Engine braking question
Posted June 24, 2001 - 06:40 AM
I am rather new to the 4-stroke world and love my '01 426.
However, I am wondering if there is a way to lessen the effect of engine braking when letting off the gas.
I have been trying to pull the clutch when getting off the gas, but I'm not sure that would end up being good for the clutch.
I mainly play ride, and trail ride. I do not motocross.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted June 24, 2001 - 08:48 AM
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action (and then fixed by me), OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, gray wire severed, carb mods by Jim Dean, Andy in OZ, & Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC, and I use MOBIL 1 Oil, with ZERO problems.
Posted June 25, 2001 - 06:46 AM
Most ex-two stroke riders try to fight the engine braking effect that four strokes provide and use the rear brake like they do on two strokes. I'm a long time four stroke rider and when I hop on a two stroke I nearly kill myself on the first few corners I come to because I'm not using the read brake at all.
I suggest learning to use the engine braking to your advantage. When coming into a corner try downshifting instead of applying the rear brake. Its amazing how well this works once you get the hang of it.
Just my $0.02
Posted June 25, 2001 - 07:04 AM
Hang in there, you will love it.
Posted June 25, 2001 - 08:21 AM
"It's a Yellow 99' YZ400!!"