Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 9/4/2017 12:16 PM

I had my thoughts on that, but no worries there. I have digital temp gauge on the bike and it never got over 65.C/149.F on the track in heavy wet sand. It's nice to see what the temperature really is, and realize that an aftermarket high flow water pump ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 9/4/2017 12:13 PM

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 9/4/2017 12:02 PM

Thanks everyone for the compliments! The bike has now 4 hours on it and it works great! The 2 first rides was at a sand track here in stockholm (called "uringe"), the only problem was my self not being able to hold on to the bike (haven't ridden for

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/20/2017 1:52 PM

Here is a little jetting report from today. Found a long field with perfect soft dirt so the bike got some resistance, wot in 5th gear for approx 5 sec showed 10,5:1 afr with 190 main. Swapped to 178 and that gave 12:1 afr. Then I tried 172 main and ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/17/2017 1:29 PM

Thanks!

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/17/2017 1:28 PM

I haven't had the time to test it on track yet, but it sure does feel pissed off when you hit the gas! I'm very confident that it will be just what I need, easy to ride and quick turner with enough power to have fun on sand tracks

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/17/2017 1:23 PM

I know you mean, if I didn't go all the way with the bike it would have looked like crap! Thanks for the compliments

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/16/2017 3:34 PM

Thanks! Yes, reality is different and especially riding it!

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/16/2017 3:30 PM

Hahaha yeah I knew some one would hit me with those! Still waiting for my custom stainless steel ones, so I dropped in those meanwhile for the test ride and photo. Thanks!

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/16/2017 2:25 PM

So this is how it turned out, mostly as I planned. But there are some details that I would have done differently, and that will be an lesson for the next bike I will do.

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/12/2017 2:36 PM

First test ride today, afr between 12-12.7 on 1/2-3/4 throttle so gonna drop the needle one clip.Didn't have room to hold it wide open for more than a second, so I will try another location tomorrow. But it feels strong already, going to be perfect when ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/12/2017 2:28 PM

Thanks, I powder coated the frame and swing arm and a lot more parts. Forks you have to first strip the anodizing and then re-anodize.

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/11/2017 11:10 AM

That was my "skills" showing off, but I will order a new one and let the specialist put it on. Very curvy, need to use heater on that panel but I didn't (not sure If it would have made a difference)

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/11/2017 11:03 AM

Thanks!

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 8/8/2017 3:00 PM

It's finished now, only jetting left until it's ready for the track! Built this "thing" for the jetting and it's NOT for track use, only to pull some gears on a field

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Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 7/27/2017 3:49 PM

Before I take her for a real ride I will make an photo shoot, and I have some transparent plastic to put on frame and engine covers

Added reply in a thread 2012 YZ290F black & finished with pics 7/27/2017 1:12 PM

Kicked it over a few times and bang it started! It seems to running fine, I'm about to install a battery and a innovate afr meter to dial in the jetting on a nearby field. Probably gonna run it on a dyno later on, but can't wait to ride so this will

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