Added reply in a thread Yamaha YZ 250 or KTM 250 SX? 10/19/2020 2:15 AM

The yz has better feel in the braking bumps, like I know exactly what the front wheel is doing. The KTM on the other hand just felt kind of dead. I know a lot of people say they don't get along with the WP stuff but I could live with it

Added reply in a thread Yamaha YZ 250 or KTM 250 SX? 10/18/2020 11:08 PM

Yz250 owner here. When I bought my bike I bought it based on me being over 30 and my joints starting to age and everyone raved about the suspension on the YZ. A couple weekends ago I rode an 18 450sxf that had the suspension set up for someone around ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fork seal driver question. 10/16/2020 11:07 PM

I've cut the old seal in half with an angle grinder, file the metal in it back so it doesn't touch the fork leg. Seat the new seal as best you can then sit the old seal on it and ram it down with the bottom fork lug. I've actually done this a few times ... more »

Added reply in a thread Maxxis MX-ST 10/2/2020 3:51 AM

I've just ticked over 20 hours on a set on a yz250, mixture of sand, mud that turns to hard pack and a mates track that started as grass and now it's pretty hard pack. I have lost 1 knob of the front and about 3 off the rear but that happened in the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia Confirmed for GasGas? 9/23/2020 9:08 PM

Yep. Gas Gas should sign him to a 1 year deal with an extension if he finishes top 5 in points, keep him hungry

Added reply in a thread Did Barcia race Millville today? 9/20/2020 2:11 PM

During MXGP races Paul Malin will tell the director to focus on a race that is actually happening when the camera is following someone riding around on their own

Added reply in a thread Ohhhhhhh! THAT'S where that part went! 9/16/2020 12:18 AM

The worst part of a top end is putting the circlip in. What's the easy way?

Added reply in a thread Ned a little help (considering a 250 2T vs 250F 9/13/2020 11:24 PM

Yesterday I rode a mates 2018 rmz250 with yoshi system back to back with my yz250. Out of corners and down straights the yz pulls a lot harder, it makes the rmz feel like a 125. However, the track was rough with a lot of square edge bumps straight out ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ned a little help (considering a 250 2T vs 250F 9/11/2020 3:05 PM

It's been a long time since I've ridden a 250f. The last time I rode one was a 2011 kx250f and I had an 07 rm250 at the time. I couldn't believe how easy it was to go fast and cut a good laptime on the 250f. But it wasn't as fun or lively as my rm which ... more »

Added reply in a thread Thoughts 🤔 9/8/2020 3:45 AM

I've been a fan of Barcia ever since I watched the video of him molesting a CR125. That said, I can't believe no one has sent him over a berm. There was nothing dirty about that pass, it was aggressive but not dirty

Added reply in a thread Front end tuck 9/6/2020 2:40 AM

You could try sliding your forks down in the triple clamps or get another chain with an extra link or two to move the rear wheel back

Added reply in a thread Handle bar and lever positions? 9/5/2020 11:25 PM

It's really personal opinion. I sit in the attack position with elbows up. I put my fingers on the brake and clutch lever and make a straight line from my fingers to my elbows. Bars are run just in the forward side of the 0 line

Added reply in a thread 2021 Aussie Edition Yamaha WR450, only 400 being made 9/5/2020 5:57 PM

And 17k ride away. Sweet looking bike though. I live how the graphics flow into the seat cover, don't seem to see that as much these days as a few years ago

Added reply in a thread So is $1,200 the "barriers to entry" number for motocross? 9/5/2020 3:02 AM

I was getting bored not being able to ride so went and bought a gaming laptop and monster energy Supercross 3. To the original topic, people can't travel and team sports have been cancelled. People can't spend their money where they usually do so they ... more »

Added reply in a thread Big companies Big sponsorship $$? 9/2/2020 5:42 AM

I've often wondered why they don't sponsor a team. At least the riders would actually drink that on the podium

Added reply in a thread Aus - Second Hand Market 9/1/2020 2:48 AM

It's supply and demand. People can no longer travel and spend the money on holidays so they are buying bikes, caravans, jet ski's etc. Looking on bikesales.com there was only 1 yz250 listed the other day and it was a dealer advertising a new bike, there ... more »

Added reply in a thread Re-timing the YZ250 pv governor 8/29/2020 1:12 AM

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/A-new-YZ250-build,1359102#post_4182610 Check this post out for a comparison of the dep vs hgs. I have also run both pipes, the dep with the standard length silencer and the hgs with the shorty silencer. The hgs makes a little more power off the bottom and then really makes power ... more »

Added reply in a thread BT101 #2Stroke #New Zealand 8/26/2020 2:16 AM

How good does that track look

Added reply in a thread Tire compund front vs rear?? 8/23/2020 3:20 AM

I prefer a softer tire on the front even when running a medium tire on the back

Added reply in a thread Barcia to Gas Gas? 8/21/2020 7:06 PM

We can only hope