Posted July 08, 2007 - 05:57 PM
Posted July 08, 2007 - 06:05 PM
Way to big for me. I rode it in the trails with my daughter this for the first time. Way to big of bike for me. The power is just to much. I have a ttr250 that is more my style. Thinking about getting rid of the beast, but i might give it one more chance.
you sound like me a couple of years ago.
try corking it back up. Keep the stock pipe on. It will be much more tame.
Then when you get used to it, you'll be looking for more.
Posted July 08, 2007 - 06:14 PM
BUT, laid it down big time today on a trail and hurt my leg pretty bad. Made me pay...
Going to keep it, I just dont like trails. I cant imagine liking them even on a 250. Am I wrong?
Posted July 08, 2007 - 06:18 PM
Ya just have to get used to the power
I said the same thing with my YZ450
Now i love all the grunt
Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:05 PM
For the last month I've been out 5 times and always in the woods on lots of single track, quad trails, jeep trails and access/logging roads. I LOVE this bike on the single track. More so than the logging roads. I find it easy to maneuver around trees and rocks no problem. Today we were in a really tight section where we had to literally squeeze the bars between trees, and there wasn't any thing I couldn't deal with.
I finally de-restricted it yesterday and went out today, and what a difference! I was having huge issues getting the front tire up & over things prior, but now with all the YZ jetting, timing, air box & exhaust mods, it just pops off the ground right away with a bit of judicious throttle. Makes it so much easier climbing tall root ladders and popping over trees.
Posted July 08, 2007 - 09:30 PM
Posted July 08, 2007 - 10:15 PM
Posted July 09, 2007 - 09:52 AM
You will feel a lot different about the bike once the chassis is set up right. It feels like crap until you do.
Posted July 09, 2007 - 10:35 AM
Posted July 09, 2007 - 07:08 PM
Posted July 09, 2007 - 08:33 PM
I take my WR450 in some gnarly trails. I'm coming of a xr250 here so I got accustom to the power after 2 rides and I LOVE it. I can go flying down tight trails no problem, I've only laid down the bike 1x and that was when the rear slid out. I think if I can do it you can do it, I can take most tight trails 2nd / 3rd gear. These aren't 4 wheel trails, I'm talking 1 foot wide or less in the forest. Give it some time and you will get accustomed with the bike.
I dont think you are talking about the same trails as some of the others on this thread, if you are taking them in 2nd and 3rd gear. I am riding my 450 on some enduros and hare scrambles and some of these have me clutching in 1st. I am pretty sure I would be faster (and would tip over less) in this really tight stuff on my wife's TTR230 with a lower seat and softer suspension, but once the trail opens up a bit, I really enjoy the power of the 450. Smaller and lighter seems to have a big advantage in the tight stuff. Most of the top riders locally are running 200-250 2 smokers.
Posted July 10, 2007 - 08:05 AM
Posted July 10, 2007 - 08:13 AM
Posted July 10, 2007 - 09:25 AM
Posted July 11, 2007 - 04:25 PM
He said the power was way to much, now your trying to kill the man?
That's what the flywheel weight is for.
Posted July 12, 2007 - 09:57 AM
Posted July 12, 2007 - 12:10 PM