Originally Posted by txbear55
I guess a question for the engineers....CJ? Has anyone considered modifying to a heavier flywheel to mellow out this rip snorting beast? Back in my enduro days Moose Racing had a mod to a heavier flywheel for the motocross bikes. It smoothed out the power delivery, esp. when you came "on the pipe". Seems like it would sure make the 990 more controllable in technical sections. Thoughts?
As mentioned earlier, old school Moto dudes (and those on a budget) ran taller gearing to keep the wheel from spinning up, in low traction conditions. Keeping the RPM down meant they didn't get on the pipe until they were well out of the hole in the corner, keeping the drive on the ground instead of spinning it into the air.
Your 950 will do the same thing, just with an upshift. Riding a gear high and staying smooth on the throttle, lets the momentum take over. This momentum is what will carry the weight of the bike through/over the obstacle.