Picking up a 2011 thursday.
Posted July 17, 2012 - 06:45 PM
Posted July 22, 2012 - 06:46 AM
Also grease everything within a year or two... Factory grease job is minimal. Also after a year or so change fork oil.
Posted July 23, 2012 - 03:26 PM
I rode it for about an hour and then raced last sunday at a hare scramble here in Michigan. I'm slow, "C" class and took 6th out of 12 so I was happy. I was definately faster than on my YZ and less tired. Before the race I did the GYTR AIS kit and all free mods, swapped over my handguards, heavier spring for the rear (5.8) (Waiting for the fork springs to arrive), engine ice and 1.8 radiator cap, G2 throttle tamer tube, works connection radiator guards and rekluse exp 2.0. Being a slow guy the bike worked great for me, probably a little soft on the valving still, but nothing I'm going to mess with this year.
The bike worked great and the course was really tight. "C" guys were running 30 minute 6.5 mile laps which tells you how tight it was! My bike felt pretty hot at times but I never lost any coolant. I'm going to throw a trail tech temp gauge on just to keep an eye on it. Average mph was 12 for the whole race, I wasn't getting a lot of air through the radiators but it seemed to work fine. I might run a 3" computer fan but I'm not sure if it will fit between the tank and radiator?
Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Get the stock YZ450 needle from Rocky Mt atv.
Shorai battery- (you are going to freak out when you feel how light it is)
Ready to shred
Posted July 25, 2012 - 01:17 PM
I strongly suggest not to cut the throttle stop. Mine was stuck WFO afterwards and then I read it happend to many others. it's better to buy the AIS removal kit, it comes with a new throttle stop and all the other parts/pieces you'll need for that too. I installed the kit, but made it a dummy. All my hoses are plugged and ect... to make it look as if it's bone stock accept for the Cork. unless you pull the hoses off and look inside, you'll never know they're plugged. You just never know what a BLM or LEO will do these days. I try to play it safe so I won't get my property impounded or just a mear her-ass-ment-a lot to me. JMHO...
Posted July 26, 2012 - 04:14 PM