Yeah I know about the 80cc Moto4 (aka: Badger) and the 125cc Moto4 (aka: Breeze)....lol.
I just named the model most noteable for the Moto4 name....being the word Moto4. Maybe I should explain a little more
Moto4 was originally the name Yamaha used on the "4-wheelers" in their line-up. The 3-wheelers were called "Tri-motos". These were the names Yamaha placed on there machines, proceded by engine cc size, before starting using full names on there machines in 1986.The first being the "Banshee", with its screaming 350 twin 2-stroke and horrible J-arm front suspension system. In 1987 Yamaha replaced the front J-arms with a-arms, and the rest is history.
Then in 1987, the Big Bear came on the seen. This machine, along with the Honda Fourtrax 350, completely changed the atv game and nothing else at the time could compete with these 2 machines when it came to work duty, getting stuff done or being able to get to somewhere and back.
Once the atv naming started, every new model Yamaha released were named something (Kodiak, Wolverine, Timberwolf, Blaster, Warrior, etc....) while still holding on to the old "Moto4" sticker for a few years into the mid 1990's. Most of the time, the "moto4" signage was found on the mud flaps of each machine. Even today, you still sometimes see Yamaha using the Moto4 name.
I know I have probably forgotten something or got something wrong or messed up. My memory is getting shorter all the time. But the whole reason for this thread is about his machine turning larger tires. And I don't want to jack his thread.
Finding out which machine he has will make it easier to give him an answer. So lets help him with that.
Just for information sake, I know for sure the 225, 250 and 350 cc models have Dual Range trannies (high and low).
I hope this helps.
post edited by Dezz - 2010/01/11 06:22:33