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mirageags

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Yz250
« on: August 09, 2014, 01:22:03 am »
So my wife as incredible as she is, went out and bought me a bike to ride for awhile since some dick stole my honda, and she got me a 99 yz250. Now, i know this bike is a do it all machine supposively and a workhorse and so popular im surprised they dont sell parts for it at wegmans, but i haven't ridden 250 smokers since the 90s, and know little about it. I figured out real quick it wont let you get lazy with the clutch like a 4 stroke. I dont know if i'll click with this bike but its something to ride. I want to make it nice for the woods though. I'll probobly keep this temporary until i can afford a newer bike. I do have the manual.
What kind of mileage can i expect out of a stock tank? What can i do for less vibration out of this thing and make it a better woods bike? Its got alot of power on tap, like the 83 ktm and the suspension feels plenty stiff for my wieght. It has a fmf gnarly pipe and fmf turbinecoresilencer on it, fx seat and graphics and not sure what else. It started first kick.  She got it for 1300 and as i was loading it up another potential buyer pulled up and offered me 1500. It looks real clean but im not sure on its hours, or much else about a yz250. But at least i have a ride. That and i have to get new paperwork to register it, as it was lost like all mx bikes are. Also, i need a kickstand. It still pains me to heat her laugh at me over and over every time i went to kick doen the kickstand that isn't there
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 01:48:38 am by mirageags »
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 06:41:35 am »
Add a fly wheel weight if it doesn't already have one. I think you can also retard the timing by a couple degrees to make the engine have less hit.   I'm not sure on mileage. Congrats again on getting a sweet ride. I think when you de-train yourself from the four stroke you will love the yz.

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Re: Yz250
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 06:55:05 am »
Not sure about mileage but my 98 cr 250 was able to do a 35 mile dice run no problem except one time when it was super muddy.  I ran out at 33 miles.
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 07:48:42 am »
Ok so what was the method to mix gas at the pump again? I don't think ill be as fast as i was on the four stroke on this bike. But it's at least something. I don't know how well 35 miles is going to work out at the monkey butt on this screamer.
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 07:51:22 am »
You should do the limestone dice run and shake it out before doing the monkey butt. Don't forget to check race sag and the clickers
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 08:00:51 am »
Its much stiffer when i sit on it than the 250x with 450r springs ever was. I cant do the 16th becuase its jessicas day for going out with friends. And i can't say no to a girl who just bought me a bike. Its going to need a few things for the woods like barkbusters and maybe some kind of grips as the vibration is nuts compared to thumpers. Its way tall for me also so im thinking of shaving an inch off that fx seat. Its a nice bike, once i get used to the insane powerband. How i rode a bike like this at 12 years old is beyond me.
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 08:21:27 am »
Yeah I thought the same thing last time I rode one at area
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 08:29:36 am »
What weight flywheel weight should i get for this?
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 08:35:03 am »
They offer 4 weights. I would go with the 11 or 13. You can always machine it down if you want it to have less weight and faster revs.  Make sure you pull the cover to make sure the bike doesn't have one.

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Re: Yz250
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 08:40:32 am »
Quote from: mirageags link=topic=5269.msg41547#msg41547 in my back packdate=1407584922
Ok so what was the method to mix gas at the what you needpump again? I don't think ill be as fast as i was on the four stroke on this bike. But it's at least something. I don't know how well 35 miles is going to work out at the monkey butt on this screamer.

I carry a small bottle with oil inside double plastic bags in my back pack. Just make sure it has a measuring site on the side and add what you need.

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Re: Yz250
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 10:54:39 am »
You already have a bunch of woods parts on it so that's good.  Gnarly is where it's at on those bikes. 

Mixing is no big deal. For monkey butt you can put a can in the woods at hogback too
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 11:36:31 am »
I have to measure the pipe on the back i know for two strokes at hogback it goes by how long the silencer is on it.
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 11:43:50 am »
I'd bet it is fine. Turbinecore is the spark arrested one and that's probably the quietest you'll find.
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 02:02:27 pm »
Yeah hide a can a hogback!
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Re: Yz250
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 02:22:48 pm »
My bike has a flywheel weight and I retarded the timing. I ride my 2-strokes just off the power band and I try to flow and keep momentum. When you need it there's power to spare. I like to think I'm a pretty descent on a 2-stroke and that's what works for me. Don't treat it like a weird 4 - stroke, you'll be very unhappy with it.