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  1. motodega

    New 2011 Good Price?

    That sounds good....I have seen some a little lower for out of state deals
  2. That is an interesting point I had not though about. I am going to bring it back to the shop and suggest either the bleeding or they put the wrong oil weight. The thing is that I don't trust them too much by now and I am not interested on a $800 revalve and springs job.
  3. I got the bike to where I can ride up front by adding oil (still I am 2 clicks out on the comp). The rear is still on the soft side (2 clicks out slow speed and all the way in on high speed). Overall the bike gives me no confidence if I flat land anything or if I hit a woop section too fast.
  4. Guys, I sent my suspension for an oil change at a local shop and crashed the day I picked it up. Stayed off the bike for a while and gained 5 to 10 lb max (185 lb regular clothes now). I am back on the bike and the suspension is bottoming everywhere (tire marks on front and rear fenders, comp clickers all the way in to stop it). I was hopping I did not have to change springs. Could they have done something wrong at the shop ? I am a vet intermediate/expert.
  5. motodega

    Bouncy bike - 08 YZ450f

    I have experienced the same problem. The track I ride most is sandy so it gets lots of rolling woops. My 08 feels bouncy all the time. I have tightened the rebound some which made it better but not great. I am working with fork hight and sag to try to balance the bike better.
  6. I way 172 and have been strugling with balance between front and rear. Most of my riding is on heavy sand tracks. I have heard of people running 94mm sag on a YZF450 to improve cornering. Is that adviseable ? I used to run 100-104 on my KXF250 before. what are the drawbacks of getting the spring that tight ?
  7. motodega

    Enzo suspension mods to the 08?

    I way 172 no gear. I don't know the free sag but should be fine since I did not have to change the spring setting from stock to get the sag to 100. I am thinking about putting the forks back to the line to increase rear wheel traction. I sure hope I don't have to buy springs or re-valve since I bought a 450 to avoid all of that !!!!
  8. motodega

    Enzo suspension mods to the 08?

    I just got back to Yamahas from a KXF250 and I am trying to get my 08 YZ450 set up right and avoid the suspension work. What kind of sag are you guys running ? I hear some people run 94 on the yamahas. Also, do you raise your fork tubes a little to improve balance/grip on the front ? I am at 100 sag and raised the forks 5 mm.
  9. I had two strokes in the past and I defnetly think the 4 stroke is easier to ride. That engine braking helps more than it hurts most of the time. As I learn to ride a 450 again, I think the power will become a non issue.
  10. Great suggestions, I think I will play with the gearing before anything else major. I rode the bike at a different track this weekend and felt better about the power. It was deep loam and longer than the first track I went to and the power felt really good there.
  11. motodega

    How to tame a 450 for a vet MX rider ?

    I feel I should recall my thread. I rode my 08 at a different track this weekend. Loamy and longer (versus hard pack and tight where I tried the bike the first time) and I agree with yall, the 08 DOES NOT need to be tamed even for a vet rider. A very different experience. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  12. Any suggestions on how to make a 08YZ450 motor more manageable for a vet rider? I ride mainly motocross but I am a little too heavy/demanding for a 250F stock motor and suspension so I moved back up to a 450.
  13. Any suggestions on how to make a 08YZ450 motor more manageable for a vet rider? I ride mainly motocross but I am a little too heavy/demanding for a 250F stock motor and suspension so I moved back up to a 450.
  14. motodega

    Problems with 2006 KX250F

    I had the same problem. I live in Houston Texas and never thought I would have to go richer on a bike down here. I went one size up on the pilot, and one clip down on the needle and it made a big difference
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    Mods - Must have and must do

    Where do you ride ?
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