Holeshots just got a bit easier...

5 replies to this topic
  • DoctorRzed

Posted May 26, 2004 - 02:05 PM


I am having no problem getting holeshots. The power is great on this bike. What are some things I can get to get more hit in 3rd gear? I just want to roll into athe corner and rip out of the corner w/out having to downshift to 2nd. Is this possible? I am getting some low end bog, my CRF had no problem in 3rd gear. Maybe I still need to get used to the yzf.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted May 26, 2004 - 02:38 PM


You can subtract one tooth from the front sprocket, or add a couple to the rear. That will lower your final gearing which will make 3rd gear a bit lower.

  • rbm33

Posted May 26, 2004 - 03:02 PM


u gotta remember that its a 4 speed and not a 5 speed like your crf. it may be more moeny than you want to spend but an auto clutch keeps that 4 stroke on power all the time. lets you roll turn a gear higher and exit like a rocket!!

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  • tool

Posted May 26, 2004 - 07:23 PM


"an auto clutch keeps that 4 stroke on power all the time."

very true. whatever gear your in, the clutch slingshots you outta the corner. the gear always pulls hard.

  • gonzo

Posted May 27, 2004 - 02:58 AM


2 things...

1. Change your picture. You have a YZF now.
2. Just get used to the bike more. Once you get used to it and can get your momentum up you will be pulling third much better.

  • Wyatt

Posted May 27, 2004 - 04:12 AM


How many races have you been in since you have the new bike?? How many of them have you holeshot??

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