Posted September 16, 2004 - 10:27 AM
Posted September 16, 2004 - 12:00 PM
Posted September 16, 2004 - 12:17 PM
We used the same scale, the same day, at the same place.
Posted September 16, 2004 - 12:36 PM
i have a doctors beam scale that you can zero with the 5 gallon bucket(3lbs) and put the bike on the upside down bucket and it should be fairly accurate.i was kinda depressed it only got down to 253 but it definately is lighter just not as light as i thought! still payin us back for nagasaki i guess foolish americans never know the difference hahaha, well this one did,wonder if you could sue for false advertising?
Dumb question but how do you weigh your bikes? Is this an industrial scale that caliberated correctly? Or do you simply slide a piece of plywood over the bathroom scale and throw the bike on it? Just curious, I'd like to see what my pig is up to
Posted September 16, 2004 - 05:55 PM
Posted September 16, 2004 - 06:40 PM
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Posted September 17, 2004 - 06:16 AM
ya,i'll send it ups ground so you can weigh it! no seriously though people say oh just lose some of the beer belly and you'd be better off. well what i say to that is that is, why is it they strive for lighter bikes every year> they are deinately not getting heavier.why? because lighter is better! all of you who are happy with it the way they are ,the more power to ya. i myself have never been happy with anything stock(always looking for better,kinda like the tool man) and if i can make it lighter by losing some parts that belong on a street bike anyhow, why not? everyone says oh you just turned it into a yz,well its not,i call it a WZ and i think yamaha should make one so its easier for the technically impaired to get one,instead of just settling for what they have and ridicule others for pushing the envelope a little!
ncmountainman, have you tried taking a big poop before you go riding? Hey, it all adds up!
Posted September 17, 2004 - 07:22 AM
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Posted September 18, 2004 - 09:44 PM
i can tell you now,its a whole different bike! now you flick it,instead of wrestle it. and as far as not having the starter,i put on a pro-tec kwik-kick(shorter kick lever that turns the motor faster) starts one kick almost everytime,not only is this kicker lighter than stock,its way easier to reach(you don't have to pick your leg up so high). and the rekluse clutch totally eliminates stalling in precarious places,so thats not an issue anymore. so the only other issue is cost. well whats a new ktm 450 run about 8500? thats exactly what i have in mine and dollars to donuts says the next time i run one i'll stomp it! i ran with them before, and ran about even. and the neat thing is everyone who might do this can customize exactly to fit their size and riding style,you just gotta love such a versatile bike!
Yet another question from someone new to dirt. You can strip all you want off the bike but doesnt a 4-stroke engine itself weigh more than a 2 stroke? It seems that the people creating these "WZ" may have too much money eh'? Is there buyers remorse and they wish they would've bought the YZ? Seems like it's cheaper to just buy a heavier fly-wheel and throw it on the YZ and have a "YR". I guess I just think too logical or something and it seems like a bit of a waste of $$.
Posted September 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM
I guess I just think too logical or something and it seems like a bit of a waste of $$.
Read the specs between the 2 bikes and you'll realize why people are interested in doing this. The YZ has a 4-speed which sucks off road. 1st gear is very tall and by the time you gear it down, top speed is super low.
1. 19" rear wheel instead of an 18" which gives a much harsher ride on rocks and roots.
2. Smaller radiators and no overflow bottle which can lead to overheating on tight trails.
3. Less flywheel weight so it stalls easier.
4. Smaller gas tank.
5. YZ does not have a lighting coil so you can't add lights without a lot of extra expense.
Yes the 2-stroke engine is lighter but we'd all like a light off road 4-stroke. A lot of us don't care about e-start and would rather have as light a bike as possible.
NCmountain, I could have purchased an 04' KTM 450 EXC for $6500 delivered to my door so $8500 is way too high.
Posted September 19, 2004 - 08:25 AM
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