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Hey guys, I'm looking at a 03 rm250 and it's set up for woods riding. and he has a after market flywheel weight on it. I don't want the weight because it slows the bike down and make it feel more like a 4 stroke. I want that raw 2 stroke power. So my question is is there stock weights? Or do I take the after market weight off and I'm good to go? Thanks for any help!

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Depending on the fww, most just screw into the magneto then you insert the magneto nut remove the 4 bolts out of the ignition cover (left side) you'll have to push the shifter down to remove the cover to inspect it. Insert a piston stop (threaded plastic plug that goes into the spark plug hole) take a socket and ratchet and remove mag nut. Then unscrew the fww they have left hand threads. Good luck the 03 rm250 is a great bike

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03 had the lightest crank and they just kept adding weight every year until 06 to try to increase tractability.

I think you might find a FWW is a good thing on a 03, even for MX. Helps with traction immensely and still spools up fast.

And yes it will just screw off the stock FW. Left hand thread so right to loosen.

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Hey guys, I'm looking at a 03 rm250 and it's set up for woods riding. and he has a after market flywheel weight on it. I don't want the weight because it slows the bike down and make it feel more like a 4 stroke. I want that raw 2 stroke power. So my question is is there stock weights? Or do I take the after market weight off and I'm good to go? Thanks for any help!

 

A flywheel weight, by itself, will not give your bike a 4T feel.  It would take some heavy internal mods to get there.  It will still rev as high as without one.  My '04 has a FWW and I can lug it and rev the piss out of it whenever I want.  If you can remove it easily I say ride it a bunch with one, then take it off in the same day/location and decide if it really is a negative trait for that bike.  You already have the FWW, experiment.  It is a lot easier than having to buy it to see if you like it. :)

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03 had the lightest crank and they just kept adding weight every year until 06 to try to increase tractability.

I think you might find a FWW is a good thing on a 03, even for MX. Helps with traction immensely and still spools up fast.

And yes it will just screw off the stock FW. Left hand thread so right to loosen.

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I have on 03 also, it's a very light-flywheeled bike.  I don't do MX anymore, just keep it in the woods... I put a 12 oz weight on it and wish the case would allow more.

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