My first YZ :thumbsup: wanted to share


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  • Feros

Posted March 31, 2009 - 04:43 PM

#1

Background: A bit over a year ago I got bored just riding around the roads on my big cruiser (03 Wideglide). So I picked up a 99 TT-r 250 to play around with on trails. I also picked up a 04 TT-r 225 for my son. This way I had someone to ride with me.
After riding 4-5 days a month for the past year, each day was from sun-up to sun down. I ou grew that old reliable bike in about 8 months.
I was starting to jump higher than that bike liked, well it didn't mind 'flying" just sucked at landing. After market parts are few to nil on a TT-r 250.
It was time...
I picked up a 07 YZ450f in mint condition (still has the orignal tires with the rubbr injection nipples on them) for 3500. AWESOME!
It rained all day this past Sat, so it was a great chance for me to change oils, filters and check valves. Everything is in 100% great condtion.
Sun went out from dawn to dusk, and just a few hours on Monday. AWESOME bike, great power, great feel, wonderful suspension.
This is what I have been missing!

My old TT-r 250
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My YZ

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  • MuDPoUNdeR

Posted March 31, 2009 - 04:48 PM

#2

That must have been one hella of a change for you! haha Goin from a TTR to a YZ is a nice change :thumbsup:

Congrats on the beautiful BLUE bike!

  • MEBANE NIGHT

Posted March 31, 2009 - 04:51 PM

#3

track looks roomey.

  • Feros

Posted March 31, 2009 - 05:14 PM

#4

That must have been one hella of a change for you! haha Goin from a TTR to a YZ is a nice change :confused:

Congrats on the beautiful BLUE bike!


It has been a great weekend of joy! Only down side is that hard thing they call a seat, I knew what I was getting when I got it. I did alot of research before buying. If I wanted a cadilac bike, I would have stuck on the highways. I like to be able to fly and land with out a THUMP and OUCH!

Thank you for the congradulations. :thumbsup:

track looks roomey.


Busco Beach in Goldsboro, NC. Best "red-neck Paradise" I have ever been too.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:19 PM

#5

It has been a great weekend of joy! Only down side is that hard thing they call a seat,

Funny thing about that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YZ

  • spc mike

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:23 PM

#6

Funny thing about that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YZ


Thats too much!:thumbsup:

  • 642MX

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:43 PM

#7

Nice bike. I can't wait to get out and ride.... it won't stop raining around here.

  • Feros

Posted April 01, 2009 - 02:59 PM

#8

Funny thing about that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YZ


:thumbsup: Good point it could be worse.

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  • 56cbr600rr

Posted April 01, 2009 - 08:48 PM

#9

congrats on bike; that's a hell of a deal! I just picked up my first YZ as well; a 426. Actually it's my first dirt bike.

  • Feros

Posted April 03, 2009 - 02:10 AM

#10

congrats on bike; that's a hell of a deal! I just picked up my first YZ as well; a 426. Actually it's my first dirt bike.


Thank you, WOW first dirt bike a YZ 426, that is alot of bike for a first. Great choice in bikes,great after market parts easly found for the YZ bikes. That makes a world of differance.
Have a great time sreaming up and down the track/trails on your bike.

  • 56cbr600rr

Posted April 03, 2009 - 10:21 PM

#11

Thank you, WOW first dirt bike a YZ 426, that is alot of bike for a first. Great choice in bikes,great after market parts easly found for the YZ bikes. That makes a world of differance.
Have a great time sreaming up and down the track/trails on your bike.


Yeah man, thanks. I really wanted a 250, but a buddy sold this to me cheap. The thought of it scares me somewhat, so that will keep me in check. I'll be riding SLOW as hell for a while for sure.

  • finthat

Posted April 04, 2009 - 09:20 AM

#12

Nice bike. I can't wait to get out and ride.... it won't stop raining around here.


Rain HA!! I wish, where I am it won't stop snowing!!!! had a good melt on the go then the white crap started falling again....next will be flooding like in Fargo. I need to ride haven't been out since the end of October. :confused: :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted April 04, 2009 - 02:48 PM

#13

where I am it won't stop snowing!!!! had a good melt on the go then the white crap started falling again....

Remember that when they want more tax money to fight global warming.

  • finthat

Posted April 05, 2009 - 03:39 PM

#14

Remember that when they want more tax money to fight global warming.


Haven't had alot of that (global warming) going on up here this year..........got any you want to get rid of??? Think I'm gonna go buy a SUV with a V8.......need more riding time. :thumbsup:


Just kidding tree huggers :confused:

  • Feros

Posted April 08, 2009 - 07:21 PM

#15

so that will keep me in check. I'll be riding SLOW as hell for a while for sure.



Heck ya' I am still getting used to my YZ.
Here is a little something my son, wife and I put together of my son and I riding.



  • yz400joe

Posted April 08, 2009 - 10:19 PM

#16

The YZ looks factory fresh, what a change from a TTR!

I too have just bought a YZ, a 99 YZ400F thats mint and had a few tweaks. The last off road bike I rode was a crosser from the 70's back in 98 when I was just 13 oh and an 85 Cagiva WMX500 too!

The YZ is so good to ride! Everyone said I was made jumping on a large thumper but they only go as fast as you open the throttle :thumbsup:

  • Feros

Posted April 09, 2009 - 03:18 AM

#17

The YZ looks factory fresh, what a change from a TTR!

I too have just bought a YZ, a 99 YZ400F thats mint and had a few tweaks. The last off road bike I rode was a crosser from the 70's back in 98 when I was just 13 oh and an 85 Cagiva WMX500 too!

The YZ is so good to ride! Everyone said I was made jumping on a large thumper but they only go as fast as you open the throttle :thumbsup:


I feel I got lucky when I found the YZ I was looking for a good price. Once I saw the bike in person I new I was sold, it didn't even have any dirt on those hard to reach radiator hoses.
I thought I had a big change from a early 80's Suzuki TS100 to a 99 TT-r 250. I think you got me beat.
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oh back in 98 I was 27 :confused:





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