2006 YZ450F 5 speed yellow or blue?


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  • mxmark

Posted June 12, 2005 - 05:47 PM

#1

I just got a call from my Boss and he asked me do I want yellow or Blue? 5 speed, aluminum frame. I guess Mike Bell got to do the honors of the into. I don't have all the details because I am going to Star west to go moto. My 2004 Husqvarna CR125 and my 1981 YZ465. I hope I did not rush anything. I had a 1998 yz400f and a 2003 YZ450F I can't wait until they get here. Go Yamaha 50 years! Thanks Mark

Go to www.yamaha-motor.com after 9pm tonight I think they are on there.

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted June 12, 2005 - 05:53 PM

#2

yellow would be sick...

  • Butta

Posted June 12, 2005 - 05:58 PM

#3

2 hours, 5 minutes, and counting......

  • aedwards07

Posted June 12, 2005 - 06:55 PM

#4

Yep.Yellow and blue.I cant decide.


BTW 1hr 5 minutes.

  • Dick Falcon

Posted June 12, 2005 - 07:31 PM

#5

29min!!

  • DPW

Posted June 12, 2005 - 07:42 PM

#6

Good to see I'm not the only goofball up waiting... ;-)

  • saucebox

Posted June 12, 2005 - 07:59 PM

#7

11:00 according to my clock and i'm not seeing an updated page yet

  • saucebox

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:00 PM

#8

damn.. guess it took till 11:01

  • NAFLASH

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:00 PM

#9

Ahhhhh Aluminum!!!! Muhahahahahahhahaa

  • saucebox

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:04 PM

#10

they still list it as 220 lbs dry.. thats what my 04 model was rated at when i got it

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  • SkyRaider

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:05 PM

#11

5-speed.

  • WheelsUp

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:05 PM

#12

Ouch. $200 more for yellow?
Looks sweet.

I noticed only a few minor changes on the WR250F... looks like they added a enduro computer and made it California-Green, which means we'll be needing a Lowedog AIS removal kit and a JD kit to get the adjustable needle back.

No aluminum frame for WR.

  • NAFLASH

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:08 PM

#13

note the color of the clamps, some sort of coating????

  • Butta

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:10 PM

#14

they still list it as 220 lbs dry.. thats what my 04 model was rated at when i got it



Don't believe the spec's page.....it still lists it as a 4 speed, which is contradicted in the Features and Benefits page...

  • SkyRaider

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:12 PM

#15

New for 2006:

* New, close-ratio five-speed transmission provides more performance in a wider range of riding environments.
* All-new aluminum frame is an extensively tested combination of castings, extrusions, forgings and aluminum tubing — all carefully put together to produce a chassis that takes legendary YZ handling to the next level.
* Speed-Sensitive System 48mm Kayaba fork move the TCV (transfer control valves) above the fork springs, so that damping force is now controlled by piston speed; that prevents mid-stroke damping force changes, for a smoother, more precise ride.
* Titanium-sprung four-way adjustable rear shock rod diameter is 2mm bigger. New, Kashima coating reduces friction for fantastic compliance and great handling.
* Carburetion and exhaust changes let the 449cc four-stroke breathe free for even greater power production.
* Changing the cylinder head angle and moving the dry sump oil tank inside the front of the crankcase improves overall balance and handling and eliminates external oil lines.
* Redesigned piston, crankshaft and connecting rod for increased performance and durability. An oil jet now directs oil at the piston bottom for increased cooling.

  • NAFLASH

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:12 PM

#16

titanium spring? "Titanium-sprung four-way adjustable rear shock"

  • DPW

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:13 PM

#17

Stock ProTapers

  • NAFLASH

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:13 PM

#18

oil tank is in front of the motor i guess molded into the case

  • DPW

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:16 PM

#19

Release Nov '05...hmm

  • NAFLASH

Posted June 12, 2005 - 08:16 PM

#20

diff CDI this year, hopefully changed for the better





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