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    Any Cape Cod Riders?

    ...a guy was sent to the hospital with severe lacerations and broken bones from a barbed wire fence erected by the Greenies. He didn't stop for them so they put two strands across the trail, which couldn't be seen. When he came through on his way back he got snagged...nearly decapitated. This has gone too far...
  2. ...I've never used the decompression lever for my YZ250f. What is the best proceure to remove this or is it best to leave it entact?
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    95 Octane or higher??

    YZ250 & 450...i've been mixing just over 8 oz of octane (less than 2 teaspoons) to 2.5 gal of 91 grade Super out of the pump and 6oz to 93. after lots of testing i found this isn't too rich for stock carb adjustment and a pleasant benefit. i'm told it is best to use as close to pure octane as possible...
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    Dual sport kit

    ...i use the trick dualsport-kit with my wr 450 and it is great. Endurance digital spedo...did all YZ mods & the thing screams...
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    lost 5th gear - transmission?

    thanks again for the info...it started when I was 50 trail-miles from home. the clutch plate & spring replacement went well...except for 5th gear still the way it felt when 5th finally stopped working falls in line with losing dog gears....it simply slipped more frequently until the gear vanished. there was no grinding sounds during the brief test ride following the clutch-kit installation or metal in the oil afterward it seems from other posts that there is probably something stuck somewhere which will cause problems eventually...this will be fixed before I make it worse.
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    lost 5th gear - transmission?

    ...mine is a 2003. Thank you all at TT for saving my bike! ...good info. My fear of doing some things is merely because the explanations in Clymer's or the Yam service manual use tools I don't have and have never used. Should I pay my shop to do it? They want to do the Top-End at the same time. What would be a reasonable shop charge for this? Can a rookie machanic buy the tools and attempt this with a realistic hope for success?
  7. ...the friction & clutch plates are new. the clutch basket tines are quite smooth where the plates touch the basket (no ridges or bumps). the pushrods & ball seemed to be in fine condition. the plates are showing good action. all gears but 5th are fine. this gear has almost completely vanished... ...is the 250f o.k. to run as a 4 speed? I never use 5th at the MX track anyway, but don't want to make things worse. I didn't feel or hear any grinding when it happened it just started to slip a little and a little more...now is more like a second neutral. what are the best options? thanks in advance for the help. should the top-end be done also?
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    cheap dual sport

    cheap = mediocre experience KTM EXC 400 => good time Yamaha WR 450 => fat power w/ YZ mods XRs & KLX are a standard...but strain to keep up with the bikes above. baja kits needed but worth the extra $$$...there's no comparison at all between the KLX, XR, EXC & WR and the applesauce varieties: DR or XT or KLR... save/spend the money, be happy
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    Any Cape Cod Riders?

    EXPENSIVE RIDE I know a few poeple who have been stopped riding on the Cape. The Feds will send a team of Biologists out to asses the damages: the report will contain a GPS map, a list of plant & terrain damage, the estimated cost of repair & the over-all environmental impact. In one of these cases the car, bikes & trailer were all impounded. The fines are decided by a judge (court dates)...the fines range from $1200 to over $6000 each. The local police also have ATVs & radios. They are considerably more hungry for riders, it seems. BE Careful!!! It will have seemed easier to trailer you bikes to Maine after getting caught...no problems in Vacationland, just be respectful.