Anyone pick up a 450FX yet?

Not according to IMS. Only a minor mod to the seat is required. Per IMS.

It's a pretty major mod...

I'm going with the IMS. I like that it uses stock shrouds. There is a larger one available like I have on the 25OFX and I don't like it.

Yeah it takes about 5 seconds.

The seat mod takes about 5 seconds

Seat mod on the IMS drybreak is irreversible. You basically have to cut 1-1.5in off the front of the seat...

I'm told by IMS only the part of the seat that goes over the gas cap needs removal.

I don't know if someone might have posted this already. But this bike, the 2016 YZ450FX, is reviewed in the March issue of Motocross Action Magazine and March issue of Dirt Bike Mag.

I'm told by IMS only the part of the seat that goes over the gas cap needs removal.

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Monk is that the FX tank? I'm understanding they are not available for another couple of weeks.

Monk is that the FX tank? I'm understanding they are not available for another couple of weeks.

No, drybreak YZF tank. Drybreak is drybreak, there is not enough room otherwise. You will have to cut the seat...

Good info. I don't want it then. I'll cancel the order with IMS. If I find out otherwise I'll post it up.

Good info. I don't want it then. I'll cancel the order with IMS. If I find out otherwise I'll post it up.

Yes, it sucks because when I switched back to my other tanks I had to buy another seat. The drybreak is nice and works awesome but it does have a downside...

I'm OK with all this except I feel a bit mislead about seat mod. I'll clarify Monday. But I think you know what you're talking about

I'm OK with all this except I feel a bit mislead about seat mod. I'll clarify Monday. But I think you know what you're talking about

Believe me, I tried to do it without trimming but because the drybreak is so large and circular and the seat is flat, it's impossible. Maybe IMS has tilted the DB or made it sit higher but in the picture on the previous page it doesn't look improved over what I have...

I'm hoping that pic is just the YZ tank and that the FX tank has been corrected.

Not according to IMS. Only a minor mod to the seat is required. Per IMS.

Can you please post the link for this tank?

That pic is courtesy of Daniel at IMS. You can contact him and get any information you need. I think he sent me the pic so I would know what the FX tank will look like.

I'm hoping that pic is just the YZ tank and that the FX tank has been corrected.

If you continue on the path of the IMSIMS tank, and doesn't work for you I would be interested in buying off you...

So, are they coming out with a different tank that is more like the regular yz?

Yes I think so. I am going to call this coming week to see what's happening.

Thanks for the feed fellas, great info. I ended up ordering some springs from Diverse Suspension. Very helpful and informative. I went with a 6.8 and 5.4 springs. I'm going to try them with the stock valving then maybe try my hand at a revalve or send it off.

As for a skid plate, they have one on the GYTR website or I'd think one for the YZ450F would work?... Not sure though. Unibiker has awesome rad guards!

BulletProofDesigns has the radiator guards of choice, made in Missouri! Give Terry Brumley a call, he is a Smart Performance dealer/installer. Have used that stuff on a YZ250F with amazing results for the woods. Terry is in Springfield and knows the terrain of the area very well. Good luck with the new bike!

Mini YZ 450 FX Review

 

Alright guys I was lucky enough to spend the weekend in Moab with my dad on a couple of brand new YZ 450 FX's.  These bikes are amazing.  My first foray into new generation 4 strokes happened in the early 2000's with a 1998 YZ 400F.  I then jumped ship and had a CRF 450R for several years which I also enjoyed.  The FX is my first fuel injection bike and I am really impressed.  Power is so smooth and responsive.

 

My bike is bone stock with the exception of a Core EXP, Cycra handguards, and Trail Tech computer.  The initial hit just as you crack the throttle on was a bit difficult to manage during the real technical stuff so I used the power tuner to dial that back.  Also the suspension is a bit harsh for trail riding (probably about perfect for the track) so I reduced the compression by a few clicks front and rear.  That seemed to help but it's not quite perfect.  Hope to play with it some more in the coming weeks.  Haven't seen much about gas mileage or range here but each day we did about 50 miles and it didn't seem to matter if it was slow and super technical or I was bombing down wide open trails I consumed about 1.4 gallons each day.  So that gives me approx. 70 miles of range on the stock tank.

 

Pros:

  • Super smooth and responsive power delivery
  • Tunable power curves
  • Very light feeling (do not let the curb weight get to you)
  • Super easy to do basic maintenance (air filter, oil change, etc...)
  • Magic Button (I have yet to try the kick starter but glad it's there for a backup)
  • Stock 18in rear wheel opens up a lot of tire possibilities including trials tires

Cons:

  • Stock power curve a bit agressive on initial hit
  • Rear tire is garbage
  • Why not include black rims stock?

Overall very impressed and extremely satisfied with my purchase!

 

P.S. If anyone is interested in the stock plastics let me know.  They have one weekend on them and are in perfect condition.  For some weird unexplained reason I prefer all white plastics.

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