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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By YZEtc
My guess without seeing what you got: A...

My guess without seeing what you got:

A time-honored maneuver - somebody took it apart and put it back together incorrectly.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 163,032
Posted By YZEtc
I have a bit over 2,000 miles on my FZ-07 by now,...

I have a bit over 2,000 miles on my FZ-07 by now, and I don't see what the fuss is about.
I know the meter is mounted lower than a typical bike with some kind of fairing, but it's not THAT low.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 79,748
Posted By YZEtc
Don't sound too good.

Don't sound too good.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 79,748
Posted By YZEtc
That's how they were before adopting the 17-digit...

That's how they were before adopting the 17-digit system.
My AT-2 was the same way.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 79,748
Posted By YZEtc
Stamped into the frame on the steering head part...

Stamped into the frame on the steering head part of the frame, which is where the steering stem passes through.
The digits are stamped directly into the steel of the frame and has 17 digits on USA...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 79,748
Posted By YZEtc
If it's 2-stroke premix oil, it's probably normal.

If it's 2-stroke premix oil, it's probably normal.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 163,032
Posted By YZEtc
I believe at the full 689cc, it is too big for...

I believe at the full 689cc, it is too big for what is known as an LAMS-approved model.
LAMS = Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.
The bike can't be bigger than 660cc.

You can read about it on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 163,032
Posted By YZEtc
Ninja 650, etc.? Negative. The FZ-07...

Ninja 650, etc.?
Negative.

The FZ-07 is quite torquey and peppy, and the cross plane 270-degree crankshaft makes it feel and sound similar to a V-twin.
Must sound very good with an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 163,032
Posted By YZEtc
Old school damper rod forks. Going by looks,...

Old school damper rod forks.
Going by looks, I'm guessing the shock is not meant to be disassembled for a revalve, etc., but don't carve that in stone 'cause I'm uncertain.
4-piston, monoblock...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,666
Views: 99,688
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: 2,082
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: 935
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: 1,130
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: 583
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: 3,501
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: 1,210
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: 3,793
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 932
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 507
Views: 114,715
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 613
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: 3,793
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: 1,117
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: 227
Views: 79,748
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: 11,487
Views: 548,703
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: 11,487
Views: 548,703
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: 11,487
Views: 548,703
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: 2,091
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 9,612
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: 1,850
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: 227
Views: 79,748
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: 227
Views: 79,748
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: 12,217
Views: 738,552
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
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: 45,351
Views: 8,880,072
Posted By YZEtc
In my opinion, it's a $3,995 motorcycle.

In my opinion, it's a $3,995 motorcycle.
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