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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    I understand the what is needed with ethanol but will your tank capacity then have to be massive if you are burning more fuel each stroke? IDK. Not say electric is awesome but the properties are there once they get batteries sorted out. Personally, I feel by the time electric is comparable to internal combustion I will likely be done riding. At 46 I am not getting any faster but I am still working on technique and race a local hare scramble circuit...I guess I should say ride a hare scramble circuit I wouldn't call what I do racing....I feel the future for the e bike is battery swaps just like you do on your cordless drill. A cordless drill with one battery is pretty much not fun. I get what you are doing though, building, creating and tuning is fun. I just want to ride I guess and do not have the tooling to get too creative anymore.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    I still say E start is needed along with the kick. Riding abilities has nothing to do with it unless you ride flat easy trails and never challenge yourself. Sooner or later you find yourself on the wrong side of the bike on a slick, steep hill and unable to start the bike. If you are going to argue e start is not needed due to riding skill then your pipe should never be dented either lol. I will still argue the reeds are simpler and have zero parasitic load on the engine. They may not last as long but its a 2 stroke so its not like you are running it for 500 hours and not taking it apart. I see the pics of the reverse cylinder and am impressed and I suppose with efi it would be easier but I do not see where the carb is on that bike?? How hot does the seat get, I suppose that is easily remedied though. E85- ethanol produces 24-30% less power that gasoline, less power it is not cheaper at the pump and in turn equals poorer mileage. I think I would rather and electric bike over that thanks.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    Or even a rim color change.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    I have concerns the least of which is the 175 and 200 cc size. Why? I would go 150, 250, 300 and a 500 just to hurt people. Rotary valves are neat but more moving parts where read valves work pretty fine as is. I don't get the reverse cylinder on a 2T. How do you make the pipe work? How about a E start RH starts are kind of industry standard. If you are going to run E85 you're going to need the cc's to make up for crap power.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    Yes, electric start is alien high tech. Right up there with marsal vanes and turbo encapsulators.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    What about Ronnie Mac's Screamin Eagle?
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    You guys want to blow money move to where snowmobiling is a big thing. $15,000 on a new sled then $5,000 is upgrades and go out every weekend and break stuff and burn like $250 in fuel. Never mind the gear is 10 times more expensive....that's why I quit sledding.
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    Osborne out

    I think I would rather start around 10th and go forward as opposed to starting 1 and going out of the top 10. Osborne will need to figure his starts out before going to 450's, there is a lot of wide bikes out there and aggressive moves get rewarded with aggressive moves. He has a good trainer, most of Baker's guys get starts, he needs extra work i guess.
  9. Going to work on it on Wednesday, its way easier than I thought to get at the parts I want and this time I will measure and record everything.
  10. Both sides I think. The 3 hole thing threw me off so I stuck it back together and rode another harescramble. Will be back into them this week. Thanks for the help guys.
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    Osborne out

    Yes, he needs some this is how to Holeshot then get passed by everyone advice? haha
  12. That makes sense lol. Past clickers and shock springs I am a complete moron when it comes to suspension and if I had spent 3 minutes thinking about what the piston was it would have clicked in iI suppose.....maybe. I was looking at the piston and did no see holes that were 3.5 mm and there were 4 around the piston....maybe I have an upgraded part. I will post a picture later.
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    Osborne out

    Bro..... you even ride?
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    Osborne out

    NO! Your are supposed to call him a bunch of names and challenge him to a fight then as most moto racing threads go you then have to say i don't see you out there holeshotting these guys!
  15. Ok, I actually had to wait for a 14mm hex head from amazon lol. Got the fork valve out and took it apart to have a look. I do not see 3 piston ports to drill out, only 2. The bike is a 2002 not a 2004 as the thread is titled, not sure how that was missed. See pics. Where to go from here? I didn’t want to mess with anything, larger shims were all around 24mm.
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