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so i just switched from a yz250f to an rm250 and im thinking about putting a flywheel weight on it to reduce the power a little. check out my last video on the 250f to judge my ability level, i dont wanna talk about it too much and make it seem like im faster/slower than i actually am so just watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qdIHYVFUCM

 

the rm250 feels good around the desert and im getting used to the extra power but around motocross tracks i dont feel too comfortable coming out of a corner in 2nd gear pinned yet especially if there is a jump right out of it haha so what flywheel weight could i use on my 250 to make it feel like something in-between a 125 and 250?

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9oz.

 

Don't forget, FWW's do not reduce power they just slow the rate that an engine can accelerate.  So it'll be just as powerful as ever, it'll just lose some of that 2 stroke snap.  Also consider going a tooth or two smaller on the rear.

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Would you rather move the power down a little? It does reduce the power a lot as well. It would make it more torqey at the bottom, more like a for stroke. There is a powervalve adjuster on the left side. Say so if this is what you want and I will go into more detail.

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A year ago I bought a 2006 RM260 to replace an RMX. I don't moto so take this for what it's worth.

 

When I took the RM for a test spin the front wheel would come up in every gear - incredible throttle response and way fun. In spite of this and from reading how others thought the RM made a good off roader, I decided go for it, knowing some money had to be spent.

 

13-oz fly-wheel weight, auto clutch, Boyesen two-stage reeds, a Pirelli MT43 and extra-HD tube, ProCircuit long and quite S/A (bike came with an FMF Gnarly), I have almost RMX-quality power from the bottom to the mid. From mid up I have crazy power for the desert, where I run a knobby and a 2-tooth smaller rear sprocket.

 

My next mod will have to wait: a DRZ400 transmission, as I like more spread between the gears.

 

No doubt each of these mods did something, some more than others. Pick what you can afford and go from there.

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