I'm living and working in Brazil and NEED a bike to ride while I'm here...I'm new to Husky but have been reading up and the WR sounds like just the bike I need while I'm here...and they are relatively reasonably priced for an imported bike in Brazil (~2-3x price the price in US...DOH!).
I'm likely looking at '96-'02...I've heard all model years are great but would like to know exactly what differences are so I can decide if a newer one is worth any extra to me or if I can simply go with the bike in the best condition between those years.
Some info I've gathered from the form (please correct if I'm wrong)...
'96-'98 same bikes
'98 - Last year of 'old' motor but...also last year of 6sp?
'99 - 'new' motor but older frame, tank, cosmetics...first year of wr5sp?
'00 - new frame, tank etc. -> Looks like the tank provides good rad protection...this looks like a key differentiator and from this year forward the cosmetics are better IMO
'01-'02 - same bikes...something changed from '00 but can't remember what...tranny??