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B._Myers

1998 YZ400

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Anyone have an opinion on the YZ400 as a woods bike?

I read, it's more MX designed, but just wondering how it would do on fireroads and sigle track.

I had a DRZ, but sold it...too much $$ to have sitting around, only getting rode twice a month. I have come across a YZ at a good price and was just wondering how woods wise it is.

Thanks for the replies,

B.

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You have to get used to the lack of flywheel weight (it stalls easy), but I got used to it and have a blast in the woods and on the singletrack. The gearing is tall in first and second, but i geared it down and slip the clutch when it ets real tight. I have the enging apart now, and installed WR gears so I can gear it back up for better top speed.

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I guess it's up to the individual. Woods riding is all I do and I get around alright on my YZ. A little clutch abuse here and there :) My bike doesn't have an aftermarket flywheel weight. However it would be nice to have one. My sprockets are 15/51. I just pick my lines and try to keep the momentum going. It does get a little rough on the tight root filled climbing sectons. A WR model would work better, but the YZ gets me through. I do kill it once in awhile but I don't race, so I'm happy with my '98 in the woods.

Whatever that's worth!

Good Luck :D

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10oz flywheel weight

14/50 gearing

WER stearing stabilizer

mine works pretty good in the woods.

the flywheel weight is by far the best thing ive done to it

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SAME HERE, mine will lug along great with the flywheel weight, and i can get along pretty good in the tight stuff, maybe a clutch slip every now and then but not often, i ride with some 250f's and although they stay with me in the tight stuff but when we hit the shortest of straights.......bye-bye!!!!!!!!!!!jimbo

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Well, I picked her up.... :D

Starting it, does take some getting used to. The compression release is not like any other bike I've owned. Much different that the 'zuki's, but I think I got it figured out.

No reserve or kickstand...now that'll be different. :)

ANyone know how to put an odometer on one...do the WR's have'm? Least like to be able to keep up with "gas mileage".

Thanks for the info. folks!!

B.

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LIKE mark said get the panoram, the wr does have a odo but youd need the hub with speedo gear drive which would be costly i'd think. jimbo

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What's this Panoram...and where do you get it?

What's it powered off of?

Thanks!!

B.

[ May 19, 2002: Message edited by: B. Myers ]

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