07 YZ450F shifting problems

5 replies to this topic
  • joeinalpine

Posted December 05, 2006 - 09:56 AM


The shifter is not butter smooth like I had hoped. It is clumsy going from 1st to 2nd. Will it eventually get smoother or is this how the 450's shift??

Can I move the shifter down a few clicks to get more leverage with my boot or am I asking for trouble doing this?:worthy: :D

  • JohnnyOfast

Posted December 05, 2006 - 10:14 AM


I moved my shifter down, but thats cause I had Thor 50/50 boots on, with regular mx boots I regreted it and will move it back.

Mine shifted kinda rough too, so I changed the oil right away after only about a 1/2 hour break in ride. Glad I did, it looked like a crappy milk shake in there, can't believe that came out of a new bike. :worthy:

  • grayracer513

Posted December 05, 2006 - 01:30 PM


Notchy shifting going over neutral is a YZF tradition. They get a little better with age, generally. Moving the shifter is what a lot of guys do. The risk is in getting it so low that you kick it out of gear unintentionally. Try it and see what you like. Sometimes it just comes down to retraining yourself a little, too.

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  • rexbond007

Posted December 05, 2006 - 10:02 PM


Glad I did, it looked like a crappy milk shake in there, can't believe that came out of a new bike. :worthy:

milk shake that's kinda scary !!!
mine was black after 2 hr break in ride.

i had to move my shifter down. little rough shifting but no different than my 01 WR. but i hope it will get better with age.

  • Monster04

Posted December 05, 2006 - 10:08 PM


My 04 was the same but it loosend up after about 10hrs

  • cappy79

Posted December 06, 2006 - 06:51 AM


neutral is a little notchy but mine shifts fine other than that, my 2 cents. I'm thinking about a 10mm shorter shift lever (less leverage but better position on my foot, which is attached to about 200lbs of force:thumbsup: )
Cappy 79

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