Some questions and comments from a new owner
Posted November 24, 2000 - 02:40 PM
Posted November 25, 2000 - 02:19 AM
Changing the timing to the YZ timing will increase power but makes the bike hit harder when it "comes on the cam". I had a chance to ride a friend's bike who had made the change and for the type of riding I do (Ontario Enduros and Hare Scrambles) I thought it made the bike more difficult to ride.
I am also looking for a pipe and muffler arrangement to get rid of some weight but from what I have read about so far any pipe that gives a significant increase in power also gives an unacceptable increase in noise. If you go to the techincal section you can download the chart that one of the magazines did on aftermarket pipes.
There are only two main things you need to do to the bike. Get rid of the stock tires (especially the front) and immediately change the bars since the the stock ones seem to be made out of silly putty.
Posted November 25, 2000 - 11:07 AM
Posted November 28, 2000 - 06:32 AM
Posted November 28, 2000 - 07:03 AM
Posted November 28, 2000 - 01:40 PM
I went for the yz timing. Did the change in less than 2 hours while taking all my time. The harder and longer part is to rejet the bike.
I won't go back for sure. I do not run in really tight stuff and I just ride for pleasure. I prefer to have more power to be able to lift the front wheel. Maybe (I said maybe) I lost some traction but I gained a lot of fun FOR SURE.
The bike reachs 155 km/h in no time and I lift the front wheel with just gaz in second gear. Low end torque is not a problem. Are you close to Montréal?
Posted November 29, 2000 - 11:25 AM
I live in Orillia,which is about 100 km north of Toronto.I ride in the local area as well as make day trips to the Ganaraska forest etc.The closest to Montreal that I have ever ridden was in Calabogie(just west of Ottawa)this past summer.I also try to participate in as many of the Kawasaki trail rides as possible.I was wondering if you are allowed to ride on the ATV trails in Quebec as I hear that they are quite extensive.
Posted November 29, 2000 - 07:22 PM
Posted December 01, 2000 - 06:02 AM
I did a Kawasaki ride last year. Usually, we ride in any trail close to Montreal. I don't thing we have the right to ride in atv trails but we have so many that we don't have to.