Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

200 xc-w after wr450f

Recommended Posts

never ridden a 450... but i own a 08 200 xcw. they need to be jetted correctly imo. but they seem to ride more like a 125 2t meaning you have to be more aggressive of a rider as mentioned above,(higher in the rpm range) my buddies 250 xc seems to have a more 4t type delivery. compairing it with the 200 not your 450.

i love the 200.. test ride it...

good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all of the posts. I ended up buying the bike Friday afternoon, but have been working this weekend so have not had time to take it up in the Mountains. I rode it for about 15min while looking at buying it. It feels super light! It vibrates more than I expected but I will get used to it. I am almost considering keeping the WR for a while and see if I don't like it better in the wide open areas that we sometimes ride...like Moab, or Juniper Dunes here in WA. We do a lot of riding up in the woods here in the Blues out of Walla Walla. I am looking forward to putting some time on it this week. Just a quick question, it is probably already covered somewhere. The guy I bought it from said fuel/oil 60:1? My son's KX 100 is recommended 32:1. Am I going to have to carry three cans? My gas, His gas, and the girls gas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for all of the posts. I ended up buying the bike Friday afternoon, but have been working this weekend so have not had time to take it up in the Mountains. I rode it for about 15min while looking at buying it. It feels super light! It vibrates more than I expected but I will get used to it. I am almost considering keeping the WR for a while and see if I don't like it better in the wide open areas that we sometimes ride...like Moab, or Juniper Dunes here in WA. We do a lot of riding up in the woods here in the Blues out of Walla Walla. I am looking forward to putting some time on it this week. Just a quick question, it is probably already covered somewhere. The guy I bought it from said fuel/oil 60:1? My son's KX 100 is recommended 32:1. Am I going to have to carry three cans? My gas, His gas, and the girls gas?

you definitely don't need 32:1 in the 200. I wrestled with this as in my son's bike, a 65, I run 32:1 as told. Smaller displacements do typically need more oil. However, take this for what's it's worth, I don't like having 2 cans either, so, I compromised and mix 44:1 for both bikes with a good synthetic fluid. I don't think I am loosing any protection on my son's bikes and mine is in line with the 44.

I just can't stand to spend the money on fluid at 32:1....

Also, FWIW, more oil is leaner jetting, which can be IMHO, more risky than leaner mix...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The guy I bought it from said fuel/oil 60:1? My son's KX 100 is recommended 32:1. Am I going to have to carry three cans?

I had that problem - but I fixed it quickly. I was running 50:1 in my 200, my son was running 32:1 in his KX100. I changed his ratio to 50:1 and dropped a main jet size and his bike has been running good ever since. Now I have a couple of gas cans all with the same ration :smirk:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did 5 days in Moab earlier this year and had an outstanding time on my 06 200XC-W it never lacked in the power department and I would think of it more like a powered mtn bike at Moab. The best thing I about it all was the 90+mi range on one tank of gas on a stock tank without going to reserve.

Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×