Recent content by MotoMojo

  1. Curiosity is a bad,..BAD thing!!!

    Maru, you have a little bit to learn about telling stories to a bunch of crusty dirt bikers. Try this when someone asks, "What happened to the minivan?" "Well, my brother said he knew a short cut to the highway, but said I'd never make it through. I said, 'Hey you're weak! Anybody with...
  2. Xr400 Race, Read ASAP!

    I have owned all three of these bikes in the last two years. Your only chance is extreme muck + very tight woods + long road stretch. If this happens you can beat the 125. The 250f is 30lbs lighter and has 10 more horsepower. You do the math. p.s. I actual have more fun riding the Xr...
  3. Separated Shoulder

    Physiotherapist said cool? After one week? What did the doctor say! Please tell me you are seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Be careful, or you could lose some range of motion -- and affect your riding for a lot longer than 6-8 weeks. An orthopedic surgeon who I'm good friends with gets...
  4. Power bars etc.

    BANANA. What you want is a sustained enegy boost which = complex carbohydrates. Dr. Pepper is simple carbohydrate + caffine which means you're up quickly (but whatever goes up must come down) and you rebound -- feeling sluggish a few hours later. If only they had caffinated bananas we be on...
  5. I don't suppose anyone knows...

    I liked your "put a stick in the hole" method. Plus -- they're free!
  6. Broken Kickstart shaft

    Holy moley! I was reading this post and went out to look at the kickstarter on my 3 month old yz250f -- huge gash halfway through the shaft! I alway use the compression release. This thing is going to break sometime in the futrue for sure. Any alternatives to the $120 stock lever? Any way...
  7. yz250f clutch -- toast

    A Confession The real reason I moved -- my wife. She would not allow me to be around such a poor role model as Lawman. 1. I used to be model husband and father. 2. I now have thousands of dollars of dirt bikes/gear/tools. 3. I no longer own a pair of trousers or a dress shirt that does...
  8. yz250f clutch -- toast

    The mind reels at the magnificent depth and breadth of your delusions. You have clearly inhaled too much of my dust, clogging the capillaries in your brain. Seek medical attention immediately! I am, of course, available for consultation this Sunday.
  9. yz250f clutch -- toast

    A bit of clarification. I am Lawman's EX-next door neighbor. I couldn't stand all the noise late at night, as he feverishly worked on his high maintanence bikes.:) In the harescramble yesterday, I took everyone's advice about staying off the clutch/shifting without it. The clutch was much...
  10. yz250f clutch -- toast

    Thanks for all the advice. Sounds like I am not alone. Lawman -- it is me, and this is all your fault anyway. I used yamalube 4 for the first three oil changes (after each ride), then when the filter started looking cleaner (less metal shavings) I switched to Mobil 1 15w50 (SUnruh and...
  11. yz250f clutch -- toast

    Thanks anyway. Anyone else?
  12. yz250f clutch -- toast

    I need some help. After about 6 rides and one harescramble, my clutch is gone. I don't think I overly abuse it, but I do ride this bike like my old 125. Is this normal for the clutch to wear out so fast? Is Yamaha known to make bad clutch plates? Any suggestions about a good aftermarket...
  13. Throttle cable trouble?

    I think yoshimura or ty davis makes an aftermarket little wheel that the throttle cables attach to to address a binding/fraying problem caused by the stock part. It was in one of the recent mags in the new products section, if I remember correctly. My experience has been that 4-stroke...
  14. Starting Thumper = Easy, CR125 = Help

    I have had an XR400(sold), YZ125(for sale), and YZ250F(new) recently and had the same problem as you when I first got the YZ125. Everybody else seemed to effortlessly start there 2-stokes and I had big problems -- finally figured it out. As opposed to the manly, full leg stroke that you give the...