What would be a better bike for hillclimbing?


40 replies to this topic
  • Diode663

Posted April 13, 2006 - 06:01 AM

#21

No offense but unless you have gotten better then in those videos I think your bike still has much more power that you arent using. It seems like you are cruizing up those hills in mid to 3/4 throttle. You need to be wfo banging the gears, I know the video is always deciving, but I can tell that that hill is pretty serious. You gotta use those jumps as a time to get your revs up and continue railing that hill. I wish I had those hills as they look like tons of fun.

  • YZLEE

Posted April 13, 2006 - 06:37 AM

#22

Yeah, they are a ton of fun. Don't worry, no offence taken. I was just playing there on those hills, if I was racing I would be going faster yet. And if anyone has gotten the impression that I think I'm really good, it's not true. I can climb hills, but I'm no Dusty Beers. :thumbsup:

A 500 in a smaller frame would be ideal. I saw one last year in a YZ frame. It was sweet! Too much money though.

  • michmex

Posted April 13, 2006 - 06:39 AM

#23

my friend got a bbr kit it just ****ing kicks ass bot thair are some thing youd probly have to get like a new rev box and stuff like that but my 426 goes up pritty quick and i agree wit you no two stroke cuz if you loose that pwoer going up the hill wit the two stroke you pritty much screwed but wit the 426 you'll have straight power going up if you are comp you should just bore out you bike gets some mods maby a smaller gas tank lighting up some waight um change the swing arm prob get a yz450 swing are thair pritty light if not make your own i don it i had on hill climb bike but sold it built the hole thing my self had a harley moter in it and shit but ya just lighten up the bike you should do good change the sprockits might help :bonk: :confused: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • Butta

Posted April 13, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#24

my friend got a bbr kit it just ****ing kicks ass bot thair are some thing youd probly have to get like a new rev box and stuff like that but my 426 goes up pritty quick and i agree wit you no two stroke cuz if you loose that pwoer going up the hill wit the two stroke you pritty much screwed but wit the 426 you'll have straight power going up if you are comp you should just bore out you bike gets some mods maby a smaller gas tank lighting up some waight um change the swing arm prob get a yz450 swing are thair pritty light if not make your own i don it i had on hill climb bike but sold it built the hole thing my self had a harley moter in it and shit but ya just lighten up the bike you should do good change the sprockits might help :bonk: :confused: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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  • 00YZ426FMRCD

Posted April 13, 2006 - 05:28 PM

#25

I live in Lovell, Wyoming which is 5 miles south of Cowley. I love those hills.
Darksun27: You live in Kentucky. I live in Wyoming. You have trails, tracks, and lots of trees. I ride the desert (no trees) and climb hills that are taller than you state's average elevation. Big difference. The reason I say my brother's YZ 250 is faster is because I have rode it. It isn't faster on the harder ground, but on soft steep hills it really goes good.


YZLEE - You have obviously never rode or been to Kentucky. I have been to Wyoming several times and can appreciate the Big Hills you all have - However, there are places in Kentucky that have long steep rocky uphill sections with & without trees that you would dream about climbing on a 450/500 or whatever - muchless a 426. Good videos - Looks to me that you have plenty of throttle left if you want to use it. Your 426 should be fine....From my experience, hill climbing is mostly rider. I have seen guys on XR's climb things that looked impossible...

  • kid on a 426

Posted April 13, 2006 - 07:52 PM

#26

Hit in 4th and pin it if it starts to bog lean over the tank a bit and clutch it to get spinning. You do not need a 450. If you really want the power get an ice cube kit. I can't believe that you hillclimb with a 14/50. I run a 13/51 and wish I had gotten a 53 rear. I guess we do different types of hills. The climbs around here are about 400ft long and are super steep and technical with tree roots and bushes, turns, ruts sand, mud, monster whoops, rock jumps, stump jumps cut into the hills. If you want to ride your bike to its full potential(which almost no one here can, no offense) then dont spin it up so much, you need to stay in the power not above it.

