is my Yami "Tall " ?

14 replies to this topic
  • ChillyKTM

Posted April 09, 2011 - 02:47 AM


I have a 2011 yz 450..i love it !! A friend or 2 ( both honda riders ) commented how tall or high the seat is ??
to me feels same as every Yami i have had !! This being my fourth ....anyone get that kind comment about theirs ???

  • powers450f

Posted April 10, 2011 - 09:18 AM


Mine feels the same as all my other yamahas too.

  • SM421

Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:34 AM


My experience has been that the same. Any time a Non-Yamaha guy rides my bike they comment about how tall it is.

IMO Yamaha & Kawasaki fell larger/taller, while the Honda & Suzuki fell lower and more compact.

  • Yamaryder29

Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:38 AM


Maybe that person doesn't have their sag setup correctly.

  • jasen 2007

Posted April 11, 2011 - 08:44 AM


Maybe that person doesn't have their sag setup correctly.


  • thsp485

Posted April 11, 2011 - 04:58 PM


I owned a 2006 YZ 250F and also noticed this tall feeling in the saddle of my bike after riding some of my buddies bikes like KTMs and Suzuki. I know you are asking about the new 450, but maybe it is a Yamaha trait.

  • motoman808

Posted April 11, 2011 - 07:13 PM


i have a 2006 crf 450 with step seat and 2011 yz 450 both bikes are the same hight give or take a 1/8 "

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 11, 2011 - 09:02 PM


If you have a 27" tall rear tire that travels 12" from full extension, and clears the fender by a quarter inch at full stroke, that leaves you 1 3/4" for a fender and a seat if you want to keep it fairly flat and hold it to 39". They're all about the same minus the sag.

  • YZ250F08

Posted April 24, 2011 - 02:03 AM


how do you like the 2011 yami?

  • crf450319

Posted April 24, 2011 - 07:13 AM


27 inch tire?

Not a 27" rim, but yes a 27" tall tire. 19" at the rim/bead, then approx. another 4" on both the top and bottom for knobs and tire carcass.

  • YamaLink

Posted April 24, 2011 - 09:11 AM


Bingo! Set it at around 100mm and it could "lower" the bike quite a bit if the rider has only 3" sag. Now if the bike has too much sag to begin with - say 115mm - and you set it up properly, even to 105mm, the bike just became over .25 inch taller "taller".

Maybe that person doesn't have their sag setup correctly.

  • Tmall

Posted April 24, 2011 - 09:33 AM


I'm unsure if it's the same height as an 09. But, my buddy's 09 Yami feels a lot shorter than my '10 Kawi..

  • grayracer513

Posted April 24, 2011 - 12:15 PM


27 inch tire?

That's how tall your rear tire is, more or less, yes. Why?

  • THE-OG-694

Posted April 25, 2011 - 01:01 PM


my 11 felt tall at first, i picked up a PC link and it dropped almost a full inch...feels perfect now....

  • motoxpsych

Posted May 03, 2011 - 08:52 AM


How did the PC link change the handling? You also said it dropped the rear height by an inch? Worth the $225?

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