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Rode without my FWW Saturday.


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It was almost like being on a different bike! I actually lost it about 2 miles into my ride and ran into a cut bank. 👍

It's a lot of fun without it when the terrain opens, and attacking hills is more exciting, but when it comes to true offroad technical riding, I would just as soon have it on. The bike accelerated quicker which took me awhile to get used to, too. Kind of feels like the difference of putting a cammed throttle on, with the benefit of less stalling. I really didn't have any issues with stalling, but did feel like I had to keep the clutch covered and active moreso. Conditions were good with a mud puddles.

I can now see the difference between my big carb'd bike and the newer 36mm 200's. My 200 with FWW feels about the same as my friends 08 without. I have to say that with the FWW off, this bike got a bit more angry. 🤣

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I have the 98' it has a 39mm carb. The bike is very angry. I want tone it down for trail type (lugging) riding as well.

What size FWW do you recommend? 12oz? Should I get the biggest possible? I didn't know that the carb size made that much difference. Is it possible to swap to a smaller carb?

I'm going to mess around with the Power Valve maybe this weekend.

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I have the 98' it has a 39mm carb. The bike is very angry. I want tone it down for trail type (lugging) riding as well.

What size FWW do you recommend? 12oz? Should I get the biggest possible? I didn't know that the carb size made that much difference. Is it possible to swap to a smaller carb?

I'm going to mess around with the Power Valve maybe this weekend.

Mine is a 9oz. I wouldn't want it any tamer. That's enough to knock the edge off and see a difference in the PV. Now, I ran it with the PV just above half way to all the way up and couldn't really notice a difference.

FWW is simpler than changin out carbs.

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I can now see the difference between my big carb'd bike and the newer 36mm 200's. My 200 with FWW feels about the same as my friends 08 without. I have to say that with the FWW off, this bike got a bit more angry. 👍

The 36mm tones them down that much? I'm really not liking my 08 lately, the power is just so weak, makes me miss my 200sx. Maybe I should try my 39mm off my old 125?

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The 36mm tones them down that much? I'm really not liking my 08 lately, the power is just so weak, makes me miss my 200sx. Maybe I should try my 39mm off my old 125?

wouldn't hurt, jetting may be different.

it's not a HUGE difference, but there is a difference, especially when my bike spools up and hits the pipe.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thought I would follow up on this. I spent the last few rides riding without the FWW and today riding with it on.

On faster courses, it is a lot of fun without it, really peppy. But when it gets slower and technical, it is harder to lug along, doesn't pull as well down low, and requires a lot more clutch to get thru slow technical stuff. With it, I can lug thru stuff much easier in 4th, almost from a stop, but can't otherwise, as well. The bike is also smoother thru the woods with it and simply easier to ride. It does take some of the edge off, but a PV adjustment offsets some of it.

I didn't seem to stall the bike any more without it than I do with it, but your mileage may vary.

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