2012 RM-Z 450 shifting is TERRIBLE....
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:38 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:39 PM
If it is actually jumping out of gear I suggest you take back to the shop and have them check it over.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:26 AM
Sorry your having trouble, maybe your boots are hitting shifter.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:32 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:48 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:45 PM
BTW: There's probably better oil you can use, and also full synthetic.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:37 AM
Ive got a rider support with Pro Taper, so Im biased, but they work well. They last a long time. Their MX chain also last awhile too. They make a good product so Id order up a 51t from them. I like the 51t sprocket on the bike, gives a little more pull from the bottom, but you dont run out of gear too qucik either.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:55 AM
Get that checked out, on my 11 I have never missed a gear or any kind of slipping. Also my first oil change I didn't have any metal in my oil screen. There was tiny shavings in my paper filter but I have yet to have any big shavings in the screen and I have ~ 60 hours
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:12 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:41 AM
I did hit neutral once on the landing of a jump but chaulked it up to rider error...after reading this I am going to pay closer attention to make sure...
I run Motul 300 and change the oil every 2-4 hours and filter every other change...maybe I will try a better oil.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:24 AM
Time will tell, as I only have a whopping 1.5 - 2 hours on the new steed.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:08 PM
If you feel like your lacking bottom end, a pro taper 51t works great. Other then that, I'm planning on experimenting with a 48tooth rear and getting each gear to run longer. The power seems pretty narrow for a 450.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:43 PM
I also agree, it would be nice to have a set of YZF cams in this chassis. This 450 has a very narrow power, and the window gets smaller with added power products.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:59 PM
just try and keep the oil fresh
Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:48 AM