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Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Mostly off-road? Don't even think about the...

Mostly off-road? Don't even think about the Honda. WRR is my choice, but the EFI KLX would be a good one too.

Can you get a plated dirt bike? A CRF250X?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This. Move the foot back after each time you...

This. Move the foot back after each time you shift or brake.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,220,017
Posted By Auto-X Fil
40 is the low end of my comfy riding weather, and...

40 is the low end of my comfy riding weather, and that's with no heated gear.

It was 5 degrees out and I was riding my 2-stroke around on the ice recently. Fired right up and had a blast. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By Auto-X Fil
A WR450F is a LOT more bike than a DRZ. Better...

A WR450F is a LOT more bike than a DRZ. Better suspension, power, and weight, all by a pretty huge margin. If he can handle the power, and you can find a plated one, forget that DRZ nonsense.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I was looking for somerhing similar. I considered...

I was looking for somerhing similar. I considered the 450x, the 690, and decided on the 610/630. It sounds perfect for your use as well.

Then I bought a WRR. Also nice, if you don't need much...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Awesome. My friend's dad had an S2B, and we had...

Awesome. My friend's dad had an S2B, and we had good times in that.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,191
Posted By Auto-X Fil
KTM 200 vs TW200

I'm looking for a 200cc bike. There's a KTM 200 XC, and a TW200 near me. Which one?
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You'll have to use the rear brake now. That's the...

You'll have to use the rear brake now. That's the biggest thing for me.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I suggest going back to "colleage" with that...

I suggest going back to "colleage" with that money.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,220,017
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Pirelli XCMS, for mucky conditions.

Pirelli XCMS, for mucky conditions.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,277
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Buy a bike that's already converted. Even if you...

Buy a bike that's already converted. Even if you have to do a fly-and-ride or get it shipped from Toronto or something. It'll be WAY cheaper, and you'll be able to sell it for roughly what you paid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 40,720
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You're confusing "charity" with "business". Set...

You're confusing "charity" with "business". Set up a Kickstarter campaign and offer a full DVD for $10-20 donations. You offer a service: sweet vids. We pay for it. Bam.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 808,334
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I am not nearly a good enough rider to handle a...

I am not nearly a good enough rider to handle a 690 in the gnar, and not responsible enough (or is it too responsible?) to enjoy one on the street. WR250R is the perfect bike for talentless n00bs or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,359
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Ah, the YZF is a whole different animal. Way less...

Ah, the YZF is a whole different animal. Way less power, obviously, and a little more weight. Still a good bike, and the suspension tuning applies. Ignore the stuff about the throttle cam and timing,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I did some riding with the G2 throttle cam. It's...

I did some riding with the G2 throttle cam. It's awesome. As the weather had gotten a lot colder, I needed to tweak my air screw before the bike had good throttle response. Once I did that, the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,359
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That's because it's a motocross bike. ADVrider...

That's because it's a motocross bike. ADVrider tends to the dual-sport side of things.

You can certainly convert a YZ to work well as a woods bike. Here's mine:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 808,334
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Piston speeds: WRR stroke - 53.6mm at 10k...

Piston speeds:

WRR stroke - 53.6mm at 10k rpm 17.9m/s
690 stroke - 84.5 at 6,500 rpm 18.3m/s
500 stroke - 72 at 7,500rpm 18.0 m/s

This probably means nothing, so I thougt it would be fitting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,227
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Just the standard kind. As I said, I've...

Just the standard kind.

As I said, I've never seen anything like that. It looks like a decent OEM response to the fact that most people never maintain their bikes. The link I took apart was in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,227
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Are you positive there's a rubber liner...

Are you positive there's a rubber liner surrounding the bearings? I took apart a pivot link this week and picked that stuff out, but it just looked like dried-up old grease to me. I've never need a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By Auto-X Fil
CRF250L is perfect for that use. It can be...

CRF250L is perfect for that use. It can be lowered cheaply. Note that it's a much slimmer bike than the BMW, so it's just as easy to touch the ground since your legs are straighter. It's also way...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Road type and rider habits can make a huge...

