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Engine Braking

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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)

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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