what does it "need"?

7 replies to this topic
  • Way Fast Whitey

Posted July 04, 2006 - 08:46 PM


i have read that many owners feel they need new:

silders, wear plates
tires is a must
and higher bars

am i missing something? i'm trying to figure out out i'm goign to be spending afterwards.

thank you :ride:

  • Bigcr

Posted July 04, 2006 - 09:05 PM


As long as the suspension is set up for your weight, it "needs" your right wrist to twist! :ride:

  • barch88

Posted July 04, 2006 - 11:46 PM


Stock sprockets are fine if you change the chain right away. I use stock sprockets with aftermarket chain.

Slider or wear plate is a good idea, I ordered the TM one, but it's still out of stock, but I checked mine today after riding a good 15 hours on my bike so far, and it's not even worn at all, so I may cancle the TM Slider and save 80 bucks.

The stock tires work good FOR MY TRACK, but A LOT of people had to change them out, the front is exactly what I need for my track though!

I personally like the stock bar bend, maybe because it's the only other bar I used besides my old stock TTR bars...so I guess Im just used to it?

Suspension, is great on this bike, best factory suspension. I set my sag, played with clickers a tad, and it feels really great.

So the only MUST is a chain, everything else is just extra. Possibly jetting for you though? I had to rejet mine.

  • Way Fast Whitey

Posted July 05, 2006 - 06:40 AM


thanks barch88, i have been reading this forum for over a month now, and it seems that i will need to riched the pilot slightly, no big deal, but i won't order anything until i ride the bike. if it comes with the chain that came stock on a 2004 YZ250F, it is going in the garage in a big hurry.

i saw someone put silicone around there wear plate, that would work if it was starting to wear the swing arm a bit.


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  • Ranger18

Posted July 05, 2006 - 07:13 AM


You should also consider protecting your investment.
Devol Skid Plate
Devol Radiator Guards
Cyrca front disk cover
And make sure your levers are loose enough to move around during a crash.

For sure new chain. I think if you put a good chain on right away then you don't even have to worry about the chain slider.

  • chrisl609

Posted July 05, 2006 - 09:14 AM


I agree with the additional protection items, here is what I have done to mine:

Regina O Ring gold chain (Threw on before first ride)
GTYR water pump guard
GTYR master cylinder guard
Devol radiator guards

Things I want to get next:
GTYR bar risers or maybe Applied top clamp
+1 rear sprocket
45 pilot jet (pops a little on decel)

Also, be sure to grease up everything before you ride it. Mine had very little grease on anything!

  • aford541

Posted July 05, 2006 - 10:14 PM


Jetting: 48 or 45 Pilot 170 main depending on power now, fuel, altitude, adjustable air fuel screw.
Chain: stocker stretches and kills the sprockets right away chain only will do.
Tire: 739 sucks brand new.
Lower the fork tubes to the line and set sag at 100MM
Higher bars: stockers are almost an inch lower than the Windham bend
Suspension: perfect if you are 160, re spring and re valve it.

The 07 has a different CDI box, 1.5 mm longer shock, quiter muffler, wave rotors, thinner fork tubes (same internals), forged triple clamp (not cast)

  • howard27

Posted July 07, 2006 - 06:54 PM


Applied triple clamp set 27mm glues the front end back down. ( forks flush)

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