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Old 03-03-2012
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nice review..........so you were obviously aware of the starting weight before you started but it doesn't seem that you felt the weight of this bike at all.
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I did miss the ability to bounce the bike across the track with a bit of knees and a blip of the throttle though.
That's where you notice you're on a heavy bike, like really tight stuff in the bush and lacking speed, a light bike you can lean forward and turn the back with your knees. Riding a YZ125 tomorrow so I'll get to test that against my 134kg beasts.
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top Job

They are built to last and built to be ridden, not worked on all day

I simply wanted one before.. now i must have one.

the points that hit home to me are its versatility, everything from Adventure to A4de and the fact that you just 'do the air filter and go to bed', is my kind of bike.. but without doing the air filter

the 'heavy' thing which euro owners have latched onto seems to not be an issue and 'lifting it over things' may not be an issue if you can simply ride over instead.

I've always believed the Japanese build bikes with a certain scientific and mathematical approach and less based on the testosterone based feedback of its customers, with the original wr yz 400 powerplant based on the best traction versus velocity ratio and it was marketing that added the extra CC's which we now realise we dont need, thus the possible market for something in the 350 cc range

top report Keg, even though if you had pasted it I would still want one, but given you are a 2 stroker who thought they would hate it and came away impressed, thats great..

almost like when I rode Redhots KTM 450 and loved it...
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How many stalls for the 2 days Keg if any ?

Anybody struggle on the ride ?
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I wouldn't believe what keg says anyway. I was at Mainjet having a free beer with him the other week and there was one of those large novelty checks on his desk from Yamaha.
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.The decomp works a lot better and the starter only hesitated twice at top dead centre. I just lifted my finger and hit the starter again and away she went. The new starter clutch is beefed up and is easier and cheaper to fix if it does get a hard time.
There was nothing wrong with the old starter clutch.

It only ever failed because the starter motor was trying to turn over a compression lock. By the sounds of this they've addressed the symptom not the fault. A 'Hotcams' brand exhaust cam fixes this problem 100% of the time. The issue's in the decomp assembly, not the starter clutch.

Seriously, compare Kegs experience here to how a Berg starts. Brap, you don't even hear the starter motor turn over.
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I don't know if Keg can do that and even if he could, why?

Maybe if was being saved as a draft and uses the date when it was started. :
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It reads like he had the adb boys write it for him.
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It reads like he had the adb boys write it for him.
Ouch

Does it have a motor ? you didn't mention it ?
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I don't know if Keg can do that and even if he could, why?

Maybe if was being saved as a draft and uses the date when it was started. :
He gave it away with the dates on the photos! They are last night.

Who cares anyway. I agree with Manager. And I won't be buying a Yamaha any time soon. Fat pigs of things. OTOH, if someone gave me one, I probably wouldn't be rude enough to bag it.
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Thanks Keg

Nice to read a unbias report with out the marketing hipe, I will be buying one. Weight is one factor in a good bike, relibality and ease of ride are more importand to me as trail rider.

With regards to lifting over logs and out of ruts.
1) Dont get stuck.
2) That's why we ride with mates.

So they have improved a already good thing.
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