So to complete this unknown mystery of the exploding hub story
So Mr. Mustang Cobra
bought himself 2 CRFs and posted this: on the CRF forum -
"I rode A Yamaha
YZ450f 2006 and had trouble with it. I rode a friends Suzuki
and it had better turn in but the 4 speed trans is not that great. After the trouble with the Yam - I sold it. I got 2 Honda
's Thursday. I rode them today. The bike turns far better than the other 2. You can cut to the inside off a burn to cut under somebody, there is no way my Yamaha
could have done it. The Honda when it gave it gas in the turn it just went faster. The Yamaha when giving it gas in a corner it would want to stand up some. I love the Honda it is great. I just wanted other people to know I rode three of the four and Honda has made the best bike by far. I see a couple people going to Yamaha - see you back here next season."
"Well with sag
set, front tire changed, tried applied and stock triple clamps, Fork raised the the first line, handle bars changed and the suspension was broken in. Afriend ownes the local Yamaha shop so set up was spot on. The Honda smokes it. I am not a kid (36 years old and rode lots of bikes). The Suzuki was a friend sponcered ride, so it was set up and we are both 210 lbs. The Suzuki has good turn in, but that is were it ends. I have rode three of the 450's and wanted to let somebody know. I lost alot of money to switch to red and it was worth every penny. Again just helping."
and he said he was using AppliedRacing 27mm clamps are those for the 250F...no wonder it would not turn right...The 450 AppliedRacing clamps are 24mm right?
If I am wrong I am sorry...........and should be beaten
I asked him again about his hub issue, But here is the real reason his hub exploded - for some reason he left this little, inconsquential tidbit out of this entire thread....
his response when I asked if the hub detonates on his honda will he be going orange in 2 months....
"Yes this is me. What I did not tell you all about the Yamaha is the I came up short on a 80 - 90 foot double and crashed it hard. I broke my right big toe and dilocated it. I had to have both big toe nail removed. The bike had to get new front and rear fenders, Subframe, seat, front and rear rims. I have 2 4-wheelers and three bikes in the house and none have had chain problems. Everybody wants to claim they know what happened, but this is the first time I told anybody about the crash. Two rides after the replacement parts were installed the hub broke. The bolts are still tight in the sproket (I have the old parts) now this has nothing to do with the fact the Honda a better machine. I owned both and rode the third all at the same place."
Why all the crap ...my ole lady made me sell, she has no confidence in Yamaha ...... unbelievable.......
Folks if you want help or if you ask for opinions and want them on why things happen....at least be honest with yourself on the facts before you deliver the issue to the audience here.....what a big waste of internet space.....
So I believe the hub exploded because the chain was too tight(possibly slight but if muddy this would add to the tightness) and coming up short on a 80/90ft jump would do this
At least the facts are out now.....and I do not mean to be a @$$ about it