Spoke with my wallet ( politically correct this time )

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6/29/2018 4:22 AM

Iast bike I bough was a 250f...politically incorrect for a speak with the wallet deal, but I didn't know that then..
Anyway I've been looking for a used 06 or newer 250 2t, but the prices here are stupid...better off just getting a new one.
Its June and run out deal time.Got this 17 for $9.5k which is actually pretty cheap, they usually want $11k or more...You can almost always buy a current 450 cheaper..
Here in aus, we are fortunate that Yamaha australia throws in a '' Race kit '' which consists of a full HGS exhaust system, GYTR holeshot device, 51 tooth rear sprocket a bunch of Yamalube products a full gasket set, piston kit and assorted jets includinng a different needle..
Not gonna ride it for a while, will pull it down and grease it up, send the cylinder and head of to MCD Racing for porting and head mods, fit a v force reed block and a Vortex ignition.. Always wanted a modded 250 but only ever done it with a 125 before.

I'm still trying to get used to my 450, I've put a Zeta lowering link on it, remapped to the MXA setup, .46 fork springs ( which has transformed the handling and taken away the harshness of the forks..I'm little and light )
got a gytr heavier flyheel coming for it...
It's getting there...I enjoy tikering and experimenting.
Liking the 450 more than the 250 f at the moment..havent had much opportunity to ride it..

Anyway...when my missus gets home from visiting family , I am surely 'Fuuuuuuuuuucked'' !
My mate Carl says to tell her I alwasy had 4 bikes...she woon't know any differentt...
gonna find out sunday i guess!

Will take a while before I can do all that to this 250 ,plus I gotta rebuild the 125, already have all the parts though..
Gotta shear a shit load more sheep so I can buy a redshift MXR...That's for sure gonna happen before christmas..want one bad! Photo
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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 4:31 AM

Respect

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6/29/2018 4:34 AM

Nice bike!

You Aussies got it made with everything the Australian distributor does for Yamaha, wish they did it across the pond!

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

6/29/2018 5:00 AM

TrailDigger wrote:

Nice bike!

You Aussies got it made with everything the Australian distributor does for Yamaha, wish they did it across the pond!

Yes we are lucky like that, you used to be able to buy a YZ 144 off the floor..don't think any other country had that

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 5:37 AM

Definitely appears to be a "Jody fan"........!!

cool

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6/29/2018 5:39 AM

I’m glad I’m not the only that has a garage full of bikes. Hopefully you ride yours more than I do mine.

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6/29/2018 5:56 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Definitely appears to be a "Jody fan"........!!

cool

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 6:02 AM

T-Fish wrote:

I’m glad I’m not the only that has a garage full of bikes. Hopefully you ride yours more than I do mine.

I will get the opportunity to ride quite a bit soon.
Probably wont ride this new 250 a lot, I will spare it the practise hours and mostly race it.
Tend to ride the 450 a lot, wont ride the 125 a lot once I've rebuilt it. Wanna keep it for the 125 gold cup races at the nationals next year. Only did the one round this year, my riding is shit at the moment so Im not racing again till I can get in the practice to make it worth while

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 6:04 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Definitely appears to be a "Jody fan"........!!

cool

PJRAUS wrote:

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192!

Jody's number!

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6/29/2018 6:07 AM

Heck yea man sweet buy and i wish yamaha would do that deal in the states. Ive always been a yamaha fan but ended going with the ktm250sx but if they did that deal on the yz here i would did in a heartbeat!!!

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6/29/2018 6:07 AM

NIce collection-that is the way to roll MX! Enjoy and keep us posted on how the mods turn out.

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6/29/2018 6:08 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Definitely appears to be a "Jody fan"........!!

cool

PJRAUS wrote:

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Jody and MXA always say to add one tooth to the rear sprocket.

Nice rides, Congrats!

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6/29/2018 6:15 AM

Oh, and you can drop the "politically" from the title also!!!!!!!

Speaking with your wallet by buying a 2 stroke has always just been correct......

laughing

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6/29/2018 6:22 AM

*like*

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vomiting equals disqualification.

6/29/2018 7:12 AM

It's nice to see you have learned, you are wise. Congrats!

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6/29/2018 8:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/29/2018 12:04 PM

PJRAUS wrote:

Iast bike I bough was a 250f...politically incorrect for a speak with the wallet deal, but I didn't know that then..
Anyway I've been looking for a used 06 or newer 250 2t, but the prices here are stupid...better off just getting a new one.
Its June and run out deal time.Got this 17 for $9.5k which is actually pretty cheap, they usually want $11k or more...You can almost always buy a current 450 cheaper..
Here in aus, we are fortunate that Yamaha australia throws in a '' Race kit '' which consists of a full HGS exhaust system, GYTR holeshot device, 51 tooth rear sprocket a bunch of Yamalube products a full gasket set, piston kit and assorted jets includinng a different needle..
Not gonna ride it for a while, will pull it down and grease it up, send the cylinder and head of to MCD Racing for porting and head mods, fit a v force reed block and a Vortex ignition.. Always wanted a modded 250 but only ever done it with a 125 before.

I'm still trying to get used to my 450, I've put a Zeta lowering link on it, remapped to the MXA setup, .46 fork springs ( which has transformed the handling and taken away the harshness of the forks..I'm little and light )
got a gytr heavier flyheel coming for it...
It's getting there...I enjoy tikering and experimenting.
Liking the 450 more than the 250 f at the moment..havent had much opportunity to ride it..

