Think my new 2012 YZ450F is a bit dodgey

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  • slygary

Posted May 10, 2012 - 03:23 AM


Got my new yz450 the other day and got it a bit cheaper due to the fact i seen a dent in the muffler later to find out its a factory dent and i noticed a pop rivet holding together the two piece number plate. I thought yamaha were better quality than this, but i still love the bike though.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

  • ah665

Posted May 10, 2012 - 04:35 AM


Nice bike. After you put 100hrs on it and it still runs like new, you won't question the quality

  • RiderX

Posted May 10, 2012 - 04:51 AM


I remember thinking the same thing when I brought my 2002 YZ250F home from the dealer 10 years ago, why is there is big dent in the silencer? I was ready to call the dealer and demand a new one until I noticed my buddies YZ250F had the same exact dent. It's there for a reason, it's not a quality control problem.

Edited by RiderX, May 10, 2012 - 04:51 AM.

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  • asnyder2

Posted May 10, 2012 - 06:00 AM


Believe dent is for rear caliper clearance, my dad thought same thing as you all about the dent.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 10, 2012 - 06:25 AM


The dent is in fact deliberately placed there by a machine at the factory and has been for 14 years. I'd love to be there at the sales meeting:

"How come you discounted this bike?"

"Well, it had a dent in the muffler, so I knocked $200 bucks off."

"Ah, OK. I'll be knocking $200 off your next check, too".

The whole thing would probably be a lot more colorful than that, but you get the picture.

And what's wrong with rivets, anyway? :banghead:

  • MX763

Posted May 11, 2012 - 02:40 PM


Every time I look at all of the number plates on the wall that have broken because of the plasti-weld and rivets I think the same thing. I also can't figure out for the life of me why there are several different types of heads on the bolts that hold the body work on. Don't forget it cost a lot more to replace the plastics on this bike than it does on any other. This coupled with whoever thought recessing the lower drain plug up in the cases was a good idea leads me to believe that Yamaha has changed up some of the payroll in the past 7-10 years.

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