Compression Release Mounting Position???
Posted May 19, 2001 - 07:00 PM
Posted May 19, 2001 - 07:18 PM
Also, people have asked why MY handgaurds are tilted so low, I tell them the same thing. "Because my front wheel is off the ground so much, they do no good being any higher!"
Just my 2cents.</FONT>
[This message has been edited by teamtoxic (edited 05-19-2001).]
Posted May 19, 2001 - 07:23 PM
Just make sure that the cmprsn rls is on the inside of the clutch lever.
When I bought my bike (only 2wks old) the guy had crashed and replaced the bars.
When I went to try it out it would run just fine settin there but when I tried to take off to the right the thing would stall until i revved it to the moon.
I bought it and went racing 2wks later and got stuck on a hill. Kept trying to keep it running and go up to the RIGHT.kept stalling.
I fought this for 75mi and about 35 mi into it i figured i had a short in the electrical cuz every right turn at slow speeds the bugger died on me.
Got it home and took the # plate off and started it up moving the bars to the right to see if I could see anything obvious.
The very first thing I saw was that the Comprsn cable was routed wrong and was too short. It kept pulling the cable from the motor and releasing the compression.
The DUMMY had mounted the rls on the outside of the clutch and it was too short!
Oh well he said he needed the $$$$ for a new house maybe that was true but I think he was more scared that he got a DUD and didn't want to deal with it!
I guess movin the lever was worth walkin out the door for $5200 was probly worth it.
Posted May 19, 2001 - 07:41 PM
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted May 19, 2001 - 09:57 PM
Posted May 19, 2001 - 10:17 PM
Posted May 20, 2001 - 01:07 AM
Posted May 20, 2001 - 03:09 AM
Posted May 20, 2001 - 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Taffy:
the reason it's underneath is so that you can grab a big handful of both levers & kick!
Same here for the same reason.
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Posted May 20, 2001 - 02:40 PM
Posted May 20, 2001 - 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Paul in AZ:
I Like the feel better in this position better than on top.
Hmmmmm most chicks I know, Like it on top!!
Hey Paul it was fun dicing with ya today, you've picked it up a bit and If I wasn't mistaken I thought I saw you styling over a couple jumps!!
Did you catch my "wave-by's" my buds and I have been doing that for yrs!
Posted May 20, 2001 - 06:01 PM
It's now on top and will stay there. I do have it inside the clutch and pushed down as close as possible to the clutch perch. It's easy to grab but out of the way of my hand in case of an endo!
Posted May 20, 2001 - 08:40 PM
Posted May 21, 2001 - 04:37 AM
The reason I did not like it underneath is that it is VERY difficult to feather both levers if you stall the bike and want to pop-start it while still rolling. Positioning the CR lever on top makes this manouver really easy.
Posted May 21, 2001 - 11:24 AM
Posted May 21, 2001 - 02:04 PM
The lil 250 looks sweet in those situations.
btw my fellow Zonies, the track changes at SpeedWorld are great! Challenging but fun.
Posted May 22, 2001 - 08:23 PM
Posted May 23, 2001 - 03:40 PM
Originally posted by fireman:
In regards to bump starting the 426 my mechanic discourages this practice because it can damage the valves...
Not true for the YZF, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a bad mechanic (just a misinformed one in this case).
I agree about the hanging CR lever, you could hit it with your knee in a tight left turn, stall the bike, and become traction for whoever is behind you.
If you spend compulsively on parts like I do then by all means get the ninety dollar GYT-R thumb operated CR thingy. I got one to make it easier to start in gear, and it is, but quick bump starts after stalls (the bane of the blue thumper) is where it really shines. Quickly dragging your thumb over the lever is enough to let the motor spin, and your thumb is off the lever instantly so the bike can fire on the next stroke. Possible with the stock lever but more difficult.
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