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SumoThumper450F

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About SumoThumper450F

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    North Carolina
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    Flying, Motorcycles, and video games.
  1. SumoThumper450F

    Pics of your 06-09 yzf 450

    Some "After" pictures. Still waiting on my handguards and graphics kit
  2. SumoThumper450F

    Melted Coolant Line

    Thank you! That's almost exactly what I ended up doing so it's good to have some reassurance. With the new radiator cap and the re routed line, haven't had a problem since.
  3. SumoThumper450F

    FMF Racing Megabomb Header

    Adds great grunt in the low RPM's
  4. SumoThumper450F

    Melted Coolant Line

    As you suggested, it was definitely the coolant overflow line. I then re-routed the line down the front of the frame, let a little more fuel flow in the mixture, and installed a Moose Racing radiator cap. After riding the bike today, I can happily report no overflow, no random coolant lines running between my exhaust and case, and a big smile on my face after my ride. Thanks for the helpful advice!
  5. SumoThumper450F

    Melted Coolant Line

    All of what you said makes sense, thanks for the reply. From researching it, I think my first step may be to grab a radiator cap since this one is 10+ years old and see if a faulty cap is what's causing the overflow. I just purchased the bike a week ago but what a horrible place to route an overflow line. Hey, half the fun of buying a used bike like this is getting it cleaned up and set how you like it. Thanks again for the advice.
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    Melted Coolant Line

    Hi everyone, This will be my first thread on ThumperTalk so work with me! I have a 2006 YZ450F that just had a rebuild done to it not long ago. Today after a short ride, I noticed white smoke coming from the engine (not the exhaust) so I quickly cut the switch and the fuel off. At closer inspection, I then realized that a coolant line (looked like generic clear rubber tubing) running from the top of the radiator down towards the back of the case, had been touching the exhaust right behind where the kick start rests. So now I have a hose with a hole in it that spills coolant when you crank the bike while warm. Is this actually generic tubing or would it be something that would be ordered online as a kit with the other coolant lines? This also gives me the motivation to heat wrap the exhaust and re-route that line to avoid hot contact. Anyone have any experience with this? Any helpful advice appreciated. Thanks!
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    Pics of your 06-09 yzf 450

    Just picked up my 2006 YZ450F with a fresh rebuild. I have the dirt set-up in the garage but the supermoto gear is installed right now. Modification includes FMF Fat Boy, Pro Taper fat bars, Excel front and rear wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Battlax 120 front 150 rear. Running lean with a lot of back-firing right now but plan on tinkering with the mixture soon. Head light and tail light brands are unknown! So far so good, it's a big change from my Buell 1125R but I'm having so much more fun on it.
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    UFO Plastics Complete Body Kit

    Not installed but they look great! Now just to get a graphics kit..
  9. SumoThumper450F

    Excel A60 MX Rim

    17" Front and rear wrapped in Bridgestone Battleax tires
  10. SumoThumper450F

    FMF Racing Fatty Pipe

    Brings out a lot in the bike
  11. SumoThumper450F

    ProTaper EVO Handlebar

    Great handlebar for the cost!
  12. SumoThumper450F

    Yamaha YZ450F (2006)

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    After buying this YZ450F I can actually say it is the most fun I have had on a motorcycle in a long long time. I enjoy the raw fun you can have at the twist of the throttle. Coming from a Buell 1125R, it's a huge change but I would do it over the same way 1000 times.
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    Yamaha YZ450F 2006

    After buying this YZ450F I can actually say it is the most fun I have had on a motorcycle in a long long time. I enjoy the raw fun you can have at the twist of the throttle. Coming from a Buell 1125R, it's a huge change but I would do it over the same way 1000 times.
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