Going 08

5 replies to this topic
  • Emiliano

Posted August 16, 2007 - 06:44 AM


I just sold mi 1999 YZ 400, it was a hell of a bike, but Im sure I will not miss it, I just buyed a 08 YZ 450!!!, I´LL have it by mid october cuse they are not entry in my country yet, but they will

Anything to look after for the 08??


  • grayracer513

Posted August 16, 2007 - 07:33 AM


Anything to look after for the 08??


Yes. It's very important to leave a little room between you and the other guy when you pass him, and watch out for the next corner coming at you very fast.

:thumbsup: enjoy!

One thing you may be confused by: Your 400 had a dry sump engine with the oil tank in the frame. Your '08 still has a dry sump engine, but the oil tank has been integrated into a cavity in the front of the engine, separate from the actual crankcase itself. Even though both drain plugs are now on the engine assembly itself, they are still two separate volumes, same as before.

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 16, 2007 - 10:08 AM


Wow what a huge contrast these 2 years of yzfs will be.......enjoy! :thumbsup:

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  • WB450

Posted August 16, 2007 - 02:30 PM


Enjoy, I love my 07.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 16, 2007 - 03:31 PM


Wow what a huge contrast these 2 years of yzfs will be.......enjoy! :thumbsup:

Yeah, I could hardly believe the difference between the '03 and '06 :shocked:

  • SXP

Posted August 16, 2007 - 09:30 PM


I have a 99 WR400 and an 07 WR450. My last ride (in June) was on the 400 in the company of all the latest and greatest off road machinery. Apart from the e-start, the bike held its own and I had just as much fun on the 400 as I have on the 450. It's still a great bike for off-road use. Why do I keep it? Because it has a plate.

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