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About ChowellYZ146

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    Dirt bikes, Sport bikes, Snowboarding and anything I can do in the mountains.

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    looking for GPS or smartphone app for trails

    Didn't realize it wasn't compatible on both.
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    GP vs Enduro Racing?

    In the desert series I occasionally race in, the gp races are way shorter loops, and involve riding half of an Mx track and then detouring off that into an off road course. You ride that loop for a certain time based on the class you are racing in, one hour to two hours. They are typically easier. The enduros are a loop but have test sections that you are timed in, and transfer sections in between the test sections that aren’t timed. Honestly, google enduro format and read what it says. It will make way more sense than what I just wrote.
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    looking for GPS or smartphone app for trails

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this one, but I downloaded motion-x gps for the Baja 1000. You can create your own routes, waypoints, track rides and download detailed road, terrain, etc and it all works without any service. It’s 3 bucks but totally worth it.
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    Yz125 for woods

    It is, I bought it slightly used for $50 bucks!
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    Yz125 for woods

    I woke up with the sun today to take my favorite little bike up into the mountains. I have a yz250 set up for desert and mountains, and the 125 still puts a smile on my face the whole time I’m riding it. This will be one I never part with.
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    2017 yz 250 constantly fouling plugs. pilot jet?

    I agree with set the float and then rejet it to the correct altitude and temps. I also wouldn't be running it 50:1, 44:1 seems to be the sweet spot for my yz250 and 125. The attached chart is also a life saver. I ride in hot temps in the mountains a lot so I just look at the high and low range of everything and pick something in the middle. Has worked well for me so far.
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    Intermountain Spark Arrestor Order

    I am amazed that they require you to have a spark arrestor but don't bother considering the hot pipes on 4 strokes igniting a flame. With that being said, even on a two stroke, I run one because I don't want to have to pay that "annoyance tax." 😉
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    Where to Ride Near SLC

    What kind of riding do you like? Singletrack, desert? Personally I wouldn't ride anywhere north of salt lake unless you are going to Logan Canyon to ride single track, unless you really like riding crappy rock 4x4 trails.... my apologies to anyone who likes riding this. I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to riding good trails. American Fork Canyon is about 45 minutes south of SLC, it's fun mountain single track. Anything else is going to be at least 2 hours south. If you are doing a spring trip I would say cherry creek area, it's about 1.5 - 2 hours south. LOTS of great singletrack on the north end, south side has singletrack, 4x4 and dunes if you're into that. Or you can travel into Price area, it's about 3 hours south of SLC and AWESOME desert singletrack. Feel free to PM if you want more detailed suggestions. Also this website is great for checking out trails in the area. http://www.dirtbikefrenzy.com/
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    Yamaha YZ250 2009

    Finally got the big brother to my little 125. YZ 250, set up for desert and mountains.
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    Yamaha YZ250 (2009)


    Finally got the big brother to my little 125. YZ 250, set up for desert and mountains.
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    YZ125 Fuel Leak out the power valve breather hose

    Finally got the bike apart, I cleaned the jets again (just in case) and adjusted the float. Doesn't seem to be leaking anymore and running really crisp, hopefully it as just the float allowing to much fuel in. Going to take it out for an actual ride as soon as it's not a million degrees out here and see how it does. Thanks for all the input guys!
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    YZ125 Fuel Leak out the power valve breather hose

    Pretty steep, I would say 1200-2000 feet descent, the engine was running. The reeds are new, have only been on 3-4 rides with them in. I am confident it's fuel, and have been racking my brain wondering what the hell is going on that would cause this to happen. Something in the carb seems to be the only feasible option. Before replacing the needle seat valve, yes. It was puking gas out the entire ride which consisted of riding a mountain range ridge line, so we were ascending and descending quite a bit. After replacing the valve, no. It only did it while descending. I think I'm going to start with the float spec that mlatour mentioned above and see where that gets me. I've done a carb rebuild multiple times, but have never replaced the actual float, I might pick up that part. I was also thinking it could be a leaky choke, any one ever run into that as an issue? It's hard to test it out because I can adjust and test at 4500 feet elevation and it will seem fine, but as soon I get into the mountains where I ride, it is entirely different. I appreciate all the input! Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this.
  13. Saw this on the forest service page, it's dated 2012 but was reposted again in 2014. Not sure if it's still in effect, but it's posted in the active alerts. $5,000 dollar fine. With the fires we're having this year, better to be safe than sorry.
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    YZ125 Fuel Leak out the power valve breather hose

    I initially thought that maybe there was a breather hose that was hung up somewhere and it was leaking from there, but I'm almost 100% positive it was coming from the pv hose. I'll take a picture tonight and post it, but it will be hard to tell really. It's dirty from the last ride. It's honestly the strangest thing that I've ever seen, almost like the engine isn't combusting properly. Yesterday it was running so rich, bogging out and fouled a plug (second time that has ever happened in 6 years) I ended up riding the road back to my truck in fear that the bike was going to die in the middle of the mountains. No fuel leaking yesterday though. Premix ratio, jetting and needle position are the same that they have been for the past 4 years. Also haven't changed my type of riding or anything else either.
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    YZ125 Fuel Leak out the power valve breather hose

    I haven't ridden it through any water deep enough to hydrolock it and it's definitely gas coming out, not just unburnt premix.