Woods Bike Advise Please


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  • Indiana

Posted December 18, 2006 - 12:52 PM

#1

I am currently riding an 03 YZ450 with the heavy gytr flywheel weight, gearing changed, front suspension redone and subtanks. I was getting ready to have the rear suspension re-valved, and possibly add a rekluse. I mostly ride HS and GP's. I truly love the hard hit the motor gives (I know some don't like it). But, yesterday I rode my friends 06 KTM 450xc and man I couldn't believe how plush that bike felt and how well it handled. I know I was faster on that bike after two laps. It made me wonder if I would ever get my bike track that well and feel that good. I really hate the "dumbed" down feel of a bike like a WR so I'd rather ride a mx'er with mods. Should I keep dumping money into mine or trade it off? Ya know a e-start would also be kinda handy too. I really want to support my local Yami guys but I think KTM has got the woods thing licked.

  • NorCal

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#2

Have you ridden a 2006-2007 YZ450? Ever thought about that bike?

  • YZ426F Rider

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#3

I'd rather ride a mx'er with mods..

I hear ya'. :thumbsup:

It sounds like you have your bike set up pretty well but there is no replacement for how things "feel" to you.

The Rekluse will make it a completely different bike and I would recommend it to anybody that rides woods.

That being said, were I to go after the 'ultimate' woods bike I would start with a YZ250 two-smoker, throw a Rekluse on it, an FMF gnarly pipe, and go from there.

For an off the showroom floor woods bike I would go with a KTM 250 or 300 XC-W (two stroke).

  • NorCal

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:13 PM

#4

The Rekluse will make it a completely different bike and I would recommend it to anybody that rides woods.


I don't understand why a rekluse would make you faster. I use my clutch so much in the woods, hillclimbs, wheeling (spelling?) over logs, and especially whipping the rear tire around turns. How do you do this without a clutch?

Sorry for the off topic question.:thumbsup:

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  • YZ426F Rider

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:27 PM

#5

I don't understand why a rekluse would make you faster. I use my clutch so much in the woods, hillclimbs, wheeling (spelling?) over logs, and especially whipping the rear tire around turns. How do you do this without a clutch?

Sorry for the off topic question.:thumbsup:


Just twist the throttle! Hillclimbing with a rekluse is so much easier it is like cheating.

  • bboyce

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:51 PM

#6

A rekluse is kinda preference. I cannot see myself riding with a Rekluse, the Clutch is my best friend, and I don't even realize its there anymore. For some people they work miracles, but for others, it can be kinda a waste. :thumbsup:

  • felix 222

Posted December 18, 2006 - 01:56 PM

#7

Have you ridden a 2006-2007 YZ450? Ever thought about that bike?


:thumbsup:

  • Indiana

Posted December 18, 2006 - 03:34 PM

#8

Yeah, I've thought a lot about an 06 or 07 but don't know if I will be that much ahead of where I am now considering what I do. I have been thinking about 2 smoke quit alot but am not sure about giving up the luggability (word?) of the 450 and I really love getting out in the open and just pulling away. I really just couldn't believe the suspension difference. Will I get that with my rear suspension upgrade?





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