I just bought a new 2005 YZ450F. I have had 2 prior Yamaha 2-stroke 250's. I took my new 450 out today and dumped it. The sad part is that I was only breaking it in. What is up with the front end washing out. I could bury my 250 and it stuck like glue. It seems even the most minor pressure and this one slips. I changed my seat position, feathered the front brake, changed the tire pressure, nothing works. Frankly, its a little scary.
Does anyone know about the effect of changing the height of the forks. At the showroom, I complained about the bike being a little tall. The top of the forks were flush with the clap. The salesman told the prep guys to lower the front a bit for me. Now the forks almost touch the bottom of the handle bars. Did this mess up the handling or are these bikes just a little top heavy. Someone please tell me I am going to love this bike. I already sold my faithful 250.