08 YZ450F Cranky Shifting


12 replies to this topic
  • bnyfe

Posted December 12, 2007 - 04:44 PM

#1

the 08 YZ450F is the worst shifting bike I have ever had. Very cranky. MXA said so and I am now a true believer.

Is anyone else having issues?

  • 917 rider

Posted December 12, 2007 - 05:45 PM

#2

no, mines the best shifting bike ive ever had

  • CRFsean

Posted December 12, 2007 - 06:13 PM

#3

i was told it is because it is new. thats kinda how mine is right now. it should loosen up

  • MotoXT

Posted December 12, 2007 - 06:16 PM

#4

Mine shifts great. Only at 9 hours and I've changed the oil three times, but it's shifted great from the start.

  • todds924

Posted December 12, 2007 - 06:54 PM

#5

How many hours do you have on it? My 08 was like that until about 10 hours and a couple oil changes. It should loosen up.

  • k0ncept

Posted December 13, 2007 - 03:48 AM

#6

Change the Oil, then should be good to go!

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  • bnyfe

Posted December 13, 2007 - 04:15 AM

#7

I don't have much time on it at all. It's now three whopping degrees above zero here in NY. I will wait until I get more time on it.

As always....thanks for the good input guys!

  • Stepdaddy

Posted December 13, 2007 - 05:40 AM

#8

The First time I took mine out the shifting was kinda scetchy, the more hours i got on it the better it was. Ive only got about 5 hours at the most on it right now though

  • Ga426owner

Posted December 13, 2007 - 06:32 AM

#9

I don't have much time on it at all. It's now three whopping degrees above zero here in NY. I will wait until I get more time on it.

As always....thanks for the good input guys!


what oil are you using? That is to friggin cold....:banghead:
I found Amsoil 4stroke synth oil makes the tranny nice and smooth:thumbsup:

  • matts06yzf

Posted December 13, 2007 - 08:48 AM

#10

what oil are you using? That is to friggin cold....:banghead:
I found Amsoil 4stroke synth oil makes the tranny nice and smooth:thumbsup:


08= amsoil smooth as a freshly shaven:p

  • bnyfe

Posted December 13, 2007 - 09:21 AM

#11

what oil are you using? That is to friggin cold....:busted:
I found Amsoil 4stroke synth oil makes the tranny nice and smooth:thumbsup:


bike is just breaking in...I will switch to amsoil. Will be riding again indoors in January at Mototown. Will let you know how I make out. If you are all ok, I should be too.:banghead:

  • matts06yzf

Posted December 13, 2007 - 11:36 AM

#12

bike is just breaking in...I will switch to amsoil. Will be riding again indoors in January at Mototown. Will let you know how I make out. If you are all ok, I should be too.:banghead:


Switch now

  • Dolce_Grappa

Posted December 13, 2007 - 03:00 PM

#13

My 2007 is also notchy, but my friends 2007 is smooth. Both have similar hours and all.





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