YZF450 red hot exhaust

5 replies to this topic
  • xl-one

Posted October 07, 2008 - 06:22 PM


Hey Gang
I'm new to this big 2 wheeled 4 stroke thing (been buggies and quads for many years) I just bought an 04 YZF450, I haven't even taken it out yet. Running it on the stand the header pipe gets red hot...not just a slight glow..this puppy is cherry red! Is this normal or do I have issues?

  • curthall11

Posted October 07, 2008 - 06:37 PM


Yes it's normal if you search the forums there are some posts about it.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 07, 2008 - 06:39 PM



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  • tjscott2012

Posted October 07, 2008 - 06:40 PM


i recommend that you dont let it idle on the stand for long.
4 strokes, especially 450's overheat easy, also, you arent supposed
to let a race bike idle for more than 30 seconds because of carbon deposits
i do it anyway, but im just sayin

  • xl-one

Posted October 07, 2008 - 06:57 PM


Thanks guys!

  • Justin89

Posted October 07, 2008 - 08:39 PM


No need to bash on the guy but I cant believe we're still getting these here...it's cool though :lame::bonk:

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