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  1. mfisher1987

    yz250 lectron or stock carb?

    Thanks guys, so the fuel efficiency isn't worth it either ? Sounds like you guys definitely have me convinced I will just save my money and fix mine. Especially if the lectron is actually more complicated. Maybe I can use that money to buy a bigger fuel tank or something.
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    yz250 lectron or stock carb?

    Hi, so I have a 2001 yz250 that I have setup for trail riding. There is tons more I want to do to it I just have to keep saving up. So I'm terrible with carbs. Im kind of intimidated by them so I have never really attempted to do anything with them. It runs great but if I forget to turn the gas off it seems like it floods it and leaks fuel everywhere. I had someone replace the needle and seat with oem parts for me and it still did it afterwards. I have considered getting something like a lectron carb for better fuel efficiency and to get away from the problems. I also live at higher elevation and on trail rides could have big changes in elevation. I have also read some bad stuff about lectron carbs that kind of scares me a bit. Would you guys save the money and fix my current carb or get a lectron or smart carb or something?
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    my 2001 yz250 brakes suck

    ok, awesome! Well maybe I will keep working on my current brake setup then. If you guys grab your front brake all the way will it pretty much throw you over on the yamaha brakes?
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    my 2001 yz250 brakes suck

    thank you guys for the suggestions. I really was considering going to the honda brake setup but just wanted to see If i re did my current yamaha setup if it would be decent is all. They sure dont seem have a whole lot of stopping power if mine is prime condtion. I may get new pads or just bag my setup for the honda one on ebay
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    my 2001 yz250 brakes suck

    I bought a 2001 yz250 2 years ago and have been ridding with terrible front brakes the whole time (although minimal). I recently bought and installed the oem yamaha master cylinder rebuild kit and the allballs racing caliper rebuild kit as well. I used a vacuum bleeder and almost have pumped 16oz of yamalube dot 4 brake fluid through the system. after all of this the brake still feels exactly the same. no stopping power at all. I can grab the handle all the way even on gravel and it wont lock up. It just casually slows down. The pads appeared to still have a good amount of material left on them. Is changing to the honda brakes the only way to be able to have good stopping power? or am i missing something?
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    01 yz250 won't maintain speed

    I guess I must be a complete noob here. I found out what you meant by the needle adjustment. What is the throttle slide ? Also on that needle how do you determine which way it needs to go?
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    01 yz250 won't maintain speed

    Hey, so I bought a 01 yz 250 and I'm just trying to figure out what to start looking at to fix my bike. So while I'm riding if I want to maintain an exact speed its impossible. It either cuts out and slows down or it accelerates which makes it way annoying for trails. It seems to idle alright and it has tons of power up top and throughout the mid range. Any clue where to start ?
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    Yz250 or rm250

    Well guys I ended up with an 01 yz250. It seems to run great. I rode both the 01 yz and the 04 rm 250 and I guess what sold me was that I felt more in control and safer on the yz for some strange reason. I'm excited to go out and ride this a little more . Thanks guys for all your input
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    Yz250 or rm250

    Thanks guys . Is their much truth to the heads not flowing well and burning up on the rms? Or were those different years ?
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    Yz250 or rm250

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    Yz250 or rm250

    Hey, I'm looking at an 04 rm 250 that appears to be in good shape. It seems like everyone likes yz 250s a lot but transworld motocross rated the 04 rm 250 the best 250 2t of the year . Should I get the rm250 or get the yz250? I want a 2 stroke and I want to do both trails and dunes . Am I looking at the right bikes even for this task as far as 2ts go?
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    1981 Honda xl185 Wont start

    Well my brother claims he rotated the cam 180 degrees to check and it was still doing it so he put it back and he did the timing per a shop manual
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    1981 Honda xl185 Wont start

    I put my hand against the carb intake and it doesn't suck in it's pushing out air and a slight bit of fuel .
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    1981 Honda xl185 Wont start

    Alright can those be the cause of it pushing air out of the intake ?
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    1981 Honda xl185 Wont start

    Wait so even if I'm getting spark I have wiring issues or stuff not hooked up electrically? I thought I just needed fuel, spark , and compression?
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