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    YZ250 Timing Thread

    Also for a cheap holder for the dial indicator, you can use an adaptor for a compression tester -- the part that screws into the spark plug hole -- saw it off the correct length for your dial indicator--drill the inside diameter out for your indicator--drill & tap a hole in the side for your set screw-- your done!
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    Delaware Hare Scramble

    Great vid, as yours always are!
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    Lots of hcam videos

    Cool vids! Thanks for sharing! Especially the crash video!
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    Carolina Riders Connection

    Hey guys! A few of us are planning a trip to CAW probably on June 30 from south Ga. What are the best singletrack trail #s up there? Or Must Ride trails?We like Highland Park if there is any comparison THANKS!
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    WR-trans, just 5th?

    That's correct, Vintage. You can do 3-4-5 or all of them. I only did 3-4-5.
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    Saturday at the Black Dog W/ Pics

    Beautiful country ya'll got out there! Thanks for the pics!
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    good low torque?

    Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth. Best thing i did for low-end traction was the rekluse. I know it doesn't actually give it more torque, but you can use 100 percent of whats there to pull, instead of abruptly spinning. All I do is ride in the tight woods, & I like my YZ better than anything I have ever had. Of course there probably isn't any mod that I haven't done to it! I much prefer climbing hills with it over the KTM 450 exc I had. The combo of the Gnarly with T-C 2, Rekluse, WR 3-4-5 gears, & much jetting makes it an awesome woods bike. You don't really realize how much torque is there with a manual clutch because it "blows through it"- so to speak. Another benefit of the wider ratio gears is that it makes the bike pull harder instead of spinning so much. I always retain the clutch lever with the rekluse because I still use it in the woods.
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    Kelowna, BC

    Beautiful pics! Looks like an awesome place to ride!
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    Alaska Riding Photos

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing! So much different than Georgia!
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    Timber Mtn Hare Scrambles, April 2008

    Great vid, nice scenery, thanks for sharing!
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    help require is my flywheel fitted with a weight

    Sounds like a Steahly FWW to me. You can tell by the fact it has no nut holding it on the crankshaft. It spins on after you take the original retaining nut off.
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    throttle cam maybe?

    Yes, I rode it some before the Rekluse, but to be honest, I'm a Rekluse fan. I've put them in my last 3 bikes-01 WR 250, 03 KTM 450 EXC, & now my YZ. For me,trail riding is so much more fun with Rekluse. The smoother engagement of the clutch makes it hook up better. I mean if you just cram it to it will bust loose for sure but it makes it easier to" modulate" I guess is a good way to put it. Also in super slimy conditions when you pop up on some exposed roots or rocks you can upshift 1 time & let the bike "ride " on the clutch momentarily until you're past the bad spot. And yes, I know this is hard on clutch plates at times but I've been doing it for 4 years & I replace them about as often as straight manuals. So I have no complaint on that. In my opinion ALWAYS install the tungston balls in the Rekluse,that helps clutch plate life.I also always use the perch over-ride so that I keep my clutch lever, I still work it manually a good bit of the time, to loft the front tire or when I need to induce rear wheel spin. Imagine, no more engine stalls whatsoever! Because mine always happened at the most inopportune times! As for the WR 3-4-5 cogs, 1st & 2nd remain the same so no changes there. BUT the WR 3rd is lower than the YZ 3rd, so with the conversion 3rd is just a tick higher than 2nd- comes in handy in the woods for me. Then you have the larger gaps between 4th & 5th. That's the reason I took off my FWW, to build rpms quicker for those upshifts.When I first put the WR gears in, I was running 14-48 gearing. I took it down the road with a gps to check the speed, I let off at 78 mph. That was scooting along pretty good on the highway- too fast for my old self. I run 14-51 now. Anyway, just my experiences.
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    throttle cam maybe?

    I've had my '03 YZ for about a little over a year. When I got it, it had a Gnarly pipe with turbine core II silencer. In the spare parts was the stock pipe. I proceeded to completely go thru the bike, replacing all bearings, worn parts & whatever. Even did some research & installed WR 3-4-5 gears. Installed Rekluse clutch. It already had an 11oz. fww on it. Rode it & did some more adjusting, etc. Finally took the fww off, that was good for me. Then just a couple of weeks ago,in the name of experimentation, I put the stock pipe on.UGH! It was horrible for me! Took away ALL of the low-end grunt& mid-range pull.(Granted I do have it jetted well for the gnarly & didn't change it) Honestly, I would not enjoy riding this thing if all I had was the stock pipe.The Gnarly definitely don't rev as high as the stocker- it's just strong on bottom off idle blending into a smooth strong mid-range & then signs off, which is fine for me. All I do is trail ride, race a few harescrambles for fun-- I love tight singletrack. The last bike I had was a WR 250 4t that I had modded out & with the gnarly pipe & rekluse my YZ will lug and pull off idle as well as the WR. The tranny gears help tame it on the trail when running a gear high as well - I've ridden stock YZs on same trails back to back- big difference. I've ridden many KTMs & love them as well, but my ole YZ is mighty fun now!l
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    New to Savannah any good riding around

    It's according to what kind of riding you like. If M-X is your thing, check out LIVEOAKMX.COM , that's fairly close. If you like trails, well, SORRY! Not much close for pay-to-ride trails. Only if you get to hookup with some local riders on private land. About the closest to us is at Wrens. (Sunnysideatv.com) Personally, I like going to Wrens & riding the old harescramble trails. But that hasn't happened lately!
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    Saddle Mountain Ride report w/pictures - Thursday 1/3/2008

    Thanks for posting. I really love the pics! We don't get to see stuff like that in GA.! I am so envious of ya'll out there!