Best suspension shop for 08 YZ450F?


37 replies to this topic
  • ridered22

Posted February 02, 2008 - 01:03 PM

#1

Wanted some feedback as to best company to send suspension to for revalve forks and shock? I have used factory connection, pro action and enzo on my other bikes in past and so far I am thinking enzo or RG3 but want some input from other guys who have suspension revalved.

  • rmzRacer293

Posted February 02, 2008 - 01:47 PM

#2

everyone says that enzo does the yammies the best.

  • todds924

Posted February 02, 2008 - 05:05 PM

#3

ENZO and be done with it! They set up my 08 beautifully. You will be very satisfied with there work.

  • MotoXT

Posted February 02, 2008 - 07:23 PM

#4

Pro Action did mine and I'm very happy with it.

  • MX1967

Posted February 02, 2008 - 07:35 PM

#5

Why would you guys need to revalve your 08 YZ suspension??? Unless your a pro you're wasting money. Yamaha has the best suspension ever to see a stock bike. Careful setup can save you lots of money & if your suspension shop guys are telling you that your new YZ needs a revalve, tell him "It's a YZ, not a CRF"

  • pamatt

Posted February 02, 2008 - 07:46 PM

#6

1 Break in suspension.
2 Change over to redline suspension fluids.
3 Set sag and adjust clickers to fine tune.
4 Race and ride the best stock suspension ever.
5 Send love notes to KYB engineers!!

  • MX1967

Posted February 02, 2008 - 07:55 PM

#7

1 Break in suspension.
2 Change over to redline suspension fluids.
3 Set sag and adjust clickers to fine tune.
4 Race and ride the best stock suspension ever.
5 Send love notes to KYB engineers!!


Exactly!!!!:busted:

  • ridered22

Posted February 02, 2008 - 08:02 PM

#8

For one I am a older racer who has raced at the top of amateur racing and am heavier than I used to be. I have done Lorettas and raced at the Pro tracks in my hayday. I now have a son and daughter riding and have switched from red to blue. Just wanting some honest opinions who does blue best. The stock suspension is very good but Me being 195 doesnt help. Trust me the best modification ever to be done is suspension work. I have ridden several suspension companies with red bikes but am giving the blue a shot now and want opinions.

  • MX1967

Posted February 02, 2008 - 08:12 PM

#9

For one I am a older racer who has raced at the top of amateur racing and am heavier than I used to be. I have done Lorettas and raced at the Pro tracks in my hayday. I now have a son and daughter riding and have switched from red to blue. Just wanting some honest opinions who does blue best. The stock suspension is very good but Me being 195 doesnt help. Trust me the best modification ever to be done is suspension work. I have ridden several suspension companies with red bikes but am giving the blue a shot now and want opinions.


At 195lbs you can simply go up on your spring rates with a little less oil in the forks & the shock valving will work with a spring rate increase. I weigh 185, race the Intermediate class & my 06 YZ450 still has the stock valving. I do send the suspension to Enzo for oil changes but all it's ever had done to it.

  • rickallen124

Posted February 02, 2008 - 10:31 PM

#10

MB1 also does excellent work on KYB suspension. Everyone thinks of them as a showa specialist, which they are, but they do as good as if not better work on the kayaba. They did my 06 YZ250F and it's awesome-plush on the small chop with really good bottoming resistance. I'm having my 08 YZ450 revalved by them right now and hopefully the ground won't be covered with snow when I get it back next week:ride: . Check them out at www.mb1suspension.com

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  • BBrown626

Posted February 02, 2008 - 11:04 PM

#11

For one I am a older racer who has raced at the top of amateur racing and am heavier than I used to be. I have done Lorettas and raced at the Pro tracks in my hayday. I now have a son and daughter riding and have switched from red to blue. Just wanting some honest opinions who does blue best. The stock suspension is very good but Me being 195 doesnt help. Trust me the best modification ever to be done is suspension work. I have ridden several suspension companies with red bikes but am giving the blue a shot now and want opinions.


Respring and ride it. You should be able to dial it in w/o revalving.:busted:

  • grunkthump

Posted February 03, 2008 - 07:07 AM

#12

which Redline oil?? 2.5 or 5??

