Dont twist the throttle so far.
Posted June 30, 2006 - 08:43 AM
Posted June 30, 2006 - 10:41 AM
I thought that this thead was dead. I guess not.
btw... I am familiar with the concept of not twisting the throttle when I don't want to go fast.
Just so everyone knows... I still stand behind my position that the WR450 is not a "putt around the trails with your kids" kind of bike. It simply doesn't like to go slow. Its jumpy and agreessive in second gear and I am not going fast enough for 3rd gear.
My youngest daughter likes to ride at about 15mph and we stop to rest every 10 or 15 minutes.
One of these days, I am going to find a super cheap xr200 for riding with the kids and keep the wr450 for riding with the boys.
Posted July 01, 2006 - 01:51 PM
Maurice - I'm surprised nobody mentioned this but the addition of a Rekluse (admittedly an expensive solution) will really take the jumpiness and touchiness out of the bike in low gear, low throttle conditions - it kinda slips the clutch for you smoothening out the power delivery.
BTW, where do you live? I also spend time with my kids at slow speed and find the bike with the Rekluse works great.
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