didn't happen til 2003
the lights are AC and run off the lighting coil. So they don't turn on until the bike is running and turn off when the bike shuts off.
I have the 05 with estart and its rather convenient. It also starts just fine with the kick starter. The starters and the estart mechanisms are very reliable.
The WR's are not light, regardless of the estart or non estart model. What that bike needs is a little more power, or at a minimum, a shorter throw throttle tube.
Posted February 26, 2012 - 06:12 AM
Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:08 AM
Posted February 26, 2012 - 10:37 AM
I now have an 04 WR450...e start, steel frame...great machine.
Do not get an 03...first year with estart and they had some serious problems (see stickies) that were all solved in the 04 model.
You will find the estart extremely helpful...especially if you do some tough woods riding and find yourself with a stalled engine on a muddy hill of stuck in some bog or any number of tough situations....or if your just plain tired...Its a godsend.
Extremely reliable and tough engine and 04, 05, 06 (before aluminium frame) can be had for a good price.
Wouldn' be surprised if it became you first dirt bike.
Posted February 26, 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted February 26, 2012 - 06:11 PM
Not trying to sway you one way or another, just trying to give you the facts. If you find an 03 that hasn't been updated, you should be able to get it cheap.
Posted February 26, 2012 - 06:56 PM