Anyone pick up a 450FX yet?



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  • NW_drZ

Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:55 PM


acerbis, but they don't fit right on the clutch side.


I also have the acerbis frame guards on my FX. Fit perfect on both sides for me. What's the problem in your situation?

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  • RMK800

Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:59 PM


This problem. I called Acerbis, it's like the FX frame is thicker. I was thinking I had to cut it to fit, but it wasn't close. They offered to refund, but I left it as is. You can only tell from the rear and the other side fit perfect.

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  • NW_drZ

Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:20 PM


This problem. I called Acerbis, it's like the FX frame is thicker. I was thinking I had to cut it to fit, but it wasn't close. They offered to refund, but I left it as is. You can only tell from the rear and the other side fit perfect.

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That's strange, the guards fit over my FX frame fine.. 2015 250fx. Just took this pic.

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  • mx9119

Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:41 PM


@"NW_drZ"


nice wheels
did you buy new black wheels or powder coat them?
mine are powdercoated...

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:49 PM


 

Thanks!

 

That's what I needed to see.

 

You can't make a conventionally sized bracket that will lower the peg and still be structurally sound, because of the way it is mounted to the frame.

 

So, to make it work you would have to make new brackets, where only the bottom hinge portion of the bracket is extended, and then you would us a longer pivot pin, with an additional spacer.

Add Fastway pegs, and you would be able to go down 1".....but it would also push the pegs back as it went down.....which isn't a great idea....

 

Hmmm.......



  • RMK800

Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:04 PM


That's strange, the guards fit over my FX frame fine.. 2015 250fx. Just took this pic.

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Notice how my bottom tab will not tuck under. Trust me I tried everything.

  • NW_drZ

Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:09 PM


Notice how my bottom tab will not tuck under. Trust me I tried everything.


Ya man I believe you from the pic. Looks like it's not even close for you. I'd be curious to see if another set would fit.

  • NW_drZ

Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:11 PM


@"NW_drZ"


nice wheels
did you buy new black wheels or powder coat them?
mine are powdercoated...


Those are the black tusk impact wheels laced to the stock hubs. Nice bike by the way! Looks similar to my mine. Even have the same DR.D pipe!

  • ckny

Posted April 05, 2016 - 03:41 AM


Yes, very happy with the 430RR.
Very civilized, or agressive if you want.
Incredibly good handling; the best handling dirtbike that I can remember...
Not quite enough brute force for Desert or speed, however.
I have a YZ'd WR now that needs to go, and I've had track bikes in the past, but the e-start is now a must have.

Yeah, the DRC is only 5mm of drop
SystemTec used to make a 20mm drop bracket, but nothing for the '14+ framed bikes....
Fastway pegs are a 15mm drop.

Can anyone take a couple pics for me?

Right side, peg mounting bracket visible
Left side, peg mounting bracket visible.

Can't seem to find anything close enough on the web.
Want to see why SystemTec said it wasn't possible to make a lower bracket, in our conversation...

I have Fastaways in the low position on my 250 FX, do you want me to snap some pics?

Never mind, I see someone posted already.

Edited by ckny, April 05, 2016 - 03:44 AM.


  • ckny

Posted April 05, 2016 - 03:43 AM


One of the problems I had with my 16 WR450 foot pegs that I gather are the same as the fx is they are heavily tilted up on the ends. Making it very hard to ride the bike. It took a lot of grinding to get them next to flat. That also lowered them.


They are like that on purpose to keep your knees and legs closer to the bike, they should be helping not hurting. I have mine adjusted pretty much as far towards the frame as possible.

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  • stevethe

Posted April 05, 2016 - 08:44 AM


They are like that on purpose to keep your knees and legs closer to the bike, they should be helping not hurting. I have mine adjusted pretty much as far towards the frame as possible.


Yes maybe it's good they come stock that way. However I found the bike very difficult and awkward to ride that way. With them near flat it is a day and night difference for the better.

  • ckny

Posted April 05, 2016 - 09:20 AM


What did you find was an issue for you?

  • stevethe

Posted April 05, 2016 - 09:42 AM


What did you find was an issue for you?


It was very difficult just to place your feet on the pegs at that crazy angle. All I can say is buy yourself a second set of cheap pegs, grind them almost flat and you will see it for yourself.

  • ckny

Posted April 05, 2016 - 09:54 AM


It was very difficult just to place your feet on the pegs at that crazy angle. All I can say is buy yourself a second set of cheap pegs, grind them almost flat and you will see it for yourself.


Don't need to, I have adjustable Fastaways. Making them flat would defeat the purpose of adjustable pegs. Anything that makes it easier to grip and control the bike is a pro not a con for me. Can't see why it would be hard for you to place your feet on the pegs. I have size 13's and it's no issue for me.

  • stevethe

Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:00 PM


Don't need to, I have adjustable Fastaways. Making them flat would defeat the purpose of adjustable pegs. Anything that makes it easier to grip and control the bike is a pro not a con for me. Can't see why it would be hard for you to place your feet on the pegs. I have size 13's and it's no issue for me.


Hum last time I checked my feet are relatively flat and that's the way I ride a motorcycle.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:13 PM


If your feet are not flat, then you put a lot more stress on your ankles, and make it much harder to move your foot around on the peg.



  • ckny

Posted April 06, 2016 - 03:18 AM


You guys sound like you already have one foot in the grave haha...

  • beezer

Posted April 06, 2016 - 05:48 AM


This thread has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.



  • stevenfallover

Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:04 AM


450 single track miles so far and I have come to the conclusion that the YZ450FX is a heavy pig. Fun to ride, good suspension, dependable, fast, well built, but a pig none the less. 



  • stevethe

Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:27 AM


450 single track miles so far and I have come to the conclusion that the YZ450FX is a heavy pig. Fun to ride, good suspension, dependable, fast, well built, but a pig none the less. 

 

Hum good for you. Maybe when you can really learn to ride you might think the opposite?







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