Ride on rim 19 or 18 for trials???
Posted November 26, 2002 - 01:19 PM
Posted November 26, 2002 - 08:35 PM
For trail riding, the 18" rear wheel on the WR is also more comfortable too. You end up with more tire and side wall which flexs a little more and helps soak up the sharp hits better. Also, the 19" will have to be run at higher air pressures in order to prevent pinch-flatting the rear tube.
If you wanting a trail bike, wait for the WR. If you ride mostly on tracks, with occasional trail work, than the YZ might be better for ya.
Posted November 27, 2002 - 03:46 AM
I was in the same boat...wanting the YZ and WR. I went with the YZ a few weeks ago because I want the lighter weight. I rode some trails last wknd on the 19" rear wheel and honestly, I couldn't tell much of a difference from the 18". HOWEVER, the lack of flywheel weight is a hassle when getting started on a steep, loose, gravel hill. I am ordering the Terrycable 8, 10, 12 oz. flywheel kit very soon. Am considering adding 2 teeth on rear as well. Magic button would be nice i guess, but the YZ starts soooo easy (even in gear)....I was changing the oil and went to just bump the motor over to get all the oil out, using my hand on the kickstarter, and the thing fired up!
IOW, I have very little intention on getting an 18" wheel, only unless I can come acrosss one used.
Posted November 27, 2002 - 05:35 AM