02' WR426 1st ride report
Posted February 22, 2005 - 09:02 PM
Grey wire clip
YZ Throttle stop
Stock silencer w/ GYT-R insert
After having problems starting I changed the plug and now its a 1-2 kick start every time. 1st gear is a granny gear and hits the rev limiter VERY quickly......I attribute this to the gearing I have. 2nd and 3rd make this bike come to life.....what a screamer. I dont think I made it into 4th gear more than once cuz I was going to flippin' fast for the ascending mountain-side trails. This bike will power wheelie in any gear w/ my 210# butt on it!!
Seems to have enough flywheel mass to keep from stalling while negotiating narrow uphill and rutted/rocky trails. You do have to feather the clutch a bit when letting off the gas since the engine breaking slows you down to quickly. This is something Im not used to since Im coming from big-bore 2 strokers. Im making plans for that 'rekluse' clutch and think it would be a great addition to the package.
The suspension seemed to work just fine for me. I was worried that the stock forks would be to soft but with the rear shocking having been set up for my weight it had a nice feel to it(still plan to upgrade forks though). I'll have a chance this weekend to get into a variety of conditions so I'll report back anything unusual if needed.
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Posted February 23, 2005 - 05:24 AM
Posted February 23, 2005 - 06:36 AM
Posted February 23, 2005 - 07:14 AM
Posted February 23, 2005 - 08:15 AM
Agreed. Not that awesome without all the mods. and correct setup. I cannot wait to get mu suspension done.
Yeah the 426's can really haul when set up!