By Randy Sorensen
I am currently rebuilding my yfz450. I decided to buy the hot rods 500cc stroker kit. I was wondering what jets I need to run. It has full fmf exhaust, uni filter, riding at 800ft. Above sea level. I currently have a ncqv needle on hand along with 170 through 180 main jets, and 45 through 55 slow jets. I don't want to do the trial and error thing for two weeks, what should I start with?
Whats up guys
So I've done a stupid amount of searching today just to have no luck at all. I don't know if I am just blind or if I'm actually not crazy, but I have been trying to find a graphics kit to fit my specific bike for at least a week. I am just stumped. So I bought my bike with the seller telling me it was a EXC. When in all actuality it is a 06 XC (I believe). It doesn't have the same tank design as the EXC and it also states "XC" right in front of the number plate (I know I'm an idiot but I also didn't have much knowledge of the models). I have no problem what so ever finding graphics kits for the same year bike, just none that are made to my bikes body design. Does anyone know of different years or models that have the same body style? I can have a kit custom made, but that just seems like such a waste when I feel as if there has got to be pre-made kits already available.
I keep seeing kits like this: http://www.ktmworld.com/product/54808190300.html
Which is a beautiful design to the graphics, but the picture that is shown is a EXC model. The XC model looks as though it has more space to cover. I've attached pictures of both the 2006 models. The XC and EXC and you can tell the XC has a lot more plastic to cover and different angles. Has anyone ever run into this problem? Does the graphics kit come ready to fit the XC and need to be cut or "modded" to fit the EXC?
Any help would be appreciated!!!
I'm currently looking at moving with work to Andalucia in Spain, just across the water from Morocco and am looking at building a new DRZ-400 into a Rally bike to take with me.
I looked at getting a KTM or Husky or other 450cc, but the maintenance would be a killer, so my intent would be to build a DRZ-400 engine under 450cc which can put out a reliable 50+HP. The only must have's on this beast would be kickstart, a capacity smaller than 450cc to stay in the lightweight class and ability to work in hot n high environments.
I'm guessing I'd build it using a set of wide gears?
I get that the DR Rally bike will be heavier and I'll have to change a lot of the components like brakes and suspension to make it onto the same playing field as a KTM 450 EXC, but the key for me, is having a bike which means I can actually focus on the riding during a 4/5 day event and self deploy to the event, meaning I can start racking up experience.
As well as Morrocan based rallies, I'd be looking at competing in the Rally Albania and Greek rallies and maybe getting off-road in the Sierra Nevada's.
Thumper Hive Mind, hit me with your opinions and suggestions on how to achieve this goal.
This is an AMAZING deal. You'll get a rare YZ250 2 stroke, WITH A GREEN STICKER!!! It runs great. The top and bottom end have less than 50 hours on them (That's right, almost brand new crank and bearings). I recently pulled the top end apart and it has plenty of hours left on it. The 325 kit is insane. It adds tons of power throughout the entire range. It makes this bike a monster, incredibly fast. But because it's a 2 stroke you can easily control the low end power. The 325 kit also makes it more reliable, the top end can go a lot longer than stock. This thing will toast most 450's on the trail. This bike has almost too many upgrades to list.
-ESR 325cc Kit
-Rekluse Z-Start pro auto-clutch (never stalls!)
-SSS suspension, fork and rear shock. The same stuff that's on the 2017's
-EBC oversized front rotor
-FMF exhaust with spark arrestor
-Fastaway drop pegs
-Scotts steering damper kit (not include damper)
-Trail tech Kickstand
-Brand new grips
-Quick turn throttle
-Brand new plastics
-Upgraded carb, tuned and leaned out for the 325 kit
- Aluminum Skid plate
-Carbon fiber fork upper guards
-Engine hour meter (recently installed)
Easily $2000 in upgrades.
Comes with lots of Extras too!
-2005 YZF fork
-Spare bottom end
-And a big box of other extra parts
Downsides: Throttle is a little sticky, probably needs a new cable.
price is Obo more pics here https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/6281377983.html
Going to look at a 560 SMR this weekend. I want to convert it to offload use. Who's ready for a easy conversion. I would like to do a complete front end swap and swap wheels. The 560 currently has 17" Excels, brand new Dunlops, Beringer brakes. Everything looks super clean. Let me know what you have and make an offer.