03 YZ450F Will Have E-Start!
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:11 AM
Key points are: 450cc, seperate engine/trans oil, lighter than tbe Red CR450--even with electric start. The bike is to be released in July.
Sounds too good to be true, I wonder how light it would be w/o the e-start? I hope they don't elimate the manual kick start lever like Suzuki did with the DRZ. That way we can take off the battery and starter to save weight.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:39 AM
I bet the "bulletin" will suddenly become very hard to find...
Posted March 08, 2002 - 10:49 PM
If it were lighter than CRF, then let's make a guess that it weighs 232 lbs (with E-start) all fluids , no gas. Remove the battery, starter and starter gears, and you would be down to around 220 lbs, which is probably much lighter than Dubach's bike.
Unless there's some new super secret materials technology - it (the weight) doesn't add up.
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: holeshot ]
Posted March 08, 2002 - 10:55 PM
Posted March 08, 2002 - 10:56 PM
My intent was just to pass along the information--as I heard it. Ultimately, time will tell.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 11:13 AM
That would suck for those guys. Back to wishing again.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 11:24 AM
Posted March 08, 2002 - 12:19 PM
Electric start? Maybe on a WR. Besides, didn't really see anyone lose a race this year due to a stalled four-stroke. Did I miss it?
In either case, it's obvious that when the 03 roles around, there's not going to be much room for 400/426 chit chat.
Now where did I put that deposit money?
Posted March 08, 2002 - 01:27 PM
Posted March 08, 2002 - 01:36 PM
Posted March 08, 2002 - 03:19 PM
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: h bomb ]
Posted March 08, 2002 - 08:26 PM
If I knew how to post a pic I would.
I'm usually on here under IBWFO but for some reason it won't let me use my login, so I made one for my kid.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 08:45 PM
the addr i sent to your pm's at the top of ur page
I will put it on my web page and then pull it from there onto here> That is ( I think )the only way you can do it is to have it on awebpage first!
It would be very interesting to see!
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:11 PM
Just sent it to you.
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: CRBrandon ]
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:29 PM
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:45 PM
Looks like the rear caliper and master cyclinder are also. It still looks like the frame holds oil though?
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:49 PM
I don't know about you guys but I see two things different on this bike than the one above.
make that 3
1. different airbox and side panels?
2. Blurry sticker on the rear fender??????
3. Notice how the FONT on the 2003 and the rest of the YZ450F seem to be a little distorted???
(sqwashed down as if "overlaid" in a photo program)
I am not disclaiming your info "BRANDON??"
I am sure your friend sent you this pic but where did HE get it?
It is amazing what you can do with "Photoshop"
It wouldn't suprise me if yammy sticks with the same basic layout for at least one more year though.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:58 PM
[ March 09, 2002: Message edited by: THUMPIN' ROCK HUCKER ]
Posted March 09, 2002 - 01:06 AM
Posted March 09, 2002 - 05:04 AM
I don't know much about the 03 YZ 4-stroker but I would agree to some of the previous posts that the weight of the bike will probably be a few pounds more or less that of the Honda 450 since it would be bery close to the AMA minimum weight limit (that sucks). The AMA really sucks when they put a weight limit on these bikes. It gives the manufacturers no development incentives to lower weight of the bikes even more.
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