Well after taking a long 6 year Yamaha hiatus, I just purchased a 2016 YZ450FX! My KX450s were treating me well, but I couldn't resist the E-start and wide ratio trans. I'm pretty pumped! So here comes the budget build. The gears in my mind are already turning, but I have a few questions along the way. Looking for some advice. BTW - I ride pretty much every discipline of offroad there is (tight woods, motocross, desert, cross country racing, enduros and occasionally endurocross). I know I can't have a bike that excels at everything but my goal is to make it as all around friendly as possible.
Last Yamaha I had came with zero grease in the linkages, swingarm and head bearings from the factory. I always get my suspension revalved/resprung, so I'm not even sure I have the energy to grease the bike up, ride the stock, soft suspension, and then pull it back apart and send to the suspension guy. This will probably be the first thing I do.
I need a spark arrestor... as much as I would like a full FMF/DRD/ProCircuit system, I think money could be spent better otherwise, so I think I'm going to use the DR. D NS-4 sparky and pull the stock muffler apart then re-install with the sparky (nice find for the user who posted that tip).
Chain/Sprockets/Slider - How good is the OEM stuff? Would it be better to just get a TM Designworks slide and guide and new O-Ring chain now? I've read the stock chain guide and slider is junk but how is the chain? Also, what gearing is everyone running?
Oil Question: I was reading the oil capacity was only like .75 liters, which is pretty surprisingly low. How many hours do you run between oil change intervals? On my KX I was changing oil every 5-6 hours and filter every 10-12 hours, which seemed to work fine.
For as much moto as I do, I'd prefer to just take the kickstand off completely. I saw GYTR makes a kickstand elimination kit. What's the problem with just unbolting the kickstand and taking the spring off?
Thanks in advance,