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I was looking for some hints , when coming into a burm , what is the best way on the 426 i have been stalling it alot while trying to come out of the burms i am pretty sure i am slowing down to much , is it ok to lock the back brakes up while coming into it?

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This one takes some practice. Most thumper riders try not to lock up the back tire if possible because it leads to the stalling problem you describe. Since I run my idle really low to take advantage of the engine braking , I really have to have my technique down to keep from stalling. From my experience, this bike responds best if you do your braking ahead of the turn and then carry speed and accelerate by rolling the throttle on instead of snapping it open. Fanning the clutch in every corner is asking for clutch problems. Maybe some other riders will give their input on this one.

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NEVER brake slide your 426! But if you insist, you MUST pull in the clutch.

These bikes are guaranteed to stall if you hit the rear brake in a turn, with the throttle closed, and the rpms near idle. The key is to not touch the rear brake under those conditions.

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Originally posted by Scott F:

NEVER brake slide your 426! But if you insist, you MUST pull in the clutch.

These bikes are guaranteed to stall if you hit the rear brake in a turn, with the throttle closed, and the rpms near idle. The key is to not touch the rear brake under those conditions.

thanks for the feed back guys a few people have told me i am still riding my thumper like i was on a 2 stroke they said it takes sometimes 6 months to get used to it , but i am slowly getting there i think

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I have been riding thumpers for 3 yrs and this way works best for me! On most turns (a 180 degrees angle back the other way i go in second gear charging railing the outside of the berm slightly dragging the front brake (to plant the front tire in the dirt).. then when i approach the berm i let off a split second for engine braking to slow me then i slowly roll on the throttle to a point just above idle (so it wont stall) and keep it there half way through then I roll it on slowly exiting the berm and when i get squared up down a straight or a 80 ft triple I wack the throttle wide open and hang on for dear life! I have found this method to be the fastest way around some berms which makes YZ 250 2 smokes get out of the way cause "da roost is a flyin" This way or may not work for you!

Garrett

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I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!

Friendswood, TX

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Originally posted by motoman393:

I have been riding thumpers for 3 yrs and this way works best for me! On most turns (a 180 degrees angle back the other way i go in second gear charging railing the outside of the berm slightly dragging the front brake (to plant the front tire in the dirt).. then when i approach the berm i let off a split second for engine braking to slow me then i slowly roll on the throttle to a point just above idle (so it wont stall) and keep it there half way through then I roll it on slowly exiting the berm and when i get squared up down a straight or a 80 ft triple I wack the throttle wide open and hang on for dear life! I have found this method to be the fastest way around some berms which makes YZ 250 2 smokes get out of the way cause "da roost is a flyin" This way or may not work for you!

Garrett

thanks for the pionters , i will try these helpful hints next time i ride , i noticed you siad 80 foot triple wow !!!! i just started getting air i can barely do a baby double and that spooks me you got gutts man ....

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once you get use the the four stroke power you will be doing big jumps too! Its all in the throttle! Anyways Have Fun!

Garrett

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I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!

Friendswood, TX

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