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  • boegey

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Location: Australia

Posted March 10, 2015 - 11:54 PM


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Mostly stock. Just had rims and hubs powder coated (black rims, gold hubs). Also suspension re-valved for my weight (200lbs.) and gold pro taper chain. Love this bike

when you got the hubs and rims powdercoated did you completely pull apart the wheel and just give them the rim and the hub and then get it laced back up or did you give them the entire wheel and just let them powdercoat it

  • Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens

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169 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted March 11, 2015 - 04:10 PM


My 2015 450. Stock engine. Big rotor, radiator lowering kit, and Cycra plastic so the air box can breathe
Custom seat cover and graphics.

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  • GHILL28

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Location: California

Posted March 11, 2015 - 04:46 PM


Why the Ohlins stuff?

  • DanielMerrick

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Location: Ontario
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:59 PM


Mean looking setup, love that seat cover

  • Conner_Steezel

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101 posts

Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:30 PM


when you got the hubs and rims powdercoated did you completely pull apart the wheel and just give them the rim and the hub and then get it laced back up or did you give them the entire wheel and just let them powdercoat it



I took the whole wheel apart and got the hoops and hubs powder coated. You need to take them apart to be powder coated. Also need to take the wheel bearings out of the hubs. And yes I paid someone to re-lace the wheels for me.

Side note: when taking apart wheels be careful you don't strip the spoke nipples.

My 2015 450. Stock engine. Big rotor, radiator lowering kit, and Cycra plastic so the air box can breathe
Custom seat cover and graphics.

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Sick bike!! How do you like the radiator lowering kit? Can you tell any difference in handling?

  • Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens

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169 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:45 PM


Why the Ohlins stuff?


The Ohlins forks track straighter and the bike turns like a Suzuki in the corners. I just by the shock to go with the forks, but the forks are so stiff, the tire has much better grip while turning. Stiff, as in side to side. The ride is very compliant.

Bike gobles up chuckholes much better than stock. The stock stuff is good, but once you ride Ohlins, it's that much nicer. The attention to detail is so much nicer and the quality is so supiorior to stock stuff

The components are also 3 lbs lighter.

The primary reason was to get the bike to turn effortlessly, which it does

Edited by Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens, March 11, 2015 - 10:47 PM.


  • Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens

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169 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:49 PM


I could not tell any difference in the handling with the radiator lowering Kit. I bought them for another bike years ago and just keep them, but wouldn't buy them again.

  • yamahaboy99

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Location: Ohio

Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:12 PM


Here is my '14 450.

 

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Hands down fastest bike I have ever ridden. Almost need to detune it!

 

Chris


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  • Monk
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Location: British Columbia
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:17 PM


Here is my '14 450.

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Hands down fastest bike I have ever ridden. Almost need to detune it!

Chris


If I ever go to a yellow Yamaha, your bike will be my template! The bike looks stunning, simple and clean! Love it!

  • Cyclemedic

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89 posts
Location: California

Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:34 PM


My 14 Yamaha.

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  • yzUSMCf

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460 posts
Location: California

Posted March 14, 2015 - 01:49 PM


Hit the track today tested out the most recent mods on my bike , new mapping and 15' motor mounts . As well as new shock oil set at 335 cc .

Got to ride my friends 15' 450 you can definitely feel the difference in throttle pull.. it's super easy to twist the throttle..mabe too easy lol And also got to ride a 2015 kx450f nice bike aswell super nice suspension fit time I rode an air fork (i won't admit it might be better than mine) and the kawi handled really nice but it got head shake real bad unexpectedly which was sketchy at times.

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  • luckyguy19

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454 posts
Location: New Mexico

Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:20 PM


Hit the track today tested out the most recent mods on my bike , new mapping and 15' motor mounts . As well as new shock oil set at 335 cc .

Got to ride my friends 15' 450 you can definitely feel the difference in throttle pull.. it's super easy to twist the throttle..mabe too easy lol And also got to ride a 2015 kx450f nice bike aswell super nice suspension fit time I rode an air fork (i won't admit it might be better than mine) and the kawi handled really nice but it got head shake real bad unexpectedly which was sketchy at times.

 

Shock oil at 335cc????  When I rebuild a shock I don't measure the oil going in, I just take steps (Smart Performance Shock Procedure) to make sure all the air is out of the shock.  With a set measurement there's room for air to still be in there. 



  • yzUSMCf

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460 posts
Location: California

Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:21 PM


Shock oil at 335cc???? When I rebuild a shock I don't measure the oil going in, I just take steps (Smart Performance Shock Procedure) to make sure all the air is out of the shock. With a set measurement there's room for air to still be in there.

