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Yamaha YZ450F (2006)


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What did you do to your YZ450FX today?




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  • RMK800

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:56 AM


Added some EVO Pro taper Windham Bend handlebars. Renthal Kevlar grips. Love these grips.

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Edited by RMK800, May 25, 2016 - 08:57 AM.

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  • hondaman331

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:34 PM


Added some EVO Pro taper Windham Bend handlebars. Renthal Kevlar grips. Love these grips.

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pretty flat bars

  • RMK800

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:36 PM


pretty flat bars


What do you mean by flat?

  • hondaman331

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:01 PM


What do you mean by flat?

straight almost on pullback and low rise.

  • RMK800

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 04:39 PM


What do you mean by flat?

There is a difference in rise and that expected with taller bar, but the Windham actually has more sweep then then YZ high bend. Their actually pretty close to stock feeling except for height, which I like the stock profile.

Edited by RMK800, May 25, 2016 - 04:45 PM.


  • cowboyona426

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 05:55 AM


I meant to get some more comparison pics of the stock bars to a set of Windham's, I'll try to remember to do that tonight.



  • blbills

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Posted May 27, 2016 - 06:08 PM


Went Mudding...  Don't ask how long it took to clean up ;-)

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  • vossman23

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 05:15 AM


Excellent, how did it ride? You probably got 50 pounds of mud on there.

  • BGoyins

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 05:57 AM


I heard KTM's carry about 12 pounds less mud.
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  • Jeffrey Dyment

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Posted May 28, 2016 - 11:50 PM


Rode the hell out of my FX at North Humberland trails.  The hand numbness is finally going away!

 

God I love this bike...



  • blbills

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Posted June 04, 2016 - 02:16 PM


Tested out the range...  74.8 miles of mixed single track, fire roads, log hopping, etc... until empty.


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  • cowboyona426

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Posted June 04, 2016 - 06:20 PM


Tested out the range...  74.8 miles of mixed single track, fire roads, log hopping, etc... until empty.

 

Damn that's impressive!  No need for a larger tank with a range like that.

 

I finished up the first oil change today and checked suspension settings.  On that note, what is everyone running for clicker and sag settings on these bikes?



  • hondaman331

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 03:23 AM


Damn that's impressive! No need for a larger tank with a range like that.

I finished up the first oil change today and checked suspension settings. On that note, what is everyone running for clicker and sag settings on these bikes?

if it's a 16, I found forks 5mm up, sag at 100mm and 2 clicks out on fork compression and add a half turn out on high speed. This is the 5th combo I have run and it is spectacular. Too much sag by a few mm and the front pushes, if you don't move the forks at least 3mm then the front pushes. This bike is very touchy and the sag and fork height change the bike drastically with small changes.
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  • RMK800

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 06:00 AM


if it's a 16, I found forks 5mm up, sag at 100mm and 2 clicks out on fork compression and add a half turn out on high speed. This is the 5th combo I have run and it is spectacular. Too much sag by a few mm and the front pushes, if you don't move the forks at least 3mm then the front pushes. This bike is very touchy and the sag and fork height change the bike drastically with small changes.


The FX has 22mm forks, do you still recommend the 5mm up?

  • NW_drZ

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 09:20 AM


if it's a 16, I found forks 5mm up, sag at 100mm and 2 clicks out on fork compression and add a half turn out on high speed. This is the 5th combo I have run and it is spectacular. Too much sag by a few mm and the front pushes, if you don't move the forks at least 3mm then the front pushes. This bike is very touchy and the sag and fork height change the bike drastically with small changes.

 

This is almost exactly what I'm running on my 250FX.. Forks up 3-5mm, 2 clicks out on compression, 1 on rebound, and half out on high speed.  


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  • hondaman331

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 10:15 AM


This is almost exactly what I'm running on my 250FX.. Forks up 3-5mm, 2 clicks out on compression, 1 on rebound, and half out on high speed.

with that setup I don't even think about the bike....it just does it!

  • hondaman331

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 10:17 AM


The FX has 22mm forks, do you still recommend the 5mm up?

I'm not recommending anything....if the bike pushes, try it, if it don't then don't. I think with a 22mm offset I would keep the sag at 100mm and then adjust with that first, put forks up last

  • blbills

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 12:57 PM


That's just about my setup as well.  I played with raising the forks but for me it increased the head wabble at high speed so I dropped them back down.



  • hondaman331

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 04:04 PM


That's just about my setup as well. I played with raising the forks but for me it increased the head wabble at high speed so I dropped them back down.

is it the yz450f or yz450fx? On the 450f it seems like the fork height is situational but sag needs to be at the recommended range. I like having the forks up and don't seem to have any negatives except if it's really hardpack....

  • jwilson32

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 09:59 PM


if it's a 16, I found forks 5mm up, sag at 100mm and 2 clicks out on fork compression and add a half turn out on high speed. This is the 5th combo I have run and it is spectacular. Too much sag by a few mm and the front pushes, if you don't move the forks at least 3mm then the front pushes. This bike is very touchy and the sag and fork height change the bike drastically with small changes.


Is that 2 clicks out from the middle setting?

Is anyone that weighs around 255lbs able to get 100mm of race sag with a decent static sag number? I have a 6.8 shock spring and 5.4 fork springs. To get 100mm of race sag I'm at around 14mm of static sag which I feel is not enough. But I don't think there's a higher rate spring. I'm running around 110mm with 25mm or so of static sag. Bike pushes a bit which is why I'd like to be closer to 100mm.

Linkage was greased when I got the bike home and there's no binding...





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