First ride today!!!!!

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  • studruss

Posted April 01, 2005 - 06:59 PM


Finally had a chance to do some riding today. Went down to Tower City with my 95 YZ250 and my new 2001 YZ426f. All i can say is holy sheep sh!t. :naughty:
their is absolutely no comparison between these bikes. The first 5 min. i was thinking what i get myself into!!!!!But then i settled down and really enjoyed the ride. My only complaints are the bike sits a little to high for me, the bars seam a little low, and the engine braking. I thought i saw on here somewhere that the 450 cam mod all but eliminates this, is this so???
Well I'm looking forward to my next ride.Later :naughty:


  • yz_for_me

Posted April 01, 2005 - 08:14 PM


The 450 cam doesn't eliminate engine braking, but it does make it a little harder to stall. The factory guys run slipper clutches on their YZ450's to eliminate engine braking.

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  • 426_Pilot

Posted April 01, 2005 - 08:15 PM


The engine braking which right now seems strange will soon become your best friend. This is one of the reasons why most amatuers are faster on these bikes than 2 smokes. Learn to use this to your advantage. You'll use your wheel brakes much less, which means your going faster! :naughty:

  • Slowmotion426

Posted April 02, 2005 - 12:35 AM


I love the engine braking in long motos as I tend to get forearm pump and am reluctant to reach for my front brake much at that point. I love my '01 426. :naughty:

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