My '06 450 Kicks my *ss!!


19 replies to this topic
  • dirtysanchez84

Posted May 27, 2006 - 07:33 AM

#1

I've been riding MX'ers off and on for the last 12 years. I bought my first 4-stroke after riding my friends CRF. I'm a yamaha fan so I said hey why not try the yz 450 LE. I really love the bike on the jumps, flat out, even hill climbing it does awesome!! The only problem I have (it's probably me), I feel like the bike is fighting me through the turns. I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong. I slide in to the turn like, on my 2 stroke, but after that I feel slow and just not comfortable. The bike feels stiff and most of my buddies on their 2 strokes pass me at this point. I was wondering if anyone as any pointers, or even has a clue what I'm talking about?

  • grayracer513

Posted May 27, 2006 - 07:49 AM

#2

The first two things I can think of are:

>Your bike is new, and the suspension is going to feel a little tight at first. Plus, the '06 YZF is pretty sensitive about adjustments to the suspension. Most have found that the rear sag and the fork tube position are somewhat more critical than on other bikes. The sag should be about 95-98mm (with your weight standing on the pegs), and the front end works better with the tubes pulled up in the clamps until the first scribed line shows. Most seem to feel that the bars are also too low.

> Two strokes steer with the back wheel, four strokes steer with the front wheel and the throttle. The '06 YZF is one of the best turning four strokes around, but if you've been a pinger guy 'til now, it will take some getting used to. Get your weight forward and lean the bike lower in the center of the turn and it will come right around. When you're pointed the right direction, pull the trigger and leave.

  • Dirty_Sanchez

Posted May 27, 2006 - 08:24 AM

#3

Dirtysanchez84-

Clever Name you have. Just remember, I'm Dirtysanchez..The Elder.

I'm YZ'd as well (mostly set up for the woods) and absolutely love mine.

Cheers for now.

Dirty

  • 984

Posted May 27, 2006 - 09:03 AM

#4

Dirtysanchez84-

Clever Name you have. Just remember, I'm Dirtysanchez..The Elder.

I'm YZ'd as well (mostly set up for the woods) and absolutely love mine.

Cheers for now.

Dirty


if i change my screenname to "Rustytrombone", or if that's already taken (wouldn't be suprised) "Rustytrombone984"; could we all form a raceteam? what would we call it?

  • 984

Posted May 27, 2006 - 09:07 AM

#5

respond soon! my two buddies and i; "Piledriver" and "Saladtossingmaniac255" are looking for a new home.

you see, our former sponsor, Clear Channel dropped us. we still don't know why?

  • SureBlue

Posted May 27, 2006 - 10:59 PM

#6

respond soon! my two buddies and i; "Piledriver" and "Saladtossingmaniac255" are looking for a new home.

you see, our former sponsor, Clear Channel dropped us. we still don't know why?

You guys are funny :D
Welcome to our racing team, it is registered by name Hi Hope Racing, we need guys like you in the team :applause:

  • 984

Posted May 28, 2006 - 04:38 AM

#7

do you hit any sweet jumps?

  • Reyndogg

Posted May 28, 2006 - 09:48 AM

#8

Can i be blumpkindogg82 ?

  • SureBlue

Posted May 28, 2006 - 12:03 PM

#9

do you hit any sweet jumps?

We hit the sweetest jumps in our highest hopes :applause:
Regards
SureBlue aka WayFastKidney45

  • 984

Posted May 28, 2006 - 02:14 PM

#10

sorry guys, my wife won't let me be "Rustytrombone" or "Rustytrombone984".
she claims she already called it..."Dirtysanchez", you are a lucky man. you're a guy right?

hows "Pantyhamsterassasin984" ?

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  • Dirty_Sanchez

Posted May 29, 2006 - 05:54 PM

#11

sorry guys, my wife won't let me be "Rustytrombone" or "Rustytrombone984".
she claims she already called it..."Dirtysanchez", you are a lucky man. you're a guy right?

hows "Pantyhamsterassasin984" ?



PHA984...

That handle will surely make mere mortals shiver in their shoes.

Dirty...the Elder :applause:

  • 984

Posted May 29, 2006 - 06:56 PM

#12

IMAGINE THIS

pantyhampsterassasinracing.com.

if i new a way to combine this with Alieenrobotracing, we'd have something...

  • SoCalrider21

Posted May 29, 2006 - 08:07 PM

#13

Quick question...Within a year I will be getting a 06 450. I have a YZ250F and love it. But I am wondering if the 06 YZ450F is worth the extra $$$ than the others???

  • mxrayser

Posted May 29, 2006 - 11:17 PM

#14

how about Team Robotic Panty Hamster

  • 984

Posted May 30, 2006 - 02:51 AM

#15

i like it. what about assasin. something has to die?

  • bmfgsxr

Posted May 30, 2006 - 08:19 AM

#16

i know its a little off topic, but our wera endurance road racing team was called "Da sheep r skeered racing" we got a lot of attention for that one. :applause:

  • kpflyingv

Posted May 31, 2006 - 01:06 AM

#17

I just installed the new Kenda "Budds Creek" 90x100 front tire and I simply cannot believe the difference it makes. The bike cornered great before, but now it is on rails. Even on very dry and slick dirt, this tire grips.

  • 984

Posted May 31, 2006 - 03:11 AM

#18

i changed out to a dunlop 952 and like it. the 756 tire gets bad reviews on my local terrain. guys say it packs andslicks out. what pressure do you guys run in your tires? i run 12-13 psi.

  • berudd

Posted May 31, 2006 - 07:54 AM

#19

Do you still have the stock Dunlop 739 front tire? If so trash it and get a 756. IMO, the 739 is a waste of rubber.

  • KTMKarl

Posted May 31, 2006 - 09:18 AM

#20

Hey where did you get the new kenda????? I've been searching for the rear budds creek and can't find any out there, a couple of calls to Kenda have gone un answered.





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