10 oz. or 12 oz. fllywheel??

Who was it who said the a 10 oz. is good, but a 12 oz. is better? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each? I ride in the mountains of NC. Tight trails and hills are the norm. Also, is Steahly the best? Recommendations please. Thanx!

I run a 12oz from Ty Davis, I like it. Didn't affect the quick rev ability this bike is famous for, only made it smoother and more tractable!! I still clear the same double in 3rd gear w/very little run, have actually over jumped it due to the extra traction I picked up. I'd 12oz, no negatives from me.

I run a Steahly 14oz weight. I love it. I like the Steahly because there is no drilling required. They sell a stock YZ flywheel with the weight already applied. Most of the others want you to pull your stock flywheel and drill it out, tap it, and mount on the weight. The Stealy allows you to switch back and forth very easily. Installation took 20 minutes. I actually have a webpage that shows the installation on my 2000. I took it down but could post it back up if you like.

I went with the 14oz because we ride so much tight and rocky terrain. I wanted maximum ANTI-STALL! I used to stall my bike every time I turned it on. Either that or I was smoking the clutch and draining out all my antifreeze.

Roostn in Denver

I ride in the mountains of PA, lots of tight trails and hills. I have a 12 oz. Steahly flywheel weight and a 51 tooth rear sprocket on my 01' YZ 426. This thing is a great trail bike now, tons of snap and torque off the bottom.

My friend with no weight and stock gearing stalls his bike a lot more, and seems to be having less fun in the tight stuff.

John

Originally posted by john.hilton@cape.k12.de.u:

I ride in the mountains of PA, lots of tight trails and hills. I have a 12 oz. Steahly flywheel weight and a 51 tooth rear sprocket on my 01' YZ 426. This thing is a great trail bike now, tons of snap and torque off the bottom.

My friend with no weight and stock gearing stalls his bike a lot more, and seems to be having less fun in the tight stuff.

John

Hi John

I just ordered a 51th sprocket, but I was wondering if you were running the stock 14 in the front?

If only we could get a YZ with a WR transmission....

Serge

12oz steahly and 14/51 gears....Awsome! Now if I can just get healed up so I can ride again! :)

I have a 10 oz. myself and have been told not to go bigger than a 12 because the crankshaft is too small. Good luck.

Anybody know if Steahly has a website? Can't seem to find one.

I, too, am interested in purchasing a flywheel weight. I was kind of leaning towards a 10oz because I wanted the best of both worlds. I was worried that 12oz or bigger would be too much of a change and I don't stall all that much.

Roostn67, what did you mean by draining all your antifreeze out? I understand the clutch part but not the other.

How much do the weights cost from Ty Davis and Steahly? Are they comparable?

Lotsa questions.....sorry.

Chris

Hey bluezx9r,

Yes I have 14/51, with the Steahly 12 oz. and I love it. Since I'm also a 4 stroke virgin, ( had 250 mx bikes for years ), I still tend to stall a bit, but this is totally my fault. I'm still trying to ride the bike like a 2 stroke. For the conditions I ride in, the set up I have seems to work great. Tons of low end snap and still hauls like crazy on top.

I'm not sure if Steahly has a web site or not, I'll be real surprised if they don't, but here is their number: 1-800-800-2363.

I bought mine from a person who switched bikes, but I think a new one is in the $200 range.

John

[This message has been edited by john.hilton@cape.k12.de.u (edited 07-10-2001).]

I just put on a Ty Davis 8 oz($150). What a difference it makes in the twisties and hills. My rear tire seams to be wearing a little better also, less wheelspin...

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Here is what I would recommend. By the biggest that you can(12oz) and willing to try. If you don't like it then take it to a machine shop and have them remove some weight off of it(about 5 dollars at most) and then try it. That way you are not out the money for two weights. Or buy the Ty kit that has 3 or 4 weight 6, 8, 10 and 12, that way you can make at track adjustments.

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[This message has been edited by john.hilton@cape.k12.de.u (edited 07-11-2001).]

I was overheating my bike by not going fast enough and abusing the clucth. It would overheat and puke out the overflow. I didn't actuall drain it out.

Steahly does not have a website.

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