Road type and rider habits can make a huge difference in tire life. I suspect 1,000 to 2,000 miles (1600-3200km) on an MT21 rear.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Well, I just got a nice hour-long ride in. It's...

Well, I just got a nice hour-long ride in. It's still way too much bike for my novice skills, but it has no evil habits for woods riding anymore. The new suspension valving works very well - it feels...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Auto-X Fil
MT21 offer pretty fantastic on road and dirt. The...

MT21 offer pretty fantastic on road and dirt. The only downside is that they wear quickly.

The 244 is a significant step down in performance from the MT21, on all surfaces. However, it's very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This bike was a bit neglected, and I needed to...

This bike was a bit neglected, and I needed to tear into the linkage, as all the bearings were shot. Removing the pivot link bolt that goes through the swingarm was awful - it was completely rusted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It's suspension time! ...

It's suspension time!

http://ptmaynard.com/crf/IMG_2003.JPG

I used this how-to when I re-did the shock. It had been recently rebuilt, but with a faulty seal-head from Pivot Works. The dust-seal...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Auto-X Fil
YZ250 Woods Build

I am currently setting up a 2000 YZ250 for woods use. Since these are pretty popular trail bikes these days, I thought I’d put together a build thread with my findings, to help others with their...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Eventually the bearings will go. The more water...

Eventually the bearings will go. The more water you ride in, the sooner it will happen. I'd at least give it a solid go, but he careful not to ruin the bolt. Get really aggressive with the torch,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,862
Posted By Auto-X Fil
BMW 650GS, Versys, or Honda CRF250L.

BMW 650GS, Versys, or Honda CRF250L.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It took me a bit, but I'm with you now. The...

It took me a bit, but I'm with you now.

The stock float is huge, the stack is pretty soft, and the backer is close. So, it'll flow big at first (as you said, a check valve), and then add a little...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Thanks a lot! I'll put it back together...

Thanks a lot! I'll put it back together as-listed.

Any thoughts on the forks? It was suggested to leave the mid and rebound alone, and try something like this on the base:


Base...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's my fork stacks, and a first swing at...

Here's my fork stacks, and a first swing at valving.

The idea is to greatly soften the low-speed compression. Given the big float on the stock midvalve, most of the low-speed probably comes from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I was just there with a linkage bolt on a YZ250....

I was just there with a linkage bolt on a YZ250. Hammer, torch, spray, repeat. Feels good when it finally pops free, huh?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's what I'll put back in the shock this week:...

Here's what I'll put back in the shock this week:

Compression Float: Clamped
Dia Thick Note
40 0.15
40 0.2 x3
34 0.1 xover
40 0.2 x5
30 0.1 xover
40 0.2 x1
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I'll shift...

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I'll shift things around and give it a whirl. I was stiffening the rebound stack to prevent getting kicked in the ass over logs and up ledges, but you're right,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 808,334
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Everyone here bashing the WRR should go ride a...

Everyone here bashing the WRR should go ride a CRF250L, so they have something to complain about.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The problem I've seen before is when a ring...

The problem I've seen before is when a ring terminal is connected, but the nut isn't tight. The ring terminal touches the post, so it'll read low resistance. It's going to read a little higher on a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Stock springs: 0.43 front, 4.8 rear. Race...

Stock springs: 0.43 front, 4.8 rear.

Race Tech's calculator says I should go to 0.41 and 5.0, but that's close enough that I don't want to spend time/money on it. I'll probably run low preload...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here are some sources I've been using: ...

Here are some sources I've been using:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/554219-yz250-shock-revalve/

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/994553-show-us-ya-shim-stacks/
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Whatcha got so far? I keep hearing about the...

Whatcha got so far?

I keep hearing about the mid being way too stiff. I saw someone on thumpertalk who went to a simple check valve and hated it, and ended up with a much softer stack with extra...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,360
Posted By Auto-X Fil
If people are interested, I'll post shim stacks...

If people are interested, I'll post shim stacks when I'm done. They would apply to all 1996-2004 YZ250 and 125, I belive.
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