03 YZ450F Shifting

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  • almostinvincible119

Posted February 11, 2006 - 09:56 PM


does anyone have problems with the shifting on 03-05 yz-f's. Problems such as notchy feelings, hard to change gears? thanks everyone

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  • mikedabike

Posted February 11, 2006 - 10:46 PM


I have an 04 and it seems the longer I go without changing the oil the worse the shifting gets. I usually change the oil every other ride but the few times I have let it go to three or four I can notice a big difference.

  • flintlock28

Posted February 12, 2006 - 06:23 PM


I'd agree with the above post.... Plus, the type of oil can make a big difference. Whatever the previous owner was using on my bike, created downshifting problems from 4th gear to 3rd gear. After I switched to Yamalube 20w-40, I had no more downshift problems.

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