Woods Friendly with Legs


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  • Coastie3202

Posted April 07, 2008 - 04:18 AM

#1

Just got my YZ 450F and of course I'm already wanting to make changes. This is my first true motocross bike, even though I have always ridden enduro. So........

What have you guys done to your YZ to make it more woods and rock friendly and give it some distance between fuel stops? Pics would be great too.

I know that I could have bought a WR, but I wanted the YZ, and I have quit asking myself why.

I look forward to your input as I begin to put together my Christmas list.

:thumbsup:

  • Smokeslider

Posted April 07, 2008 - 10:04 AM

#2

GYTR flywheel, Acerbis Guards, Obvious tire changes for conditions, WC rad cages and skidplate, PMB endcap (cheap way to get FS approved SA)
I'm still debating which tank to get, leaning towards IMS, just have to figure out how to get it cleared through my sponsor (read wife). I'm sure some guys are running some other combos but these have worked well for me so far.

  • fundgh

Posted April 07, 2008 - 10:15 AM

#3

I have a plated YZ400f that has a WR charging system and flywheel, FMF Q pipe, and it gets really good mileage. I went for a ride the other day and did about 50 miles of Dual Sport riding with some twisties, fire roads, trails, and even snow and it only used 1.3 gallons. I don't think I will even mount the Clarke tank I have if my range is going to be that good. I am used to riding the ol KDX where 30 miles of off-road was a lot.

  • WB450

Posted April 07, 2008 - 10:26 AM

#4

This is what I have done. I changed my rear to a 52, 9 oz GYTR flywheel, IMS 3.1, PMB end cap, PMB kick it kick stand, Zip Ty rad cages, Devol skid plate, and I re routed my breather tube into the air box. I can post some pics if you need them.

  • sacfelix

Posted April 07, 2008 - 02:03 PM

#5

I recently purchased a new yz450f myself and I love the bike. The changes I made to the bike are the following:

1. Moose rad guards, W.C braces, rear caliper guard and skid plate
2. FMF Q pipe (What a difference over the stock pipe)
3. Clarke oversize tank (3.2 gallons)
4. Took the stock tires off and threw them as far as I could throw
5. Moose rear H.D disk guard
6. RK X ring O-ring chain and Blue renthal 51 in rear
7. Blue & Black Powermadd hand guards
8. Blue ASV levers (shortys)
9. reroute the crankcase breather tube into the airbox( This mod is a must if you own a 06-08 yz450f because, yes gentlemen, they do suck air at higher rpms)
10. Blue fork bleeders
11. GYTR H.D clutch springs
12. Twin-Air air filter
13. seal savers
14. GYTR air screw
15. Powershot 2 and minor jetting adjustment
16. Fastway Footpegs
17. Hour meter
18. Blue axel blocks, front master cylinder cover, rear master cylinder cap, timing plugs and oil filler plug, In-line 5/16 blue fuel filter and asv clamp

I think I covered most of my mods although some of them were just because I had extra cash on hand.

  • Coastie3202

Posted April 07, 2008 - 02:36 PM

#6

This is what I have done. I changed my rear to a 52, 9 oz GYTR flywheel, IMS 3.1, PMB end cap, PMB kick it kick stand, Zip Ty rad cages, Devol skid plate, and I re routed my breather tube into the air box. I can post some pics if you need them.


Pics would be great. Thanks.

  • WB450

Posted April 07, 2008 - 03:12 PM

#7

Pics would be great. Thanks.




Can do. I also have some cycra hand guards.

Breather re rout.
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Zip Ty rad guards.
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PMB end cap.
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PMB Kick it kick stand.
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Devol, and IMS 3.1.
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Hope this helps.

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  • WB450

Posted April 07, 2008 - 03:17 PM

#8

I recently purchased a new yz450f myself and I love the bike. The changes I made to the bike are the following:

1. Moose rad guards, W.C braces, rear caliper guard and skid plate
2. FMF Q pipe (What a difference over the stock pipe)
3. Clarke oversize tank (3.2 gallons)
4. Took the stock tires off and threw them as far as I could throw
5. Moose rear H.D disk guard
6. RK X ring O-ring chain and Blue renthal 51 in rear
7. Blue & Black Powermadd hand guards
8. Blue ASV levers (shortys)
9. reroute the crankcase breather tube into the airbox( This mod is a must if you own a 06-08 yz450f because, yes gentlemen, they do suck air at higher rpms)
10. Blue fork bleeders
11. GYTR H.D clutch springs
12. Twin-Air air filter
13. seal savers
14. GYTR air screw
15. Powershot 2 and minor jetting adjustment
16. Fastway Footpegs
17. Hour meter
18. Blue axel blocks, front master cylinder cover, rear master cylinder cap, timing plugs and oil filler plug, In-line 5/16 blue fuel filter and asv clamp

I think I covered most of my mods although some of them were just because I had extra cash on hand.


What did you go with, what conditions do you typically ride in, and are you happy with them

  • sacfelix

Posted April 08, 2008 - 04:45 AM

#9

I ride nothing but trails and all year long. I ride alot in the different National Forest areas. The terrain ranges from clay, hard pan, rocky hill climbs in the summer to snow in the winter. I am happy with all the items I listed. I will post a few pics of each item later today.

  • WB450

Posted April 08, 2008 - 07:22 AM

#10

I ride nothing but trails and all year long. I ride alot in the different National Forest areas. The terrain ranges from clay, hard pan, rocky hill climbs in the summer to snow in the winter. I am happy with all the items I listed. I will post a few pics of each item later today.



Ya, but what tires did you go with?

  • MaxPower

Posted April 08, 2008 - 01:25 PM

#11

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[COLOR="Green"]I love them white Yamahas with the factory graphics. I think they are the best looking bikes ever

I like that breather set up[/COLOR]

  • WB450

Posted April 08, 2008 - 06:01 PM

#12

Thank you!

  • Norman

Posted April 08, 2008 - 06:32 PM

#13

Here is mine, Factory connection suspension, IMS 3.2 gal tank, RG3 22mm offset clamps, Pro Taper woods high bends, Dunlop 756's, Scotts damper, Renthal sprockets and Regina Oring chain, DR D full stainless system w/spark arrestor, hurricane graphic kit, Cycra pro bend hand guards, GYTR flywheel.:thumbsup: RG3 clamps were added after this pic.
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  • sacfelix

Posted April 12, 2008 - 09:46 PM

#14

My bike came stock with dunlop 756s so I changed them with IRCs. Here are a few pics of the mods I done.
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Hope this helps!





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