  • ryan c

Posted April 13, 2006 - 10:46 PM

#27

I have an o1 426 and its the best thumper for hill climbing iv ever had or ridden. 49 tooth rear and 13 front on sprockets you will pull 3rd hard up anything if u keep the front wheel down.

  • ryan c

Posted April 13, 2006 - 10:51 PM

#28

I live in Evanston wyoming and ride a 426 trust me gear your bike down just a little go up one on the back drop one on the front you wont be dissapointed...another WYOMING 426 rider

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted April 13, 2006 - 11:42 PM

#29

Here is a nice little 400 footer I was toying around on tonight.

http://media.putfile.com/The-X

  • SureBlue

Posted April 13, 2006 - 11:55 PM

#30

momentum is the key, nice vid.

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  • YZLEE

Posted April 14, 2006 - 07:19 AM

#31

Yeah, that looks like a good hill. :thumbsup:

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted April 14, 2006 - 10:07 PM

#32

Lee, I sent you a pm with my cell. I think we are headed to Cowley tomorrow. Meet us there and you can take my 450 for a wreck. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :confused:

  • 2fastwhitey

Posted April 14, 2006 - 10:47 PM

#33

On your 426 if your having that hard of a time climbing those hills I suggest a 12t front and a 53 t rear. I run the 53 in the back most everywhere and it does just fine on my 426. Like some of the other guys said try getting some more momentum built up and hit that bad boy in 3rd or 4th, and even try up shifting up hill. If you feel it start to bog down just rev it up and drop the clutch, you'll do fine on the 426 but hell if you just wanted to get a new ride, Go for it.
I haven't tried the 444 kit but I hear it is sweet power.

  • ryan c

Posted April 16, 2006 - 08:11 AM

#34

That is a great hill climb I was there last year when we ran the series. and plan to be there this year, will it be the same hill as last, they said it was a brand new climb. hopefully we get better weather in the morning this year.

  • darksun27

Posted April 16, 2006 - 11:39 AM

#35

YZLEE - You have obviously never rode or been to Kentucky. I have been to Wyoming several times and can appreciate the Big Hills you all have - However, there are places in Kentucky that have long steep rocky uphill sections with & without trees that you would dream about climbing on a 450/500 or whatever - muchless a 426. Good videos - Looks to me that you have plenty of throttle left if you want to use it. Your 426 should be fine....From my experience, hill climbing is mostly rider. I have seen guys on XR's climb things that looked impossible...


EXACTLY take a look at some of these babies in KY, and if you notoice theres no running shoot at them, all there is, is a creek, curve then there you are! lol Posted Image Posted Image

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted April 16, 2006 - 09:05 PM

#36

EXACTLY take a look at some of these babies in KY, and if you notoice theres no running shoot at them, all there is, is a creek, curve then there you are! lol http://i13.photobuck...27/100_1051.jpg http://i13.photobuck...27/100_1036.jpg

Those are some nasty lookin hills. There is a place I ride in the mountains with a hill like that, full of roots and loose rock, it took me a long time to conquer that nasty biatch.

  • YZLEE

Posted April 16, 2006 - 09:47 PM

#37

Ok now, those look like some good hills. :thumbsup: How is the traction though? It looks packed and hard with a little loose stuff on top and the tree roots are surely a challenge. That would make for a different sort of hill climb.

I went out again today and I think I'm going to gear down and try that. Like somebody said earlier, sprockets are cheap. Traction was a real issue for me today, as the dirt is so dry it's almost a powder. I took some more video and I'll post it up when I've edited it.

  • darksun27

Posted April 17, 2006 - 07:39 AM

#38

traction is allright on it, but sometimes it will get you. start out spinning on the loose gravel than catch the roots and there you go, backwards down the hill

  • YZLEE

Posted April 17, 2006 - 08:56 AM

#39

Ok, here's the video from my ride yesterday. CLICKY

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted April 18, 2006 - 09:26 PM

#40

Lee, cool vid. Read my post in the other link. Thats not where I was riding. We will get it figuered out.





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