Rookie in need of help!
Posted February 24, 2005 - 07:44 PM
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Posted February 26, 2005 - 10:36 AM
Its a bit under powered. The thing nice about it, is its low to the ground, and when I ride it (5'11", 190 lbs) its like riding my old bikes from when I was 8 yrs old. So, it is really good for a beginner, but I wouldn't recommend it for a large male beginner.
Its heavy. If I remember correctly, its something like 10 pounds lighter than my 05 wr450. Its also really picky about starting. It only has the e-start button (no kicker), and unless its 70F outside, the thing won't start. Since its the woman's bike, I haven't been too eager to re-jet the carb yet - she needs to learn on it while it is underpowered before I start making it fast. But, a kicker is available from Yamaha for about $100 to add to it.
All in all, I'm not disappointed with it. Its fun to take out every now and then and do a little trail riding with it around the farm, and its perfect for a 5'4" 120 lbs woman, but not for me.