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About Spinothalamic

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    Pennsylvania
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    Harescramble, MX, Hunting, Mtb

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  1. Spinothalamic

    300 TPI or yz450fx

    New contender. Husq tx 300. There are some 2018's that can be had for a little cheaper. The more I look into the tpi, the more hesitant I am. The oil injector is my biggest concern. Back in my blaster 200 days, we would block off the injector and mix by hand because the injector could get clogged and melt the top end of the engine. I'm sure 2018 tech is better than 1988 tech, but oil is thick, and it concerns me. So the tx 300 has E-start, but is carb'd. I've heard less than stellar things about the WP suspension compared to the yamaha suspension. Any comments or experience between the suspensions?
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    300 TPI or yz450fx

    Backstory- Got a great deal on a 2016 yz450f that was already sprung and valved for my weight. I ride trails (North east PA) and some mx practice days at local tracks. I'm self employed so I'm trying to get away from the mx and more just trails. My trails vary from open coal road to tight technical singletrack and everything inbetween. Going to be selling the quad, yz, and consolidating to one trail bike. I'll openly admit that I'm a Yamaha fan boy, they are the only brand that have withstood my abuse. So right now I'm between a ktm/husq 300 tpi or a yz450fx. I'd get the yz250x in a heartbeat, but I want fuel injection and electric start. I've owned and rode both 2t and 4t. I understand the differences. They are both awesome machines in their own regard. Just looking for input on them. As far as factors go, maintenance doesn't matter, I get parts at cost and have a full garage with tools, beer, and Alice in Chains on repeat. This bike will be my 'last nice thing' as I'm going to produce children soon, so cost doesn't matter. Which ever one I get will get a rekluse, flexx bars, all the skid plates, and some type of fancy pipe for bling bling. I like the thought of a 300 2t, its lighter, sounds cool, smells cool, and generally will get more chicks. But I fell in love with the 450's. There is so much power, its intoxicating. My apprehensions about the 450 are: heavy, maybe too powerful in some situations Apprehensions about the 300: KTM's are built great, but their bolts are all smaller and it just seems as if they won't handle the abuse like the Yammy will. And I'm afraid to buy something new that has less power. Can anyone offer some input. Hopefully someone else had this same predicament and maybe rode both and can help guide me.
  3. Spinothalamic

    Jetting 1999 yz250

    Not upgraded
  4. Spinothalamic

    Jetting 1999 yz250

    right now 35-70. During my peak riding months 55-85
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    Jetting 1999 yz250

    1999 yz250. 15 hours on rebuild top and bottom. Boysen dual stage reeds, fmf shorty silencer, uni filter, stock expansion chamber. Stock jetting, air screw turned 1.5 turns out. Can anyone give me advice for jetting? I ride PA tight woods stuff, so I'd like to move the power lower if possible. A friend told me to go up to a 52 pilot, but I just wanted to get more opinions. I'm running 93 octane, 40:1 Klotz R50, between 700-1500ft above sea level. Thanks in advance.
  6. Spinothalamic

    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    So after much thought I decided to do some stuff to the 99yz in preparation for a Breezewood trip this April. I ordered Boysen dual stage reeds, an FMF shorty silencer, and new springs for the fork & rear shock. I used RaceTech's website to calculate the spring rates for my weight and riding. I have a question about hand protection though- right now I have bark busters on my bars (I ride PA woods mainly) but when I go to the mx track, should I remove them? They almost seem like a wrist trap... is this normal thinking or am I being paranoid?
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    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    I rode my buddy's 2012 yz250. He is an A class harescramble rider and his bike is race ready. It was night and day difference. I'm just going to write my 99 off as a "learning machine" and when I'm ready to race I'm going to buy a newer one. The newer frame felt better for me.
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    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    Which of the larger capacity gas tanks has the least added height in the front. I haven't procreated yet, so minimal 'nut crushing potential' is important.
  9. Spinothalamic

    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    I'm from Jim Thorpe, so I ride coal roads and singletrack between Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville. How about you?
  10. Spinothalamic

    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    I'm learning quickly. I race atv's and mtn bikes, so my starting point isn't totally in the basement. Starting to trust the tires more each ride which is my biggest hurdle. My friend is my size and has a cr250 set up for his weight and it was bliss- that made me realize that my suspension needs some love.
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    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    yes, i forgot to mention the flywheel is on my todo list also.
  12. Spinothalamic

    Turning 99yz 250 into woods rocket

    New to dirtbikes, been getting comfy on my yz and riding other bikes to see what I like and don't like. My bike is a 99 yz250. It's bone stock right now. Is the 99 suspension worth respringing/revalving or should I get an SSS fork before I do that? I'm never going to race this, so I don't need top of the line. However, my current suspension is pretty beat (I set sag and got my rebound/compression dialed in, but 1-I'm 250 geared up and 2-the suspension is old). Racetech is the closest suspension shop to me geographically, so I will use their products or send it there. But is the 99 stuff worth re-doing or should I get the SSS? For motor, there is plenty of power, but I want to move it lower in RPM. Right now I'm always just below the midrange powerband and it's going to eat my clutch eventually. I'm looking @ Vforce reeds, DEP pipe, fmf shorty silencer, and then play with the jetting however it needs. Does that sound like a good starting point? For control, I'm a big fan of Flexx bars, so I will probably snag a pair of those. Are there any pegs that stand out? On my quad I have houser pro-bounce pegs and they are like a cloud, so anything like that would be cool. Thanks for any input/guidance
  13. Spinothalamic

    Jetting help DEP, vforce 3

    I ordered a DEP pipe, vforce3 reed cage, and pro circuit silence for my 99 yz250. Does anyone have any jetting advice? I can't find much on the manufacturer's websites. I've been spoiled with my fuel injected yfz and am honestly a little timid to play with the carb. Ideally someone else here is running the same pipe, silencer, reed combo and can help me out. Thanks in advance.
  14. Spinothalamic

    Just bought my first dirtbike!

    Probably just a kneecap guard. The braces are expensive, when I get married next year, hopefully my spouse's good gov't insurance will cover some "preventative" knee braces *fingers crossed*
  15. Spinothalamic

    Just bought my first dirtbike!

    First wreck... I fell and crushed my knee cap off a rock. Luckily I'm a chiropractor so I took an xray of it at the office and no fracture, BUT - do you guys have any experience with knee braces for riding. I have been looking at review and such, but what is a good mid range knee brace. I don't want to spend more than 200.
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