here piggy, piggy! SUEY!!!!!!!!!
Posted December 03, 2001 - 04:45 AM
n-e-ways, by the end of the two hour race i was getting so tired from having get-offs and hang-ups that i was starting to wonder if the 400 is for me. i realize that the 250f has the same seat height (or close enuff to it to mot notice a difference), but i could barely pick this pig up off of a hill i was consistently having troubles with. is there anything i can do to shave wieght off of it???i run a yzf exhaust, am removing the lights and going to a smaller yzf tank next spring, but is there anything else i can do??? would it be worth the time, effort, and extra $$$ to switch to the baby-f, or wouldn't there be that big a difference? i also noticed that it was geared a tad high (suprised i never noticed that before) will i benefite more from going up a tooth or two in the back, or down one in the front (=3 1/2 in the back) i think xr power might be more suited to my style, but it weighjs more than the f and and doesn't make nearly as much hp.
oh, one other thing... what can i expect to pay for a overflow bottle for the wr? mine didn't have one (previous owner broke it) and i was overheating big time yesterday.
thanks for any return input.
[ December 03, 2001: Message edited by: xrracer36 ]
Posted December 03, 2001 - 08:45 AM
Posted December 04, 2001 - 05:16 AM
i think i just need to get in beter shape. i don't know if the baby f would have the oomph i am used too. i don't think it would haul my 175 lb. butt around as well, either.
i am removing the lights in the spring, getting a clarke stock yzf tank and sdg seat for x-mas, grey wire cut, throttle stop removed (came that way fromn last owner), acerbis rally brush guards (all-plastic, not eh one's with the aluminum in them), DEVOL rad guards, acerbis frame guards, dunlop d756 up front, s-12 in rear, renthals, 909 grips, stock gearing, stock yzf exhaust.
i think i will switch to engine ice and replace the overflow tank/catch tank to the rads., too, cuz i was overheating last H/S.
Posted December 04, 2001 - 07:30 AM
I'm the same size as you. Maybe a little more table muscle but the same height. Have you cut down your seat? I did and it made a huge difference, not in weight but in ridability. I agree these things can be pigs sometimes when the going gets slow but I think that our size has alot to do with that. If you want I can e-mail a picture of my bike seat to you.
Posted December 04, 2001 - 09:15 AM
Love to ride & been riding for about 30 years. For the last year and a half have been working way too much and riding way too little. Now I get out of breath just walking out to my garage and looking at the WR. I mow the lawn and it feels like I rode an enduro. Talk about out of shape.
About six years ago, when I was serious about riding / racing, I had a friend start me on a weight training schedule that kicked butt (my butt). He was the trainer for Sonoma State U football team and knows his stuff. I had him watch a few mx races on videotape and he put together a plan. He would ask me what was sore after riding and we would target those areas with certain exercises.
Two months later I was in killer shape and my riding improved so much I could not believe it. After a long brutal ride, my riding buddies would be whipped, but I felt fresh and ready to go for another loop. The difference was amazing. Arm pump was no more. Picking up the bike after a get-off was no big deal - even on the side a hill. Man, those were the days.
My point is this: I NEED TO GET BACK IN SHAPE! Is anyone out there interested in a weight training program? I can provide a schedule and exercises that worked for me in the past. It would help me if I knew someone else was experiencing the pain too. Oh yeah, pain (and lots of it).
Posted December 04, 2001 - 09:16 AM
I'm 5'8 as well....Let's see this saddle of yours.... I need to find a stump or a left handed hill somewhere if I want to stop. I think it makes us better riders cause we're always moving.
Posted December 04, 2001 - 09:23 AM
I retired from the Army after 24 years...I swore that after that many years of doing Physical Training 3 to 5 days a week and having to endure PT Tests, weigh-ins and the like I was going to join "Athletics Anonymous" Now having been retired for 3 years I wish I hadn't. I started exercising again two weeks ago, trying to rehab my torn muscles from trying to keep up with the youngsters on the MX track.....Never again will I stop excercising....It's probably gonna take a year to drop this overhang....but who cares...I feel better already....and for the first time this past weekend I had more energy and more speed than I have had in years....
hell...I'm ready for a run right now...
Posted December 04, 2001 - 09:24 AM
Posted December 04, 2001 - 10:55 PM
Now I own a WR and don't find it too different to my 2 stroke, certainly it is in a different weight class to the 600, now that is a HEAVY bike!!!! (also a DRZ S aint light either!)
Posted December 04, 2001 - 11:54 AM
i've just had a thought, i was on 11PSI i bet he was on about 30!!!
anyway just wondered.
Posted December 04, 2001 - 12:03 PM
i don't know. i don't think the 250f is an option even till i finish paying back my loan for the big boy, but i still don't know if i'll look into it then. i think i can manage. i just need 2 more hours in a day so i can get some time to excercise or ride other than on race days. between school and work, i don't get two minutes to even think about riding anymore, ... and it's still like pulling teeth to get those days off. i swear, if he (my boss) nags me one more time about my racing schedule...
i think i'll just stop being such a sissy and toughen up. i am 18. i am young (not that you guys aren't ) i just need to buckle down and start on some type of training.
in fact, i think i'll go for a 3 mile jog to start right now... oh...wait...i gotta go to work...
Posted December 04, 2001 - 12:13 PM
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Posted December 04, 2001 - 12:22 PM
Someone (Scotts maybe) sells replacement clamps to update the older bikes.
Posted December 05, 2001 - 01:52 AM
Posted December 05, 2001 - 04:18 AM
i started ,y "training" last night.
when i got home form work i did a whole bunch of sit-ups and push-ups and such and plan on doing this every night(increasing when needed, of course). and i am hereby changing my diet to be a little more healthy than it was ... ...
***on a side note, for any interested, i went on a kick last year, when i found out from a HS track athlete that the carbonation from soda pop replaces the oxygen getting to your muscles, i stopped drinking pop altogether cold turkey for like 4 months. i was so energetic in those months it was incredible. my muscles worked better and i wasn't nearly as tired or sore after a long race( and with repalcing that sugar-water with juice or H2O when i was thirsty, i lost 10 lbs. in the first 2 weeks!!!1 )
n-e-ways, back to the topic.
i plan on some type of cardio workout whenever i can, too. maybe getting an excercise bike i can use in my basement (it's getting dark around 5 pm here now, so it is hard to get outside to do any.)
well, wish me luck. ... no, ... wish RC and shane watts luck, cuz once i train a little i'll be unstoppable!!!
Posted December 05, 2001 - 07:24 AM
i'm sure that would get the trick done.
Posted December 05, 2001 - 09:21 AM
Must have a weight bench and dumbbells.
I promise its going to hurt at first but after the first two weeks you will see a major improvement. I will be getting the info together and will get it to you by this weekend. Oh yeah, stop drinking soda and lay off the sweets.
I'm planning on starting this Monday. Set aside a hour per workout. Later!
Posted December 05, 2001 - 12:47 PM
My philosophy is if you're gonna do something, go in full steam, headfirst.
I definitely need a good routine. Picking up the big blue beastie (and my sorry butt) after 20 or so miles gets very tiring. Please send a copy to me. Thanks.
Posted December 05, 2001 - 02:07 PM
Ride Safe And Ride Often
Ok I'll try and get inshape again next year