'06 vs.'07 vs.'08 vs.'09 YZ 450: which do you prefer?


23 replies to this topic
  • Gunner354

Posted December 05, 2011 - 01:22 PM

#21

I got a 2009 yz450 had it for about a year, lots of hours on it the rear hub exploded once, other then that no problems. rotella oil.


Chain being to tight most likely caused the hub to explode.

  • iceee187

Posted December 06, 2011 - 06:38 PM

#22

i had my hub xplode, most likely it was ur sprocket bolts being to loose. I dont think they had nylon lock nuts on those. My 06 did the same. Chain was perfect.

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 06, 2011 - 07:43 PM

#23

Chain was perfect.

Really?

Does this chain look loose?

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  • Slideshow Bob

Posted December 07, 2011 - 02:48 AM

#24

If you get an 06 I have 2 very minor complaints.

1. Be extra regular with your headstock servicing, the seal is crud.
2. the breather hose from the top of the head needs re-routing if you ride in water/mud/ sand (there's a link/thread on this forum about it in the stickies somewhere) (link?)

Otherwise, I love my 06.





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