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Old 05-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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building a tard?

So I'm going to pick up an 05 yz250f from tonight, and decided I would like to tard it out for the track. Is it as simple as just changing the tires or is there more work?
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brakes tires some do suspension. wheels thats all i can think of about 1200 bucks worth of stuff
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You can just change the tires if you wanna try it out and see if you like it.
I'd reccommend 17" wheels/tires, correct gearing, and front brake upgrade at minimum if you decide to go all the way.
I think that 250 will leave you wanting more in the power dept. pretty soon at anything bigger than a kart track.

Myself, I'd keep it as a dirt bike and find something already converted if your looking for a tard.
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everyone said everything alread...i suggest you get on the racetech site and figure out what springs to run also.
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You can just change the tires if you wanna try it out and see if you like it.
I'd reccommend 17" wheels/tires, correct gearing, and front brake upgrade at minimum if you decide to go all the way.
I think that 250 will leave you wanting more in the power dept. pretty soon at anything bigger than a kart track.

Myself, I'd keep it as a dirt bike and find something already converted if your looking for a tard.
+1 you'll spend a ton of money just to realize you want something faster
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I posted a link to a WR450 last week that would be cheaper than what you are planning to do.
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Visit www.radmfg.com for wheels/hubs. Brakes can be had from several sources, including EBC, Motomaster and Beringer. Get some taller gearing from whomever you want. Supermotojunkie.com for more, and better advice than most MH folks will give.

It'll be a fun little bike, but it won't be fast. You know that already.
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Yeah I know it won't be fast but, I'm just getting into track and would rather year this up in a spill than my new bike figured it would also help me learn better at the track
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www.supermotojunkie.com start reading. . .the for sale section would be a great place to look for a used SM setup and save some cash over buying new parts IMO.
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Wheels and brakes to start.

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Tont915, if you are coming to a CMRA event, get a rule book,or go to cmraracing.com and be sure you know what needs to be saftey wired and it must have a belly pan .
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www.supermotojunkie.com start reading. . .the for sale section would be a great place to look for a used SM setup and save some cash over buying new parts IMO.

that site is a blast. i've been wanting a tard after reading all the things they post doing.
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