2014 yz450 mod?



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  • MESSMAKER

Posted April 30, 2014 - 08:12 AM

#21

Has anyone been able to get the GYTR flywheel weight yet? If so where? I definitely don't need all the horsepower like grayracer said..this darn abruptness off idle drives me crazy in ruts so I will give up some HP to get rid of that jolt. Its a little better than my 10 I had but still there. The other thing is the forks! nothing like what i've had before with Yamaha. I know there's threads on this issue but just mentioning it again....I only have 6 hours so I hope the 7-8 hour "magic" break in (I've read on here) will help. But overall, it is better than my 10 I had IMO.


I have not felt the harshness that everyone else is talking about. It is by far the heaviest sprung factory bike I have been on but as long as I have a little speed it seems to just soak up everything. They are sss forks ( speed sensitive forks). Make sure you keep the built up air out of them. I agree with you on the taming down the initial hit and from what I've heard dealers should be just starting to get the gytr flywheel's in.

  • MESSMAKER

Posted April 30, 2014 - 08:52 AM

#22

I'm still waiting on the GYTR flywheel weight I have on order. I'm optimistic about it helping with mid turn, on/off throttle handling. The bike handles well, it just seems when I start to get on the gas it is a little abrupt and therefore difficult to stick to a line. I've considered getting the radiator lowering kit, but decided to wait and try the flywheel first. I know the more aggressive I am the better the bike handles, but if the corner is loose it is harder to be aggressive.
As a side note, Dubach is now offering an engine relocation kit for the 2014. It made a huge difference on the 2010 I had, so I may try it out. It also costs less than the radiator lowering kit.


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  • xcbuckeyeguy

Posted May 25, 2014 - 12:11 PM

#23

I'm still waiting on the GYTR flywheel weight I have on order. I'm optimistic about it helping with mid turn, on/off throttle handling. The bike handles well, it just seems when I start to get on the gas it is a little abrupt and therefore difficult to stick to a line. I've considered getting the radiator lowering kit, but decided to wait and try the flywheel first. I know the more aggressive I am the better the bike handles, but if the corner is loose it is harder to be aggressive.

As a side note, Dubach is now offering an engine relocation kit for the 2014. It made a huge difference on the 2010 I had, so I may try it out. It also costs less than the radiator lowering kit.



Did the flywheel come in yet?

  • Mutley53

Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:57 PM

#24

Did the flywheel come in yet?


Still waiting for the flywheel. Was supposed to be shipped last week, but I'm still waiting.

  • Mutley53

Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:33 PM

#25

Finally got the flywheel a week ago. First time out with it was yesterday. I haven't ridden in a while so I don't have much to compare to (from memory). The bike is fast, of course, but probably more tractable. I wasn't able to ride long, but I have no complaints. Mostly just letting others know that they should be available. Maybe next time I'll do a back-to-back.

Also added the Dubach Racing engine relocation (1.5mm forward). Again, no complaints, but I haven't ridden enough lately or pushed hard enough to realize any dramatic changes.





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