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Reasons that i loved my yamaha

Two weeks ago I bought a 2013 CRF450R . after riding it for couple of time , i do miss my ex-YZ for couple of reasons:

1. its powerful engine , specially in low end  2.how easy and good the clutch was 3.its easy to change map on yamaha with GYTR power tuner 4.for me its a better looking bike compare to other brands. 5. yamaha forums 

of course in compare to my YZ , the CRF450R is superb in handling and easy to ride . i miss my yamaha low/mid end torque , but i am still fast with honda or even ridding better with honda. it feel like a 250 in the wood and trails, but the biggest problem for me is how stiff is the clutch ( i have a new clutch cable and OEM clutch spring).

one thing that i do really appreciate is this forum,  which is more active and i usually get response to my posts and questions .

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On the stiff clutch problem, one thing You can try is to lubricate the clutch cable with some PTFE lubrication, even though it was a new cable on mine it made a huge difference.

If this doesn't give the pull You want, You can try an aftermarket clutch lever, like the Works Connection elite clutch perch, It has a ball bearing and it also made a huge difference for me.

if none of these helps You can always go the Magura route, I had a couple but personally i still prefer the feel that comes with the normal clutch cable.

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On the stiff clutch problem, one thing You can try is to lubricate the clutch cable with some PTFE lubrication, even though it was a new cable on mine it made a huge difference.
If this doesn't give the pull You want, You can try an aftermarket clutch lever, like the Works Connection elite clutch perch, It has a ball bearing and it also made a huge difference for me.
if none of these helps You can always go the Magura route, I had a couple but personally i still prefer the feel that comes with the normal clutch cable.

Thanx for the comment , will look at magura clutches . I got arm pump problem in the last ride :)) .

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Thanx for the comment , will look at magura clutches . I got arm pump problem in the last ride ) .

Look into asv levers, if you bought it used it's possible it has stiff springs for better engagement. Also, there is a e-z-clutch that goes on a cable clutch that works pretty well
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Too true on the clutch pull.   We have a Yamaha - Honda dealer I can not believe the Crf450r pull vs the yz450f.  Way too stiff for all day riding.

CRF450R clutch is absolutely a disaster
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Look into asv levers, if you bought it used it's possible it has stiff springs for better engagement. Also, there is a e-z-clutch that goes on a cable clutch that works pretty well
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I am wondering if these changes make it better or they just make it 1-5 % better !?

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I am wondering if these changes make it better or they just make it 1-5 % better !?

It's almost too easy to pull in if that's what you're wondering

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It's almost too easy to pull in if that's what you're wondering

Yes that will be perfect :D
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Yes that will be perfect

It's very light, I had one. If you want easy pull, without getting a hydraulic and all its problems, get it. Promise it's very very light.
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2 hours ago, THE KRAN said:

It's a very light pull with that thing installed, but the clutch will drag like crazy....

Switch to a Magura system or get lighter clutch springs.....

is it okej to remove 2 of the standard spring !? or thats the worse idea ever !? 

 

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6 hours ago, hondaman331 said:


It's very light, I had one. If you want easy pull, without getting a hydraulic and all its problems, get it. Promise it's very very light.

okej i will try it , i appreciate your help :) 

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18 hours ago, hondaman331 said:


It's very light, I had one. If you want easy pull, without getting a hydraulic and all its problems, get it. Promise it's very very light.

is it okej to remove 2 of the standard spring !? and run with just 4spring !? a easy and simple solution !? or it can have a bad side effect !? 

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is it okej to remove 2 of the standard spring !? and run with just 4spring !? a easy and simple solution !? or it can have a bad side effect !? 

That is a no go. It won't engage well. Will slip
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That is a no go. It won't engage well. Will slip

So i can test it if i am not going to damage any part of the clutch component .

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Don't do that.

Ok then i order easy clutch pull system and wait till it arrive (probably a 10day) :D
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On 9/25/2017 at 5:44 AM, THE KRAN said:

It's a very light pull with that thing installed, but the clutch will drag like crazy....

Switch to a Magura system or get lighter clutch springs.....

 

On 9/25/2017 at 2:06 AM, hondaman331 said:


It's very light, I had one. If you want easy pull, without getting a hydraulic and all its problems, get it. Promise it's very very light.

 

I have orderd new clutch cable , moose easy clutch pull , lighter spring and steel disc plate. hopefully one of the combination will work .

or maybe i need to go and buy a 2014-2015 YZ450F :)) and stop complaining about the clutch :)) and engine power , whic mean i will start to complain about other thing on yamaha  :lol::banghead:  . no perfect bike exist :) .

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