08 yz450f newbie

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  • trips

Posted June 27, 2010 - 11:24 AM


Ok so i've just recently traded in my kxf 250 for an 08 yzf 450. All i can say is wow.
The bike is incredible. Before i rode i was thinking, i hope i havn't made a mistake in changing bikes. First lap on the track though and i fell in love, lol. I havn't been this excited about riding a bike since i got my first bike.

Can anyone help me on what the stock settings for the suspension are though as i havn't got a manuel yet and what i found was when i opened it up on bumpy straights it would skip about. I just want to get it stock and work from there.

Ha Ha woops i've also wrote this in the wrong place.

  • Lankyrider

Posted June 27, 2010 - 12:19 PM


Congrats for the new bike. The 08 is one of the best models that Yamaha has ever produced. Here is a link where you can download the whole manual, you're gonna need it. The stock settings are listed inside.

  • trips

Posted June 27, 2010 - 12:32 PM


Thanks mate. The link doesn't work for me for some reason, just redirects me to yamaha au home page.

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  • Lankyrider

Posted June 27, 2010 - 12:54 PM


The link works for me, but anyway here are the stock suspension specs.:)

FRONT FORK REBOUND DAMPING - 12 clicks out (11 for europe)

FRONT FORK COMPRESSION DAMPING - 12 clicks out (7 for europe)

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER REBOUND DAMPING - 12 clicks out (6 for europe)

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER LOW COMPRESSION - 11 clicks out (10 for europe)

REAR SHOCk ABSORBER HIGH COMPRESSION - 1-1/2 turns out (2 for europe)

  • trips

Posted June 27, 2010 - 12:59 PM


Strange must be my location or something.
Anyway thanks for that mate really appreciate it.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 27, 2010 - 01:17 PM


Site may be down or who knows what. Try this one: http://www.yamaha-mo...ice/manuals.jsp

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