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I have decided to go from a 54T rear sprocket to a 50T rear sprocket. However, I am keeping my 14T front as is for now. I do little to no single track, and mostly do trail riding that is in the vein of hare scramble over anything else. I have straights, hairpin turns, whoops, mud, water, logs, etc., so I am hoping I can even things out a bit. I went with steel sprockets and an X-ring chain via Primary Drive. I have had good luck so far with using them on the YZ125, so we shall see what happens here wth the 300. I will post up what happens with this after a few rides.
I am also adding Motion Pro fork bleeders to the bike as well. I have heard good things about these and a buddy has a set of fork bleeders (although they are not Motion Pro) on his '05 450 EXC, and they were a must have for me. I will post what happens here with these as well.
Can anyone tell me where to find out about aftermarket reeds for this 300? I have found where V-Force has a version for it, but nothing is 100% either on this. I have found NOTHING on a Boysen either. I want a new reed to add a little pep, but nothing more.
Lastly, does anyone have any suspension tips for the WP suspension? I have a few things in mind concerning springs and such, but I would like a bit more input here if anyone is in "the know".
Thanks to all for the help and reading.
My concerns on the Rekluse, since I rode a 2005 450 EXC with one equipped, is that they seem to cork the bike. I was hitting on straights about 72 mph using the Rekluse itself. I went to using the clutch and was up to 78/79mph. Now, with that said, I also noticed the bike felt corked when I was riding trails as well. It had less hit and seemed to drag, for lack of better term. I was wearing his 450 out on my 300 that does not have the Rekluse. However, I did like the stering dampener he had though, so I would opt for that as of now.
As for the gearing, I am using a 13t front sprocket and a 50t rear, and the bike is ontop of herself with the way I ride and the way the bike acts now. I am really happy with the way the bike is coming together. The fork bleeders are "micro" and sit far below the handlebars. I read where riders were having issues with teh Tusk brand, which are taller, but the Motion Pro Micro Bleeders I got (for $3.00 more) sit lower and have no issue like the Tusk Pop. Look into the Motion Pro if you want.
As for the suspension, I agree with you Paul. I like the way it is a little plush and I have clickers left to tune it in more if I like, but I do need the stiffer spring for my weight as I am now 220. Not fat, but lean and getting leaner. I need a bit more the stiffer spring will provide me.
I am not doubting you for a secnd Paul as I know you can ride and I also know that know what you are talking about. I stall out on rare occasions, even when hitting up single track. What I though was funny was that I was riding my 300 XC-W (48-49 RWHP, 215+/- lbs., 2t, and rear tire with 50% tread life left), one buddy was on a CRF230F (18-20 RWHP -after mod.-, 240+/- lbs., 45% reat tire life, and 4t) and he and I both made it through Trail 196 at Hatfield-McCoy (second hardest trail there) and I only stalled due to a lay over, and he never did. Neither of us has a Rekluse. My other buddy was his 450 EXC (46-47 RWHP, 230+/- lbs., 4t, new rear tire, and a Rekluse) and he never got 20 yards into the same trail. He can't be that far behind us on riding ability. Right?
The same thing happened on a few more trails of him not making the trail or not making as good as we did even though he made it through, eventually. Yet, when I was riding his 450, and he on my 300, he had far less issues as well, and mind you that he has the Z-Start as well. What gives? Can you shed any light into this? I have plenty of video where he can be seen riding and he does nothing really different than my other buddy and myself.
I told him he should be on a 2t bike. He went from the CRF230F up to the 450 instead of a 250F because, and I quote here, "It is only 20 more Fs.". He also said that he does not like the 2t hit. So, I tried to steer him towards a 300 XC/XC-W or a 250 XC/XC-W. He opted for the 450. Even when shown the price differences between the two in terms of repair and rebuild. *shrugs*
Now, the bike is solid and I had little trouble getting used to it for what we were doing on the trails. However, I did notice that I could use the torque of the bike better, but it felt lacking in the top even when using the clutch compared to my 300, and yes I know this is the difference between a 2t and 4t bike. Sadly, he is getting ready to hate life concerning a 4t. His bike was blowing faint blue smoke when he was here riding, so I know the bike is doing something it should not, or getting ready to do a whole lot it is not supposed to do. It is a 2005 and to our knowledge has never had a vlave job done or refit. He may be in for a ton of money on this bike as it had well over the limit on engine work according to the meter (factory). I feel for him. I really do. Hahaha!
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