Tis better to ask forgiveness than permission
scapco at ecentral.com
Fri Apr 20 19:16:55 PDT 2007
Or so the saying goes. I decided to try this one out today.
I've been looking for a "street legal" off road bike and today found a
mint shape 2003 Yamaha WR450F at Vickery Motorsports. I know Vickery
pretty well having bought a half dozen bikes or so there and got a
decent deal, IMO.
It's PO was an older gent (like me) and it's been very well cared for
and interestingly has a Revloc clutch on it. For those who don't know
what a Revloc clutch is, it's a replacement that turns the clutch into
an automatic clutch, sort of like the FJR1300 except it still has a
clutch lever that works although it's so light it almost feels like the
cable is disconnected. The advantage is you virtually can't stall it
and can sit at idle in first gear with no hands on the clutch. The
downside is forgetting that it's in gear and then blipping the throttle
and watching the bike taking off out from under you. Got to get used to
that. Anyway, I digress.
The SO is out of town today on a road trip (she's borderline psycho and
takes off to who knows where for the weekend once in a while) so faced
with the need to jump on this while I could, or waiting till she's back
and the bike possibly being gone by then I decided to jump on it. I
talked to her tonight and told her I bought it and while she seemed ok
with the purchase, Sunday night should certainly be interesting.
Hopefully I can get it out for a first ride on Sunday morning and see
how it hauls my fat ass around the motocross track.
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