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Flywheel weight question

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I ride in the woods with my yz 250. Whats a good flywheel weight for the bike? Any good places to buy online?
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Cameron
 

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Look at the gytr flywheel weight, available from any Yamaha dealer. They are just about perfect for the yz 250 for any condition.

The price is about 100.00. However, it is an entire flywheel with a weight welded on.
 
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If you can get the GYTR weight for $100, definately go that route. That's the same price of the Steahly and it's much easier to just swap flywheels than it is to try to remove the weight if you decide you need to run without it.
 
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I've always wondered why people consider a flywheel weight a standard / necessary woods mod?


I sort of understand for casual trail riding, but why on earth would you want one for woods racing?


When I'm racing in the woods especially in a straightaway, I look forward to the "hit" to catch up to those ******* 4 smokers. Maybe I'm missing something.
 
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If your bike has no bottom end, it helps when you're trying to pop the front wheel up from a near stop. The flywheel weight helps reduce fatigue so you can ride faster longer. I've had mixed results while hill climbing. It certainly makes the bike easier to ride while flat-tracking.

The hit doesn't do anything to help you catch up with the 4-strokes, it just makes the bike hard to ride and wears you out. It's the way the bikes make power but there is no advantage to it. Having a little snappier throttle response will rocket you out of the hole a little better, but the flywheel weight will not slow you down at all in a long straightaway.
 
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#9
if all you're looking for is more bottom end, send the motor to eric gorr for some porting.