Yz450f lowering link?



12 replies to this topic
  • Michael45

Posted August 09, 2016 - 08:57 PM

#1

Hi everyone, just got back from my local dealership and I got on a bike with a Yamalink lowering link installed on it. It felt so nice, I felt like it would be awesome to ride some desert with it. Has anyone ridden with it installed? If so how is it, how bad does it affect suspension. Thanks for your help

  • HondaH8r904

Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:23 PM

#2

I couldnt even imagine how terrible that bike must be in the turns

  • Sheriff245

Posted August 10, 2016 - 07:08 AM

#3

I couldnt even imagine how terrible that bike must be in the turns

Mine actually turns better with a longer link installed. I don't know the specs of the Yamalink though.



  • stevethe

Posted August 10, 2016 - 07:45 AM

#4

Doesn't work too well with the actual suspension damping. Your better off cutting the seat or having the suspension lowered internally.



  • michale

Posted August 10, 2016 - 08:08 AM

#5

I put one on my 2016 WR450 and couldn't be happier. Dropped the rear 1 1/4" and I raised the front forks a half inch. The link was only 1/4" longer than stock. The bike turns the same if not better than stock. I noticed the sweet spot on the seat is about an inch forward more now.

Edited by michale, August 10, 2016 - 08:11 AM.


  • Michael45

Posted August 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM

#6

I put one on my 2016 WR450 and couldn't be happier. Dropped the rear 1 1/4" and I raised the front forks a half inch. The link was only 1/4" longer than stock. The bike turns the same if not better than stock. I noticed the sweet spot on the seat is about an inch forward more now.

How much did you buy yours for??

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  • Rogerson Motorsports

Posted August 10, 2016 - 04:37 PM

#7

I put an OE Yamaha link on my 12 YZ450 that was off of a 07 WR450, the link is the same length as the Pro Circuit link at less than half the price. I paid around 100$ for the link, new bearings and a new bushing. One of the best parts I have put on my bike as far as handling improvements go.



  • kxfreak

Posted August 10, 2016 - 06:37 PM

#8

I put an OE Yamaha link on my 12 YZ450 that was off of a 07 WR450, the link is the same length as the Pro Circuit link at less than half the price. I paid around 100$ for the link, new bearings and a new bushing. One of the best parts I have put on my bike as far as handling improvements go.


so your saying the 2007-2012 wr450 OEM links for the 10-13 yz450f's? I'd like to get mine a little lower but as stated before I'm debating between cutting the seat and throwing on a link...

  • Mutley53

Posted August 10, 2016 - 07:34 PM

#9

so your saying the 2007-2012 wr450 OEM links for the 10-13 yz450f's? I'd like to get mine a little lower but as stated before I'm debating between cutting the seat and throwing on a link...

I have one of the WR links I used for a short time on my '14 YZ450F. I lowered the shock internally, so I no longer need it. PM me if you're interested.

  • cpetz24

Posted August 11, 2016 - 07:38 AM

#10

I have one of the WR links I used for a short time on my '14 YZ450F. I lowered the shock internally, so I no longer need it. PM me if you're interested.

Sent you a PM.



  • michale

Posted August 11, 2016 - 10:12 AM

#11

How much did you buy yours for??


I paid 189.00 from Devol.

  • Rogerson Motorsports

Posted August 11, 2016 - 05:01 PM

#12

so your saying the 2007-2012 wr450 OEM links for the 10-13 yz450f's? I'd like to get mine a little lower but as stated before I'm debating between cutting the seat and throwing on a link...

 

Yup it fits and works nicely. I was suspicious at first also, but I ordered it anyways and measured it and sure enough it was the same length as the Pro Circuit link and fit on my bike. I don't know what the measurement of the other links out there are but the length of the Pro Circuit link works out well on the 10-13 YZ450 as that is the bike I have.



  • TN Dirt Rider

Posted August 11, 2016 - 06:08 PM

#13

Yup it fits and works nicely. I was suspicious at first also, but I ordered it anyways and measured it and sure enough it was the same length as the Pro Circuit link and fit on my bike. I don't know what the measurement of the other links out there are but the length of the Pro Circuit link works out well on the 10-13 YZ450 as that is the bike I have.


I paid like $50-60 bucks for my WR link, same length as PC. Before I put it on I found out the shock had already been internally lowered so returned it. The WR link is s much better deal than buying one of those expensive ones.





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