So I took my 2001 YZ426F out trail riding in Corral Canyon east of San Diego yesterday. The bike is pretty new to me and I grew up racing enduro in the technical woods/trails in the North East on a Kawasaki KDX220 enduro bike. The 426 has some balls!! I love it. The only thing I'm not too fond of is the fact that at slow speeds on technical rock gardens or hill climbs you really need to work the clutch otherwise it will stall. I know thats because its an MX bike not designed for trail riding but I don't race or ride track. I decided to order a 52T rear sprocket up from the stock 49T to see if it will help. Does anyone have any experience with 3 up in the back? How different is it? I do ride the desert sometimes so I don't want to gear it too low but I also want to be able to charge some of the more technical stuff without having the slip the clutch the entire time. I also have been looking into the Rekluse clutch but they aren't cheap. I would love to hear some feedback from anyone who has experience with the 426 on the trail!
Edited by fmx09, June 30, 2014 - 11:53 AM.