2014 YZ450F Setup


10 replies to this topic
  • billyg371

Posted April 08, 2016 - 05:14 AM

#1

Hey guys,

 

Would like to hear your input on some settings on these 14 450s. 

Currently I have the JGR link, Suspension set up for my weight, 15 engine mounts, and a Dr D radiator lowering kit. 

My first question is, Did anyone re route their throttle cables and clutch cable to compensate for the radiator being lowered on the left side? I had to re route mine due to sticking and the clutch cable being tight.

 

The handling seemed to improve a whole lot after I did the above changes, just curious if there is possibly anything else i should be looking at?

 

Im 6'1" and 170lbs 

Washed up A rider weekend warrior

 

thanks in advance guys!

 

billy


Edited by billyg371, April 08, 2016 - 06:42 AM.


  • Orvis309

Posted April 08, 2016 - 06:37 AM

#2

I left my '15 Bone stock, best handling YZ I've ever owned. Helps that it is already srung for my weight



  • grayracer513

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:08 AM

#3

Hey guys,

 

Would like to hear your input on some settings on these 14 450s. 

Currently I have the JGR link, Suspension set up for my weight, 15 engine mounts, and a Dr D radiator lowering kit. 

My first question is, Did anyone re route their throttle cables and clutch cable to compensate for the radiator being lowered on the left side? I had to re route mine due to sticking and the clutch cable being tight.

 

The handling seemed to improve a whole lot after I did the above changes, just curious if there is possibly anything else i should be looking at?

 

Im 6'1" and 170lbs 

Washed up A rider weekend warrior

 

thanks in advance guys!

 

billy

 

What is it that you want it to do better?  What do you want it to stop doing?

 

Usually, at some point, you need to adapt your style to the bike.  You would not, for example, approach riding an '09  YZ450 and an RM250 the same way by any stretch.



  • wes513v

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:15 AM

#4

Hey guys,

Would like to hear your input on some settings on these 14 450s.
Currently I have the JGR link, Suspension set up for my weight, 15 engine mounts, and a Dr D radiator lowering kit.
My first question is, Did anyone re route their throttle cables and clutch cable to compensate for the radiator being lowered on the left side? I had to re route mine due to sticking and the clutch cable being tight.

The handling seemed to improve a whole lot after I did the above changes, just curious if there is possibly anything else i should be looking at?

Im 6'1" and 170lbs
Washed up A rider weekend warrior

thanks in advance guys!

billy


Only thing I would add is a larger front rotor. The bike is pretty amazing with just the suspension done and the link. If you have a tuner, find a tune that feels best for you. There's a ton of good ones already listed.

  • billyg371

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:16 AM

#5

What is it that you want it to do better?  What do you want it to stop doing?

 

Usually, at some point, you need to adapt your style to the bike.  You would not, for example, approach riding an '09  YZ450 and an RM250 the same way by any stretch.

 

I mean honestly it seems pretty good right now! The only thing I have noticed is it wanting to stand up a little bit. But I mainly was curious about the radiator lowering kit with the cable routing. Im concerned more with that than anything. Thanks for the response!



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  • billyg371

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:24 AM

#6

Only thing I would add is a larger front rotor. The bike is pretty amazing with just the suspension done and the link. If you have a tuner, find a tune that feels best for you. There's a ton of good ones already listed.

I did put the oversize rotor on it and it definitely helped! Might put a 07 caliper on it to get a stiffer feel at the lever might go a different route on the master cylinder as well. I do have the tuner and Ive been playing with some different maps. Came from a 2011 rmz 450 and the power on this thing is way better! 



  • grayracer513

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:27 AM

#7

The only thing I have noticed is it wanting to stand up a little bit.

You can try pulling the forks up in the clamps just a little, and or backing off the compression damping a few clicks to see if that will help it.  From a rider input standpoint, move farther forward in turns, and lean the bike "under" you a little (bike leans in more than you do).  Shove your outside knee into the shroud and push it down into the turn. 



  • billyg371

Posted April 08, 2016 - 07:30 AM

#8

You can try pulling the forks up in the clamps just a little, and or backing off the compression damping a few clicks to see if that will help it.  From a rider input standpoint, move farther forward in turns, and lean the bike "under" you a little (bike leans in more than you do).  Shove your outside knee into the shroud and push it down into the turn. 

Yeah I was toying with this idea, im going to try it this upcoming sunday. Thank you for all the input!



  • wes513v

Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:26 PM

#9

You can try pulling the forks up in the clamps just a little, and or backing off the compression damping a few clicks to see if that will help it. From a rider input standpoint, move farther forward in turns, and lean the bike "under" you a little (bike leans in more than you do). Shove your outside knee into the shroud and push it down into the turn.


Yeah I was toying with this idea, im going to try it this upcoming sunday. Thank you for all the input!


Though generally not spoken of in dirt bike circles, countersteering will overcome the tendency to stand up.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:41 PM

#10

And that would be the rider applying force to to oppose whatever the forks want to do too much of naturally.  If it turns in too far, pus forward on the inside bar end.  If it runs too straight pull the inside bar toward you.  Another rider adaptation.



  • Dklassen

Posted April 08, 2016 - 05:28 PM

#11

billyg371 - I sent you a PM.





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