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06 RMZ ride report

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First off, i own a 2006 YZ250F. My previous bike was a 2004 RM250 and the bike before that was a 2003 CRF450. So i am not loyal to any brand. But anyway, on with the review. This bike corners AMAZINGLY WELL. I would say it corners just like my 250F with the ability to come in hot and just point and shoot and change direction at the last minute. It jumps great, i was doing a huge double at the track with no problems. My only problem with the bike is the front brake!! IT doesn't feel very confident inspriring, almost as if it wasn't there ( i didn't feel good depending on it). I am probably going to be looking to get a 450 soon and i must say the RMZ is a possibility. But my question is this, what do you guys recommend as far as the front brake setup goes? Different lever, disc, brake line? I don't think i am the only one with this gripe, however i feel like if i could sort this problem out, an RMZ could be in my plans. Advice on the front brake please!

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I bent my stock rotor soon after i got it. I put a MSR galfer wave rotor on it and my bike stops on a dime. I think the front brake is great.

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I second this.

It is weak as piss. I have bled it multiple times using the best racing fluid from Motul (I think its called RB600 or something). And yes I am bleeding it right, Im not a noob at this. I even got my brother to do it who's a mechanic.

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I just don't like the "feel" of the front brake, also maybe it is the lever, i find it is thinner lever than my yzf. It just feels like the feedback is not as certain.

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It actually stops better then it feels. I was noticing this yesterday as well, feels soft at the lever, but when I got out there, stopped just fine.

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Go buy a Honda late model CR front Master cylinder and lever. Entire thing is about $120. Did this for my KTM. Unless something is wrong below that point, you will have a great brake!

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I changed mine to a ride engineering braided steel brake line. This really improved the feel of the brake.

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Another thing, what do you guys find is good for gearing? I found that i felt in between gears at times, either too low or too high. I ride MX only and the tracks here are tight tracks. What are you mx guys doing about this problem? Is going up one tooth on the rear helping?

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Another thing, what do you guys find is good for gearing? I found that i felt in between gears at times, either too low or too high. I ride MX only and the tracks here are tight tracks. What are you mx guys doing about this problem? Is going up one tooth on the rear helping?

14/51 worked great for me everywhere.

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I love the 4 speed tranny. I run stock front and 50 on the rear.

I just hopped off my brothers 06 CRF450 (stock gearing) and I felt like 2nd runs out too quick and 3rd is too high to take corners in properly (you have to be gentle rolling it on).

On the zook there isnt a big gap between 2nd and 3rd, ie. 2nd pulls for a long time and then once your in 3rd you can pretty much leave it there.

Love it!

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