Engine Braking

If I YZ time my WR will that get rid of a lot of the engine braking?

Any other advice on how to ease up the engine braking would be nice.

Thanks

Nope. The only ways to significantly reduce engine braking are:

1) Smaller displacement

2) Less compression

3) Slipper clutch (I think the Rev-Loc might qualify)

darn, i rode a friends YZ 426 and it didn't have near the engine braking. So assumed it was in the timing.............

Use the FORCE (engine braking) make it your friend. It can help you stop much quicker when going into a turn faster. How's the CR these days?

My experience is that it didn't change at all when I changed timing. Two things come to mind:

1. Has your friend added flywheel weight?

2. His idle may be slightly higher than yours.

Dan

98YZ - The CR is ripping!! Love the susp. job :)

I should be bringing the WR over soon to get it susp. done.

Dan From HB - Honestly 98YZ himself would be the one to answer that it was his bike i rode a coulple months ago.

Flywheel weight - NO

Idle higher - yes slightly

I think the main difference is the gearing in the trasmissions. As long as I kept the WR in third and fourth it felt comparable to the YZ minus a little snap. If I ever messed up and downshifted all the way to second, holy crap I was hanging out over the bars because it slowed down so quick.

Thanks guys gonna try out the higher idle idea :)

reduce engine breaking by upshifting. ..."If I ever messed up and downshifted all the way to second, holy crap I was hanging out over the bars because it slowed down so quick." that statement is true.

engine breaking is my friend, especially on downhill offcamber turns!

the only reason i havent brough a CRF is it girly lack of engine breaking :)

growing up with only 2 stroke MX it is a quality I appreciated and miss today.

It's hard to explain but here goes:

When I'm blasting a down hill in 3rd dropping the throttle is like braking. So I give a little throttle to help keep front end out of the soil. If bumping up a gear "usually to fast for that track" the front wheel buries causing that washout feeling. Not to mention dropping that gear in the corner just below. bla-bla.....

:)

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