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  1. I love my '01 426. I picked it up about a year ago, with less than 20 hours on it - almost brand new! I mostly ride trails and have been in a few local harescrambles. It's an awesome bike for the scrambles and fast trail riding. The only downfall is that I occasionally ride with slower friends and it's practically impossible to go very slow on it. The yz is one of the most reliable bikes on the market and it can really take abuse - it loves to be ridden hard! You'll love it!
  2. Nice Video, Great Rider
  3. Sweet vid.
  4. Last year I picked up an immaculate '01 yz426. It was practically new, had been routinely maintenanced, and was only $2300. I found the ad on Thumpertalk. The only downside was it cost a lot to drive from OH to Minn! We harescramble back in NE OH and I love it way more than my '02 wr250f. The power is excellent, and although somewhat heavy, I've had no problems. My buddy has the 01 wr426f and I feel like I have the advantage on him because the yz has more snap, it's lighter, and I even prefer my gearing in the woods (although I'm looking for an auto clutch). Like the guys have said before, it's terriblely reliable. Mine has always started in the first couple kicks (and should if it's jetted properly). If you're not going real long without refueling, I like the slimmer tank on the older yz than on the wr. My wr's tank was HUGE. Hope this helps. One things for sure the Yammy won't let you down!
  5. I just got the February edition of DIRTRIDER today (12-20-05) and the 250f was 3rd, not 4th. Behind the CRF and KXF. I like DIRTBIKE better anyway.
  6. What's the difference between riding an 18" or 19" rear wheel for off road? I'm currently on the 19". How would it benefit me to go down an inch? Thanks.
  7. No, it's 8:30 dang it! And it's your momma who tucked me in.
  8. I've yet to read those articles, but I did open my January 2006 Dirt Bike Magazine to find these words: "And the winner is . . . 1st - Yamaha YZ250F. . . There isn't an F in this division that does it better." But then again I guess Yamaha is just following suit after both Dirtbike and Dirtrider named the YZ250 first as well. Not only that, Dirtbike named the two stroke first in motocross and off-road conversion, while Dirtrider named it first in moto and second in off-road conversion. A couple of issues ago the 125 was named first among the others hands down. I can't wait to see the 450 shootout!
  9. That's got to put out tons of ponies! Nice. Very nice.
  10. Thoroughly impressed! She's a beauty!
  11. My experiences on Yamaha 250f's thus far have been great. My friend and I previously rode '02 wr250f's, and all the way through this year both bikes' valves have remained in spec. I've always been recommended to check the valves once a season by my Yamaha shop. The Yamaha's motor is incredibly reliable, never needing a single shim. I have very little experience on the crf 250's, but I've read that the valves require much more adjustment. I changed my oil after two rides on the trail (these were about 5-7 hrs. each) and would recommend changing it after every race. The Yamaha's transmission shares the oil with the clutch, so this can cause faster breakdown due to higher temperatures. Normally I used the synthetic Yamalube 4-R or Amsoil. Make sure and clean the air filter often, but that's a given. Like the other guy said . . . www.thumperfaq.com. Other than that, the 250f (Yamaha of course ) is a rocking machine! Hope that helps!
  12. Looks like it's in great shape. My buddy has an '02 250 SX and loves it! Enjoy!
  13. My best friend owns a wr250f with an auto clutch by EFM. EFM is based out of Rootstown, OH. The bike is for sale, he now runs a 250 SX, but he loved the clutch. He never had any problems, never had to do any maintenance, and the clutch feathered perfectly every time. You might check out the web site: http://efmautoclutch.com This is a pretty cool glimpe into what they offer: MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: WILL I BE ABLE TO BUMP START MY BIKE IN CASE OF A STARTER FAILURE? YES, OUR CLUTCH HAS A “STRANDED MODE” IN IT WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO LOCK UP THE CLUTCH. CAN I START MY BIKE IN GEAR? YES, EFM IS A SPONSOR OF THE GNCC AND SEVERAL OTHER SERIES WHICH HAVE DEAD ENGINE STARTS AND WITH OUR CLUTCH, WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY TAKEN MORE HOLESHOTS AND HAVE HAD SEVERAL CLASS WINNERS OVER THE YEARS USING OUR SYSTEM WILL MY CLUTCH LEVER WORK? IF YOUR CLUTCH IS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF WHERE THE CABLE GOES IN, THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN USE YOUR MANUAL LEVER. THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE, CALL IF YOU AREN’T SURE. HOW LONG WILL MY CLUTCH LAST? THIS REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW YOU RIDE, IF YOU GO THRU CLUTCHES NOW, CHANCES ARE YOU WILL STILL GO THRU CLUTCHES WITH A AUTOMATIC, JUST NOT AS MANY. WILL I HAVE ENGINE BRAKING? YES, YOU WILL HAVE ENGINE BRAKING DOWN TO A IDLE, IF YOU SKID THE BACK WHEEL, THE MOTOR WILL IDLE, IF YOU ARE ROLLING FASTER THAN THE MOTOR WOULD BE PULLING YOU, YOU CAN RE-ENGAGE THE CLUTCH BY BLIPPING THE THROTTLE. WILL I NEED A SPACER ON MY CLUTCH COVER? YES, MOST BIKES WE PUT A SPACER ON THE CLUTCH COVER. THIS DOES TWO THINGS, IT ADDS MORE OIL FOR BETTER COOLING OF THE CLUTCH, AND ALLOWS US TO BUILD A BULLET PROOF UNIT THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE ANY TYPE OF ABUSE. WHAT DO I NEED TO SEND IN? WE WANT TO SEE THE COMPLETE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY. IF YOUR PLATES ARE BURNT, OR THE STEELS ARE DISCOLORED, WE RECOMMEND REPLACING THEM. WE ARE ALSO A PARTS UNLIMITED DEALER SO WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED OR YOU CAN SUPPLY YOUR OWN NEW PARTS IF NEEDED. WHY DO I NEED TO SEND IN MY OLD CLUTCH? WE MODIFY YOUR CLUTCH ASSEMBLY FOR BETTER OILING. WITHOUT MODIFYING THE BASKET, HUB AND CENTER BEARING, YOU WILL NOT GET ALL THE BENEFITS OF THE CLUTCH, OR THE LIFE OUT OF THE STEELS AND FIBERS. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? OUR STANDARD TURN AROUND TIME IS 1-5 DAYS DEPENDING ON DEMAND. DIRT BIKES MODELS: KX 250-KDX 200/220 KTM ALL RFS, KTM 2 STROKES 200/250/300 YAMAHA YZ 250, YZ 250F/450F, 450 4 WHEELER HONDA CR 250 SUZUKI RM 250 RM 60/65/85 GAS GAS 250/300 Like I said, this wasn't on my personal bike so I can't give perfect details. But I am in the market for an auto-clutch for my yz. I'll be giving EFM a call. Hope this helps.
  14. YAMAHA Are there other colors?