Shifting on a 07 yz450.

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  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted November 20, 2006 - 06:15 PM


That sounds just like a typical YZ from way back, doesn't it? The notchiness going over neutral was one of the first things I noticed about our 250F.

yes it does. I never did grind the star wheel on the 250's as it didnt take a lot to make sure you stood on it to shift it down. I will see how these play out, and maybe see if factory performance offers one for the 450. They have them for a lot of others.

  • Reyndogg

Posted November 21, 2006 - 07:44 AM


My '06 exhibits none of those traits.

same here.

mine shifts fine under full power. i keep it wot and just a quick stab of the clutch and flick of my foot and she's up a gear...quite easily.

  • Captaincautious7

Posted November 21, 2006 - 06:42 PM


I have about 7hrs and two oil changes and so far no problems at all. Shifting has been excellent as of now.

  • TooFast

Posted November 22, 2006 - 07:11 AM


Sounds like clutch drag- I'd try running as little freeplay as possible in the clutch


Posted November 22, 2006 - 08:55 AM


same here.

mine shifts fine under full power. i keep it wot and just a quick stab of the clutch and flick of my foot and she's up a gear...quite easily.

I have a '06 450F too, I will raise my hand too, no problems shifting here at all. :cheers: :p

  • SoZo

Posted November 22, 2006 - 10:52 AM


they did change the clutch on the 07... probably the suspect.

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  • Foxman06

Posted November 22, 2006 - 12:07 PM


Not the clutch but the angle of the clutch lever

  • 127

Posted November 22, 2006 - 02:27 PM


I've got maybe 7hrs on mine and although I can't recall any shifting problems -I'm trying to figure out just how often I shift from 4th to 5th on the track... you boys must be riding some wide open texas tracks...

  • Twig323

Posted November 22, 2006 - 06:41 PM


Dude sorry to say that the 06 does the same thing. Maybe it a Yamaha trait. Its especially hard to find nuetral.

neutral deffinately is hard to grasp

  • aford541

Posted November 22, 2006 - 11:15 PM


Both the 06 and 07 are consistent.

The 06 shifted like crap till it got 20+ hours on it and the 07 is shifting like crap right now but is sensitive to oil changes.

I am going thorugh the gears weather I need to or not when I am riding the bike around to try and break the bike in faster and get it to shift better like the 06 did.

  • Huckster

Posted November 25, 2006 - 02:59 PM


Rode my '07 for the first time today and the shifting was Brutal....It almost felt like something was wrong or broken inside, it was so hard. I hope like heck it loosens up once its broken in and I replace the oil. I only rode for about 1hr and it was on wet clay, felt like ice, but after coming off a RMZ, I can say it felt lighter, didnt seem to want to turn as well, may have been the conditions, and the shifting really bothered me. I hope I didnt make a mistake.

  • never59

Posted November 25, 2006 - 03:43 PM


I just rode my 07 for the first time this week and i had no problems with shifting at all

  • mummer12

Posted November 26, 2006 - 12:21 PM


I have had no problems shifting on my 06, finding neutral is a SOB sometimes. 1st to 2nd i hit neutral sometimes in single track but i think it is operator error.:worthy:

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