Update # leventy-zillion:
Well, turns out there is NO accelerator pump linkage spring upgrade in the carb like the PO said there was.
I am going to start a picture thread on how to replace the linkage spring, how to inspect your apump system, and to upgrade with the R&D powerbowl, and how to quickly adjust the squirt.
is waaay out, and I will try to adjust it, in but past experiences I just end up unplugging it for the smoothest result.
I suppose the Dynatek
is an alternative, but it will have to wait.
R&D Powerbowl II is on it's way. Just like the 2007's, the 2008 has terrible partial throttle steadiness on paved roads.
Something to do with the needle jet and gas frothing, I am told.
It only happens about 3 or 4 minutes into a steady throttle run. If you bounce the bike up and down, it goes away for a minute, and then comes back.
The PB Ii has always cured this in the past....
YZ suspension is still pretty far off. It's just fine for really fast fire roads and really slow technical, but the rough terrain above 3rd gear, it is not tracking the terrain closely enough.
I am going to back off the rear high-speed compression by 1/2 turn, and try again to get a balance of keeping the rear end up (more low speed compression) , and having the rear wheel
still remain on the ground as much as possible.
The forks have so much stiction, they act
like they have reduced travel. On the pavement, they don't even move, most of the time....making transitional rut-repairs a real fun time... and they don't even feel that stiff when you pump them.
Once you get going however, they do work very well. Very plush, very predictable. I have yet to take them on 45mph whoops.
pipe is waaaay to loud.
A good 10db louder than the Dr D
on my X. I pulled the can to re-fill it, and it was already filled.
I am shopping for a different pipe ( Leo Vince
looks nice, or the Dr D).
*** THE FMF
4.1 Titanium slip-on will go up for sale, if anyone is interested. It's almost pristine in appearance. $ 180.00 !!
The cam's are GREAT. The bike is a rocket! The bottom end appears to be exactly the same as the stock cams, but let the rpms get up around 4500, and thing pulls HARD.
It's tons of fun to drift the thing around fire roads!
Don't like the GPS steering damper.
It only damps one way, which makes for feedback I am not used to, and I keep over compensating.
It will go up for sale too, as I don't want to have to re-think too much when jumping from bike to bike.
I had that problem with the KTM.
Completely different set of muscles to steer the KtM.....
Overall, it's all heading in the right direction: a bike that can be ridden very, very slow, over rocks and sand, and still JET up to speed, and handle the fairly rough stuff, without being a big fat Cadillac to do so.