New owner of a brand new 08 yz 450f!

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  • Wiz636

Posted February 10, 2009 - 10:13 AM


I don't mean to thread jack, but I am picking up my 08 soon and was wondering exactly where I should grease evrything before I ride. Anyone have a link? (please don't tell me to search, if I would have found something, I would not have posted! :-))

You want to grease the steering head bearings, the swingarm bearings, and all of the linkage bearings. Also would be a good idea to get a good packing of grease in the wheel bearings, and lightly coat the axles and all the linkage bolts and swingarm shaft before reinstalling.

  • 08YZ450Derek

Posted February 10, 2009 - 12:34 PM


I totally agree with Wiz, the bike is bone dry from the Factory. I just moved from WA Wiz, Fort Lewis just got out of the army!

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  • slinger09

Posted February 12, 2009 - 06:13 PM


Just one question on the ball bearing drainhole mod. Has anyone tried tapping in the ball bearing without drilling or is that a must do on the mod. Just got a new 08 450 and am trying to gather as much info as possible on all the needed mods.

  • xr50er

Posted February 12, 2009 - 08:21 PM


from grey's post it looks like the ball wont fit without drilling the hole-- link to greys write up

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