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Conner_Steezel

2014 YZ450f Tips

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Hey there just bought myself a 2014 yz 450 and I LOVE the bike! I have about 15-20 hours on it at the track and desert. I was just wondering if there are any basic or simple things I can do to the bike to make it that much better.

I have read about the stock mapping being a little lean but don't have a GYTR device to change mapping.

Also head about putting the 2015 motor mounts on to help handling.

Well I'm just a curious kid so help me out if you have any ideas!

Thanks for reading!

Here's a picture of the bike as it is now

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The mods that i like most from my bike is the 270mm front brake rotor that provides massive power brake with very low finger effort and magura clutch kit for a super smooth and consistent lever pull. This two parts from a stock bike is the only handicap compared to KTM or others European brands.

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The most basic is being properly sprung for your weight and setting sag. As stated a KtM clutch would make it ideal, but since most don't go that route another basic mod is an airprofork.com

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How do those work exactly?  They let air out super slowly as you ride?  What about reverse flow?

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The mods that i like most from my bike is the 270mm front brake rotor that provides massive power brake with very low finger effort and magura clutch kit for a super smooth and consistent lever pull. This two parts from a stock bike is the only handicap compared to KTM or others European brands.

What brand front brake rotor did you go with?

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How did you go about powder coating the rims and hubs did you pull the wheel apart?

Yea I pulled it off the bike, took all the spokes off, and took the wheel bearings out of the hubs.

Be careful when taking the stock spokes off! They tend to strip easy then you have to buy all new spokes

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Do you know anything about the galfer skw oversized kit? It's a lot cheaper. Wondering if it's still good

I believe that Galfer is the best that money can buy so you can't go wrong with them. It is what KTM bikes have it from factory and powerparts. I wanted the Tsunami lightweight version but it was out of stock. So i went with the normal version.

If you look at the GYTR catalog, their oversize has the same design than the tsunami. I bet that is Galfer who made it for Yamaha to sell it under their GYTR brand.

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