List your best and worst bike
Posted June 10, 2002 - 04:12 PM
best Bike/s - 1997 CR-250 and 2001 YZ426F
Posted June 10, 2002 - 04:16 PM
OZZY, i have an 87 KX 250 woods bike. After the FC revalve and the DG pipe (a few other motor mods too) its got tons of low-mid and great suspension. Its the most stable thing i have ever riden. Definately a great bike.
Posted June 10, 2002 - 04:28 PM
did you happen to put a gear in backwards on the clutch side?
Posted June 10, 2002 - 05:11 PM
* 1982 Yamaha 465 IT This bike never broke down.
* 1987 Honda CR 500 Ran like a top
* 2001 Yamaha 426 YZF This is what all bikes should be like. IMHO
* 1986 YZ 490 Nothing on earth can ride this bike and not have it's hands fall asleep from the vibration. If you never plan on turnig the bike, you can stay on it. Oh... one more thing, WHAT BRAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Ego... did you own a 490? Just wondering because from the Egos bail video, it looks just like how my old 490 treated me .
Posted June 10, 2002 - 06:44 PM
....It was a smoker with oil injection and going up a long hill..about 1/3 mile steep it went out and siezed up. Let it cool down and headed back down dropped the clutch in 3rd and "?UNSIEZED?" it!!
Always working on it.
Probably a close 2nd would be my 1985 XR250r.
I beat the CRAPPPP outta that thing and it kept on going.
I don't EVER remember changing the oil!
Revved it to 22,000 rpm and never blew up. or was it 32,000???
I read a story in Dirt Bike a long time ago about a guy that wanted a new bike and his wife said only if his blew up. SO......She was at work and he put his XR up on a bucket duct taped the throttle wide open , started it and went to the grocery store expecting it to be DEAD when he got back.
He got back and it was dead on the bucket but showed no signs of anything really wrong . Tried to start it and it still had compression. Checked the spark and still there. Looked to see if it had fuel in the cylinder......NO....checked the tank.....The damn thing had just run outta' GAS!!!
fired right up and kept going for 2 more yrs!!!
But surely my funnest and most enjoyable bike is my 99' 4hun!
Hands down the fastest!
Not to mention the most Dinero I have ever spent on a bike and accesories!!
BUT I got a lot of trophies to show for the ???.......$7k???.....LOL
Posted June 11, 2002 - 03:41 AM
- Second ride, split pipe. Ingested mucho sand,
- Third ride, trashed top end.
- 2 bad stators (3 months apart)
- 2 broken front axle carriers
- split seat cover
Two years of racing produced one 3rd OA B, and 6 DNFs
- 9 races: 4 1sts, 2 2nds, 2 3rd's and a 4th.
Posted June 13, 2002 - 09:24 PM
I Don't think it was a bad bike I just got it in 1985 after my uncle rode the I.S.D.E. on it (at that time it was the I.S.D.T.)Then mt teenage cousin had it for a few years and thrashed it.I got it just because I was too big for my YZ 80 at age thirteen.I think my 83 YZ 80 was faster and the IT always broke down.It was just a worn out bike.
My best was a 1991 KTM 300 great usable power and no problems with the bike.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 12:16 PM
Best and Present 2000 Wr 400 fully converted to a Yz I mean everything frame up and plenty of mods not that the Bike even needs em its a beast from the factory. Only on top end and timing chain rebuild done one yera ago and I average riding about 5 times a week 2 of which are all dayers and only minor mantnance is need shit I only change my oil like once every month and it still stays in the cross hatches and just recently I put an 05 yz 450f alum rear sub frame in there, no notice in wheight change but geometry feels different and once I got used to it I was averaging 1/2 shorter lap times at my local track. definitly 2 THUMBES UP !
Posted November 29, 2005 - 12:22 PM
Posted November 29, 2005 - 01:00 PM
Best: my present yz426 2002 ....
