Should i get a weighted flywheel?


5 replies to this topic
  • MY-BLUE-BEAST

Posted June 05, 2011 - 11:44 PM

#1

Im doing a rebuild on my bike making it better for woods riding. I have a 2004 WR450F and i was just wondering if a weighted flywheel is even worth it if i dont race. If so, which kind should i get and how heavy should it be??? Any info would be helpful, thanks:thumbsup:

  • MANIAC998

Posted June 06, 2011 - 03:52 AM

#2

In my opinion, the WR's come with a heavy enough flywheel. Are you having issues with trying to get it to hook-up? Traction on rocks? If your not racing, I say skip it. Heck, I race mine and I find no need for it either. Your results may vary. Maniac

  • Derwud

Posted June 06, 2011 - 07:59 AM

#3

I had a 99 YZ400F and lived in Chicago, I got a flywheel weight cause I was always stalling the bike and had zero traction in the slimy clay.. Moved back to California and took the weight off after the first ride.. I couldn't climb a hill to save my life!!

So the question is why are you considering one?

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  • MY-BLUE-BEAST

Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:30 AM

#4

I have no problems with traction or riding, i just really had no idea what they were for and how they worked. I know how a fly wheel works, but i just never know what a weighted one did... now i dont want one haha

  • miweber929

Posted June 06, 2011 - 11:14 AM

#5

The WR's come stock with more weight than a YZ does, so they are "weighted" from the factory.

I had a CR250 for a while that spun the wheel so fast and was hard to control in the slop so I put a 14oz. on it and it calmed it down nicely. NO real need for the WR unless you are having issues with keeping the wheel from spinning in slop or stalling at low speed.

  • MY-BLUE-BEAST

Posted June 06, 2011 - 03:28 PM

#6

No problemsat all, thanks for all the info guys. I will not be getting one now that i know what they are for




 
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