I'm talking about the outer chamber oil height

  • luckyguy19

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454 posts
Location: New Mexico

Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:34 PM


I'm talking about the outer chamber oil height

Ok, so Fork oil height, that makes way more sense. 



  • BGoyins

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92 posts
Location: Colorado

Posted March 15, 2015 - 02:01 PM


Here's my new 2015. Broke the engine in yesterday. Changed oil & filter today with nothing but the smallest of particles in oil. Graphics are a mix of stock, 2011 YZ450 & DeCalWorks. I really like the GYTR glide plate and the way it mounts is good. Other than the Renthal Intellilever controls, it's stock. Thinking about getting a Rekluse EXP3.0 now and then a FMF 4.1 slip on later so I can hit the mountains legally.

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  • jcm3

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2,580 posts
Location: California

Posted March 16, 2015 - 07:30 AM


If I ever go to a yellow Yamaha, your bike will be my template! The bike looks stunning, simple and clean! Love it!

 

Agreed, looks great.  I just bought a 14 with yellow plastics and a sweet kit from Red Label, and I'll post up pics shortly.

 

I also really like what Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens did, might do that for the white set of plastics that the previous owner threw in.



  • jcm3

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2,580 posts
Location: California

Posted March 16, 2015 - 10:55 AM


Just bought a very sweet '14 from a super cool guy last weekend. I'd love to take credit, but this bike is the way he did it.  Enzo suspension, Applied triple clamps, Red Label graphics, yellow retro plastics, Dr. D Ti exhaust with carbon slip on, sweet wheels with Dr. D hubs, engine plug kit, etc.  Awesome bike, hoping to ride it for the first time this weekend.  Here are a few pics.  The only thing I'm doing in the near term is getting new number plate backgrounds so I can use my favorite number, 100.  They are on the way.

 

Pics are from the Craigslist ad, I'll try to take better ones.

 

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Edited by jcm3, March 17, 2015 - 06:29 AM.


  • Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens

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169 posts
Location: Pennsylvania

Posted March 16, 2015 - 05:15 PM


Agreed, looks great.  I just bought a 14 with yellow plastics and a sweet kit from Red Label, and I'll post up pics shortly.

 

I also really like what Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens did, might do that for the white set of plastics that the previous owner threw in.

 

I'm on my Desktop now.  Your bike looks very good also.  Get a lightning bolt seat cover with your name in the lightning bolt, and your retro all the way.  

 

 Sorry I couldn't read your message on my phone.

 

Stickman Graphx  He's in TN.  Guy did a great job at a killer price.  Custom at less than regular prices.  He's good.  And good turnaround.

 

Tell him I sent you and show him a picture.  He will give you a great price!  He has templates for both Cycra plastic (all plastic, like you have ) and stock plastic

 

Greg

 

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Edited by Greg Pennsiltucky Lykens, March 16, 2015 - 05:17 PM.


  • jcm3

    TT Titanium Member

2,580 posts
Location: California

Posted March 16, 2015 - 05:39 PM


I'm on my Desktop now.  Your bike looks very good also.  Get a lightning bolt seat cover with your name in the lightning bolt, and your retro all the way.  

 

 Sorry I couldn't read your message on my phone.

 

Stickman Graphx  He's in TN.  Guy did a great job at a killer price.  Custom at less than regular prices.  He's good.  And good turnaround.

 

Tell him I sent you and show him a picture.  He will give you a great price!  He has templates for both Cycra plastic (all plastic, like you have ) and stock plastic

 

Greg

 

 http://stickmangraphx.com/

 

Great, thanks for the info!



  • wes513v

    Crotchety Old Fart

6,818 posts
Location: California
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Posted March 17, 2015 - 04:33 PM


Just bought a very sweet '14 from a super cool guy last weekend. I'd love to take credit, but this bike is the way he did it. Enzo suspension, Applied triple clamps, Red Label graphics, yellow retro plastics, Dr. D Ti exhaust with carbon slip on, sweet wheels with Dr. D hubs, engine plug kit, etc. Awesome bike, hoping to ride it for the first time this weekend. Here are a few pics. The only thing I'm doing in the near term is getting new number plate backgrounds so I can use my favorite number, 100. They are on the way.

Pics are from the Craigslist ad, I'll try to take better ones.

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6_zpsduisburp.jpg

4_zpsfdkiqeop.jpg

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Nice ride JCM, you are going to be amazed. If you're not running a 48 rear I highly recommend you make the change. It really smooths the bike out. I love my 15.





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