YZ250 as trail bike what are the pro's/con's?
Posted July 20, 2006 - 06:59 PM
Posted July 20, 2006 - 07:01 PM
Posted July 20, 2006 - 07:09 PM
Posted July 20, 2006 - 07:10 PM
Posted July 20, 2006 - 07:40 PM
Very light and nimble
Easy to fix
Stock suspension is rough
Stock seat is hard
1st gear is useless besides just starting out from a dead start.
These are just my few major pros/cons for a yz250 in the trails
Posted July 21, 2006 - 12:15 AM
Posted July 21, 2006 - 03:33 AM
As mentioned with good throttle and clutch control its just fine.
Posted July 21, 2006 - 05:45 AM
Posted July 21, 2006 - 02:32 PM
The XR was the perfect "trail" bike. The YZ is more demanding. Installing a Rekluse clutch is the single thing that makes the biggest difference in "taming" the YZ for trail riding. With one I no longer kill the engine everytime I make a "panic" stab at the rear brake pedal and I can "torque" up any hill if I lose momentum because the clutch automatically feathers perfectly. Rocky uphill starts on a steep hill which were impossible before are easy now (when my friends stall in front of me.) The Rekluse also adds a little flywheel weight so I've never installed the 11 oz Stealy I purchased.
The YZ is also more picky when it comes to tuning - if you're going to putt around and run the stock plug, and don't adjust your idle mixture screw, and with 32-1 oil mixture you will foul plugs. As stated in an earlier post, you can run a slightly hotter plug, lean out your air jet just a bit, and lean out your oil mixture just a bit (I've heard as little as 40-1) and it will run cleaner which will reduce/eliminate plug fouling.
As for suspension - I just lowered the compression damping and ride - I weight 190 and it's a little soft - but waaaay better than the XR.
Life's short - try it!
Posted July 21, 2006 - 08:02 PM
Posted July 22, 2006 - 08:28 PM
Other than that, I love it.
I too went from and XR250 to the YZ, and teh difference is crazy. Mainly becuase im 5'7 and 150 lbs. The xr would just pummel my ass, at nearly 250 lbs it was just too much.