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My opinion/guess on the 05 YZF450

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Ok so I saw the 05 pics of the 250F on RacerX: Here is my guess on the changes on the 05 450F

1. finally correctly routed front brakeline - old news

2. larger shock resevoir - good news

3. Same Frame no changes - NO Alum frame! good or bad news, depends how you see it

4. possible rear linkage changes - good news will turn better.

5. probably better waterpump impeller - better cooling

6. Same style graphics -

7. No visual changes to the fork - maybe other internal changes

8. no visual motor changes

9. I hope there is more than this coming for 05.

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you figure with all the people that are on here we could get a little more inside scoop on the '05 450's. somebody has to have some connections or yamaha must have the thing locked in a vault somewhere.

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According to Transworld Motocross:

Revised steel frame- 3 lb.s lighter, larger shock reservoir, revised fork valving, smoother ignition mapping, Dunlop 756 rear, 742 front tire, adjustable top triple clamp, CR style front brakeline, narrower subframe, throttle-side hotstart, revised flywheel mass, revised porting, new piston, Renthal bars.

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If it is 3lbs lighter,

If it has new piston & revised porting,

If it has remapped ignition,

If it has revalved 04 forks and the larger shock resevoir,

I may just have to stay on Yamaha for 05!

The end of 739's is a great thing(for my terrain), the addition of Renthal bars with adj clamps(doubtful but nice)is a great thing, Hot start on the handlebars is a good thing....and the best part is I may be able to swap most all my aftermarket crap to the 05.....otherwise I was going to mothball my 03. :thumbsup:

Let's see how close this is to the dealer show announcement. :awww:

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I read something about heath Voss wanted to switch to a YZ250 for supercross mid season but the gave him a 2005 carb and he loved it and stayed on the 450. Then gave him works suspension to win the World SX and he did.

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Also looks like they changed the swingarm a little!

They flattened the top so that the chain will not wear a hole under the slider like the past bikes.

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Sorry guys, I was just kidding! :awww::lol: Would be nice though. . . :lol:

Tim you had me going........nice thought anyway :thumbsup:

New Carb is good if it is reality...

We know probably no new alum frame

no FI

no Superchargers,nitrous or turbos!

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