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Old 02-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #106
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Cool solution to keep the gunk out!
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:24 AM   #107
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #108
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Cool solution to keep the gunk out!
Thanks, it sort of does double duty to also hold all the stuff out of the way.

Nice write up on the auto decomp. Both of my WR426's had the upgrade when I purchased them
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #109
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That is a GREAT idea with the Saran wrap!

My old '99 WR (That has just been horse whipped it's whole life) just went through it's FIRST valve adjutment.

I ride some with a couple of guys who own one of the big Yamaha shops out here in NM and they told me years ago to not even worry about adjusting the valves on it till it had 15,000 miles or got hard to start.(Hard starting issues is a pretty good sign the valves are getting tight.)

I had my doubts about going that far before adjusting them (especially cause I know what I have put that scooter through) but it never really got hard to start so I just kept doing regular maintenance and riding it.

We ride a lot of mountain single track that is pretty tough so 50-60 miles is a pretty good day. It took me till last year to get almost 15K on it so I went in and checked and adjusted the valves.

I only had two exhaust valves that were mildly tight that needed to be adjusted! That was pretty amazing to me and really shows me what a great motor the WR's are equuipped with.

It always starts on one or two kicks especially when cold, uses no oil, and is about as depenable a bike as I have ever owned!

I do agree with the comment a few posts back that the hardest thing about the valve job is to read and decifer the chart!

I put a BigGun exhaust on my KLR back in about '04 and the pipe leading into the can was real rusty. I sand blasted it and then painted it with this ceramic paint that gets cooked on the first time you start it up and run it for 15-20 minutes. It still looks as good as th eday I mounted it up.

I also had to build an endcap for it as it was just plain obnoxiously loud in stock form. It is a race series. Now it is real nice and easy to live with!:
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:51 PM   #110
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I just got my 2000

And it had skid plate beefer rear and front springs, gpr steering stabilizer and billet triple clamp and fmf header and can and enduro computer....its set to rock and now I just want to get the 2003 YZ450 cam done....OH YEA
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:43 AM   #111
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Thumb lacing spokes in a front wheel

If any one is interested in rebuilding wheels for you 250/400/426/450 I have posted a quick how to for the front wheel

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post15129801

Check it out post #88

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #112
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I got mine

I now have a 2000 WR400. It has lots of great up grades on it and there are not many things left for me to do. I just took it in to have a hot cam put in so that I don't have to go thru the ritual starting . I can't wait to get it back.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:32 PM   #113
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I have traded my WR400F for WR250R. I am missing that bottom-end neck braking crispy throttle manipulation.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:15 AM   #114
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Im still waiting

snow every where here now turning to rain and then more of the same. OH WHEN WILL IT END??????????
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:58 PM   #115
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Where is all the wr400 banter???

Where is everyone... lets talk about wr400...its time...
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:30 AM   #116
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Hey Dragon, I picked up a 2000 with less than 1K miles from over in Everett, WA. I live in northern Idaho so getting a plate for it was no problem. It ran lousy but some SeaFoam cleared that right up. New fork seals, oil and I'm good to go. Latest project was to fabricate a luggage rack (cost about $10) and install a rear brake light switch. Great power, quick starting and a hoot to ride!!! Tour of Idaho here I come!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:17 PM   #117
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Speedo

What is everyone using for a Speedometer on the plated bikes? I cannot decide on an hour meter or a Speedo? Just bought a 98' 400 and love it. Any Suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:30 AM   #118
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Trail Tech Vapor for me.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:28 PM   #119
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a smaller thumper (have the XT 660 Z Ténéré though) for riding trails and doing some stuff I wouldn't risk with the Ten. Could you recommend me one of the WR400Fs? A friend of mine is selling his '99 WR400F, would you take it?

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:58 PM   #120
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Okay. I do recommend it.










All kidding aside, they are very good motorcycles.
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