HoosierDaddy & yzf shakedown ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by yzfcathy, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Today we went out in spite of very wet wx..Allyn, Skip and myself. Allyn and I both had recent new used bikes that had not been ridden yet.
    I was anxious to see how mine was going to be after doing major jetting changes since purchase. Not to mention changing up from the big old 525 to this spry 200 2 stroke.
    I knew there was good reason I missed my old 2 stroke, ahh!

    Skip's 450X sneaking into the pic on the far left, Allyn's new '05 Beta 525. center and my 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Jack Piner PENTON tribute 200 EXC on the right

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  2. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    A few pix

    Ahh, this 200 dances on top of the sand

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    HoodierDaddy's Beta in action

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    Skip and his faithful 450X

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  3. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Stills, note the snow there in the background. Yep snow in Tucson.

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  4. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    :thumb, looks like it was fun but a little cold.
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  5. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Actually, we were sweating up a storm. Fantastic ride day...no dust, mud and nobody was out.
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sweet!
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  7. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new rides guys! Love the graphics on the KTM/Penton!!!
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  8. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Good stuff! What are your impressions of the bikes? HTM, I'm curious how the Beta chassis is compared to the KTM you were riding. Also curious how yzfcathy likes the 2-stroke!
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  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I decided since this one only had 208 miles, I was going to get it to be "mine". Thus, I spent the money to have it revalved and such. It has the same forks as the BMW 450X which are a bit harsh, so we put in the Racetech Gold Valves. What I can say so far is it stays very planted. Some of that might have been the conditions yesterday, perfect. It also seems super skinny which is good, but the seat is hard as a rock. It came with 15-45 gearing so I went 13-50. It has the stupid FCR bog so I ordered the JD kit which shortens up the pump diaphragm and has a better needle than stock. Once that is done I think I will be very very happy.
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  10. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    That one looks like mine..........and yet, different.

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  11. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    I can hardly believe I've been off a 2 stroke so long. Used to be all I rode...then after moving to the desert I figured I would wring out the guts of a little 2T so got the big 'ol 525. Man, what was I thinking, I love this 2 stroke. Light, nimble and suprisingly good low end if I feel like chug a lug luggin up the tough stuff.

    I am enjoying squirting in and out of the corners with a twist of the wrist. Feels like the good old days of my little 125.
    Life is good!
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  12. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    a blue ktm? i've never seen such a beast! i'm glad you like it, but it doesn't make you any faster, does it? lord knows, we don't need that! :freaky
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  13. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Don, I'm sure it slowed me down.....definitely.
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  14. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Thats one sweeeet bike!!
    I love it!!



    Brad
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