Another Make-Over Post with Pics and Specs

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  • Mighty_Whitey

Posted March 18, 2010 - 04:14 PM


Hey guys, it's been a while but I thought I would post some pics and specs from another makeover I did to my 2006 YZ450f. If you click on "My Garage" you can see the different makeovers from blue to white to black...I have pics of all three she's had in the past four years.

Anyway, I don't see many black YZ' thought I would share :lol:

This was for the 2010 Adelanto Grand Prix

- New radiator (fill side)
- New radiator louvers (going to use RID dye to dye them black)
- DID ERT520 Gold Chain
- Tag rear sprocket for Adelanto - (47 tooth) 2 less than stock
- Tag rear sprocket for MX - (49 tooth) - stock
- Tag countershaft sprocket (stock)
- Tag countershaft sprocket - (14 tooth) 1 more for adelanto
- Acerbis chain rub
(stock gearing is 13/49, I'm running 14-47 for Adelanto, equivalent to about 4 teeth change)
- Full Cycra vented BLACK plastic set: front fender, rear fendor, shrouds and number plates -- never had a black bike...going to try it :banana:
- DecalWorks full background kit with airbox: white backgrounds, black numbers with black, gray and metallic gold color scheme
- Rockstar Energy black and metallic gold radiator shroud graphics
- DRD/ENZO racing fork guard vinyl and rear fender vinyl graphics
- Sunline MotoRay rotating handguards (black)
- The ignition cover, clutch cover and aluminum chain guide is off to Embee Powder Coating for a matte black finish ($80) for all. Which is a deal considering it's more than $80 for one cover!
- Dunlop 756 front and rear tires

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Edited by Mighty_Whitey, March 18, 2010 - 06:42 PM.

  • MR2turbo4evr

Posted March 18, 2010 - 05:49 PM


Pics don't work for me :banana:

  • Mighty_Whitey

Posted March 18, 2010 - 06:43 PM



  • anthony250

Posted March 18, 2010 - 07:06 PM


Damm Good Job. Thats sweet.

  • dirtbikesonny

Posted March 18, 2010 - 07:15 PM


Looks real good!

  • grayracer513

Posted March 18, 2010 - 07:40 PM


Somebody is going to say that the black looks freestyle, or something, but I like it.

  • sacfelix

Posted March 18, 2010 - 07:56 PM


Very Nice!

  • KJ790

Posted March 18, 2010 - 09:06 PM


Wow, I'm normally not a fan of black bikes but that looks great! Very well done.

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 18, 2010 - 09:07 PM


I agree Gray about the freestyle thing but that is one sharp looking Yamaha!

Good Job!

  • Family Man

Posted March 18, 2010 - 09:09 PM


Looks great. Let us know how the black plastic holds up. I heard it looks old quick.

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  • tek_01

Posted March 18, 2010 - 09:14 PM


Looks really nice, black and gold go well together

  • baja931

Posted March 19, 2010 - 02:15 AM


that looks really nice man. yeah let us know how the black plastic wears, if it keeps looking good. I have been considering switching my bike over to black.

  • Swapper265

Posted March 19, 2010 - 04:59 AM


Yeah man, that looks SWEET !!!!!

I really like the white board idea for keeping a track of your running maintenance. No way to forget anything doin that. Very nice.

  • Mighty_Whitey

Posted March 19, 2010 - 06:29 AM


Thanks guys!

I've only had three rides on the black plastics so they still look good. I've also heard they don't last very long. In contrast, my white plastics survived at least a year or about 35 rides...12 races and quite a few dirt samples. I don't expect these to last this long but it was time for a different flavor.

  • davcon

Posted March 19, 2010 - 07:33 AM


Looks great! Nice work. Also like the shelves you have in the garage. What size are those holes?

  • grayracer513

Posted March 19, 2010 - 08:39 AM


What size are those holes?

As long as we're off topic, let's ask that question about the silhouette taped to the cabinet.:banana:

  • WB450

Posted March 19, 2010 - 08:51 AM


I'm not a fan of energy drink graphics, but I like your bike.

  • clutchless

Posted March 19, 2010 - 09:17 AM


New radiator louvers (going to use RID dye to dye them black)

i used Rust-Oleum Direct to Plastic Textured Paint for these in flat black. Worked really well and has held up for 6 months with no chips or white showing through.

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 19, 2010 - 11:59 AM


What gearing combo are you running? That rear looks small. . .

  • Mighty_Whitey

Posted March 20, 2010 - 10:36 AM


You guys are funny...

The silhouette holes are courtesy of a Les Baer 1911, .45 hand held a 25 yards. A fine pistol indeed.

Thanks for the tip on the louvers, I never got around to RID dying them so I may try the paint you suggested.

As for the gearing, stock is 13/49 and in that photo I have 14/47 for the Adelanto Grand Prix race.

Here's a quick 4 minute video of me racing the bike with gearing at the Adelanto Grand Prix this year:

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