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i am new to stuntng a 50 and i am getting a 02 xr 50 this weekend and was wondering if the stock motor would be fine sine i am just starting out and maybe just change up the gearing and if there are any mods i shoud get



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A stock motor is perfect for stunting! Anybody who tells you the motor is at fault is fooling themselves because they are actually the reason their 50 can't stunt.



To start you don't need anything, but your first mod should be street tires. I have Pirelli SL26s and they're pretty cheap. I think it's IRC that offers even cheaper street tires. The second thing I'd tell you to get is a rear hand brake. That will help you with more advanced stunts plus for me it was a safety net. I felt more comfortable grabbing the hand brake to prevent a loopout instead of hitting the foot brake. And sometimes your feet aren't on the brake. It's saved me from numerous wipeouts. Extended break arms will help with stoppies and saving loopouts too.
 

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God when will they stop posting these threads? This same thread gets posted every week just search the stunt section and you will find plenty of responses to this topic.
 

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thanks alot 50-50 and i8 winter





and sorry brewman i didnt see the otherthreads cause i was in a hury this morning before work
 

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50-50 said:
A stock motor is perfect for stunting! Anybody who tells you the motor is at fault is fooling themselves because they are actually the reason their 50 can't stunt.



To start you don't need anything, but your first mod should be street tires. I have Pirelli SL26s and they're pretty cheap. I think it's IRC that offers even cheaper street tires. The second thing I'd tell you to get is a rear hand brake. That will help you with more advanced stunts plus for me it was a safety net. I felt more comfortable grabbing the hand brake to prevent a loopout instead of hitting the foot brake. And sometimes your feet aren't on the brake. It's saved me from numerous wipeouts. Extended break arms will help with stoppies and saving loopouts too.


all true but i gotta disagree on street tires being first necessity. the knobs on the stock rear tire can be burned off easily enough, and actually once knobs are gone from the center, a stock rear tire is more stable and easier to learn to wheely on than a street tire. the handlebars should be the first mod, as the stock bars are ridiculously weak and extremely awkward unless you're actually 8 years old, or a dwarf lol. after a bar setup, buy stunt pegs and rear handbrake, followed by shock and springs(if you're stunting a lot from the get-go your stock front end is gonna fall apart pretty fast, as will the stock shock). i would'nt replace your stock tires until you wear em out imo or unless you want to learn stoppies. knobbies won't cut the mustard for those. just throwin my 2 cents in



oh yeah, irc mb38's are killer street tires and run about 12 bux a pop at most stealerships. cheng shins are decent as well and about the same price as the irc's
 

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IRC mb38 ftw. Rear handbrake is something good to have, like said before its a safety net, I love mine. Stock motor and stock gearing is where its at man, big bores are fun, but I love doing really slow 1st gear wheelies with my stock motor.
 
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