Engine Braking

10 replies to this topic
  • S_Phillips

Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:55 AM


If I YZ time my WR will that get rid of a lot of the engine braking?

Any other advice on how to ease up the engine braking would be nice.


  • BBD

Posted August 01, 2002 - 06:01 AM


Nope. The only ways to significantly reduce engine braking are:

1) Smaller displacement
2) Less compression
3) Slipper clutch (I think the Rev-Loc might qualify)

  • S_Phillips

Posted August 01, 2002 - 08:19 AM


darn, i rode a friends YZ 426 and it didn't have near the engine braking. So assumed it was in the timing.............

  • 98yz

Posted August 01, 2002 - 11:09 AM


Use the FORCE (engine braking) make it your friend. It can help you stop much quicker when going into a turn faster. How's the CR these days?

  • Dan_from_HB

Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:49 PM


My experience is that it didn't change at all when I changed timing. Two things come to mind:
1. Has your friend added flywheel weight?
2. His idle may be slightly higher than yours.

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  • S_Phillips

Posted August 02, 2002 - 04:08 AM


98YZ - The CR is ripping!! Love the susp. job :)
I should be bringing the WR over soon to get it susp. done.

Dan From HB - Honestly 98YZ himself would be the one to answer that it was his bike i rode a coulple months ago.

  • 98yz

Posted August 06, 2002 - 04:11 AM


Flywheel weight - NO
Idle higher - yes slightly

I think the main difference is the gearing in the trasmissions. As long as I kept the WR in third and fourth it felt comparable to the YZ minus a little snap. If I ever messed up and downshifted all the way to second, holy crap I was hanging out over the bars because it slowed down so quick.

  • S_Phillips

Posted August 06, 2002 - 10:35 AM


Thanks guys gonna try out the higher idle idea :)

  • RLucky82

Posted August 06, 2002 - 02:42 PM


reduce engine breaking by upshifting. ..."If I ever messed up and downshifted all the way to second, holy crap I was hanging out over the bars because it slowed down so quick." that statement is true.
engine breaking is my friend, especially on downhill offcamber turns!

  • Mark_UK

Posted August 07, 2002 - 07:20 AM


the only reason i havent brough a CRF is it girly lack of engine breaking :)

  • S_Phillips

Posted August 07, 2002 - 11:48 AM


growing up with only 2 stroke MX it is a quality I appreciated and miss today.

It's hard to explain but here goes:

When I'm blasting a down hill in 3rd dropping the throttle is like braking. So I give a little throttle to help keep front end out of the soil. If bumping up a gear "usually to fast for that track" the front wheel buries causing that washout feeling. Not to mention dropping that gear in the corner just below. bla-bla.....



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