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Had an opportunity last weekend , to ride a YSR on the Grange Kart track in Apple Valley , CA.

Thinking of getting one of my own. Looking for advice , anyone else ride them?
 

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I bought one for my wife for our anniversary. She loved it, I ride it more than she does though. Very fun bikes. If you look around and be patient you should find one for under 2,000. Thay are hard to find in good condition.
 

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Damn I had one of those back in 90'. Bought it off of Steve Rapp for $350.00 and now there going for $600 over what they sold for originally. Get a Toomey pipe and White Brothers front spring and 1-2 and 2-3 shifts will result in cute little power wheelies!
 

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You didn't happen to be there during the CMRRA raceweekend did you? I did race my YSR there at Grange a couple of time. Lots of fun to be had. If you never scrape your knee before, racing this thing will wear out your need puck in 2-4 weeks, toe slider about every other 2 weeks. It got to the point where I was too expensive to replace the toe slider so I just put a metal plate where the toe sliders are and have held up ever since. Price range on the YSR ranges from $800-$1500 depending on condition, aftermarket parts. Try to get one where it has the second fork spring and a aftermarket shock like FOX Shox. You will definitely need those upgrades if you are planning to race it.

BlueMustang said:
Had an opportunity last weekend , to ride a YSR on the Grange Kart track in Apple Valley , CA.

Thinking of getting one of my own. Looking for advice , anyone else ride them?
 

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Re: Re: YSR's anyone?

tuanmyzx7 said:
You didn't happen to be there during the CMRRA raceweekend did you? I did race my YSR there at Grange a couple of time. Lots of fun to be had. If you never scrape your knee before, racing this thing will wear out your need puck in 2-4 weeks, toe slider about every other 2 weeks. It got to the point where I was too expensive to replace the toe slider so I just put a metal plate where the toe sliders are and have held up ever since. Price range on the YSR ranges from $800-$1500 depending on condition, aftermarket parts. Try to get one where it has the second fork spring and a aftermarket shock like FOX Shox. You will definitely need those upgrades if you are planning to race it.
Tell me more please about the second fork spring.
 

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Re: Re: Re: YSR's anyone?

Stock YSR50 only come with one fork spring on the right hand side. The left side is just hollow. You would need to buy a fork kit I think for $50 so that way your front end won't be soft for racing condition. You can buy it from Team Calamarie or other resource.

BlueMustang said:
Tell me more please about the second fork spring.
 
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