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YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« on: July 05, 2011, 09:12:43 am »
As the topic states, why are these bikes so popular on the enduro scene? Compared to e.g. a WR 450?

Performance? Running cost? Suspension?

Is the suspension not too hard for enduro, seeing as its a MX bike?
 

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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 09:48:19 am »
As the topic states, why are these bikes so popular on the enduro scene? Compared to e.g. a WR 450?

Performance? Running cost? Suspension?

Is the suspension not too hard for enduro, seeing as its a MX bike?

Nope, and it comes down to weight. WR is a heavy machine. yz250 is light and is a phenominal bike. Besides the ktm's, I see them the most on enduro's
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 09:53:33 am »
Mainly because of their low weight,people like Braam at Shimwells Yamaha specialise in doing a full Enduro conversion including a long range tank and suspension mods and normally a longer range WR gearbox. They weigh at least 10/12 kilos less that a WR450 and go like stink!
Certainly more practical for a proper hard core enduro,but I would personally prefer the 450 for off roads!
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 12:19:30 pm »
But why go for the YZ conversion when you can buy an off the shelf WR250 4stroke with enduro suspension setup? With an aftermarket pipe and flywheel mod it goes like stink and you can add a road kit as well.
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 12:20:26 pm »
But why go for the YZ conversion when you can buy an off the shelf WR250 4stroke with enduro suspension setup? With an aftermarket pipe and flywheel mod it goes like stink and you can add a road kit as well.

96kg (think) oppossed to the 107kg of the wr4t
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 12:23:58 pm »
But why go for the YZ conversion when you can buy an off the shelf WR250 4stroke with enduro suspension setup? With an aftermarket pipe and flywheel mod it goes like stink and you can add a road kit as well.

Weight....and in the case of the WR250,performance!
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 06:19:46 pm »
Running costs as well...much cheaper, and Enduros are notoriously hard on bikes (Much harder than a track)
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 06:34:32 pm »
And do not forget that it is a Yamaha 2stroke, bred from a long line of legends. Really.
 

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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 07:54:11 pm »
But why go for the YZ conversion when you can buy an off the shelf WR250 4stroke with enduro suspension setup? With an aftermarket pipe and flywheel mod it goes like stink and you can add a road kit as well.

A WR 250 4stroke does not go at all, regardless what you do to it, and it is heavy, so heavy and slow, the best of both worlds. >:D
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 08:03:46 pm »
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 04:24:28 am »
They still are not proven on the longer distances, but maybe time will tell. Most of the 2ST's just cant manage the abuse of longer distances on rallies like the Dakar, which is more towards a hecticly long DS trip, even with the moerse fuel tanks they have to carry.

I'd be careful of going this route at this stage, as good/proven the 2S is in an enduro environment.
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Re: YZ 250 2T with Enduro (WR) conversion- Why so popular?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2011, 03:33:09 pm »
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