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  1. I've tacked on a bolt and used a slide hammer to pull those before
  2. Haha that makes sense. There's nothing wrong with hitting the rev limiter, I probably do it a couple times a lap. Usually it's in the air, but sometimes it's on the straits when I'm trying to stretch out third gear. When I'm feeling out lines a lot of times I'll ride 3rd to the limiter and it gives me an idea if I should grab 4th the next time around. Ocassionally there are sections i hit it regularlly. And if you hit jumps pinned, any gas to bring the front end up you hit the limiter
  3. weINer
  4. Yz250. Done.
  5. I'm interested. I think you message box is full?
  6. This is a good thread. I was suprised you didn't get any bites. I know when I get tired I start having the same problem. I stop leading with my lean and the bike starts standing up. Most of my tracks get rutted so the front washing isn't an issue. On flat corners I would look at where you transition from standing to sitting if your having issues with the front washing. Smooth braking and throttle transition with minimal coasting. I'd try to isolate where and when it's washing and adjust accordingly.
  7. make sure you get some good knee pads. I don't like neck braces, but i do really like the Leatt Dual Axis Knee/Shin Guards.
  8. ride on the balls of your feet, grip with your ankles and calves. Really gripping with your legs isn't as important as body position that anticipates the acceleration. Staying low by bending at your knees and hips makes it a lot easier. If you stay infront of the bike and get push through the pegs, you don't really have to get pulled through your arms at all. I'm 6'4" on bike thats stock except for low bars with minimum sweep. It keeps me down and forward, wide open is no problem.
  9. Double post
  10. If you assume bike weight to be 250 lb, that 50% difference in rider weight is only a 19% difference in combine rider /bike weight. Noticeable? Yeah. But in practice it makes little difference for amateurs. On 90 percent of jumps, if you can corner well , you can over jump so far to flat it's disgusting. Even if your on the husky side, weight isn't going to hold you back.
  11. Sitting allows you to lean the bike over further. The more you are leaned the faster you can change direction ie turn. This is most effective when you have something to bank off of, like a rut or berm.
  12. Op said he only trail rides. So this may be one of those situations where you just have to twist it in 1st gear. Cutting the corner isn't a bad idea to get the jump figured out if it's possible
  13. So here is some physics for you. You are pulled down at the same rate regardless of weight. Acceleration from gravity is constant and independent of mass. As soon as your rear tire leaves the face. Your weight makes no difference in the actual air part of jumping. What happens on the jump face and the few bike lengths before the lip are what determine your parth. Speed, suspension rebound and body movements are what control your trajectory. If your cornering at the same speed as you friends, and they are jumping further then you, then it's probably them being on the gas harder and leaving the lip going faster then you. You being heavier does mean your bike wont accelerate as fast as light riders, but that isn't relevant to amateur riders. The speed difference between 450's and 300's isn't going to be enough to make one jump further then the other due to power. so don't worry, it's not the bike.
  14. Rev out 1st gear further
  15. 2nd gear is the most commonly used choice.