My new 2000 YZ 250
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:55 AM
Only thing i don't like so far is i can only tip toe it and weigh 120 pounds so starting it is a b**** but once i get going it's all good lol. Got to put all my weight and force in one jump to get it start. Kick starter is super hard to press but if you get that good strong fast kick it'll start right up first kick. Don't know if this is a stock feature or not but there's a spot under the swingarm i can adjust the shock stiffness so i can make it softer which would help. He had it real stiff and setup for a 200 pound person. Lol
So far it's alot of fun. Need all the gears so i can goto a track.
[font=Arial, Verdanda][size=3]2000 YZ250 dirt bike. This is a 2 stroke, 250cc bike that I have owned for the past 12 years. Adult owned, ridden, and maintained. This bike is solid with a bunch of aftermarket parts including rubber mounted triple clamps with over sized bars, clutch perch, steel braided brake lines, carbon fiber skid plate, Race Tech valves in the front and rear suspension with new fluid in both. Recently replaced linkage bearings and shock bearings. New chain and sprockets. New plastic as well as 3 sets of additional graphics. New brake pads front and back, with an extra set of rear brake pads. Extra over sized gas tank for off road use. FMF Fatty pipe and FMF shorty silencer. Works connection frame guards. Extra spark plugs. I recently installed a new piston and it only has 6.1 hours on it, with a new works connection hour/tach meter. I also have an extra set of piston rings as I change the rings every 25 hours and the piston every 50 hours. Also recently rebuilt the power valve assembly. After market gripper seat cover, magnetic oil drain plug. This bike is loaded and very, very clean. I have a maintenance file about 2 inches thick of all the parts and services I have done to it over the years. Got about $300 in extra parts with it. [/size][/font]
[font=Arial, Verdanda][size=3]^That's straight from the ad. I literally don't know much about dirtbikes so most of that just goes right in one ear and out the other. Some of it makes sense though cause it relates to cars. [/size][/font]
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:47 AM
...It has an aluminium subframe which started in 2000...
Keifer, that bike is a real sweetheart. Congratulations!
There are a few threads about swapping a YZ400/426/450F kick lever onto your bike for easier starting...
Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:22 PM
+1 on upgrading your kicker, I hated starting mine for 7yrs, but not anymore.