wr450


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  • Bandit9

Posted July 13, 2007 - 07:02 PM

#21

The YZ would still rip his arms off, the WR is pretty smooth, if he wrapped his hand around the throttle it *could* throw him off. It also depends on what year though. I think 03 and up are way to fast for trails. imho


Have you ever rode one set up for woods work on the trails?

  • xr250ryder

Posted July 14, 2007 - 10:56 AM

#22

I've ridden one with a flywheel weight, it still hit pretty hard when you got to the power band. It was a fun ride I will admit, but this guy is looking for something a little tamer I think.

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  • Bandit9

Posted July 16, 2007 - 08:08 AM

#23

Yeah, you could really make the YZ tame and easy to ride with a little modification. Add a G2 Throttle cam, 2 base gaskets, and slightly retard the timing, along with a heavy 13oz Steahly Flywheel weight. It might take him a few rides to get used to it, but after a while he will.

My main point is that he will never find a 4 stroke that will handle like a 2 stroke will in the woods.

Or he could just get a KDX 220. Probably pretty cheap. Those are great trail bikes that are easy to ride, reliable, and pretty fast if the rider wants to go fast.

  • xr250ryder

Posted July 16, 2007 - 12:40 PM

#24

Yeah, you could really make the YZ tame and easy to ride with a little modification. Add a G2 Throttle cam, 2 base gaskets, and slightly retard the timing, along with a heavy 13oz Steahly Flywheel weight. It might take him a few rides to get used to it, but after a while he will.

My main point is that he will never find a 4 stroke that will handle like a 2 stroke will in the woods.

Or he could just get a KDX 220. Probably pretty cheap. Those are great trail bikes that are easy to ride, reliable, and pretty fast if the rider wants to go fast.


I agree 100% the YZ's are VERY nimble. But their kinda like a rocket, even with a flywheel weight, but I don't know how many oz it was. Id prob get one if I didn't have the WR right now.

  • byggd

Posted July 16, 2007 - 01:00 PM

#25

I ride a wr426 and my buddy rides a yz250. We ride in arrowhead and some of the black dimonds are REALLY tight. He likes his yz but then he's ridden them for 15 years. Me, I like my thumper. He has to keep it wound up while I can just twist the right grip a little and thump up just about anything.




 
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