Anyone pick up a 450FX yet?

5.2kg front and 6.6 rear. 280 lbs. yes I'm fat

Well, that's with 80lbs of gear of course ;)

Well, that's with 80lbs of beer belly of course ;)

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Another Sag question. If your static sag is less then the recommended. It says you need to go to a stiffer spring. My question is, if you go to a stiffer spring won't the free/static sag be less because the stiffer spring keeps the bike from dropping?

no, bc you will need less preload on the spring to set sag

I rode a YZ450FX today

It had been resprung, but otherwise stock.

 

It has plenty of power, and it revs much faster than the new WR. Don't know why.

 

Very good linear power, with plenty on tap, but not really agressive at partial throttle like a YZ.

 

Very good suspension, but the AT81 tires are terrible.

Hard to tell how it handled with those tires.....even with 13 front /10 rear psi.

Feels less compliant overall than older YZ's or WR's. Very 'solid' feel under your feet.

 

Suspension would need a re-valve for me and the rocky terrain I ride.

I rode a YZ450FX today

It had been resprung, but otherwise stock.

It has plenty of power, and it revs much faster than the new WR. Don't know why.

Very good linear power, with plenty on tap, but not really agressive at partial throttle like a YZ.

Very good suspension, but the AT81 tires are terrible.

Hard to tell how it handled with those tires.....even with 13 front /10 rear psi.

Feels less compliant overall than older YZ's or WR's. Very 'solid' feel under your feet.

Suspension would need a re-valve for me and the rocky terrain I ride.

Did the new WR have the comp ECU in it?

Did the new WR have the comp ECU in it?

 

No, not at that time.  Owned by SteveThe.

 

Just the throttle stop and pipe changes.

 

It was way more agressive than my hopped-up '08 WR even with the cam and ported head....by a large margin...

The YZ-FX:

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How much did you guys pay OTD for your 16 450 FX?

$8200 OTD at purchase followed by $300 BlueCru rebate = $7900 paid.

$8200 OTD at purchase followed by $300 BlueCru rebate = $7900 paid.

Does that include sales tax and registration?

I paid 8500 in December with a 500 blu cru credit +625.00 for sales tax and registration:(. $8625.00 OTD for me.

Edited by RMK800

I paid $7900 TOTAL.

Edited by OldDutchFarm

I paid $9067 OTD with $300 Blu Cri Bucks. The $500 rebate ended in December.

Anybody mount hand guards to their bike yet? I want to get a full wrap but not sure who makes a good strong set.

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These are the Cycra ultra pro bend with the removable vents. I like the look of the plastic protectors shape over the original. I'm impressed with the mounting hardware, definitely better then the Endo Engineering I had on my WR. Seem really sturdy.

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Has anyone changed the clutch lever yet? I'm not finding anything in the aftermarket.

For one you can tell me why this spring is a skoach over 3/4" shorter on the shock

Probably normal. I'm putting it on anyway

Did the bike lower at all when you changed the springs? Mine is sitting up alittle higher then I want

Thanks for the pictures, your bike looks great

Did the bike lower at all when you changed the springs? Mine is sitting up alittle higher then I want

Spring length will make no difference in physical height...

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