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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 90,957
Posted By YZEtc
If the engine crankcase vent is routed back to...

If the engine crankcase vent is routed back to the rubber manifold where you see that oil, then yes.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By YZEtc
Looking good. :) I owned a new 1990...

Looking good. :)

I owned a new 1990 YZ-250A1 back in those days.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By YZEtc
You need to take the engine apart and try feeling...

You need to take the engine apart and try feeling for free play between the piston pin and piston pin bearing.

Even with everything 100% correct, there will be some noise coming from the cylinder...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By YZEtc
From memory: The Suzuki SPs were all...

From memory:

The Suzuki SPs were all 4-strokes, and the 1978 SP-370C was the first.
The SPs ended after the 1988 model year and then were replaced by the DR-S models in 1990.

Kawasaki's...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-12-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By YZEtc
The oil level specs are probably floating around...

The oil level specs are probably floating around on the Internet, or within the doors of your local Kawasaki dealer's Service Dept.

Yes, lowering the oil level will effectively reduce overall...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,235
Posted By YZEtc
This is my first guess, too. Had the same...

This is my first guess, too.
Had the same thing with my FMF programmer until I did this.

I learned a couple decades ago about trusting drive chains on used bikes:
New chain installed by me...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By YZEtc
Any of the smaller-displacing bikes mentioned...

Any of the smaller-displacing bikes mentioned will feel lighter than your old XR-650L due to considerably less engine mass.
That is, the rotating parts down there that are acting on gyroscopic...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-28-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By YZEtc
The DT-200R engine, up to and including 1988, is...

The DT-200R engine, up to and including 1988, is similar to the YFS-200 Blaster ATV engine, with the YFS-200 missing the liquid cooling and electric YPVS power valve.

The only thing in common with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
Myself, and I believe most people, don't bother...

Myself, and I believe most people, don't bother with that step.
This procedure has been in Yamaha motorcycle Owner's Manuals for their thumper-engined bikes since the TT-500C and XT-500C of 1976.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By YZEtc
If the compression release is not activated, the...

If the compression release is not activated, the compressed air above the piston will return the energy needed to compress it and push the piston down.
Similar to bouncing a B-ball off the floor.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
48-tooth rear sprocket is much better for mostly...

48-tooth rear sprocket is much better for mostly off-road riding.
In the end, you'll have to try it and decide.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
Actually, now that I look closer, I think the...

Actually, now that I look closer, I think the bike in post #40442 is a 450.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
That bike is a WR-250F, 2005 or 2006, I'm...

That bike is a WR-250F, 2005 or 2006, I'm guessing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 108,386
Posted By YZEtc
I rode a 2009 CRF450X in Connecticut woods, and I...

I rode a 2009 CRF450X in Connecticut woods, and I think I know what crazybrother means.
The bike comes with suspension setup for higher speeds and open terrain.
If you ride it in the woods, it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
Negatory. That's for a WR-250F or WR-450F from...

Negatory.
That's for a WR-250F or WR-450F from 2003 and on.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By YZEtc
I haven't done with a motocross bike, but I did...

I haven't done with a motocross bike, but I did street register my 2009 Honda CRF450X (the off-road version of an older CRF450R) here in Connecticut in December of 2011.

For doing what you wrote -...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By YZEtc
I bought a brand-new Canadian market 1990...

I bought a brand-new Canadian market 1990 DT-200RA in February of 1991.
Very good bike, I felt.
These bikes were not sold in the USA.

The engine design of the 1989-and-later DT-200R is what the...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By YZEtc
1972 LT-2 or 1973 LT-3, I'm thinking. The...

1972 LT-2 or 1973 LT-3, I'm thinking.
The DT-100A was 1974.

The VIN will tell the tale once you decode it:

http://www.pure-2-stroke-spirit.info/download/yamaha_model_codes.pdf
Forum: 2 smokers 01-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 74,112
Posted By YZEtc
Plates could be stuck together just from sitting.

Plates could be stuck together just from sitting.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9,648
Views: 416,623
Posted By YZEtc
In the USA, the TT-R250 was off-road only - not...

In the USA, the TT-R250 was off-road only - not street-legal when brand-new.

In other countries, it was sold new as a street-legal dual-purpose bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,648
Views: 416,623
Posted By YZEtc
Which is the reason why the blue line in the...

