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    06 YZ450 stock idle screw setting

    Thanks for the info everyone. I guess I need to do some studying and do the work myself.
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    06 YZ450 stock idle screw setting

    I just thought of something, I did put a new Pro Circuit stainless header pipe on it but it looks identical to the stock one. Do you think that there is a big enough difference in the two that I need to get it rejetted?
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    06 YZ450 stock idle screw setting

    I was going to put a new plug in but my friend misplaced it. I checked the spark and it is strong. I know its tough to tell by looking at them sometimes but this one looks almost brand new.
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    06 YZ450 stock idle screw setting

    You might find this strange or maybe not, but I don't know. After I bought it in 06, a friend of mine at the local shop hooked me up and changed the jets for me. Thats sad, but when it come to the technical stuff, I let the experts handle it. I might just take it back down there on Monday. They aren't too busy now anyway.
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    06 YZ450 stock idle screw setting

    You don't know my little girl. I rode last winter and never had this same issue. What else could it be?
  6. I have a silly question and please don't ask me why I need to know this but, does anyone know the stock setting for the idle screw on a 2006 YZ450? I think my daughter got a hold of it and now I am having a hard time starting it. The last time I rode the bike, it ran great. Now I can't get it to start. If changing the idle screw setting would not have anything to do with getting it started, does anyone know what else I should look at? I try to start it the way I always have and I don't get anything that even resembles it turning over. I have pulled the plug and it it soaking wet. I dried the plug, dried the cylinder and tried it again, again, and again. Still no luck. Please help. I hate to take it to the local shop and get charged an arm and leg to fix something simple. Thanks.
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    Florida Trip - Orlando / Tampa areas

    Sorry it took me so long to thank everyone for their responses. Been too busy at work. Not enough play time. BH
  8. I plan on trailering my dirtbike to Florida the week of Christmas to do some riding. I heard of a few places I should hit (Ocala and Crooms) but I would like some other opinions. I consider myself an experienced rider and I am open to any type of terrain. Any help appreciated. Bill
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    newbie oil quest 06 450

    I just bought a 06 450 and started to use Yamalube because of the extended warranty I was able to purchase (talk about a sweet deal). It seems to be holding up fine. Not sure about the street bike thing. One question, the owners manual stated that changing the oil and filter requires a little over 1 US quart. Did you notice that this measurement is wrong? I checked with the service department and they asked me if I fired up the bike after I added the first quart. Because the manual never stated it, I never did. I had to put close to 2 quarts in my bike to get it up to a operating level. Sound familiar? And yes, this 450 is awesome. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
  10. Well I have received awesome info on tires, now how about sprocket combos. I ride mostly tight stuff and a lot of hills. Maybe I am jumping the gun right now (without first upgrading my flywheel) but I am wondering if it would be worth if for me to change my flywheel combo? I am finding myself constantly clutching and braking on the downhill trails because I am carrying too much speed in 1st gear into turns. On top of that, I am feathering the clutch on the uphill stuff trying to keep on the power. I have been told that the WR would have been a better bike for my riding areas. I am not a big guy and the added weight of the WR did not work. In addition that YZ450F power is like crack to me, I can't get enough of it. Any advice for an addicted junky????
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    Tire help!! - Please

    Thanks for the great info. Looks like I will head in the direction of the Maxxis IT since the price is right. Happy trails!
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    Tire help!! - Please

    Well, I just had my 4th ride this past week end on my new 06 450F and I did nothing but wheel spin all day. A buddy of mine is swearing by the Michelin s12's but I am looking for a second opinion. I ride mostly in the woods and hit an occasional gas or power line. I am looking for a tire that obviously wears good (since the factory Dunlop is already shot) and handles tight swirvy stuff. BY the way, I do plan on buying a flywheel weight soon to help aid in the traction department. Thanks!
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    CRF450 or YZ450f

    Just got the YZ450F 4 days ago and love it. Never rode the CRF450 but rode the CRFX (not really a comparison) and wasn't that impressed. I guess after reading the reviews of the X I expected more. I would lean towards the Yamaha, not that I am partial or anything.....
  14. I need have a spark arrester on my bike to ride some areas here in the NorthEast. What is the most inexpensive solution? I can obviously buy a new pipe, but I was wondering if there are any aftermarket companies selling a mod kit for a stock pipe. Help.
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    Flywheel Weight???

    I would be interested in these results as well. I just purchased an 06 yzf450 and put 3 hours on it yesterday on some tight trails and open tracks. I did catch myself having to use the clutch a lot in the tight stuff for fear of it stalling on me. I would assume the flywheel weight would make it harder to kick start? I am not a big guy (5'7" 155) and although I never had a problem kicking it, I don't want to cross that line of easy to difficult. Any comments welcome.