Pics of your 98-02 wr250f wr400f wr426

Hi all looking to see what everyone else has done with their wr250 400 426.

2000 WR400

 

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2000 WR400F - waiting on new plastic & graphics.

 

 

 

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Edited by BlueBeast400

Here's what I've been doing with the 01 I just picked up for a song:

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The poor beast was completely worn out. I decided I'm tired of the blue frame look, so I went with VHT engine enamel + 2 coats of clear- so far it looks like a factory paint job (color aside)- the cylinder is on it's way back from US Chrome with a new liner/Wossner piston, the trashed head is at Engine Dynamics getting a rebuild with all stainless valves, new OEM cam chain, I sourced a weightless yz426 aluminum subframe and an '03 swingarm (had to actually cut the old one out- along with the linkage)

 

I also discovered that CLR along with a fine wire brush does a KILLER job at cleaning grungy engine cases! (spray a tiny bit on, scrub it good, wipe it off with a cloth, spray the area down with water so the acids in the cleaner don't go too far, then dry it- amazing results!)

 

Hopefully mine will look (and run) nearly as good as the rest of these fine examples here soon! (and yes- the "go-cart" in the background got the same treatment a few years back- obviously I'm not the only one here with a hobby car- nice backdrop, BlueBeast!)

 

Curt

Edited by nilknarf

Thanks Curt! 1956 Lincoln "Lead Sled"...just another money pit, but at least retains its value unlike dirt bikes.

LOL! Nobody collects dirt bikes for investment purposes- they're just for fun! Now '56 Lincolns on the other hand... :thumbsup:

 

My last Yamaha was a '91 WR500 "air hammer"- that was fun, but the gearing wan't well suited to riding with my kids. I'm anxious to see what these WR thingies can do! Thermos- is that the yz tank/seat combo on yours? Looks very sleek and comfortable... I'll post more pix of mine as it comes together, but I have to give the frame paint a few more days to cure.

 

Curt

Edited by nilknarf

Sorry guys- I know this isn't my thread, but I'm stoked to be able to report on some progress:

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I've finally gotten most of it together- including a YZ seat/tank arrangement with the same fuel capacity as stock WR. I snagged a "new" airbox/air filter from ebay (tried to clean both this "new" air filter and my old air filter, and BOTH filters disintegrated before my very eyes in a bucket of lukewarm soapy water!) Brand new air filter element on it's way, new chain and sprocket set are on order- oil is in, radiators are full of fresh coolant- this baby is nearly ready for it's initial start-up. Next on the list is getting rid of the stub of the old odo cable. I found a sticker on the downtube of the frame that says this bike complies with all federal EPA emissions and noise standards... is it possible I may be able to plate this bike?

 

Curt

looks good heres a pick of my wr when i first got it and what it looks like now

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I miss my old WR400 :-( 

 

But needed to make room for my 2012 WR450 :-)

My old 2002 wr426f:

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My 98 WR400 Supermoto. Just finished restoring it this spring.

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