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Yamaha YZ450F 2015


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  • kx06

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Location: Michigan

Posted April 21, 2015 - 10:28 AM


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2014. Yz450
Cycra plastics
Mx32 tires
15 motor mounts
Revalved suspension

Forgot it also has 50 tooth rear sprocket. I didn't like the stock 49

Edited by kx06, April 21, 2015 - 10:28 AM.


  • jcm3

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Location: California

Posted April 21, 2015 - 11:53 AM


I have the dr.d system. it softened up the bottom hit and gave me more power up top which I wanted . Softning the bottom helped me ride smoother through the turns and more power up top now I don't have to short shift. If I feel I need more in the bottom I just pin it and unleash the beast or slip the clutch to get it into the mid . jmo

 

I hear ya.  I came to this bike off of a modified KX500, which is course is old school.  It took a bit of a riding style change to start getting used to it.  With the KX, I was hitting almost every turn (even the tight ones) in 3rd, and with a quick fan of the clutch and the bike was throwing major roost and hauling a$$.  With the YZ450, I am learning to hit the tighter turns in second, and I am not using the clutch as much although I still do when I need it.  These bikes are fast, but they don't pull anything like the big KX when coming out of tight corners in 3rd gear.

 

Great bikes, though, and better in just about every way! 



  • YzCas
14,977 posts
Location: New Jersey

Posted April 27, 2015 - 03:52 PM


ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430178598.170364.jpg ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430178620.199342.jpg . Hi I'm cas, these are some pics of my 14 yz450f.

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  • yzUSMCf

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460 posts
Location: California

Posted April 27, 2015 - 05:08 PM


attachicon.gifImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430178598.170364.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430178620.199342.[attachment=239640:ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430178655.558129.jpg. Hi I'm cas, these are some pics of my 14 yz450f.

Bike is lookin good bud!!

  • yamie

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Location: Alberta

Posted May 02, 2015 - 08:43 PM


Here's mine I picked up yesterday from the dealer. New 2014 YZ450F.

 

Had an '08 YZ450F bored out to 480, and it felt like a 250 compared to this new bike. Crazy difference in power, it's actually scary at first lol

 

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  • flapwick

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Location: California

Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:03 AM


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  • wes513v

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:39 AM


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Wow! That looks really good! Who did the graphics?

  • flapwick

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458 posts
Location: California

Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:49 AM


Thanks,Wes! Alex at stickmangraphx did my kit.It's the 5th different one he's done for me.Ask to see the Radwick collection...haha.



  • yzUSMCf

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460 posts
Location: California

Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:59 AM


Flying the 450 a cahuilla creek yesterday!

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  • jcm3

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Location: California

Posted May 04, 2015 - 10:14 AM


Flying the 450 a cahuilla creek yesterday!

 

Nice pic!  Great track.  I need to get out there again, soon.  Our weekends have been booked up lately, pissing me off!  :lol:



  • yzUSMCf

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Location: California

Posted May 04, 2015 - 06:47 PM


Nice pic! Great track. I need to get out there again, soon. Our weekends have been booked up lately, pissing me off! :lol:

it is a good track! The gnarley square edges and breaking bumps really make the suspension shine...oh and when you come up short too lolol

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  • Conner_Steezel

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:55 PM


it is a good track! The gnarley square edges and breaking bumps really make the suspension shine...oh and when you come up short too lolol


I saw you out there! That track looks so fun! But I got both front and rear flats first ride! Lol waste of a day. I also have a yz ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1430801724.008251.jpg

  • jcm3

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Location: California

Posted May 05, 2015 - 06:52 AM


it is a good track! The gnarley square edges and breaking bumps really make the suspension shine...oh and when you come up short too lolol

 

Yeah, that finish line is pretty damned big!  I haven't had the ballz to do it yet, next time!  I got my suspension back on (fresh from an Enzo revalve), can't wait to check it out.

 

There are definitely some sections on that track that will jar the heck out of you, especially towards the end of the day.  It can get rough.

 

Hopefully I'll see you guys out there soon.



  • yzUSMCf

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Location: California

Posted May 05, 2015 - 10:21 AM


That was the first time i hit that jump soooo fun! i was struggling with the heat i could only do a few laps at a time lol so i had to do something cool before i left

I have to know how you like the enzo re valve!! I think this suspension is great as is hard to think it can get better! I was talking to a guy and he had enzo revslve snd sub tanks on his forks..said he wouldn't ride without them

I'm always up to ride with new people come say high next time you see me!

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  • jcm3

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Location: California

Posted May 05, 2015 - 12:55 PM


I have to know how you like the enzo re valve!! I think this suspension is great as is hard to think it can get better!

 

I would agree with this.  The only reason I took it in was because it had an Enzo sticker on the shock but no sticker on the forks.  I wasn't sure what was done, and felt like if the rear was done I didn't want it to be done in a way that made it worse for me and didn't have any idea about the front.

 

I'm glad I took it in because not only was it valved in the rear by Enzo (like I thought), but it had one spring rate lighter than stock.  They went one heavier than stock, so up two rates in the rear.  The front was stock (springs and valving), so it just wasn't matched and balanced well.  I remember it feeling really twitchy up front when going into the turn at the bottom of the big downhill after the jump pic you posted, and that didn't feel right.  I know they can have a reputation for being a little bit twitchy, but it was almost like it had a low front tire.

 

After I got it done and they told me about what was in it, that made sense.  Stiffer front, softer rear, basically not balanced at all.  Stock at both ends would have been better than what it had!  Can't wait to try it out.  It will be much better than I need.



  • haydug

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189 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted May 11, 2015 - 04:44 PM


Gettin them ready for the regional

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  • jcm3

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 07:02 AM


Gettin them ready for the regional

 

Looks sharp!



  • boegey

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Location: Australia

Posted May 14, 2015 - 01:21 PM


Need a second opinion on graphics kits so what do you guys think I'm tossing up between these ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1431638441.245416.jpg and something like this which a guy posted in this topic ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1431638480.100309.jpg

  • Motocucca

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Location: Rhode Island

Posted May 16, 2015 - 03:37 PM


Yeah mine.. I get a lot of looks and compliments

  • Motocucca

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Location: Rhode Island

Posted May 16, 2015 - 04:42 PM


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Practice at Central cycle club conn.





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