Recent content by MikeT

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    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    I put the 10W in the outer chamber only
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    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    Thanks, Pete. The forks only have about 6 hours on them so I am told. I went to stiffer springs so I put 10W oil in them. I had no idea these forks had an inner and outer anything. I am guessing that the 10 will simply mix with the inner and eventually become a 7.5 or so based on the...
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    Help SSS Fork oil Change 2018 YZ250 2T

    Ok, I just got this bike 2016 YZ250 2T and it has forks and a shock off a 2018. I know it is probably exactly the same but incase there is a difference I am noting it. Yesterday I changed the fork springs and it is much more involved than my old 2000 forks. I poured out the oil and when I...
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    Help 2016 YZ250 Jetting, NEED EXPERT JETTING ADVICE

    Forgot to mention, it also has Moto Tassinari VForce 3 Reeds on it with a spacer
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    Help 2016 YZ250 Jetting, NEED EXPERT JETTING ADVICE

    Hi guys, I just got this 2016 YZ250 (2 Stroke) and it ran fine when I picked it up but I was told of a problem it had in the past. Apparently the previous owner took it to a hare scramble when it was very cold out (like 26 F) and it leaned out and ruined a piston and cylinder. He showed me the...
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    When did Yamaha stop updating the YZ250 2 Stroke?

    Ok, narrowing things down here. Main question. Apparently Yamaha says that the forks are different on the 2015 YZ250 than the 2014. What is the difference? They are both the same outside diameter, so what has changed on the inside? Just revalved or what? If I buy a 2014 to 2006, can I have...
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    What happened to the place?

    I think it is just that riding areas keep getting closed so we have to drive even farther to ride. I live in North Carolina and still have to drive almost 2 hours to ride. That makes it inconvenient. I have a street bike which helps with my motorcycle fix, but not my 2-stroke fix. I actually...
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    Yz125 Hard Crash

    Looks like you need to increase your rebound dampening (make it come up slower).
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    When did Yamaha stop updating the YZ250 2 Stroke?

    I have a 2000 YZ250 and am tentatively looking into selling it and getting a newer YZ250 2T. I know they have went to a BNG (Bold New Graphics) approach each year with the 2 strokes and I wanted to know when that started. I know they made a good suspension upgrade in 2006 but has anything of...
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    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Thanks, Rich. I was waiting for your response because I know I'll get good info. Thanks for the description of what to look for on the plug. I'll look at that tonight. My plan for tomorrow (if I can ride) is to try what I have with the booster in it and see if it pings. If it still pings...
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    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Anyone have any advice on this?
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    Octane, Non-Ethanol and Pinging problems

    Ok, I haven't ridden in a long time and actually got the chance to ride this past weekend (be easy on me =) ). With all the problems Ethanol has been causing, I decided to use the Non-Ethanol fuel at my local gas station. (Bike in question is a 2000 YZ-250 2-stroke, totally stock). I bought...
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    Help

    I would start with making sure your clutch cable was adjusted properly. Turn the adjusting barrel so you have just a little play when the lever is fully extended. Probably want the gap between the lever and the perch to be about the thickness of a nickel. If you can't get it to adjust properly...
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    New Chain installation

    Same here except I never sold my bike. Still have my 2000 YZ. I know the whole 3 hours prep, 2 hours ride 3 hours back clean up and then nothing with the family. I hate that riding areas are so far away.
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    New Chain installation

    Thanks Ivan, that is kind of what I was thinking. Hope you've been good. I'm going to actually try to ride some this spring/summer. You still in SC?