Anyone pick up a 450FX yet?

None of the EFI YZF/WR/FX models need the stator rewound to use a light.  That information applies to the '09 and earlier YZ's.

None of the EFI YZF/WR/FX models need the stator rewound to use a light.  That information applies to the '09 and earlier YZ's.

Some bikes require this. I know on my Honda CRF450X if I wanted to install any sort of decent light I needed to have the stator rewound. That is cool that the YZ's come with a big enough stator.

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The Hondas use a different system to prime the fuel injection.  Yamaha simply put a 140 watt generator in the bike so it would make enough electricity at cranking speeds to run the fuel pump.  Once they're running, they have a huge power surplus on tap.

If I do get this YZ450FX I would be new to the Yamaha world. I saw in another thread regarding a 2014 YZ450F. Can any who have owned a YZ450F/FX or YZ250F/FX comment on the below?

 

"AIR FILTER

A collection of dirt always forms in the lower section of the air filter. This makes me nervous while removing the air filter, that dirt is going to fall down in the intake. Its difficult to get to the dirt to clean it out before you take off the filter. I always lift it back towards the rear fender so hopefully any dirt will fall between the intake and plastic wall. There is a screen over the intake but some dirt has to be going through. Has any one found a fix for this?

GAS CAP

The gas cap is hard to get unscrewed, seems to stick and the geometry is horribly designed for a turning motion. Also it usually leaks if I have a full tank. No matter how tight it is."

 

 

Fatal flaws if ever there were one. :rolleyes:

If I do get this YZ450FX I would be new to the Yamaha world. I saw in another thread regarding a 2014 YZ450F. Can any who have owned a YZ450F/FX or YZ250F/FX comment on the below?

"AIR FILTER

A collection of dirt always forms in the lower section of the air filter. This makes me nervous while removing the air filter, that dirt is going to fall down in the intake. Its difficult to get to the dirt to clean it out before you take off the filter. I always lift it back towards the rear fender so hopefully any dirt will fall between the intake and plastic wall. There is a screen over the intake but some dirt has to be going through. Has any one found a fix for this?

GAS CAP

The gas cap is hard to get unscrewed, seems to stick and the geometry is horribly designed for a turning motion. Also it usually leaks if I have a full tank. No matter how tight it is."

Compressed air and a dab of grease... Problem solved...

I just use twin air filters, never have a problem. I give it a quick blast of air before taking the filter off.

No issues with the gas cap for me, I do run a fuel filter sock in the tank to protect against dirt clogging an injector or fu l pump.

I like the stock look. I have a BD Squadron XL coming to fill in the shell...

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Are these the lights off the WR and if so do they plug right in somewhere? Also is that an ims tank? How much fuel does it hold?

Are these the lights off the WR and if so do they plug right in somewhere? Also is that an ims tank? How much fuel does it hold?

The front is a stock WR unit, no its not a plug and play. The rear taillight is a Polisport unit that I have wired with a rear brake hydraulic switch.

The IMS is 2.9g

The front is a stock WR unit, no its not a plug and play. The rear taillight is a Polisport unit that I have wired with a rear brake hydraulic switch.

The IMS is 2.9g

Is yours the f or fx? I thought wr lights were plug and play on the fx, Just picked up mine today and it has mounts for a tail light under the rear fender. Forgive me if this has been covered already.

Is yours the f or fx? I thought wr lights were plug and play on the fx, Just picked up mine today and it has mounts for a tail light under the rear fender. Forgive me if this has been covered already.

I have a "f"

The front is a stock WR unit, no its not a plug and play. The rear taillight is a Polisport unit that I have wired with a rear brake hydraulic switch.

The IMS is 2.9g

I was out at Rockymtn and did a look up for this tank for a yz450f. There is a clear and a black. What's interesting is they both look totally different. Will they both work?

Do you know how many mpg your roughly getting... On my WR I could ride roughly 70m before hitting reserve with the stock tank.

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I was out at Rockymtn and did a look up for this tank for a yz450f. There is a clear and a black. What's interesting is they both look totally different. Will they both work?

Look the same to me. I have both the drybreak and standard OS tank. Both fit equally as well...

Look the same to me. I have both the drybreak and standard OS tank. Both fit equally as well...

K.

Do you know how many mpg your roughly getting... I know there is a lot of variables... Just curious. On my WR I could ride roughly 70m before hitting reserve with the stock tank.

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K.

Do you know how many mpg your roughly getting... I know there is a lot of variables... Just curious. On my WR I could ride roughly 70m before hitting reserve with the stock tank.

60 miles or so...

On bigger tank? You must be hauling ass.

60 miles for a 2.9 gallon tank isn't much.

On bigger tank? You must be hauling ass.

I did something like a 140 mile race last year over 8hrs, I filled up 3 times and had a gallon left at the end...

Would love to see one of these decal kits on this bike.

 

B6E287C5-4C60-482A-8DE4-FC26EC593B6B_zps

17E2CAA8-16E7-41CE-B058-B95C6018AA8E_zps

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I like that third one.

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