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dodge03

bunch of whiners

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I live in texas and the place i mostly ride is in the woods lots of hills and rocky trails i ride a mostly stock 03 yz450 my concern is the guys i meet there who tell me that my bike is not set up for trail riding. i do not think so, because when i lead and others follow i have to stop after each technical section and wait for them to catch up. if there are open areas of the trail i am told to slow down because the others cannot keep up. these people are not slow riders or beginers some have more experience than me. should i try to set up my bike for the type of terrain i ride or should i find different people to ride with? :applause:

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Dude everyone is doing mods and trying to improve there skill to do what you are doing, sound like you should leave it as is, and keep on whippin everyone.

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Well, what I would do when they tell me that, given what you say happens on the trail is just smile and say, "Yeah. I know."

You would probably like the bike better overall with some added flywheel weight ( I know I do), and you could gear it down a little for the tighter trail areas as long as you won't be handicapped by the loss of speed in fourth, but I ride in some fairly nasty spots some of the time and mine's geared higher than stock, and I do alright. Don't let them bug you. And don't give up any riding buddies over it, either.

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I would find some better people to ride with and tell them they are a bunch of SLOW...whiners! :bonk: Just Joking. The bike you have is a great all around bike. A few mods such as gearing, flywheel weight and maybe a Z-Clutch and you have the ultimate woods bike that will be much easier to ride. The only problem is that you will be even faster - so second thought, Ys you should find some faster people to ride with... :applause:

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