2014 YZ450f with rebuilt engine?

Been thinking about buying either a YZ 450 or maybe even a new FX. Found a '14 that has about 34 hours on it. When it had 17 hours on it there was an oil pump failure. The owner subsequently replaced the crank and bearings (Hot Rods), new Cylinder Works jug, and put on a GYTR ported head. He still has the original parts and says the orig cylinder is still in good shape.

Would you guys run from this?? Is the oil pump a weak link for that year??

From what I can tell the bike is in great shape and has all the right goodies on it. He may even be willing to take my 08 YZ 250 (295) smoker plus some cash.

whats he asking? Any pics?

Definitely has nice parts. I don't think it's a bad deal. I would just plan to get rid of that crank. If it breaks there goes the entire motor. Head and all

Buy a new bike, dont buy a 2 year old bike thats already blown up for 6k

$6000 is too much in my opinion. Can't comment on crank... Kind of like "which oil should I run" or "which piston should I use." I had an oem crank go at 27 hours in my 14 yz450f so anything could happen. But regardless of internal parts used I believe $6000 is too much. There's more fish in the sea

Yeah, I wasn't planning on paying full amount. I may just buy a new one, who knows.

Dam! For $6000 US, I'll sell you my 15. In terms of parts and such, 10x the bike that thing is...Wheels, Rekluse, 3 sets of plastic (2 new), Galfer OS brakes, gas tanks, tuner, etc etc...

Ha!! You deliver to TN? I go to Canada often but not up in your neck of the woods.

Ha!! You deliver to TN? I go to Canada often but not up in your neck of the woods.

I'll get it there...

1) $6000 is too much to begin with regardless.  $4500 would be closer.

 

2) For 90% of YZ450 owners, a Hot Rods crank is fine.  They are NOT Chinese (not mainland, anyway), they're made in Taiwan. You might be surprised to find out where the components for the OEM cranks come from....

 

3) The OEM crank is definitely a superior piece, however in the case of the '14, there appears to have been an issue with the rod, which was a new part that year, and immediately superseded the following year.  The crank itself could easily be rebuilt with the current OEM rod and be completely serviceable and reliable for 99% of all users.

 

4) If you can get Monk's bike for $6K, you might want to work on that (but do it via PM; not supposed to be selling/buying in the forums ;)  )

Also found a '14 at a dealer. Guy traded it back in with 0.9 hours on it cuz it scared the crap out of him. They have it listed for $5,500 plus all the taxes. Not sure what kind of deal they would do on it. It's completely stock.

I might add the the Hot Rods connecting rod is magnafluxed, machined and heat treated in Iowa. It also corrective ground on a million dollar Viotto dual disk grinder which eliminates the need for mechanical bending of the rod to correct parallelism. I have traveled the world visiting connecting rod manufacturing facilities and can unequivocally state the the Hot Rods facility is just as advanced as any OEM.

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I have had a HotRods rod in my CRF450R for two seasons of MX and it's been flawless. In fact the rod itself looks a lot more precise than the stock one which looked more primitive when I compared them. I wouldn't hesitate to use another one.

Way over priced. Sold a clean less than 30 hour 2014 a few months back for $4,500. Got a 2014 kx450f now I'm selling with 15 hours total for only 4200. I'm in GA,

Come get it!

Way over priced. Sold a clean less than 30 hour 2014 a few months back for $4,500. Got a 2014 kx450f now I'm selling with 15 hours total for only 4200. I'm in GA,

Come get it!

Wow, it is overpriced. I was giving it some leeway since it has the Rekluse which I love.

Too bad your green bike isn't a blue bike, or I would be interested.

Ya, bikes are cheap near us now since it's getting cold, plus the 16's are out. Selling the Kawi cause I just bought a 2014 Honda crf450 that had maybe 5 hours tops for $4,000, and I feel like I over paid for the Honda..

i wouldnt buy it 34 hours and the cranks bad already. that bike has been beat to shit. or the engine did not get broke in properly. i bought a 2015 yamaha yz450f there the shit way fast also. and the hot rod cranks are junk. i would go with a wiesco crank or oem. to bad gytr couldnt come up with a crank assembly.

 and the hot rod cranks are junk. i would go with a wiesco crank or oem. 

 

 

Based on....?

Based on....?

 

That was my question, but since the statement goes so clearly against actual records I didn't see the point in calling it out.  Hot Rods cranks have a vastly better quality/reliability record than Wiseco's.  

 

Nevertheless, IMO, genuine Yamaha or a crank built with a premium rod on Yamaha crank parts would be the only choice I would pick for my own bike.  Hot Rods I would use if money were extremely tight, or perhaps if I were selling it.  Never the Wiseco, based on history. 

Got 85 hours on my stock 14 crank. Small end let loose on Wednesday and trashed everything...

I've had good luck with the Hot Rods cranks I've used

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