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  1. loop

    YZ 250 for woods riding?

    All my YZ250 has is hand guards and a Steahly flywheel weight, I think 9 oz. It's a great single track/woods bike as is. But I'll be swapping to a 18" rear wheel, WR 3-4-5 gears and eventually a Rekluse for the ultimate off road bike (in my opinion).
  2. right on thanks for the replies!
  3. New addition to the garage, an '06 250 I picked up last week. Can't wait to hit some trails on something with bark! My DRZ while fun, is a big, heavy slow beast...
  4. I just picked up a '06 YZ250 that's part way to being a trail bike. It's already equipped with a flywheel weight, hand guards, FMF Turbine Core 2 and an IMS tank. What is the best radiator guard setup that will work with that tank? Thanks!
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    Lowering TTR-50

    My 3 year old rips on his BMX, riding for the last 5 months without training wheels. Now, he doesn't want training wheels on the 50 either. But his legs are too short. Aside from installing a custom strut in place of the shock, or zip-tying the swingarm up (with some super hd zip ties), what can I do to lower the bike? I may trim the seat foam an inch or so, but I need 2 more.
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    mrd and fcr vs just the mrd?

    Man I wish I could get my FCR in and out that quick. It's a fight for me, seems like the carb assy. is too short. I found an intake horn for the LTZ that was longer (billet) but dude was no longer making them. So my FCR made it in there twice and that's where it's staying. I run the FCR with the stock exhaust. Better performance, but you sure can feel that it's choked on the top end. Opening the end cap up helped some, but my bike doesn't run nearly as good as my buddy's with the same setup and E-headpipe and Q4 muffler. I think I'm doing an intake cam next. I don't care for a lot of noise when in the woods...
  7. I just grabbed a tube of RTV silicone... If you can't find that, and seriously never want to peel them off again, go for some Shoe Goo II. That stuff sticks like nothing I've ever seen. Nearly impossible to remove....
  8. The DRZ seems to be as popular of a platform to customize as a Harley. I have one of each, and love modding both of 'em. I've had two DRZ's, a SM, and now I have an S. For aesthetic reasons I like the SM better. The USD fork looks cool, and so does the swingarm. But for the riding I do, and me wrenching on it, I like the snail adjusters on the chain and the conventional fork. It is very plush and compliant...
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    HECK YA the site is back!!!

    Interesting... Thanks for explaining it in detail. I completely sympathize with your position. I work in an industry that does not always accept change readily. We try to introduce newer better product at times to a flat reception. But our old stand-by's always sell well. We do, however, have a lot of companies that have literally reverse engineered our product and now sell knockoffs that are manufactured in China and India for less money than our US manufactured product. Similar or sometimes lower performance, that do the job at a lower cost. I'm surprised that there aren't bulletin programs that have the same look and feel as vBulletin all over the place, fooling people in to a sense of familiarity. Perhaps someone should write a program that looks and works like vBulletin, but has the features that administrators are looking for without having to be held hostage to advertising and upgrades. I am thankful for TT. I have been since the day I found it. I hope you guys will be around a while. It's a most fantastic resource in addition to being good entertainment!
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    HECK YA the site is back!!!

    I love TT either way, even if I've only been lurking lately... The new format was ok. But thanks for making it feel like home again!! I don't know, but vBulletin seems to be the software of choice at most of the sites I frequent. Really, though, it's the content that matters most to me
  11. Yeah! That's exactly the one I'm looking for. I can't remember the name of the shop. If you don't want to post it, please pm me. Thanks! I remember seeing that one after much searching when I first installed the FCR on my bike, but I lost the link...
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    DRZ pics, lets see your Z

    Yesterday's ride. At Carnegie in Livermore. Might not be there long for OHV use, so I ride there whenever I can.
  13. I believe it. Never heard anyone else saying anything about having similar issues to the two I've done. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but if the carb is slid all the way against the head, there's so little meat for the air boot to grab that I'm afraid it will slip off. There's a little half-moon shaped cut in the air boot, and there may be 1/16" of meat for the clamp to grab there. I'm afraid of an air leak. Maybe I'm just being paranoid? I'm swapping fuel tanks this week on my bike. I'll take another look to see what's up.
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    CRF450X vs. CRF250X

    I had a California plated 250x that I loved. Until I went riding at altitude. Even with a pipe and re-jet it lacked any power. My buddy's XR400 would outrun me. I sold it after riding a buddy's DRZ400 at 4500'. Today I would buy a 450x and rejet only. I'm over loud bikes in the woods. My Harley with a Thunderheader is enough noise for me. Let the bears and birdies be happy (and help keep trails open).