2010 YZ450f

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  • blwnbwtie

Posted September 15, 2014 - 06:49 PM


Just picked up a 2010 YZ450.  Havent taken it out yet, just up and down the street.  So far its an awesome bike, cant wait to get it out there.  I need to get a paddle for when we go to Glamis or Pismo.  Not sure if i should get the 8 or 10 paddle, what do you guys think?

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  • YamaLink

Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:13 AM


It's 50/50 on the 8 vs 10. Also consider chain length.

  • suzuki son of a bitch

Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:17 AM


10 paddle for sure. 8 would work to but the 10 is better.

  • blwnbwtie

Posted September 16, 2014 - 07:21 AM


What's the difference between the 8 or 10 paddle. I haven't ridden a dirt bike in the dunes very much. What about the chain?

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  • suzuki son of a bitch

Posted September 16, 2014 - 07:46 AM


The 8 will hook up good but slides in corners. The 10 will hook up even better but wont slide as much.

  • blwnbwtie

Posted September 16, 2014 - 09:33 PM


Cool, thanks. From what I've seen on other posts is that the 8 paddle is fine with the stock length chain but the 10 paddle needs a longer chain. Is this right and if so how much longer does the chain need to be?

  • grayracer513

Posted September 17, 2014 - 06:44 AM


The number of paddles doesn't dictate chain length.  The height of them does.  You need to clear the fender and such at the front of the tire whether you have 10 paddles or two. Adding one link (two pins) should do it.

  • blwnbwtie

Posted September 17, 2014 - 09:24 PM


Okay, thanks guys

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