I can finally turn!!!
Posted August 12, 2001 - 07:43 PM
I think I'll save the stock tires for the next Moab trip....maybe next spring.
Posted August 12, 2001 - 08:26 PM
This is a mod we do to street bikes to improve steering with great results.
Will this affect suspension travel/ground clearance?
Posted August 12, 2001 - 08:48 PM
I am actually surprised you kept that 739 on the front this long. I know Dunlop calls it a intermediate terrain tire, but I thought the thing sucked pretty much everywhere. The 739 is OK in the rock of Moab, as is the 739 rear. I went through 1.5 tires in Moab (new 756 rear semi worn by the end of the 4 days).
Raising the forks is highly recommended for riding everywhere w/ the exception of high speed desert conditions IMHO. Other than quicker turning, nothing else is affected.
'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, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted August 13, 2001 - 07:47 AM
I should have gotten rid of the 739 front a long time ago but since I ride slow most of the time the 739 hasn't been a big problem - till now. Since I've been riding with faster folks the last couple of times the shortfalls of the 739 started to show thru - even with my limited ability. The 739 rear isn't too bad but I'll be ordering a 756 rear today.
The XR250 still has the same rear tire as it had at Moab, MT21. 250cc of four-stroke power just doesn't wear out tires
Posted August 13, 2001 - 09:28 PM
Now Im gonna have to take a perfectly good (tread wise) tire off my bike and go get new ones,,,, oh well, if its worth it Ill do it. I had alot of trouble with the bike with the 739 on it untill I got the front suspension working right and dialed in a good tire pressure. The tire still pushes untill it warms up a bit. I have my tubes dropped about 15mm, it dose not effect travel, makes the wheel base a bit shorter for quicker handeling, but not noticed nearly as much as on a street bike. For me it just helps me get a better grip on the front of the bike and lower the CG.
Dose it effect the ground clearance? Well, yes,,, by 15mm .
Posted August 13, 2001 - 11:58 AM
Over the weekend, my WR was refusing to turn in corners. I almost overshot 10 turns that I can remember. It got so bad, I thought about heading home to try and do something about it. If I hadnt been completely lost in these particular trails, I would have split.
I am going to check out some new front springs for the ride. What do you guys recommend for a 226 lb rider? Would .46's be too hard? I try to punish the bike most of the time, so I dont caree about it being too hard-I can always soften them up some. My stock tires seemed to be a little slippery-would 756 up front help in muddy, sandy trails? The front end never seemed to track like it should.
Posted August 13, 2001 - 12:45 PM
You should email sometime again (Mike from Columbus) and I'll give you some tips on the bike for Ohio conditions.
I believe the WR has .46 springs stock. You may want to try .47 for your weight.
Let's hookup and ride sometime.
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