Picked Up My Dream Bike Today


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  • 1nd1anajones

Posted January 07, 2012 - 04:57 PM

#1

Well for the past few months Ive been trying not to purchase a new bike but today I couldnt hold back any longer, I went to my local yamaha dealer and priced out a 2011 yz450f and pulled the trigger once I felt it was a reasonable price. Ive always been a huge fan of yamahas and reading all the comments by almost every rider out there saying that yamahas arnt always the fastest but they are always the most durable and reliable, and thats what I want. Im coming off a 2005 klx300r that I had a couple years ago so I have a feeling this bike is going to be a handful to ride for the first few days.

I paid $8,000 plus 13% sales tax (No frieght/pdi/other fees) and it retails for $9400 (In canada anyway) so I was pretty happy about the deal. :smirk:

I have been looking for months for a used bike and people want so much for beat up bikes that need hundreds of dollars to bring it back to how I like to keep my bikes so I figured I may pay nearly double but it will last me twice as long so its worth it.

Not really planning on putting any mods yet but I know Im putting custom backgrounds and an hour meter on her. Any other inexpensive mods I should look at doing? Any things I should be doing before I ride it?

Here she is in the show room:
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  • briangriff321

Posted January 07, 2012 - 05:18 PM

#2

Looks like mine except mines a 12 i got mine yesterday

  • SparksXR426

Posted January 07, 2012 - 09:57 PM

#3

You get a tuner with the bike here in Canada and it has an hour metre function in it, although it can be reset its fine for maintenance. Take a good look at it now, it wont be so pretty when its stalled out upside down with you underneath it. Been through that with mine already.:smirk:

  • shrubitup

Posted January 07, 2012 - 10:03 PM

#4

Wow, what a feeling it must be! Looking at maybe getting a 11 250F here. The white and blue is sexy. Lot of people tear down and re-grease brand new bikes.

  • Stu2

Posted January 07, 2012 - 11:14 PM

#5

Hey man congrats!!! You are going to love it!!

I wanted one from the moment I saw the pre release pics and finally got an 11' a few months ago

Just a note, when I got mine I tore it down and greased the neck bearings and linkage/swing arm assembly, I'm glad I did because the guy that assembled it in the factory obviously did not believe in using any grease at all!! The neck bearings were dry and the swing arm bearings were not much better!!

And even if the dealer says they have done the pre delivery inspection, do it yourself

Enjoy the bike !

  • eflyguy

Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:42 AM

#6

Yamaha is really stingy with grease on all their bikes!
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  • Crusty Cy

Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:48 AM

#7

Check the air filter also - mine was dry from the dealer.

  • 1nd1anajones

Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:48 AM

#8

You get a tuner with the bike here in Canada and it has an hour metre function in it, although it can be reset its fine for maintenance. Take a good look at it now, it wont be so pretty when its stalled out upside down with you underneath it. Been through that with mine already.:smirk:


Okay so the computer in the bike keeps track of the hours and when I plug in the hour meter it reads it? and the dealer said yamaha will ship it to my house, or is it the dealer who should actually be giving me the power tuner?

  • glenn77

Posted January 08, 2012 - 07:40 AM

#9

I had to pick mine up at the dealership. It wasnt in for a few weeks. I used a buddys to program my bike while I waited. I bought my bike in August and didnt get the tuner until late November.

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  • glenn77

Posted January 08, 2012 - 07:41 AM

#10

Buy some different grips and change them before you ride it!

  • MrBlahh

Posted January 08, 2012 - 08:20 AM

#11

13 % tax holy christ

  • shrubitup

Posted January 08, 2012 - 08:24 AM

#12

9% here but no state income tax. :smirk:

  • MX Tuner

Posted January 08, 2012 - 08:27 AM

#13

13 % tax holy christ


I'll bet the heath care system has something to do with that.

  • 1nd1anajones

Posted January 08, 2012 - 12:41 PM

#14

I'll bet the heath care system has something to do with that.


I pay so much in tax but I still survive quite well but if me and or a family member gets sick it wont ruin us financially.

  • glenn77

Posted January 08, 2012 - 12:51 PM

#15

We have no sales tax and we have free health care in Alberta. Did you have 5% GST on top of that as well?

  • 1nd1anajones

Posted January 08, 2012 - 01:12 PM

#16

We have no sales tax and we have free health care in Alberta. Did you have 5% GST on top of that as well?


No we just have a 13% HST (harmonized sales tax) which is just another way for the liberals to take more money from me. I lose nearly 1/3 of my paycheck to income tax then another 13% when I used that money to buy anything... FML lol. Thinking about quitting my job and go on welfare, I'd probably bring home the same wage haha.

  • shrubitup

Posted January 08, 2012 - 01:14 PM

#17

Eh, more pics of YZ please. Less tax talk. :smirk:

  • HRC

Posted January 08, 2012 - 01:38 PM

#18

Congrats on the new bike ! :smirk:

  • SparksXR426

Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:10 PM

#19

Okay so the computer in the bike keeps track of the hours and when I plug in the hour meter it reads it? and the dealer said yamaha will ship it to my house, or is it the dealer who should actually be giving me the power tuner?


The bike tracks the hours and the tuner reads and can reset it, would be useful for buying them used if it COULDNT be reset or had some kind of permanent timer but whatever. Saves buying one.
Got my tuner through the dealer, came within a week or so. Takes some time to play with the maps to figure out what works for where you ride but its really a great tool. The plug on the bike comes off really easy with just hooking the inner tab with your fingernail, if you start digging out hooks and screwdrivers your doing something wrong. Sounds kinda silly but on my buddies 11 it took awhile to figure out how to get the plug apart, gets a little harder with arm pump too.
On a side note, if you spend alot of time low at RPM and have trouble with stalling turning the idle up helps, especially the first couple rides while its breaking in. Have fun.:smirk:





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