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    Missing Shifts

    I'm blowing a lot of 1-->2 and 2-->1 shifts on my YZ, hitting neutral instead. Does anyone have suggestions about how to fix this problem? Will the "79 cent clutch fix" remedy my problem, or possibly a change to synthetic oil? I found an old post about a guy filing the ramps down on his first and second gears...anyone else have to do this? BTW, I used a different oil the last change, and the problem seems MUCH worse. Could just be a fluke.
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    A Message from Garrett's Father...

    Dear Michael, Nothing I say, nor anyone here, can ease your sorrow, but please know that we are all with you in your time of grief. All of these posts are a great tribute to an outstanding young man, and I hope that one day, my childen can touch as many lives as Garrett obviously did. We join you in mourning that he is gone, but also in rejoicing that he lived as magnificently as he did, and that it was our good fortune to have known him. [ September 24, 2002, 08:10 AM: Message edited by: AngryCandy ]
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    All around-not MX-tires

    Rudy, The 606 rear is not bad in soft terrain considering it is street legal and it wears like iron. The front 606, on the other hand, tends to wander around like a lost child in the sand. If you ride in the sand a lot, I would just surrender to the fact that you are going to have to run a soft terrain tire (Dunlop 755, 756, 773) and change it more often. The front lasts twice as long as the rear anyway.
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    Good Press for MX

    post-gazette
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    Good Press for MX

    post gazette
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    Good Press for MX

    post gazette
  7. I received this from Sen. Sweeney. I think there has been such a flood of opposition, that perceptions are changing. Dear Mr. DiSabatino: Thank you for your correspondence concerning Assembly bill 2238. I have received dozens of letters concerning this issue. After further review of this bill and reading the thoughts of those I represent, I will not support such legislation if it is introduced in the Senate. I commend you for taking an active role in your government and providing first hand knowledge on an issue that effects the residents of the Third Legislative District. Please feel free to contact my office in the future. Sincerely, Senator Stephen M. Sweeney
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    Best Advice Ever Given

    If your credit card is stolen, think twice before reporting it. The thief is probably spending much less than your wife did. Lessons are repeated until they are learned.
  9. This is especially difficult for novice riders, (hell, it's sometimes difficult for everyone) but when you get into a difficult section of trail/track and your bike starts to wander sideways underneath you, or you get cross-rutted, whack the throttle - not the brakes. It goes against all common sense to speed up when it looks like you are going to crash, and your brain will fight you the whole way, but 9 times out of 10, you will squirt right through the tough section by hitting the gas, getting the front end light, and holding on tight with the legs.
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    should i wait?

    Uh, that's exactly what he said he was looking to buy.
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    Anyone going to Budds Creek?

    I'll be there....rain or shine.
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    Electric Start

    The pics of the WRs show a kickstarter also. That could mean: 1) Bike will have both E-Start & kickstarter. 2) E-start will be an option. 3) They used 02s for the pictures.
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    battery problems-- S model

    Can someone post how they modified the posts of the Powersonic to adapt to the bike's electric connectors? This sounds like the way to go. I have a 97 DR350, and it came with the same crappy battery that you newer DRZs are running. Mine is very weak and needs charging all the time. Consequently, I have become very proficient at bump-starting the bike. The trick is to get the piston just past TDC before attempting the bump start. This will enable it to gain some momentum before having to get past TDC again on the compressions stroke. To do this, put the bike in gear and push it backwards until it wont move. At this point, you should have it at just past TDC. Then, back in neutral, push it forward (preferably down a hill ) to get some speed, kick it in second, and as you drop the clutch, bounce your full weight on the seat to get maximum traction. Should start right up.
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    Please Sign Petition to Save Riding in NJ

    Please, guys. This area to be shut down includes some of my favorite dual-sporting terrain - the NJ State Forests. It just takes a minute to sign the petition. Thanks http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ab2238/petition.html
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    Save NJ Trails - Sign the petition

    Please, guys. This area to be shut down includes some of my favorite dual-sporting terrain - the NJ State Forests. It just takes a minute to sign the petition. Thanks http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ab2238/petition.html
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    Save NJ Trails - Sign the petition

    Please, guys. This area to be shut down includes some of my favorite dual-sporting terrain - the NJ State Forests. It just takes a minute to sign the petition. Thanks http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ab2238/petition.html
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    Please Sign Petition to Save Riding in NJ

    Please, guys. This area to be shut down includes some of my favorite dual-sporting terrain - the NJ State Forests. It just takes a minute to sign the petition. Thanks http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ab2238/petition.html
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    YZ250F in the woods???

    Uh, not to take anything away from Unruh, but Leroy is competitive in GNCC A class. Unruh sandbags the beginner class Hare Scrambles somewhere in Texas. These guys are not even on the same planet talent-wise. Leroy, by the way, went to KTM in favor of e-start, I believe.
  19. I will be at Budds on Sunday....ordered the tix a week ago. We should trade cell #s and try to hook up.
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    Who's in for Paragon 6/9 ??

    Randy, I'm heading up to Paragon with a friend on Saturday, 6/8. Any chance you guys could meet us on Saturday instead of Sunday? We've never been there, but Trigger from DRN is hopefully going to show us around. Let me know....
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    FHN NEEDLE

    Brett, I'm at sea level, running the OCFHN, pos 4 with a 172 main. BTW, I ran a 180 main w/the stock ELP needle. (bike is a yz)
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    TP Groovin' @ Glen Helen

    Did anyone else see ESPN2s broadcast of Glen Helen this past Saturday. Bailey pointed out that Pastrana actually had a walkman (probably MP3 player) on while riding to help him "get back into a rhythm." Obviously didn't help....he DNF'd both motos at GH and broke his wrist this weekend at Hangtown.
  23. I'm a shortie with a 30" inseam, (have no problems starting any properly jetted bike) but I want to know how you guys start bikes on a bike stand or kickstand. I've tried, but I always lose my balance after the kick and fall over. I NEED one foot on tera-firma to start one. BTW, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put you riding boot on before starting. It's just not worth the price you pay when your sneaker/sandal/wingtip slips off the kickstarter and your shin nails the peg. (speaking from experience, ac)
  24. Bill, That weekend looks good for me and I am really looking forward to actually riding with you guys this time. I'll let you know if I can make it up by Thursday night.
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    YZ/WR Susupension -really that different????

    z4me, thanks for saying what we are all thinking. vhoomaha, I really notice the difference in the first part of the stroke. The YZ is fairly harsh on the rider when riding mid-fast on rough rocky, rooty, fallen tree terrain. When the hits get bigger, though, it's nice to have the firmer mid to soak it all up. The YZ eats big whoops for lunch.
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