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Tevonini

6'2" 225 pounds... Wr 400 enough power for me?

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I've been saving for a wr 426 for a while and I'm I've found wr400's for alot cheaper... My riding skill on a dirt bike is probably a 6... 1 being novice and 10 being pro and I've never ridden a 400... Will it be enough bike for me?

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Yes , I see people your size on the 250 4 strokes. I'm 180 and it has enough power to flip me over easy

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The power difference between a 400 and a 426 isn't all that much. Noticable, but not substantial. And both will work just fine for rider skill levels all the way up to 8 or 8.5 easy enough. It's mostly rider skill that determines a win anyhow, not the bike.

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If you're worried about power when purchasing a stock bike don't be. I bought my 400 bone stock and it was less than remarkable. But I took off the airbox lid, threw on a stock pipe from a yz400 (25 bucks on fleabay), cut the grey wire, did the yz cam timing mod and jetted it and it is a completely different bike with a LOT of attitude. After this you basically have a powerful yz400f engine mated with a wide ratio trans and a flywheel weight. Best cheap 4-stroke for harescrambles? .... :ride:

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Absolutely! Makre sure it's properly sprung for your weight and the gearing is suitable for the local terrain. At 225 pounds of muscle you'll rip on the WR! Have fun.

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Yeah, I'm 250lbs and my uncorked 450 will make me look silly if I let it. Things get blurry pretty fast.

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