2010 reliability


50 replies to this topic
  • Frank_z28

Posted January 19, 2010 - 08:05 PM

#1

I know its soon to ask that kind of question but do you think the new 450 will be as reliable as the old generation?

Im about to go buy one but im worried if its gonna be as tough as my good ol 03 wr450 and 05 yz250 2st...

Thanks!

  • ProMed

Posted January 19, 2010 - 08:31 PM

#2

I know its soon to ask that kind of question

I agree, too soon.

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted January 19, 2010 - 09:28 PM

#3

I know its soon to ask that kind of question but do you think the new 450 will be as reliable as the old generation?

Im about to go buy one but im worried if its gonna be as tough as my good ol 03 wr450 and 05 yz250 2st...

Thanks!


Seems like Yamaha only shiped these bikes to every country but the U.S.

I cant even get one yet at my dealer and other dealers around here dont have any either.

Looks like yamaha would get off their azz and get these things out to the public. I'm beginning to wonder if they even trust it since they arent turning loose of them.

  • SNO-PRO

Posted January 20, 2010 - 06:18 AM

#4

21 hours on mine with no real problems yet. Valves haven't moved either. Pretty limited release it seems and only certain dealers are getting them, I know my dealer has got a few already.

  • NMdesertRacer

Posted January 20, 2010 - 06:43 AM

#5

My dealer got one so far!

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted January 20, 2010 - 07:48 AM

#6

My dealer said it still says january as for the delivery date. It must mean the end of january instead of the beginning.:banghead:

  • aedwards07

Posted January 20, 2010 - 08:21 AM

#7

I am at 32hours on mine and its been great.No problems so far.I think with the new airbox design it should help dirt from getting into the motor as well.Ive been changing the oil every 2 hrs with rotella and everything still looks new.

  • YamaLink

Posted January 20, 2010 - 08:53 AM

#8

I haven't heard anything because as others stated it is too new. Thirty two hours on a 2010 by January? Someone is doing a lot of riding!! :banghead:

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted January 20, 2010 - 10:17 AM

#9

I haven't heard anything because as others stated it is too new. Thirty two hours on a 2010 by January? Someone is doing a lot of riding!! :banghead:


I was thinking the same thing. I bet they have some deep ruts dug.

  • aedwards07

Posted January 20, 2010 - 12:46 PM

#10

I haven't heard anything because as others stated it is too new. Thirty two hours on a 2010 by January? Someone is doing a lot of riding!! :banghead:


Yea I ride alot.haha.Usually 2-3 times during the week and then at least 1 day on the weekends.Average time on the bike is around 1.6 hours per ride day.

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  • ProMed

Posted January 20, 2010 - 02:18 PM

#11

Yea I ride alot.haha.Usually 2-3 times during the week and then at least 1 day on the weekends.Average time on the bike is around 1.6 hours per ride day.

Are you running an hourmeter on your 2010?

  • aedwards07

Posted January 20, 2010 - 02:49 PM

#12

Yep I am.

  • laserracer

Posted January 20, 2010 - 03:17 PM

#13

Seen one take out 3 wins from 3 starts in vets mx last weekend ..was like it was on rails ...plenty of them it seems..down under

  • NMdesertRacer

Posted January 20, 2010 - 07:51 PM

#14

Question: Is there any room anywhere to make a bigger tank for this bike?

  • grayracer513

Posted January 20, 2010 - 08:26 PM

#15

Question: Is there any room anywhere to make a bigger tank for this bike?

I can see several ways of adding capacity to it, but I'm not sure how much my ideas would add. It will be difficult to get it up around 2.8 or better without doing something unconventional.

  • Swiss_Dirtrider

Posted January 21, 2010 - 01:06 AM

#16

Are you running an hourmeter on your 2010?


Alternatively you can buy the GYTR Power Tuner. If you plug this thing in, it shows the hours.
So the 2010 YZF450 has an "integrated hourmeter" stock, you only have to be able to read it out... :banghead:

  • ProMed

Posted January 21, 2010 - 04:08 PM

#17

Alternatively you can buy the GYTR Power Tuner. If you plug this thing in, it shows the hours.
So the 2010 YZF450 has an "integrated hourmeter" stock, you only have to be able to read it out... :banghead:

Good info, thanks!

  • Troutman

Posted January 22, 2010 - 07:29 PM

#18

Alternatively you can buy the GYTR Power Tuner. If you plug this thing in, it shows the hours.
So the 2010 YZF450 has an "integrated hourmeter" stock, you only have to be able to read it out... :bonk:

Wow, Thats great I never knew that. That is an awesome feature :banghead:

  • FinchFan194

Posted January 22, 2010 - 08:10 PM

#19

^^^ Pretty sure the Honda and Kawi have that feature too.

  • moto278

Posted January 22, 2010 - 10:28 PM

#20

i have no idea as i dont own them. but unlike the yami, dont honda/kaw/suzu all need laptops for the tuners? its a computer program you plug into the bike, not a hand held unit like yami?





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