k3rry

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  1. I have an '02 YZ250f and wondering if all the parts on the WR is interchangeable with the YZ? What exact years of the YZ/WR are compatible? I need to get a spark arrestor, but want to get something that wont break the bank. I was looking at a promoto end cap for my stock exhaust. How are those installed? Do they just slide over and clamp on? Well, I was thinking of switching to a '02 and below WR exhaust because they have spark arrestors and I can get them cheap. I know they have a baffle in them and therefore decrease flow and performance, but I don't mind. I am just a beginner and don't need all the power from it plus my stock exhaust has a huge ding underneath.
  2. have you read instructions on how to start your bike? your just trying to kick the starter and not using the decompression lever. you need to use the decomp lever to slightly break that compression and bring it to TDC, from there you kick the starter. dont kick the starter with full force when it doesnt budge.
  3. I read about the non auto decomp. on the '02's and before and I will def. do this...stage 1 exhaust cam. I would have purchased a newer YZ but I wanted to get an 02 for the green sticker ...damn California rules anywhoo thanks for your help! and everyones help! It is very appreciated because I know this topic has been beaten to death. Well I got it started. My problem was that after a few attempts I flooded it and was really never able to clear it. holding the decompression lever and pumping the starter wouldnt clear it enough for my bike. I had to hold the decomp lever and also open the throttle fully and kick it a few times to clear it. After that I got it down starts up 1st or 2nd time now Now I just need to learn the clutch. I am sitting right now all sweaty from lugging that thing around my neighborhood because I stalled so many times. ...I just need some more practice.
  4. don't worry about it dude. go for it. a good deal would be 3.5k or less, 2.5k being an awesome deal
  5. man, what a bummer. I ran out to my bike after I read your post but I still cant get it to start! So this time when I get to the compression stroke I put a wee bit a pressure on the kicker, tweak the decomp. lever just a lil hint, kick her good, but still no go!!! I tried for 20min ahhhhhhhh!!!!! This seems like this is a very common problem for newbs.
  6. Its hard for you to kick because you need to use the decompression lever to release the compression to get to TDC. It's the small black lever on the left handlebar. Well, I am having a starting problem on my '02 as well. I just do not know how to do it correctly...that's what I think. I just bought my yz250f this weekend and have been trying to start it these past 2 days. I am so frustrated! The gentleman that I purchased it from started it in 2 kicks when it was cold. He said it always starts up in 1 to 2 kicks. He even stalled it and it started up in one kick and it wasn't even warmed up fully. This bike is still in great condition, <15 hours and completely stock. This is what your suppose to do: -turn the fuel "on" -if cold start, Pull the choke (small black knob), if hot, pull the red knob -kick it smoothly until it gets tight -hold the decompression lever and apply pressure on the kicker and press it down an inch or so -release the decompression lever -release/bring the kicker up to get the full kick -give it a good kick to start it, but dont give it any throttle at all this is what I have been doing all weekend and I can hear it ignite halfway with a "poof," but thats all I get. At first I didnt know and accidentally pulled the throttle a little while kicking and flooded it. I pulled the spark plug and it was wet, cleaned it, but still didnt work. I bought a new plug, double checked the gap, and still no luck. After many many attempts to start it I turn off the fuel, hold the decompression lever down, pull both the chokes out and kick smoothly 15-20 times to get all that fuel out and fresh air in to try and clear the carb. I usually get 1-2 backfires every time I do that. I also messed around with the fuel screw, but no luck either...sigh. I have been reading and searching, but I don't know what else I can do. Worse comes to worse I will have to check the valve clearances. I doubt that is the problem because the original owner got it started fine.
  7. thanks for the tip! i will definitely ask him for the receipts.
  8. Hello everyone! this is my first post on this forum... So I am not sure which YZ125 to purchase. My original budget was $1200, but I prefer the best bang for my buck. These are what I can find locally and already negotiated the prices: $1,000 2000 YZ125 completely rebuilt top/bottom, new tires, new plastics, new oem brake pads, and a few other new things, he did all the work himself or $1,300 2003 YZ125, low hours, well maintained, completely stock except for a new fmf pipe or $1500 2003 YZ125 completely stock, very low hours and looks like new What are the major differences between the 2000 and 2003 models? Are the '03's better? I know that they got upgraded 38mm carbs, but the tranny in a year 2003 is a 5spd vs the '00 6spd.
  9. Hello everyone! this is my first post on this forum... So I am not sure which YZ125 to purchase. My original budget was $1200, but I prefer the best bang for my buck. These are what I can find locally: $1,000 2000 YZ125 completely rebuilt top/bottom, new tires, new plastics, new oem brake pads, and a few other new things, he did all the work himself or $1,300 2003 YZ125, low hours, well maintained, completely stock except for a new fmf pipe or $1500 2003 YZ125 completely stock, very low hours and looks like new What are the major differences between the 2000 and 2003 models? Are the '03's better? I know that they got upgraded 38mm carbs, but the tranny in a year 2003 is a 5spd vs the '00 6spd.