4 replies to this topic
  • SWiSS916

Posted August 16, 2006 - 03:44 PM


So, its been a while since i have been in the market to buy a new bike. The last bike i bought was a 199? DR350 when i was about 15. I have been into trail riding and some track riding and have some questions.

I REALLY want the YZ450 because i have heard nothing but great things about it. However, i know historically the motocross bikes have been prone to overheat on long rides or long roads (they were also two strokes tho)... My questions is, is the YZ450 going to overheat riding longer roads? Again, i do ride track as well, but my primary place of leisure is out on the trails in nevada.

Any input would be appreciated. THX


Posted August 16, 2006 - 04:04 PM


Only on slow 1st gear trails dose some of coolant boil out and I have radiator guards plus IMS tank.Just check level ever ride.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • cowboyona426

Posted August 16, 2006 - 07:56 PM


No issues with overheating my YZ yet, but I will say that for trails the suspension as delivered is a little off... I need to play with the clickers some, and I also have plans to send my stuff out to have it tweaked slightly.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted August 16, 2006 - 10:17 PM


I went from a WR to my YZ. Best move I have ever made. No overheating issues at all. I have put lots of "Mountain" goodies on it too. Now I need an oversized tank, packing gas sux.

  • Kyle Prior

Posted August 17, 2006 - 07:40 AM


I did a 4 hour ride yesterday on my YZ426, and it didnt overheat a tick. I can only guess cooling systems have improved since 2000.

Related Content


Michigan Motocross Tires by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   North
  • 1 reply

Help with 2000 yz426 by weekend woods racer

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  36 replies

Is it worth it? (Cam and High compression piston) by macgi77

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • Hot  36 replies

Thinking about Yamaha 250... by Arctic Pride

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  491 replies

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.