another good check...

6 replies to this topic
  • revolucien

Posted July 03, 2006 - 08:59 AM


Just wanted to post this cause it feels good when you make the right choice..

I bought my '04 yz450f in November 2003. I have changed the oil and cleaned the air filter semi regularly. I have also beat the piss out of this bike and me being 6'5" 250lbs, it might be a little tougher on the bike than the average rider. I have raced the bike, bounced off the rev limiter and let the bike bounce on several occaisions from missed jump attempts. I just took the bike in for a service and first valve check and..... perfect! in factory specs, and no adjustments needed. I watch friends riding or not riding(cause they are in the shop getting a 10-hour valve adjust or replacement) other bikes and I'm glad I made the right choice- the guys at Yamaha are to be commended for an excellent product, and if you chose a Yamaha congrats on a good purchase!

P.S. my next bike will probably be an Aprilia RXV 450 because it looks like a bad ass bike, AND I don't need another Yamaha cause this one still works great. :ride:

  • crfmatt

Posted July 03, 2006 - 11:48 AM


They sure are great as far as reliability...

  • flintlock28

Posted July 03, 2006 - 01:06 PM


The last review I read of the Aprilia didn't sound so great...I can't remember what Mag I read the review in (recent issue), but the bike had terrible wheel spin.

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  • revolucien

Posted July 03, 2006 - 01:51 PM


I'm actually looking at the Aprilia for a SuperMotard bike so it should be alright.

  • Satch0922

Posted July 04, 2006 - 03:50 AM


excellent! But don't post this anywhere near the other thumper forums! :ride:

  • Butta

Posted July 04, 2006 - 06:46 AM


The last review I read of the Aprilia didn't sound so great...I can't remember what Mag I read the review in (recent issue), but the bike had terrible wheel spin.

I guess that's what happens when you overpower the back tire....dang, what a horrible problem to contend with!!!! LOL

  • flintlock28

Posted July 04, 2006 - 01:25 PM


It is a problem when racing MX......just look at the 2003 Yz450f, compared to the 2006 model. A huge hit is fun, but better managed application of power leads to shorter lap times.

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