1st ride 08 YZ-450F, Shifting Q


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  • Pappy141

Posted April 09, 2008 - 09:44 AM

#1

I'm coming off of a 07 450 Honda and just rode my 08 Yamaha on a jump infested MX track last Sunday. I went to the Yamaha primarily because of the superior suspension and linear powerband. Compared to the red machine the Yamaha's shifting was kinda "notchy", I missed my share of shifts that's for sure. Does this get better as the bike's trans breaks in? Any suggestions to improve this other than break-in.

  • WB450

Posted April 09, 2008 - 09:58 AM

#2

I felt better shifting with my 07 when I changed to Amsoil. JMO.

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 09, 2008 - 11:05 AM

#3

It is characteristic, and it does get better.

  • todds924

Posted April 09, 2008 - 09:24 PM

#4

I'm coming off of a 07 450 Honda and just rode my 08 Yamaha on a jump infested MX track last Sunday. I went to the Yamaha primarily because of the superior suspension and linear powerband. Compared to the red machine the Yamaha's shifting was kinda "notchy", I missed my share of shifts that's for sure. Does this get better as the bike's trans breaks in? Any suggestions to improve this other than break-in.


My 08 was the same way when it was new. It has about 40 hours on it now and the shifting is very good.

  • Pappy141

Posted April 10, 2008 - 09:36 AM

#5

Thanks guys!





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