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About RoscoeJ

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    Riding on the Street and or Dirt and not excluding Waverunners and Boats,also include 4x4
  1. If your planing on using the trailer to tow arround to riding spots!,you should think about selling it ,to someone whos going to park it in a campground. Look into an Ultralight trailer, there so much lighter to tow arround. My2cents
  2. Thanks for that jim ,I didnt konw that about the excel rims , any info on the installation of a hydraulic clutch,on the WR or YZ.
  3. How About the EXCEL rims, what year and what bikes did they put them on? WR/YZ250F ? I like your saying Jim ! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There should be a licencing requirement to buy tools, just like applying for a concealed weapons permit. I always said there should be a licence requirement for spray foam ...lol I have found a 06 yz250f
  4. I cant thank you enough for your post,not many arround with this knowledge.Please keep me in your projects loop or IM me with pics and your progress ,I would like to see some pics! Where did you find your yz for $700? did it have a bad engine? Thanks Again!
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    yzf hotstart?

    To further enhance the enjoyment of these products, please follow the step-by-step instructions as explained by Doug Dubach, Four-Stroke Motocross Champion and Yamaha test rider. These helpful tips will ensure quick and easy starting of your Yamaha four-stroke motorcycle. COLD ENGINE STARTING: 1.Make sure the bike has fuel, then turn on fuel petcock. 2.Pull out choke knob (black knob on left side of the carburetor). 3.Prime the engine by giving the throttle two full turns (only if the bike has not been started in a day or two). 4.Apply firm pressure to the kick-starter with your foot until you hit distinct resistance (this is the compression stroke/hard spot). 5.While keeping pressure on the kick-starter, pull in the compression release lever and push the kick-starter past the compression stroke/hard spot. The kick-starter needs to only move about 1 to 2 inches past the hard spot. That is all! 6.Release the compression release lever and return the kick-starter to the top 7.Now, kick to start. Do not touch the throttle, as the engine will start and idle on it's own 8.If the bike does not start, repeat steps 4 through 7 only until the engine starts. HOT ENGINE STARTING 1.Pull out the hot start knob (red knob on the left side of the carburetor). 2.Follow steps 4 through 7 until engine starts. 3.You may have to apply some throttle after the engine starts until you get the hot start knob pushed back in because the carburetor is sending a lean mixture while the hot start knob is out. The only difference between hot and cold starting is which knob you use, choke or hot start. There is no need to deviate from these simple steps. Remember, DO NOT touch the throttle during hot or cold starting. Also, there is no reason to prime the engine again on the same day of riding. OTHER HELPFUL TIPS It helps to become comfortable with steps 4 through 7. By becoming familiar with these steps you will become more efficient and will be able to perform them quicker. The faster you can get through steps 4 through 7 the quicker you will get going. You need to give the engine what it wants! Understand that the choke will give the engine a rich mixture and the hot start will give the engine a lean mixture. If you have kicked the engine several times during a cold starting procedure and it still won't start, maybe it has too much fuel. Don't be afraid to push the choke back in and use the hot start, even though the engine is cold, this will give the engine a lean mixture and that might be just what it wants. Again, make sure you don't go more than an inch or two past the hard spot when setting up your kick, and return the kick tarter all the way to the top, especially on the 250F. This will ensure that you get a proper kick and make your race day more enjoyable. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    09 yz250F -top end rebuild?

    You can not keep the valves adjusted? Or it just needs a valve shiming ,adjustment?
  7. I was looking into new2012 KTM EXC 350f $9800 Then I went to the 2012 WR250f $6500 I have been riding for almost 34 years Just want to do some enduro style riding . I want a light bike with power. I was then looking at the GASGAS EC250 4t..they use the WR250f motor in there bike,still $8500. My Question is will the WR250f engine fit into the YZ250f frame I had Ideas of just building the bike I want... I haven't bought a bike or frame I can buy any year frame and motor.. I know 03-06 are one style and wr aluminum frame 07-11 wr Just wanted to find out if anyone has tried this? I'm thinking if I just spent my 5k on a custom build I might be getting a bike I really want . I was going to get the new Wr then remove the Rims and tires for some aftermarket rims and alum hubs, then use the open cartridge forks, then upgrade the triple trees and add steering damper,FMF exht....etc I didnt want a complete bike laying next to me when I was done! Basicly putting a WR250F Engine in a YZ250f bike looking for the 208 lbs dry weight. Thanks RoscoeJ (John) Let me hear what your thinking ..
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    Cost for 2011 TE449

    Why are all the newer husky engines owned by BMW ,made by BMW ,made in taiwan?
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    TE 310 from KLX 300 = buyer's remorse?

    Id take the true 50cc's of the TE310 over the TE250 for the extra $4oo from the MSRP. I think it would help more on the "street" aspect, of the ride,to the riding grounds..I have 30+ years of riding experience,The riders experience IS a HUGE factor,in a purchase, along with what you want you bike for the klx and wr are great bikes with minimal matience, but lack some "REFINEMENTS" in the dirt. I bought the KLX250s , cause I cheaped out.. But now looking to up grade or modify what I have...%$%$. The MSRP today is $4999 on the klx250s, it is what it is, a good bike that works well for comutes on the street ,and will Carry you thru the woods just fine. BUT it wont keep your heart racing. The WR250R -32hp MSRP$6599 vs the KLX250s-20hp ..I would go with the WR, a better comuter and dirt bike. My KLX needs A pipe ,carb,and a big bore kit ,that will cost you $1500, and your doing it yourself,, just to get you near where the WR is stock,and your getting the EFI with the wr, plus some other extras. If you JUST need steet legal , just to get you to the riding grounds ,and want a competion ready bike(with a "SMILE on your face" , and have the extra money$ 8199 for the TE310-38HP ,or $8999 KTM 450 EXC-42hp would be the best bet. The TE250 msrp is $7599 -34hp Please dont quote my prices or hp ratings this is from my area ,and my research only! Hope I just cleared up, and not complicated your decision! lol...
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    99 EXC 200 good woods bike?

    Id your looking at a dual sport I would recommend a klx250 or wr250f both have electric start, and are not as light,as a pure dirt bike ,but there not heavy tanks either.
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    99 EXC 200 good woods bike?

    From your height and weight,you metioned.. I wouldn't look at anything under a 250cc .You will regreat it in a few months time if not sooner..
  12. I like the 2 strokes better in the woods, espicially with a heavier flywheel.
  13. My 06 klx250 was always hard to start cold, since new. I tryied everything. I did finely find something strange, but that works . I turn fuel on,pull choke, standing on the choke side of the bike I almost lay the bike down on its side Im guessing it drains the bowl, or overflow?... small amount of fuel comes out , stand bike up and bike fires right up??? If someone could tell me why or what this CV carb is doing, or mabey overflow of fuel in vacume lines?It works though...
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    how to repack shock bearings?

    My 82 XR200R has grease fittings at every bearing,my 98 CR250 has none.Why honda why? I'm pretty sure its not for the 1-2 oz. in weight. Planed Obsolescens?
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    Erratic Idle

    Most Erratic carb problems..If fuel and air flow is not clogged,..(I've seen)..are caused by air leaks ,cracked rubber boots, bad carb gaskets..etc. Set carb to factory setting and start from there. Watch that you dont run it,too Lean!