  • pamatt

Posted February 03, 2008 - 06:14 PM

#13

I Use Redline 5wt in the forks and 2.5 wt in the shock. This oil lasts much longer than any other I have used.

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted February 03, 2008 - 06:30 PM

#14

I have a 06 450f yami and had litz racing to revalve mine and it done wonders to it. I weigh 175lbs with out gear and did not have to go to stiffer springs when he done it. They are located in Blountville, TN off the tri-cities airport exit on interstate 81(centanary road). He has been in the suspension business for over 20 years and was Hondas main suspenion guy just till last year. His contract ran out with them and now he has his own business,and his specialty is yamahas.

  • dbehr624

Posted February 03, 2008 - 08:25 PM

#15

Well guys i feel like a dunce asking this, but what in the world does revalving do....:busted:

  • cathode

Posted February 03, 2008 - 09:03 PM

#16

I don't have much experience with different aftermarket valving other than RG3. Last year I bought an '02 250F that had RG3 valving and it was the smoothest most stable bike I've been on (compared to factory '05 CRF 450, '04 YZ 450 and '06 RM 250). Lean back, pin it and you could sail over a mile of whoops with no wish wash. I've read good things about RG3 as well.

That said, *none* of the bikes were setup for "me" so take it all with a grain of salt.

  • twenty34

Posted February 03, 2008 - 09:35 PM

#17

MB1 also does excellent work on KYB suspension. Everyone thinks of them as a showa specialist, which they are, but they do as good as if not better work on the kayaba. They did my 06 YZ250F and it's awesome-plush on the small chop with really good bottoming resistance. I'm having my 08 YZ450 revalved by them right now and hopefully the ground won't be covered with snow when I get it back next week:ride: . Check them out at www.mb1suspension.com


Ditto for my YZ450. Still to this day can't imagine riding with out a revalve for your weight and riding style/track preference.

[COLOR="Red"]MB1 has worked out VERY well for me. [/COLOR]:ride:

They just did my CRF as well. :busted: :worthy:

If you'd like more details, please PM me.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 04, 2008 - 07:44 AM

#18

Well guys i feel like a dunce asking this, but what in the world does revalving do....:busted:

Revalving is the process of modifying the compression and rebound valves in the fork/shock that control how much resistance it has to motion under specific conditions.

Ideally, the suspension would use its entire range of motion when any given person rides it. Furthermore, how the suspension reacts will have a tremendous effect on how the bike handles corners and how well it accelerates and stops, since its purpose is to keep the wheels in contact with the ground. It also affects how stable it is, and of course, rider fatigue.

When a stock bike is built, the factory chooses a target rider weight and skill level to build for that they feel will give satisfactory performance to the largest number of individuals without modification. To a very fast pro rider, this set up will likely be far too soft, whereas to a recreational rider who is a bit over the target weight range, it will seem harsh on the one hand, yet also bottom too easily because the springs are wrong.

With custom suspension, the suspension character is adapted to you, and your riding style and skill level. The results can be very impressive.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted February 04, 2008 - 05:25 PM

#19

ENZO and be done with it! They set up my 08 beautifully. You will be very satisfied with there work.

How did you set yours up Todd?

  • dbehr624

Posted February 04, 2008 - 09:32 PM

#20

Revalving is the process of modifying the compression and rebound valves in the fork/shock that control how much resistance it has to motion under specific conditions.

Ideally, the suspension would use its entire range of motion when any given person rides it. Furthermore, how the suspension reacts will have a tremendous effect on how the bike handles corners and how well it accelerates and stops, since its purpose is to keep the wheels in contact with the ground. It also affects how stable it is, and of course, rider fatigue.

When a stock bike is built, the factory chooses a target rider weight and skill level to build for that they feel will give satisfactory performance to the largest number of individuals without modification. To a very fast pro rider, this set up will likely be far too soft, whereas to a recreational rider who is a bit over the target weight range, it will seem harsh on the one hand, yet also bottom too easily because the springs are wrong.

With custom suspension, the suspension character is adapted to you, and your riding style and skill level. The results can be very impressive.


Thanks gray....

So for the guys who are under/over the target range, would it be best to revalve and respring? Or could you get away with just respringing it to your weight? thanks





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