You guys might be suffering from fuel injection issues off idle that YZ's and other bikes have had. http://www.injection...bike_models.htm
As mentioned above YZ's have a much higher first gear. You shouldn't have to gear down a WR450 for the woods unless it has no bottom end off idle.
Ever notice how I don't tell you how to set up your bike for California conditions ?
We were having the gearing discussion yesterday on one of our ride breaks. The biggest problem with woods riding on a big 4 stroke is that most of them are geared too high, especially for beginning riders that are used to 2 stroke bottom end characteristics and who haven't mastered clutch work in difficult conditions.
It costs $20 to try a 12 tooth sprocket. Its the quickest and easiest mod you can make for woods riding. NOTHING is worse than riding a big 4 stroke with a twitchy throttle that is stall prone in tight woods. Nothing will leave you more tired and frustrated.
Here is a perfect example. And this guy isn't a novice and that trail is nothing compared to what we ride.
I know he has no clutch skills.
Edited by MidlifeCrisisGuy, July 29, 2015 - 07:20 AM.