- Sep 2, 2003
I recently bought a 91 RMX250 and it looks like I will be doing mostly tight, wooded trails. I rode earlier this week and man was this thing a bear! Most of the trail I never got out of 1st gear and found myself "feathering" the clutch way too much. Once I got into the powerband I was fine but there were a lot of tight sections where the motor just bogged out. I have heard the biggest improvement I can make to cure this is gearing. My local bike shop says since I have a new chain to just go down 1 tooth on the front. And if I still need more bottom end to go up at least 2 teeth on the rear which will require a new chain. Does this sound right to you guys? Also I have read about flywheel weights. Could someone help me out with the pros/cons?