What did you do to your YZ450FX today?

Got any pics of your 6" LED set up, specifically the mounting..  thanks

Bought one! Long story short dealer was a idiot but got it for 8100$. They were gonna install gytr bark buster but couldn't figure it out. Also salesman told me break in is first 25 hrs change oil then every 50 hrs after that. He was pretty clueless but I'm excited to finally have one just gotta sell my 09 now.

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Break-in 2.5 hours and every 5 after that would have been much more believable.  A little long for the break-in, even at that.

 

Salesmen are pretty clueless as a group.  I remember at the Chevy store, they sold this older woman a Z28.  She came in with it complaining that the engine was noisy (just loud), that it got bad mileage, and that the car rode stiff, and that the sales dept said we'd fix it.  After we had a chat with the sales manager, they traded her into a Rally Sport with a 6 in it at no charge to her, and a major bite out of sales.

Break-in 2.5 hours and every 5 after that would have been much more believable.  A little long for the break-in, even at that.

 

Salesmen are pretty clueless as a group.  I remember at the Chevy store, they sold this older woman a Z28.  She came in with it complaining that the engine was noisy (just loud), that it got bad mileage, and that the car rode stiff, and that the sales dept said we'd fix it.  After we had a chat with the sales manager, they traded her into a Rally Sport with a 6 in it at no charge to her, and a major bite out of sales.

 

My father was promised 'free oil changes for life' from the Sales Manger at Ralph Williams Ford.

 

When he suspected that maybe they were not changing the oil as they claimed, he put a piece of toliet paper on the hood latch mechanism that would rip if you opened it up all the way.

 

He showed the Sales Manager over to his car after the service was done and told him " I have a surprise for you, or an apology, after we open this hood...."   

 

He left with a $200 check in his pocket....in 1971...

What makes you so excited about the 2017? Isn't it just a 16 with black rims and the kickstarter removed?

Just wanted to say I had a 17 lol. Gave up waiting. Bought a left over 16. First ride was two days ago. First race is tomorrow. Bike is amazing! Had suspension sprung and modified Thursday morning. Best suspension I've ever ridden. Really excited about riding this again.

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So trying to install the gytr handgaurds which are just cycra's. Do you need the bolt extensions spacer deals at the base where they bolt to the cyrca mounts? Because mine didn't come with any and no way they are gonna fit.

Bulletproof Designs Radiator guards, rear rotor guard and swingarm guard. TM Designs skid plate and chain guide. WE front rotor guard. MSR hand guards. 2.5 gallon IMS tank on the way. PMB end cap coming soon also.

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Made my own spacers since they must of forgot to send. Any ways holy hell putting my number plate stickers on took off side panel and Jesus that stock muffler is HUGE! Are the f models this big factory and will a slip on be smaller?

Finally got off my ass and took apart the swingarm and linkage to regrease it all, put on the EE skid plate, put the PMB spark arrestor on along with a sweet electronics cover I got. Was gonna put on the EE radiator braces I got as a gift but I think I want to try another brand. I'm gonna put them on the for sale board if anyone's interested. Plan on breaking it in this week.

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Bought me a new pipe, because of the spark arrestor requirement. Decided to enter my first race. The Yost Enduro. Amazing place, 7 race timed sections. All sections are different everything from desert to high country 95% single track, that what was amazing. The rain and hale made it a challenge the last 30 miles. About 60 miles. If any of you from Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, etc. you should run this. Had to be 400+ riders there. It didn't feel at all like that many. A lot of country. The national hare and hound leader was there with his Yamaha.

Anyways, the bike is amazing, i can't believe how good the suspension is. That front tire pretty good to. Both hamstrings are sore and now I get to spend the next week cleaning this beast ..uggh

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Hi, I just bought a yz450fx and i find the suspension way too soft, do anyone have the shimsstacks for the shock and fork?

 

Another question is what springs do you ride with I weight about 85kgs any ideas?
I live in Sweden and I dont know if there is anything different between EU and US models. 

Hi, I just bought a yz450fx and i find the suspension way too soft, do anyone have the shimsstacks for the shock and fork?

 

Another question is what springs do you ride with I weight about 85kgs any ideas?

I live in Sweden and I dont know if there is anything different between EU and US models. 

 

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Longer shift lever ?

 

I have size 13 feet.  I wear Fox Comp 5 off road boots.

 

I lowered the footpegs on my bike by flipping the factory peg mounts.  This lowers the pegs and moves them slightly forward.  Maybe 10mm.

 

I find that the shift lever is too short for my boot.  I like to run it level with the footpeg so that it is under my boot when I am standing.   However, this requires that I bend my boot way down when I want to upshift.   A longer shifter would matters much better as I have a hard time fitting my boot between the peg and the shift lever even with the stock setup.

 

Does anyone know of a way to use a longer shift lever on these bikes ?

Made my own spacers since they must of forgot to send. Any ways holy hell putting my number plate stickers on took off side panel and Jesus that stock muffler is HUGE! Are the f models this big factory and will a slip on be smaller?

 

F and FX silencers are the same part.

 

Got any pics of your 6" LED set up, specifically the mounting..  thanks

 

Very simple, the mount is just a piece of aluminum angle iron bolted in between the inner mounts for my Cycra handguards.  6" LED from Amazon, I think it's Kawai brand that was about $15 and a toggle switch to turn it off and on when I desire.  It's not installed yet so I don't have any pics.

Finally got out to ride/break in the 450FX. Only got to put about an hour thirty on it but it's very smooth. Smoother than my 09 for sure and way quieter. The 09 sounds like shaking a can of rocks compared to this.

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Rode it around the block.

 

Dang, what a mellow monster of a bike.....

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Bought me a new pipe, because of the spark arrestor requirement. Decided to enter my first race. The Yost Enduro. Amazing place, 7 race timed sections. All sections are different everything from desert to high country 95% single track, that what was amazing. The rain and hale made it a challenge the last 30 miles. About 60 miles. If any of you from Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, etc. you should run this. Had to be 400+ riders there. It didn't feel at all like that many. A lot of country. The national hare and hound leader was there with his Yamaha.

Anyways, the bike is amazing, i can't believe how good the suspension is. That front tire pretty good to. Both hamstrings are sore and now I get to spend the next week cleaning this beast ..uggh

Where was this race at this year?

Where was this race at this year?

Yost. About 60 miles west of Snowville.

Bulletproof Designs Radiator guards, rear rotor guard and swingarm guard. TM Designs skid plate and chain guide. WE front rotor guard. MSR hand guards. 2.5 gallon IMS tank on the way. PMB end cap coming soon also.

Are you getting the tank with the screw on cap or dry break?

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