2004 YZF450 Question..

7 replies to this topic
  • jsmith811

Posted June 27, 2005 - 08:17 PM


My brother is picking one up tommorow... anything to watch out for? Anything that needs fixing ? Already have a good set of Renthals to go on.

  • Sam_66

Posted June 28, 2005 - 04:34 PM


Is he getting it new or used?

  • jsmith811

Posted June 30, 2005 - 06:57 AM


New Left over 04, he has the bike now, we have already changed the gearing to 13/50. Much Much better 1st gear for trails & track. what other types of changes need to be made?

  • ry0ken

Posted June 30, 2005 - 09:36 AM


if he is gonna be riding trails i recommend a weighted flywheel, it helps a lot in the tighter stuff. also, 13/50 sounds fairly good for trails and off-road too, but try 13/48 after ya run the 13/50. i tried both and 13/48 just feels better to me, but gearing is always a personal feel thing.

a lot of peeps here say to junk the stock chain as soon as you get it home.....but i got a year outta mine :) so take that for what its worth.

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  • MotoGoalie

Posted June 30, 2005 - 10:09 AM


Put a Clarke aftermarket tank on so you can go more than 20 feet from your truck. :)

  • danyz450

Posted June 30, 2005 - 12:11 PM


Put a Clarke aftermarket tank on so you can go more than 20 feet from your truck. :)

ha ha, I read this and it made me laugh. :D I ride track 99%, the first and only time I took it offroad I was SO paranoid that I'd run out of fuel.

Anyway, made me laugh. :)

  • Joe_Jet

Posted June 30, 2005 - 02:32 PM


i can get 3 30" motos out of a full tank.

I also still have the original chain, but it does require frequent adjustment.

  • jsmith811

Posted June 30, 2005 - 05:11 PM


Ya, I'm sure the 450 will stretch the L-cheapo stock chain, as for the Fuel I was hoping he could go at least 40 miles max without worrying, as we never go on loops any larger than 40 without a planned fuel stop somewhere. The 13/50 is definitely better, I can see a flywheel in the bike future to, not too much to do though, seems like a great bike & yamaha has great reliablity. The fact the bike will never see 40-60% throttle will help to I'm sure.

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