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Added reply in a thread seat height 7/28/2014 8:09 AM

Seats have gotten flatter from back to front. They no longer have that huge noticeable dip in the middle with a big rise to the tank. Ride any 80's-90's bike and it feels like riding a sway back horse.

Added reply in a thread noisy crank bearings? 7/27/2014 8:41 PM

"nice and smooth" and "a little loud" don't usually go together when referring to main bearings. Any bearing is supposed to be smooth and silent. Any roughness will not turn out good during operation.

Added reply in a thread noisy crank bearings? 7/27/2014 8:17 PM

Did you spin the crank when you had the top end off? Did it spin nice and smooth? Likely the main bearings (not the lower rod bearing) are rusty and notchy.

Added reply in a thread How is it 2014 and we still have flaggers at Nats that have no clue 7/26/2014 7:50 PM

Last time I flagged the pay was one and one.

Added reply in a thread How to put on Cycra disc cover on 2014 YZ250F? 7/25/2014 11:21 PM

With a tap or an older version axle ?

Added reply in a thread 1996 YZ250 Power Valve Help 7/25/2014 10:15 AM

Hard to say. Looking at the diagram, obviously the brass part is not sold by itself. But it could come either on the end piece or pressed into the powervalve itself. My bet is that it would come with that end piece. It's probably pressed on there from ... more »

Added reply in a thread For those who live in an apartment 7/23/2014 4:18 PM

Van.

Added reply in a thread tricks to fix the flame-out on 2009-2012 CRF450s 7/23/2014 4:09 PM

Time to put manual decomp on these bikes like the original YZ400F's ! Just kidding. That sucked.

Added reply in a thread Of Air Boots & Dirt & YZ250s 7/23/2014 11:27 AM

I use the Bel-Ray and do it pretty much like Cam except I keep a pail of Mineral Spirits for cleaning (the distilled, odorless kind, not the white, creamy "bio-friendly kind).

Added reply in a thread Of Air Boots & Dirt & YZ250s 7/23/2014 10:31 AM

Man 4 practices on a filter? They must keep tracks watered pretty well there. My filter is caked after 1 practice here. Hell, sometimes if I blast a powdery berm I can feel it richer immediately after..! j/k sorta You're right, the Bel-Ray oil rocks. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2014 Kawi 450 or yzf 450?? 7/23/2014 8:14 AM

Good info. Yep, the Yamaha is definitely more of a top-end, hold it on forever style of power where the Kawi is a blast and rip motor. That was what I liked about the Yamaha. It had enough bottom and mid to get the job done and not wear you out but then ... more »

Added reply in a thread Some education needed on fast 50's 7/22/2014 8:47 PM

I have never owned any of the KTM 50's, but every one I know who has says get 2 right away. You will need them if you want to keep the kid riding on one while you work on the other.

Added reply in a thread Pics of Your 2 Stroke's!! 7/22/2014 5:48 PM

Added reply in a thread Oil Recommendation... CRF450 & CRF250? 7/22/2014 5:41 PM

Still doing the same. No probs yet. No reason to change. Run the gear saver in my 2-stroke tranny's also. Been using it since 1985 !

Added reply in a thread 2014 Kawi 450 or yzf 450?? 7/22/2014 5:35 PM

The Yamaha tuning tool is really handy and easy to use and relatively reasonably priced. An exhaust and loading a new map with the tool turns the YZ450F into a very fast bike.

Added reply in a thread Herlings Injured 7/22/2014 5:28 PM

A lot of hope, and motivation, and probably morphine at this point, too.

Added reply in a thread CRF450 detonation...hello YZ250 7/22/2014 2:29 PM

You gotta admire the 2-stroke taliban. They will never admit or give in, even when faced with overwhelming facts and evidence..lol "How could I be any faster on a big fat heavy turd????"... that's not what Bubba was saying in 2005.

Added reply in a thread Of Air Boots & Dirt & YZ250s 7/22/2014 1:43 PM

I have Twin Air filters in my YZ125 and YZ250. They are slightly smaller and give lots of room in the airbox. I have no probs at all. It's actually very roomy. If you have trouble with the YZ's you would absolutely hate the CRF's! They are really tight. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best chain 7/22/2014 1:40 PM

As Camp said, sealed chain and steel sprockets is ultimate durability if you don't mind a little extra weight on your 450. I have the DID 520NZ (black chain) on my 2012 CRF450. Been on there for 22 hrs with minimal stretching. And it's all pretty much ... more »

Added reply in a thread Racetech Revalve? 7/22/2014 1:31 PM

Riesenberg on this forum is a RaceTech rep. He frequently pops in here and has said many times they offer a Vital member discount. Drop him a PM maybe. http://www.vitalmx.com/community/Riesenberg448,758/all