CRF or WR
Posted October 29, 2003 - 01:45 PM
Posted October 29, 2003 - 01:55 PM
Posted October 29, 2003 - 05:58 PM
I own a WR450 so on with the comparison. I would have to say that the WR is a little better down low, the CRF is nice all the way through the power band. I liked the CRF suspension better than my WR suspension. The CRF started on the 2nd kick.
So with that all said I have heard about the CRF valve issues and can't really comment on that. The WR woodruff issue is suppose to be fixed for 04. The majority of 03 WR owners havn't had a problem but if your gonna get an 03 it is something that might happen. The E start is a very nice thing that the CRF can't compete with.
Hope this helps.
Posted October 31, 2003 - 04:56 AM
Advantages of the WR is that it is a true enduro machine.
Riding technical offroad terrain is what it is designed for.
Practical gear ratios, side stand, e-start, light, plush suspension and a decent fuel range.
It makes more than sufficient power.
CRF is a seriously fun bike but not as practical in the bush.
If however you want to ride some MX track then it is clearly the way to go. Having said that it can go anywhere a WR goes. If you dont like kickstarting, then it is not the best option, although it is a 2 kick bike.
Whatever your choice, its a win win.
Posted October 31, 2003 - 08:28 AM
Posted October 31, 2003 - 08:42 AM
The 04 CRF has enormous power and is very nimble. It is awsome on a competitive MX track. For me it has way to much power for tight woods riding....it would absolutely wear you out. IMHO.
I just had a friend go to the CRF450 from an XR400 (for woods only). I think he bit off more than he can chew...he he he
Posted October 31, 2003 - 08:58 AM
For my money though the CRF gearbox does not really belong in the trees, especially w/ a back brake that is prone to fading. That WR super-low first is a very nice thing to have it tight stuff, no amount of sprocket changes to the CRF is going to replicate that.
My two cents.
Posted October 31, 2003 - 06:02 PM
The 04 CRF has enormous power and is very nimble
A buddy of mine that is a very fast rider took a spin on the same CRF I did and he said that he thought the power would get him in trouble in the woods.
Posted November 04, 2003 - 09:55 AM
I think its a perfect bike for MX though. Perfect power deliver. For the woods I think it needs a smaller rear sprocket, maybe a flywheel weight, and absolutely a steering stabilizer. IMHO