Frame guard for '07 YZF450?


8 replies to this topic
  • TBone_Boston

Posted March 08, 2007 - 04:22 AM

#1

I recently read in one of the magazines that there is a vulnerable oil line on the '07 YZF450 and that some manufacturer offers a $50 guard that bolts onto the frame.

Does anyone know about this? I remember the add saying that its a must have because during the mags testing they ruptured the line and started leaking oil.

Is there any truth to this or can I leave the $50 in my Dr.D Exhaust savings account? :applause:

  • Mfinazzo

Posted March 08, 2007 - 05:12 AM

#2

Why take the chance. I to saw the same article and order a guard from 07 YZ450.



  • Mfinazzo

Posted March 08, 2007 - 05:13 AM

#3

http://www.yamaha-mo...0/0/detail.aspx

Heres the link

  • TBone_Boston

Posted March 08, 2007 - 06:18 AM

#4

Thanks for the link.

BTW - I found one offered by Light Speed (on motosport.com). Can I assume this one is 'bolt on' ready (as I assume the GYTR is)?

I have a 25 coupon for motosport so I'd like to buy it there.

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  • KJ790

Posted March 08, 2007 - 06:32 AM

#5

I use a carbon fiber works guard on both of my bikes. I didn't like how the oil line still goes above all of the guards you can buy, so I made another guard out of carbon fiber that protects all the way up to the pipe. The pic is a little blurry because I took it on my phone.

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 08, 2007 - 09:44 AM

#6

Bear in mind: That oil line is a pressure balance vent between the crankcase and the oil tank. While it would make a bit of a mess if it were opened, it carries no oil, other than vapors and spill over, and is not terribly critical. If you spend a lot of time plowing through brush, it would be worthwhile to protect it, though.

Actually, I think that there's been far fewer of these vent lines damaged than there have dipsticks broken off by stones and such.

  • TBone_Boston

Posted March 08, 2007 - 04:34 PM

#7

Thanks for the comment grey. It defintely helps put things into perspective.

-Tony

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 08, 2007 - 05:03 PM

#8

I have the GYTR guard and it works great and looks trick :applause:

  • jay yz-f

Posted March 09, 2007 - 02:44 PM

#9

how about these ?? tall frame guards

http://www.pro-carbo...YZF 06 tall.jpg





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