Anyway...when my missus gets home from visiting family , I am surely 'Fuuuuuuuuuucked'' !
My mate Carl says to tell her I alwasy had 4 bikes...she woon't know any differentt...
gonna find out sunday i guess!

Will take a while before I can do all that to this 250 ,plus I gotta rebuild the 125, already have all the parts though..
Gotta shear a shit load more sheep so I can buy a redshift MXR...That's for sure gonna happen before christmas..want one bad! Photo
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Man, that's still $7000 USD (9500 AUS = 7022 USD) for a '17. A little pricey, but from the looks of that garage, it looks like you're not having any problems with it.cool Awesome Rides!

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6/29/2018 10:46 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Oh, and you can drop the "politically" from the title also!!!!!!!

Speaking with your wallet by buying a 2 stroke has always just been correct......

laughing

APLBROWER telling it like it is!

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6/29/2018 12:03 PM

Buying a new bike without approval from the "department of finances", you my friend will be fucked!

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6/29/2018 12:09 PM

inthebadboycorner wrote:

Buying a new bike without approval from the "department of finances", you my friend will be fucked!

You're talking about the wife right?

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6/29/2018 12:50 PM

With a collection like that, wtf do you want a red shift?

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6/29/2018 1:08 PM

inthebadboycorner wrote:

Buying a new bike without approval from the "department of finances", you my friend will be fucked!

LOL!!!! So much truth in that statement

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6/29/2018 1:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/29/2018 1:09 PM

The Vortex runs around $700 in the US.

Anyone have experience with the performance gains to be had out of them? Or the stock maps that come with it?

A fairly pricey upgrade.

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6/29/2018 2:09 PM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Definitely appears to be a "Jody fan"........!!

cool

PJRAUS wrote:

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APLMAN99 wrote:

192!

Jody's number!

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Oh well, there ya go...never even thought sbout that V192 is my Victorian race number allocated to me by MAV in 2016 when i got back into racing.
The V is for Vet. In Vic , vet class racers get allocated V numbers. 1 thru 10 are reserved for top 10 in vic titles over 40 class. I was 14th or something last year and could hav a 2 digit v number if I want, but I think its a bit wanky this whole desire to have a 1 or 2 dugit number..Ill just stick with V192, besides, I can use the same number in the nationals .If I had a 2 digit number I wouldnt be allowed to run it, necessitating spare plastic with a different number and the added expense

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 2:13 PM

race wrote:

The Vortex runs around $700 in the US.

Anyone have experience with the performance gains to be had out of them? Or the stock maps that come with it?

A fairly pricey upgrade.

The vortex isn't that dear here ( I think ), because irs made in Australia

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 2:17 PM

Solidkm wrote:

With a collection like that, wtf do you want a red shift?

Cause Im soon going to be mostly living in a shipping container home / workshop at my friends new ride park, opening hopefully next weekend.
He only has a permit for Wednesday's, Saturdays and Sundays . If I have an opportunity, I will ride every day, the rid shift wont be heard off in the distance where the complainers live, plus yhere are other reasons I want one, but mostly because I can ride any time I like without bughing anyone

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

6/29/2018 2:34 PM

Nice bike. And buying it behind your missus back, i raise my glass to you

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6/29/2018 2:43 PM

Solidkm wrote:

With a collection like that, wtf do you want a red shift?

PJRAUS wrote:

Cause Im soon going to be mostly living in a shipping container home / workshop at my friends new ride park, opening hopefully next weekend.
He only has a permit for Wednesday's, Saturdays and Sundays . If I have an opportunity, I will ride every day, the rid shift wont be heard off in the distance where the complainers live, plus yhere are other reasons I want one, but mostly because I can ride any time I like without bughing anyone

I understand that

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7/4/2018 7:19 PM

Well I had to go away sunday for work before she got back, so I chucked an old bed cover over the bikes.
Seems to have worked,if she spotted that new bike she hasn't said anything...brilliant bit of camouflage!

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

8/11/2018 2:44 AM

PJRAUS wrote:

Well I had to go away sunday for work before she got back, so I chucked an old bed cover over the bikes.
Seems to have worked,if she spotted that new bike she hasn't said anything...brilliant bit of camouflage!

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Update...Ive had this new bike about 6 weeks now and the bed cover camouflage continues to work.I was out in the garage the other day with the bed cover off of it, when I heard her coming, I shit my dacks and scrambled to get it back on , was half on when she came in.
I distracted her by saying " hey ,you wanna go down the pub for a drink this arvo? " totally worked...she still hasn't noticed it.
Now she's gone away for a month ,so I'll get it out and start greasing the linkage and stuff..

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

8/11/2018 3:02 AM

PJRAUS wrote:

Well I had to go away sunday for work before she got back, so I chucked an old bed cover over the bikes.
Seems to have worked,if she spotted that new bike she hasn't said anything...brilliant bit of camouflage!

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PJRAUS wrote:

Update...Ive had this new bike about 6 weeks now and the bed cover camouflage continues to work.I was out in the garage the other day with the bed cover off of it, when I heard her coming, I shit my dacks and scrambled to get it back on , was half on when she came in.
I distracted her by saying " hey ,you wanna go down the pub for a drink this arvo? " totally worked...she still hasn't noticed it.
Now she's gone away for a month ,so I'll get it out and start greasing the linkage and stuff..

Nice work

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