Posted November 29, 2005 - 01:28 PM
Best = Tie 87 CR250 best suspension and brakes in its day or 05 WR450 1 full season nothing broke yet.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 01:30 PM
2002 CR250 - This bike had so much vibration and the engine was so hard to ride. Bike never agreed with me. It somehow felt really big or fat or something too. It took the fun factor out of riding. At least the suspension was good though.
2002 RM125 - It's hard for me to call this bike one of the worst because it was actually one of the funnest bikes I've owned. It did everything perfectly when it was running, but that's the thing. It blew up 3 times in the period of around 4 months.
2003 YZ250F - Good suspension, good power, good handling. Fast, light, reliable, and super fun! Great all around bike. I want to keep it but I also want the 450, hmm....
2000 YZ250 - I bought this bike used, rode and raced this bike 2-3 times a week for over a year and all I had to do was replace some clutch plates. The power was big but smooth, suspension was great after I had it revalved for me, and overall the bike just fit me well. I loved this bike.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 01:49 PM
best dirt: 2003 yz250f
worst dirt: 79 yamaha 80 - i think it was a 79, but i was 6 then lol
best street: 2000.5 Aprilia RSVR - mmm the bling bling ohlins, oz wheels, etc
worst street: 87 VFR - at least by today's standards
i havent really had any "bad" bikes so to call those "worst" is pretty hard to even post.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 01:50 PM
Best..'00 KX250, bomb-proof. Never did anything but change tires/chains/sprockets.
'98 YZ400...love at first sight.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 02:01 PM
Best: '94 YZ 250, '98 KX 250 (box stock both of these smokers rocked). But by far, my favorite bikes have been my Yammie 4-strokes: '01 YZ 426, '02 YZ 250F, and my current '02 YZ 426. Rock solid, dependable, bullet-proof, period.
Posted November 29, 2005 - 02:11 PM
worst: 95 KX500, even though I made about a grand $ on it, the thing broke a clutch cable and had a hole in the radiator (from the plastic rock guards) in a matter of 5 hours of use. Piece of crap, but nice power....
Posted November 29, 2005 - 03:49 PM
good thread to put it on!
Best MX bike:2002 YZ250-100+ motos on original top end. it does everything very well. Holeshots, jumps, turns.......just excellent. I won 3 championships on this one....including last years state title. It will probably stay my favorite until I take delivery on my '06 YZF450SE. I'll hate selling this one, cause it may be my last two stroke!
Best Dual sport:my 1990 XT 600. What a great bike for it's intended purposes. I got a fantastic deal on it, it was a insurance write off from hurricane andrew in Florida 1992. I bought it on a salvage title for $1000 after the dealership had rebuilt it. I rode it for 12-13 years, put 25,000 miles on it(including a ride from Florida to Alaska )and sold it for $800 last year.
Best off road bike: 2003 WR450F, great bike, my first modern 4 stroke, electric start!!! I never had a day of trouble with mine. It was just a bit too heavy for my taste. Awesome motor. I pulled 16 out of 20 holeshots MXing that thing one season.
Best Street bike:1990 FZR1000--It was the bike to own in those days. Wicked fast, beautiful and handled like no one's business for a liter bike. Still in love with that bike. It was stolen from me.....down in West Palm Beach....on the way to Moroso speedway. I still have the keys!
Worst bike: 1984 YZ490.....Well, at the time, I didn't think it was all that bad. I won my first championship on it.
BUT It vibrated, it pinged, it was air-cooled, had crappy suspension even for it's time, it had drum brakes and a 4 speed tranny with a 125 style powerband...... only it made well over 50HP when I was through modding it. Whoa nelly! Those old enough to have ridden open bikes know what I'm talking about!
Parts rattled off during 15 minute moto's on that beast even though they had been tightened beforehand. Shoddy hardware and poorly fit plastic. The airbox was a poor design. Truly a wretched machine. Yamaha kept churning them out long after the other makes went to watercooling and several of us idiots kept buying them!
Funny, they still ice race them up here on the frozen lakes. They are bullets to this day but they make me cringe to this day!
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James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink
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