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So the next bike is either a DRZ400 Or a WR400-426...
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Got my mod 2 lessons starting around the end f may then module 2 in mid june!
Stopped riding the DT125r offroad and keeping it clean ready for sale! :)
What are the pro's and con's of having a DRZ or a WR..
I need something that can get me to work ( i only live 4 miles from it lazy **** me)
And i need something that won't ****ing blow up every 3-4 months.
Also need something with a **** load of power ( Why i thought the WR wa better power wise )
And i hear their valves tend to drop only con i've heard reccently :(

I shall post pics up of the DT125r i'm selling in a few weeks time!



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good choice mate i still aim to get a wr myself some day but been put off a bit by no rear pegs an i carry a passenger most days where the drz does have rear pegs so id have to go that way, even tho id like the wr more,,

Im torn at the mo to buy an r6 within walking distance from mine or a zx6 but a long train mission to blackpool to collect dont know what im getting yet knowing me the easiest option the r6 ,, back on the yams once more

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Check 2nd gear is ok if going for an R6, Trip, especially on the older models, it's a right pig to sort and can be an expensive jobby, engine out job on pre 2003 bikes.

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Best 600 you'll get trips is a B1h until you get into the 2006+ models where the R6/Daytona take over!

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Cheers for the advice there nev didnt know that this is an 01 model aswel

been let down on the zzr sale just an hour ago gutted, so that blackpool b1h ones out the window anyway shame, only needed another 200 notes to hit the reserve

dirt cheap r6 tho brand new bodykits iv already looked in to at 300 but its not to untidy really

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161030984092?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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The WR400 and WR426 are prone to dropping valves, "my mates dropped one years ago smashed the head to pieces fell down the bore smashed the bore and bent the rod all at 10mph, over a grands worth of damage" thats the perils of 4 banger competition bikes especially the old ones. The WR450 from 04 onward is when Yamaha started to get the WR right the 450 is more reliable if you look after it and it has a lecky start. The DRZ400S is bullet proof and will give you years of reliable service everyday if looked after.

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KTM 400/450/525EXC is reliable if well looked after, my mate has an 03 525 that he bought new and its never been apart just serviced regular. I had an 06 525EXC never missed a beat.

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Nathlaad wrote:

Best 600 you'll get trips is a B1h until you get into the 2006+ models where the R6/Daytona take over!


B1H 636............... yes please bit stiff on the a**e but yeah the biz..............



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Nathlaad wrote:

Best 600 you'll get trips is a B1h until you get into the 2006+ models where the R6/Daytona take over!


Honestly have you ridden one? Yeah they look the ****ing bollocks but it's about as comfortable as being dragged behind it. Swear I got whiplash from riding over a rizla lol

Cousins just got a 04 R6, have to get a go on that soon!



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i wouldnt fit on one pettys lad, they are designed for the track with stupid power, in all fairness i don't think i'll get another sportsbike in the near future, if i do it will be another 400, possibly a full power zx4r tho this time around

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zxr400 is my next project :p clearing space in my shed for the rebuild -cant wait to start in the winter

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good times dready, mega bikes the 400s to date best ive owned

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Nathlaad wrote:

good times dready, mega bikes the 400s to date best ive owned


Only because you couldn't handle a thou or 600.



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I remember years ago "2007" riding our Richies Gixxer thou K7 when it was new just rolling on and off the throttle in 3rd playing with a kid nailing his old ZXR400 what a laugh.........

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Anyway back to the original questions

DRZ400S heavy old reliable trail bike

WR400/426 unreliable "cheap for a reason" old enduro bikes, I can remember we used to laugh when we managed to get shot of them to some sucker back in the day.

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