Which is the reason why the blue line in the graph has a big sag in it.
The eye-opening thing about that www.motorcycleusa.com (http://www.motorcycleusa.com) comparison test is that they did not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,648
Views: 416,623
Posted By YZEtc
It's a boring rainy day out here in Connecticut,...

It's a boring rainy day out here in Connecticut, so here's my experience and opinion on the subject:

I did buy a used (barely used, with 113 miles on it, if I recall) 2008 model in June of 2009,...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-05-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By YZEtc
In the USA, the Yamaha ITs of 1981 were all...

In the USA, the Yamaha ITs of 1981 were all white, and the only model year for that.
1980 were blue and white.
1982 were back to all blue until the last model year an IT was sold in the USA, which...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
Needle bearing? On the piston pin of a WR-250R?...

Needle bearing?
On the piston pin of a WR-250R?

If there are no galling marks, it's probably normal.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-27-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,767
Posted By YZEtc
The oil delivery hose supplying the 2-stroke...

The oil delivery hose supplying the 2-stroke injection oil to the intake?
Is there a bare nipple at the front of the carburetor, or maybe on the inlet manifold?
Forum: 2 smokers 10-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By YZEtc
Last I knew, he was writing articles that are in...

Last I knew, he was writing articles that are in Trail Rider magazine.
See www.trailrider.com (http://www.trailrider.com)

I remember The Duct Tapes from Cycle magazine in the early 1980s.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-03-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 74,112
Posted By YZEtc
White (in the USA) lasted for just the 1981 model...

White (in the USA) lasted for just the 1981 model year.
In 1982, it was back to blue.

From pics and brochures I've seen from other countries, the USA lighting was smaller since it was off-road...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-02-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 74,112
Posted By YZEtc
Yessirree, 1981 H models were all white. I...

Yessirree, 1981 H models were all white.

I owned a 1981 IT-175H, and it was good.
I felt the 1982 IT-175J I owned after that was even better with more power everywhere (especially the low-end)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-18-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12,047
Views: 706,090
Posted By YZEtc
Road crown (road is not flat but curved for water...

Road crown (road is not flat but curved for water drainage), especially the old-fashioned ones where it is very noticeable.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
The bike is designated CRF-250L. The F in CRF...

The bike is designated CRF-250L.
The F in CRF is Honda Motor Company's way of reminding you it's a four-stroke.

It started when the 2-stroke CR motocross bikes were being dropped for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
In my opinion, it's a $3,995 motorcycle.

In my opinion, it's a $3,995 motorcycle.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,165
Posted By YZEtc
Yes. I'd check the basics that are needed...

Yes.

I'd check the basics that are needed to have lights:

All wires and connections.
Health of the stator windings.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
I agree, but that's why older guys go with this...

I agree, but that's why older guys go with this stuff as far as I know:

It takes less effort to stand up on the pegs that way, and it's either that, or not at all.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
As you get older, it's harder and more painful to...

As you get older, it's harder and more painful to stand on the pegs in a knees-bent position for long periods of time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 90,957
Posted By YZEtc
Yamaha WR-250R? If so, the coolant...

Yamaha WR-250R?

If so, the coolant reservoir is situated on the left-hand side of the fuel tank.
That's my guess as for the boiling sound.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,165
Posted By YZEtc
Going from memory and some experience: 2001...

Going from memory and some experience:

2001 (which was the first model year) and 2002 model WR-250Fs are very similar and look the same to the untrained eye.
Steel frame, big (by today's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,165
Posted By YZEtc
A DR-350 will have more low-end torque because...

A DR-350 will have more low-end torque because it's 100cc larger.
The WR-250F will still have enough, though, and I believe that as long as you accept the fact a 250cc engine probably won't have as...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By YZEtc
Have you contacted Uni filter? Not just view...

Have you contacted Uni filter?
Not just view their website applications, but spoken with a person there.
Worth a shot.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
The friction plates, themselves, may share...

The friction plates, themselves, may share similar outer diameter dimensions, but I've never tried any kind of swap.
On a 2008 WR-250F, the first and last friction plate (Qty. 2) are the same parts...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 44,277
Views: 8,485,052
Posted By YZEtc
This would be aftermarket wheel assemblies from...

This would be aftermarket wheel assemblies from companies like Warp 9 or Wheeling Cycle?
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