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  1. V8Astro

    CRF250L Suspension/Handling Upgrade Thread

    I installed my RaceTech spring and valves this weekend. The info in the “how to” sub forum was a great help. I’ve had plenty of forks apart for bushings and seals but had never done any valving changes. The write ups gave me good info on what I was getting into. I selected Supermoto on the DVS because that’s where this bike is headed even though I don’t have wheels and tires yet. First ride impressions were I could actually stop without the bike pitching nose down! I have upgraded to a 320mm rotor and braided brake hose. On hard braking the bike used to nose dive so bad my rear tire would lock up. The next thing I noticed while jamming the back roads was how compliant the front is through turns. I can pick a line and keep it. Even over rough bumps the bike tracks right where I point it. Right now I still have the OE tires and the front was pushing hard on some of my favorite turns. Now it’s much more predictable and I can even throttle the back end loose without fear of the front washing out. All of this on super sketchy knobbies! I’m a Supermoto guy so these tires are well beyond what I’m used to. I’m still waiting on my rear spring to show up. Once I get the back end settled I’m sure I’ll be able to wring more out of it. I’m not sure why RaceTech only lets you choose ONE setup. I really wanted to compare the Supermoto valve stack with the enduro valve stack in the DVS.
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    Hello again

    I’ve read a few posts about replacing the clutch and removing the judder spring. Is the stock clutch that weak? I had an EBC clutch and springs in my YZ450-SM and it was really heavy. I kind of like the light CRF clutch the way it is but would replace it if it’s a failure waiting to happen
  3. V8Astro

    CRF250L Suspension/Handling Upgrade Thread

    Is there a CRF250L specific fork valve how-to on YouTube? I’ve rebuilt plenty of forks but never disassembled a valve. EDIT: I found the write up in the sub forum
  4. V8Astro

    Hello again

    I sold my Sportster and bought another CRF250L! I just like dirt/enduro/SM bikes better. I picked up a new 2017 from my local dealer and couldn’t be happier. I already did all the power mods: air box, EJK, full FMF. The Bike really rips now. I also got a 320mm front brake rotor and Galfer braided hose. I found the stock brakes to be woefully under powered. I guess the stock brakes would be ok for dirt but I’m going to be riding 98% street. Or maybe it’s just me. I had a new-at-the-time 2013 CRF250L and sold it to buy an Aprilia SXV 550. That was a rediculous Bike. I should have kept the CRF and modded it but I was power hungry and had to know. Future plans are to SM the CRF but don’t know if I should do suspension work first. What does the forum think?
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    2017 Ktm 2T Engines ?

    Wow. The butt hurt runs strong in this thread. I ride all my 2 strokes on the street it would be vastly more convenient. Don't want it? Don't use it. I would explain it but you can't distinguish opinion from fact. Typical of a forum like this
  6. V8Astro

    200exc LED lighting, need help from the gurus

    I'll be using the OE KTM voltage regulator on one leg of the AC side. Not sure what it's set to. I'll have to fire it up and put the DVOM on it
  7. V8Astro

    2017 Ktm 2T Engines ?

    God yes. Mixing oil at a gas pump directly into the tank is tedious at best
  8. V8Astro

    200exc LED lighting, need help from the gurus

    KBPC50-10 1000V 50A Metal Housing Bridge Rectifier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GYTWCP2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4p3Vxb1J11CWR
  9. V8Astro

    200exc LED lighting, need help from the gurus

    Not for the internal circuitry. Just a simple pic of where the wires hook up
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    2017 Ktm 2T Engines ?

    Me waiting for KTM to add oil injection
  11. I played my 200exc. The stock lights "work" but aren't good for actual night riding. I have the 40w stator. I've been reading about installing a rectifier and cap to run LED lights. They're brighter and use less power. I run a total loss system on my YZ SM bike but I like the idea of not having to use a battery My question is the rectifier has two leads for AC input but the bike only has one yellow wire going to the OE voltage regulator. Is the other AC lead grounded right to the engine case thru the stator plate? Thanks
  12. I got a 2003. Recently rebuilt. I installed the JD jet kit. Runs great after a little fixin' here and there. I have the stock sprocket in front. I went from 48t to 44t on the rear and 1st gear is still unuseable. I ordered a 40t for $25. The bike need to be 60mph capable for short hops on the highway. Im wondering what others have for gearing
  13. V8Astro

    04 YZ450 piston choice

    Thanks for the info. It's all street use. Might get my lazy butt to the track one day... The crank timing sprocket is all chewed up. I read hit or miss opinions on aftermarket cranks so I bought an OE unit. For another $100 I won't have to worry
  14. I'm gathering parts for my YZ supermoto bike. I got a WR 5-spd and stage 2 Hot Cams so far. I want to keep stock displacement and stock compression What's the preferred piston for these? I've been using Vertex in my KTM's. Not sure what the innernets suggests for the YZ
  15. V8Astro

    Talk some sense into me

    I have a Gas Gas EC300 supermoto. No problems riding it on the street. It's exhausting at times but I don't go for long rides on any of my supermotos anyway. No problems so far. It'll do 65-70mph for short sprints on the highway to get on the back roads. I say go for it. There's nothing like a 2stroke for blasting out of corners.
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