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Did I get a good deal on my bike?

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Hey guys I just bought a 1998 yamaha wr400f. It's in pretty good condition overall. Basically all stock but runs great. I picked up for 500 which I thought was pretty fair, but what do you guys think? Also I am not new to riding but haven't quite gotten the hang of kicking this bike, any tips. Thanks.

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yes, great deal. starting- fuel and choke on. never touch throttle at any time. kick kicker slowly til it stops. go 1 inch past that. bring kick starter back to top position and kick all the way through. never give it gas during starting.

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Anything that runs, moves and more than 80% of the pieces are there is worth $500!

You got a good deal. Let's see some pics!

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$500 and doesn't need a lot of work is a great deal.

Kick it while on a stand or leaned against a tree so your left foot is on the footpeg= more leverage.

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Change the oil, clean the air filter, check suspension linkage bearings, spoke tension, all the nuts and bolts for proper torque. Set sag , etc.

Learn how to start it.....and then rode it like you stole it! Which you basically did for $500. Good job!

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Good deal!

From this thread "http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=447989" :

How to Start a YZ426 (Video with Doug Dubach- Special Thanks to Yamaha Motors, and all the Good People at Dubach Racing Development)

(Requires QuickTime, or a player that will handle QT videos)

Part 1: (Cold) http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/4stroke_vid/4_stroke_vid_a.mpg

Part 2: (Hot Start) http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/4stroke_vid/4_stroke_vid_b.mpg

Note: Video may take a few minutes to download.

Cheers!

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Hey guys I just bought a 1998 yamaha wr400f. It's in pretty good condition overall. Basically all stock but runs great. I picked up for 500 which I thought was pretty fair, but what do you guys think? Also I am not new to riding but haven't quite gotten the hang of kicking this bike, any tips. Thanks.

If it's in decent condion and you can right it, I'd say yes.

I think the first thing you will want to do is replace the stock exhaust cam with a Hot-Cams replacement with the automatic compression release. You can toss the manual release and save yourself a lot of grief by doing this mod.

Other than that, ride it!

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Hey guys I got the bike out some more today despite the 30 degree weather haha. I am starting to get the hang of kicking it and starting it good. Also what are these free mods I hear about for these?

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