Posted October 01, 2006 - 10:16 AM
Posted October 01, 2006 - 12:21 PM
Mine ran superbly with just the grey wire pulled, the throttle stop trimmed and the exhaust plug (equivalent to sticking a potato in the end of your exhaust pipe) pulled out. Those are the bare minimum I would do to a stock bike.
With correct fork and shock springs, the 450, although heavier feels quite light and will be lighter in 07. I used to own a yz250 and it was definately more nimble on tight tracks but I really like the low end power of the 450.
Posted October 01, 2006 - 05:31 PM
Yep... every time I busted my ass!
Most often I would do that because I would loose the rear end and do a lowside from pulling hard out of turns. I was doing my counter balance, elbow up, weighting the outside peg, etc...
Then it turns out that i was the only moron running on the stock rear tire. I put a trials tire on, now the back hooks up to absolutely everything.
I started turning more agressively and with less fear, then I started losing the front end (which I think is just as painful as an endo). New springs front and rear helped a lot with that.
Now I am cool.
I did reconnect my grey wire to tame it a bit until I got used to it. Ironically, it didn't impact my riding, except to cut down on those "oh $hit" moments, which was not the bikes fault anyways.
Now, there are more occasions when I want to accelerate a little quicker or to be able to let the tire break loose a bit while turning. I bet I am almost ready to undo the wire again. Its all psychological, but riding is mostly in the mind anyways.
TT'rs will tell you to stop riding so fast and it won't be too much power. Sounds crazy, but there's quite a bit of logic in that.
do the free mods, keep your grey wire connected in the beginning. Definitely get bark busters, rejet the carb, get new tires front and rear and get proper springs for the suspension. Then set your sag. You should spend no more than $400 bucks. Without a few things done, there will be no power for you to get used to.
Ride the thing until you think its slow, then undo the grey wire to give it that final kick in the pants.
Posted March 02, 2007 - 01:45 PM
Posted March 02, 2007 - 07:50 PM
where is the grey wire on the 07 ? i gotta try it disconnected.
Left hand side panel under the number plate.
Posted March 06, 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted March 06, 2007 - 03:47 PM
Posted May 21, 2007 - 09:35 PM