Originally posted by YZ426 Kicks:
This bike is not for the mechanically timid, i.e., its maintenance hungry.
Hi, im kinda interested in this portion of what randy said. ive been waiting for a while for all the mags to start talking a bit about maintenance on the f's but doesnt seem they will.
im not an expert, but i always thought a 4 stroke needed less maintenance, maybe its more complicated once you do it but you dont have to do it as often..?
also, im interested in how the titatnium valves will affect the maint schedule. from what i understand titanium is a flexible metal, does this mean its also softer? and if so will the valves wear much more quickly than others? also the short stroke seems to be great for high revs but that means a short crank offset. does this put more pressure on bearings and crank than others?
i have to admit one of the reasons im looking at the f is i thought the maint would be a little less drastic than a buzzer, is this not true?
p.s. went to anaheim last night, a great carmichael-mcgrath fight.. !