Yes I replaced the bolts, I used some sprocket bolts counter sunk in the plate.
Steel is steel it's only hard if you don't have the proper tools; bench vise, drill press, hammer, muscles.
The primary leads have a coupling, and basically you just have to route it in the same fashion under the tank, just from the other side.
I checked the newer bikes out last night, pre 12+ YZ use a coil on plug setup and the 12+ YZ mount the coil to the frame down spar right between the radiators, they can because of the rear slant engine and the intake track goes upward from the front of the engine.
I had been following your bike lightening routine as well, I never weighed mine but it did make a difference on the trail. I could out climb anything once I figured out the clutch. But then I crashed, bad, have since decided to dual sport my bike so everything went back on and then some. I haven't rode since Valentines day so i'm itching to get out there and see the difference the weight makes. My advice to all us aging kids... keep riding till you can't, then, just slow down.
Some transformer steels are extremely hard and can't be drilled by normal means. Happy to hear the coil mount isn't made of those.
The coil on lug design was abandoned with the move to FI. The new coil used on the 2012+ WRs, the 2010+ YZ450F and the 2014+ YZ250Fs. I checked the electrical specs of the coil on plug. It is NOT compatible with the FI ECU.
Sorry to hear about your crash. I'm a safety first rider, I have nothing to prove. No big crashes since I bought the bike a year ago. Presently my right shoulder is sore, but I can't attribute that to a big crash.
My advice to all us aging kids... keep riding till you can't, then, just slow down.
That is great advice. Once you stop doing something because its hard, you'll stop doing it forever. Do whatever it takes to keep riding.
I've been doing a bit of cross training this summer. 30 miles a week on a hybrid bicycle and 1 challenging trail ride every weekend. Its been great.
Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, August 27, 2014 - 08:11 AM.