Navaho6

Members
  • Content count

    1,383
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

72 Excellent

About Navaho6

  • Rank
    TT Gold Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Louisiana
  1. I've tried a lot of things over the past 10 years and Vibranators have been the most effective by far. Tried and tossed Flexxbars, Faast inserts, barsnake, rubber mounts, BB's etc. http://www.vibranator.com/category_s/51.htm
  2. 2009 450 18" rear 13:51 gearing Factory Connection revalve Boyesen Supercooler water pump Coolant catch tank WR450 header Heavy flywheel Rekluse Core EXP 3.0 (not shown) Scotts steering damper Motion Pro T3 slidelight clutch cable FMF Power Core Rad guards Handguards Skid plate Kickstand 252 lbs wet
  3. My '09 450F(X) with kickstand, 18' rear wheel, barkbusters, hvy dty rad guards, steering damper, skid plate, catch tank, O-ring chain weighs 252 lbs with full tank. I imagine that if I set the FX up the same, it would be well over 270 lbs. It better hide it's weight real good to be worth the extra coin for e-start.
  4. Monk, what year YZ do you have? I am on a 2009 450 and it is about 23 lbs lighter than my old WR. I ask because some say that the FX does not feel as heavy as it is. My 2013 WR didn't hide the weight at all, especially through the rough sections. A comment from one of the magazines was that the FX felt lighter than the KTM XC even though it weighs almost 20 lbs more!
  5. On Rockymountainatv, Renthal Gen 2 Intellilever is the same part # for the F and the FX - 1345440003
  6. How does the FX feel in the tight woods? I sold my 2013WR because of the heavy feel. The FX is a little lighter but that's with no add-on's
  7. I bought a 2009 from a friend who had it set up really good for woods. It took some $ to get it right but it is a fine trail bike, best I've ever ridden. The only thing I miss is electric start but it starts easy, hot or cold. With a full tank of gas it weighs 250 lbs loaded with everything you could want on a woods bike. Mods include radiator guards, hand guards, kickstand, coolant catch bottle, alum. skidplate, 18" rear wheel, heavy flywheel weight, o-ring chain, 18" rear wheel, Factory Connection revalve, Boyesen Supercooler oversized water pump, Scotts steering damper, and most importantly a Rekluse Core Exp 3.0 autoclutch. The autoclutch really helps tame the beast. I still use the clutch lever a lot so I installed a Motion Pro T3 Slidelight clutch cable which lightened the pull a considerable amount. The Rekluse prevents stalling which was a problem without it. The bike has never overheated on me but I keep it moving. I think the oversize water pump helps. I occasionally boiled the gas but installed a heat shield under the tank and that cured it.
  8. What is your preference between the 250FX and 450FX on tight single track ???
  9. Best thing you can do to a YZ for woods application....after suspension revalve.
    Best thing you do to a 450 MX woods bike.
  10. I had a '13 WR that was tricked out and I have ridden the FX. The FX is sportier, and it would be my choice for most situations. If you want a torque motor and don't care about shaving seconds, get the WR. I sold my WR after riding a YZ modified for woods.
  11. I've had two WR450's, an '06 and a '13. Had a 300 EXC, too. The 300 was fun but vibrations were too much for my forearms. I developed carpal tunnel on the 300. I'm on a '09 YZ450 now that's been modified for woods, and I love it. Best bike yet. I rode a 250FX earlier this year and was very impressed with it but would not trade it for my YZ450.
  12. I know a couple of guys with the FX. They both installed a lowering link and are now happy with the seat height. I rode one of them and it was fine for me at 5'-9". The FX is an impressive bike. I was surprised at how much mid/top end power it had and the handling gave me confidence.
  13. I have one on my '09. Still stall prone so I added a Rekluse Core Exp 3.0. Problem solved. Bike will not stall now. It was an expensive fix but I do not regret it.
  14. I recently put a Core EXP 3.0 in my '09 YZ450. I use it mainly for it's anti-stall benefit. It comes in real handy when you have arm pump and when doing trail maintenance. I still use the clutch lever 90% of the time when I'm riding aggressively because I want the rear to freewheel instantly at higher rpm sometimes and the Rekluse doesn't react fast enough if you simply let off the gas. I also like to modulate the torque with the clutch lever in the corners/tight turns to get a more instant hit. I love the Rekluse for covering up my mistakes. Even with a heavy flywheel weight and a 51T rear sprocket, the YZ stalls too easily without the Rekluse and kickstarting on hot YZ is sometimes aggravating. I had made the mistake of getting the cheaper EXP 2.0 a couple of years ago and was disappointed.