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Old 10-04-2009, 08:31 PM
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i am new to 4stroke . i am having a hard time with the gears . i dont know what gear i should be in going into the corners and coming out . and the problem is i was riding a yz125 for a few years on a smaller track but the track i ride now is huge compared to the other track any hints or tips to learn the new bike thanks
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:40 PM
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Not enough info in your post and you need to describe in detail the track, the dirt, the corners, etc.. What gear you should be in is really a subjective topic.
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the track is motocross style you can see the track at Bartow Motocross that is the best way to tell you let me know if that helps

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also the track is all soft sand throughout
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:10 AM
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if its a really tight turn im in 2nd but sweepers or turns where im able to keep my momentum im usually in 3rd gear, with a pop of the clutch to get the revs up coming out of the turn. BUT im no pro just and average guy.....
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:34 AM
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I never know what gear I am in unless I can't shift anymore - then I am in first or fifth (5-speed).

My point is - if the bike is lugging, shift down. If the bike is screaming, shift up. On the way up, shift when it stops pulling.

As far as timing - it's experience. You will learn what gear to be in based on your speed after a while. If you are coming out of a corner and you find yourself a gear high, then remember that for next time and downshift one more time. Especially with engine braking on the 4-strokes, you will be downshifting coming into the corner so you will have something to go by to judge expected engine speed on the way out.

For me - I NEVER think about what gear I am in nor do I ever really know. There are too many other things to concentrate on. Listen to and feel your engine - it will tell you what to do.

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Nobody can tell you with certainty which gear you should be in unless they are riding with you on the same track and watching your abilities. I suggest you ask a few questions of the locals that are riding 250f's. Most dirt bikers are more than willing to share their personal experience.
I pay strict attention to what gear I am in on every part of the track. Yep, I count 'em. Each and every shift. There is much less room for error on the 250f's. Not so much in the corners, but when it's time to soar, the difference between 3rd, 4th, or 5th could mean a trip to the hospital for a less-than-pro rider like myself. Just don't ride beyond your experience. I think you will find many locals willing to offer relevant information if you will just ask.
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thanks everyone i went to the track today and it turns out that i am entering the corners to slow and in 2nd gear and then i had to make that extra shift coming out . a guy at the track told me he does the whole track in 3rd and 4th .when i tried it AND WOW what a difference i was so much faster and was keeping up with him . my guess even thow 250 4strokes 125 2strokes run the same class the 4stroke is a whole new world to learn thanx again
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thanks everyone i went to the track today and it turns out that i am entering the corners to slow and in 2nd gear and then i had to make that extra shift coming out . a guy at the track told me he does the whole track in 3rd and 4th .when i tried it AND WOW what a difference i was so much faster and was keeping up with him . my guess even thow 250 4strokes 125 2strokes run the same class the 4stroke is a whole new world to learn thanx again

maybe thats why im sooooo slow ive been in the wrong gear
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I ride my YZ250F like a 125cc 2-stroke!
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