2009 YZ450F before u take for a spin

5 replies to this topic
  • xorron5

Posted October 18, 2008 - 12:51 AM


Hi, so i read that before u ride an new mx bike it requiers GREASE ,
and that u need to strip the bike in parts and grease the hell out of it..
so whats the prosedure :D

  • curtis515s

Posted October 18, 2008 - 08:46 AM


Grease your steering stem bearings, both wheels axles, all linkage pivot points including the swing arm. I also pull out the chain adjuster bolts and put grease on them. It's not fun but it will save you money and headaches in the long run.

  • xorron5

Posted October 18, 2008 - 11:15 AM


Cheers mate ,thats what i was afraid of hearing...

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  • bansheeater1

Posted October 18, 2008 - 05:08 PM


I don't really think its necessary to greese everything. I didn't greese my old 04 yz450 and it held up fine for 4 years.

  • YamaLink

Posted October 18, 2008 - 08:04 PM


I'm guilty of not greasing some new bikes (along with not tightening spokes or checking air filter or engine oil levels), but others I will take the time; those bikes are usually purchased during a big snow storm where no one can even leave the driveway.

  • rjboschjr

Posted October 18, 2008 - 08:25 PM


Yamaha as far as i know does not put a liberal amount of grease in their bearings. You should or must check all bearings and grease accordingly period.

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