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Old 08-10-2011, 06:13 PM   #136
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There is a nice WR400F on ebay.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #137
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There is a nice WR400F on ebay.
what's your reserve price, if you don't mind me asking? I like that you listed an ADV sticker on the upgrade list.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #138
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what's your reserve price, if you don't mind me asking? I like that you listed an ADV sticker on the upgrade list.
Honestly, I am secretly hoping it does not sell... It's as fun as the G450X; however the G450X has a lot more torque and horse power.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #139
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I'm glad it did not reach the reserve. I have no reason to sell it...

So now that I am keeping it, I am thinking of adding another side gallon tank, and some tid-bits; including rear cush wheel.





















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Old 01-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #140
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Just got a '99 WR400 yesterday. Needed something smaller/lighter/better suspension than my DR650 for the single track I've been riding. It has a 420 kit and the coveted California license plate. It doesn't like to start/idle when it's cold, but runs great once it's warmed up a bit. Looking forward to some trail riding!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #141
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Just got a '99 WR400 yesterday. Needed something smaller/lighter/better suspension than my DR650 for the single track I've been riding. It has a 420 kit and the coveted California license plate. It doesn't like to start/idle when it's cold, but runs great once it's warmed up a bit. Looking forward to some trail riding!
Have some great Yamaha WR 400F FUN!!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:55 AM   #142
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Well I decided to off load the 400. Hate to but have just decided the constant kick starting when clearing trail is just not the hot ticket due to the new parts I had installed on me! (New aftermarket knee!)

Fortunatley I have a later model one ('03) that came with a button!

I ran an ad here locally and got no response...yet...probably cause it is mid winter and I priced it pretty high due to all the extra's I have for it.

I am now thinking I should start to off load some of the extra's and discount the price accordingly as they sell.

Here is the link to the ad, really pimped out and so much extra stuff for it! No pics as camera is dead. If interested in any of the parts let me know.

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/2785551865.html
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #143
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2000 Yamaha WR400F

Ok. So I found a bike near me that is for sale as stated in the title.
A few questions.
Has anyone had any problems converting this to a street legal dual purpose?
What kit did you use?
Is the seat height 39"?
Can it be lowered for cheap? If so,with what lowering links?
I found lowering links that were like $150. YIKES!
I've also read conflicting specs on this.
What is the actual wet weight and horsepower?
Lastly. Is $1500 a good price for a one owner bike that was well maintained?
I have a KLR 650 that I currently ride the streets and trails, but it's a top heavy beast with low power.
I'm thinking the WR400 might be a good alternative for the dirt and trails.
Any and all help/advice is appreciated as I'm looking to buy this week.
Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:39 AM   #144
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'01 WR426 - No compression after changing timing chain?

2001 WR426, no mods.

Bought this year. Ran like a champ after cleaning carb. I'm the 2nd owner.

Two weeks ago, bike stalled, no compression. Pulled apart. Found two pieces of the little cam shim laying down below the rotor (flywheel?). Didn't know what the metal was, but it definitely broke the cam chain. Popped the covers off the cam and found one shim correctly in place above each cam. Original owner (or mech) must have dropped one at some point and neglected to go after it. :-(

Pulled head and cylinder. Piston and valves look to be in excellent condition. Did NOT pull valves, just looked at all five plus piston. Didn't appear to be any damage.

Put on new cam chain, set piston TDC, put cams on correctly per the manual. Put it all back together. When kicking I get no compression...ie when kicking, the kicker doesn't come to a stop, requiring the use of the compression lever on the bar. Used to start 1st time, every time.

Ideas? Is it possible the previous owner had the YZ timing (rotated exhaust cam one tooth clockwise) and now it won't start cuz I have is set to WR stock? Maybe a bent valve that I can't see unless I pull them out?

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #145
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Sounds like you are not timed right. Verify to make sure you don't have WR450 cam. If you do, you need to off-set the timing a bit.

Still have the manual decompression lever?
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #146
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Bummer!

Are you sure it was one of the cam chain adjustment shims? Did you find it all? Or enough to tell for certain that is what it was?

Reason I ask is just to be sure it is not a flywheel woodruff key as that could also break the chain and would look sort of the same after getting chewed up by the chain/sprocket. Would also keep timing chain from turning and piston/valves from cycling up and down. I imagine you would have noticed that though....just a thought.

A few weeks back two buddies were doing a KTM and dropped a shim, they looked for several hours, used magnets, wire , mirrors, and finally gave up. I got lucky and found it within a couple minutes of starting to look for it and can see where some folks would get tired, button it up and later it breaks.

Could you tell if it got caught up high in the cam area (marks on the cam sprockets, caps, etc?) or down behind the flywheel or in the chain tensioner area? It should have left a few marks and maybe some other damage if when it got caught and stopped the motor.

Sometimes the sudden stop will shear off that same flywheel woodruff key I mentioned earlier, or weaken it enough it will finish breaking if re-used.

Keep us posted.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #147
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I just tried to upload the pic of the cam shim and the broken piece but tapatalk giving fits. Anyways, thats what it was. We had pulled the flywheel to install new chain and woodruff on crank is fine.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #148
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I would then try to see where the shim got caught like I mentioned, up high or down low and see if it might have mushed out some other metal or a sprocket tooth that might be stopping or catching the chain.

Depending on what it stopped first (cam, chain,) and where it stopped it up, (Shim against a bucket, or cam cap, etc.), will determine what else got trashed out.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #149
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Oooh.... Good points. My "ass-ump-shun" was it hopped up off the bottom of the case and wedged in btween the crank gear and cam chain. Ill look for tweaked teeth, etc.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #150
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Both outside intake valves tweaked. Ordering tinight.
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