Every so often we come across a part that captures the attention of the MXA gang.
The Bionix-fabricated gas tank cap looked factory. Very cool.
Factory Connection revalved the suspension on the YZ250. It held up higher in the
stroke and kept the same progressive Kayaba SSS feel.
faith in him. The DR.D system did
exactly what I had hoped—increased
the bottom-end and midrange gusto.
In combination with an extra tooth
on the rear sprocket, the pipe
allowed me to carry third gear easier
and lug the engine without fear of
stalling in corners. Kudos to Dubach
for giving me the inside line on how
to maximize the YZ250 powerband.
Next time I see Doug, I’ll be nice
and not tease him about his age.
Speaking of Dubach, I wonder if he
drinks Ensure between motos.
( 8) Aesthetics. Red Label
designed my graphics package They
had free rein to do what they wanted
(except that Jody mandated the MXA
helmet logo had to be on every bike).
Using blue made logical sense, but
Red Label threw caution to the wind
and added green-and-white accents
throughout. The design matched up
nicely with my gold wheels and blue
Mika grips. Mika handlebars, a Works
Connection clutch perch, holeshot
device, axle blocks, steering-stem nut,
Boyesen clutch and ignition cover.
A pleated Moto Seat cover and blue
CV4 silicone radiator hoses also
spruced up my project YZ250.
( 9) Final words. I did what
any motocrosser with a fairly large
budget and a 2015 Yamaha YZ250
would do. I made logical choices
based on past experiences and
invested in components that
actually made a difference. These are
real-world fixes for the YZ250, and,
fortunately, most of them don’t cost
an arm and a leg. The only indulgences I made were in the Faster
USA wheels and Bionix-fabricated
gas tank. While the factory-like
parts didn’t lower my lap times,
they did make me feel faster—and
that counts for something. ❏