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I decided that I am tired of my 06 WR250F having horrible damping (i.e. none at all) and so am going to upgrade the suspension. My questions for you are,
1. Is it worth it, given the age of the bike and cost of the parts, to find old 06-07 YZ250F SSS twin chamber forks and shock and rebuild/upgrade them, or just install a gold valve or similar in my single chamber WR forks? I like the idea of bolting on YZ TC forks and shock, but the cost at this point for them both runs about $500-$600 and they are guaranteed to be clapped out and need a full rebuild/upgrade, just like my WR forks/shock.
2. Race Tech offers a compression gold valve available, but not a rebound gold valve. Can you tell me why this is? I would like both, of course.
3. Will YZ450F components work as well? If so, what year range?
4. Ohlins drop in cartridges look awesome, but front and rear would cost the worth of the bike ;-)
Thank you for the help!
I will be going on a trip around US and will be towing my WR my the front wheel like in the pic below. I don't want to be eating up the knobby tires on the long freeway stretches. Is there any rear rim that can fit properly on the WR, that isn't a WR rear wheel as they are kind of pricey, so that I can switch it out for when I'm towing it? I don't need it to be able to fit the break or sprocket, just need it to be able to roll properly.
Edit: Since this is turning into "how to tow a motorcycle" thread, I've looked at all my other options. Buying a car that can handle that, trailers, bike carrier on a hitch, etc. I've towed my bike like this plenty of times without a single issue, and have spoken with other owners that have done the same. With the chain and rear break disconnected there is no way the bike engine will be hurt by towing the bike this way. I don't have anywhere that I can store a trailer when not in use, I'm not going to buy another car just so 1% of the time that I use it for towing i can tow properly with it, and the hitch carrier wont work for my vehicle as they don't make hitches strong enough for it to handle the full weight of the motorcycle. Simply want to know how to figure out how to figure out what wheel and spacer would work on the rear to have the wheel spin freely when not connected to to chain or break.
My top end went on m 98 cr 125, the needle bearing clip came out and broke apart and shrapnel got everywhere and blew it up. I cleaned out the top end and washed out the crank with the bike upside down. the bike starts up great and seems to run fine but im getting a weird di-di-di-di-di-di-di noise coming from the motor. i tried adjust the power valve and tightening everything but the noise is still there. Here is a link to a video where you can hear the sound. It gets louder as rpm's get higher and at really low rpm barely idling it goes away. I am pretty new to bikes and 2 strokes so any help would be appreciated.
Installed once, never used. .52kg/mm
Various Husky models