New 2006 YZ450F


4 replies to this topic
  • Dingus

Posted February 05, 2008 - 09:25 AM

#1

I've already ridden red, but my local dealer has a new 2006 YZ450F that I can get a deal on.

I haven't followed Yamaha in the past - Are there any known issues with this model that I should know of?

Thanks!!!

  • Ga426owner

Posted February 05, 2008 - 10:44 AM

#2

I've already ridden red, but my local dealer has a new 2006 YZ450F that I can get a deal on.

I haven't followed Yamaha in the past - Are there any known issues with this model that I should know of?

Thanks!!!


my 2cents: :busted:

no real mechanical issues - some change the Cam Chain after 30-50hrs due to stretching. There have been a few failures
Stock Bar bend is too low, chain is junk - typical Yamaha
Some complain of turning 06/07 - and front wheel washing out and not sticking in ruts - Tires and clamps can fix 90% of this
Best motor from the 06-08 series powerwise.
Stock suspension is really good unless you are over 200lbs then it will need springs and/or revalve
very very reliable valvetrain - typical Yamaha

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  • KJ790

Posted February 05, 2008 - 12:35 PM

#3

Yup, get a new chain before you even ride it once. This will make the sprockets last a long time. Other than that, just change things for personal preference to make it fit you better (bar bend, tall seat, pegs, etc)

  • 642MX

Posted February 05, 2008 - 06:16 PM

#4

I've already ridden red, but my local dealer has a new 2006 YZ450F that I can get a deal on.

I haven't followed Yamaha in the past - Are there any known issues with this model that I should know of?

Thanks!!!


Where do live in Indiana?

  • GENE426

Posted February 05, 2008 - 06:18 PM

#5

How much you getting it for?
am looking for a new bike too
Just curious of good deal





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