Anyone pick up a 450FX yet?



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  • KennyMc

Posted February 21, 2016 - 01:50 PM


5.2kg front and 6.6 rear. 280 lbs. yes I'm fat

Well, that's with 80lbs of gear of course ;)

  • BolinJrsPit Crew

Posted February 21, 2016 - 02:04 PM


Well, that's with 80lbs of beer belly of course ;)



Fixed

  • motosinko805

Posted February 21, 2016 - 02:19 PM


Another Sag question. If your static sag is less then the recommended. It says you need to go to a stiffer spring. My question is, if you go to a stiffer spring won't the free/static sag be less because the stiffer spring keeps the bike from dropping?

no, bc you will need less preload on the spring to set sag

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 21, 2016 - 03:21 PM


I rode a YZ450FX today

It had been resprung, but otherwise stock.

 

It has plenty of power, and it revs much faster than the new WR. Don't know why.

 

Very good linear power, with plenty on tap, but not really agressive at partial throttle like a YZ.

 

Very good suspension, but the AT81 tires are terrible.

Hard to tell how it handled with those tires.....even with 13 front /10 rear psi.

Feels less compliant overall than older YZ's or WR's. Very 'solid' feel under your feet.

 

Suspension would need a re-valve for me and the rocky terrain I ride.



  • KennyMc

Posted February 21, 2016 - 05:44 PM


I rode a YZ450FX today
It had been resprung, but otherwise stock.

It has plenty of power, and it revs much faster than the new WR. Don't know why.

Very good linear power, with plenty on tap, but not really agressive at partial throttle like a YZ.

Very good suspension, but the AT81 tires are terrible.
Hard to tell how it handled with those tires.....even with 13 front /10 rear psi.
Feels less compliant overall than older YZ's or WR's. Very 'solid' feel under your feet.

Suspension would need a re-valve for me and the rocky terrain I ride.

Did the new WR have the comp ECU in it?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 21, 2016 - 07:38 PM


Did the new WR have the comp ECU in it?

 

No, not at that time.  Owned by SteveThe.

 

Just the throttle stop and pipe changes.

 

It was way more agressive than my hopped-up '08 WR even with the cam and ported head....by a large margin...



  • RockerYZWR

Posted February 22, 2016 - 03:34 PM


The YZ-FX:
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  • JakeTheGreat

Posted February 22, 2016 - 03:44 PM


How much did you guys pay OTD for your 16 450 FX?



  • OldDutchFarm

Posted February 22, 2016 - 03:57 PM


$8200 OTD at purchase followed by $300 BlueCru rebate = $7900 paid.

  • RMK800

Posted February 22, 2016 - 04:24 PM


$8200 OTD at purchase followed by $300 BlueCru rebate = $7900 paid.

Does that include sales tax and registration?


I paid 8500 in December with a 500 blu cru credit +625.00 for sales tax and registration:(. $8625.00 OTD for me.

Edited by RMK800, February 22, 2016 - 04:26 PM.


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  • OldDutchFarm

Posted February 22, 2016 - 04:45 PM


I paid $7900 TOTAL.

Edited by OldDutchFarm, February 22, 2016 - 04:46 PM.


  • BolinJrsPit Crew

Posted February 22, 2016 - 04:49 PM


I paid $9067 OTD with $300 Blu Cri Bucks. The $500 rebate ended in December.

  • Slainte

Posted February 22, 2016 - 04:50 PM


Anybody mount hand guards to their bike yet? I want to get a full wrap but not sure who makes a good strong set.

  • RMK800

Posted February 22, 2016 - 04:53 PM


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These are the Cycra ultra pro bend with the removable vents. I like the look of the plastic protectors shape over the original. I'm impressed with the mounting hardware, definitely better then the Endo Engineering I had on my WR. Seem really sturdy.


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Edited by RMK800, February 22, 2016 - 05:04 PM.


  • The Anvil

Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:28 PM


Has anyone changed the clutch lever yet? I'm not finding anything in the aftermarket.

  • The Anvil

Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:29 PM


For one you can tell me why this spring is a skoach over 3/4" shorter on the shock
Probably normal. I'm putting it on anyway


Did the bike lower at all when you changed the springs? Mine is sitting up alittle higher then I want

  • Slainte

Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:53 PM


Thanks for the pictures, your bike looks great

  • Monk

Posted February 22, 2016 - 09:49 PM


Did the bike lower at all when you changed the springs? Mine is sitting up alittle higher then I want


Spring length will make no difference in physical height...

  • ckny

Posted February 23, 2016 - 03:56 AM


Has anyone changed the clutch lever yet? I'm not finding anything in the aftermarket.


You can't be looking hard, it's been the same lever since 08.
https://www.rockymou...ndlebar-Control

  • The Anvil

Posted February 23, 2016 - 04:20 AM


You can't be looking hard, it's been the same lever since 08.https://www.rockymou...ndlebar-Control

are you saying the fx and the f share the same lever?





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