HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
984

I Hate My New '06 Yz450f!

22 posts in this topic

First of all, those little factory warning stickers are a pain to remove. Second, i had to mill out the chain guide to fit my 52 tooth sprocket and x-ring chain. thirdly, it's too damn light and easy to ride? i want my CRF back.

P.S. i hope the valves are bad...i'm itching to tear down another bike before i break it in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to hear about that, if you really need to get rid of it I will take it off of your hands for free. Lol, good luck and have fun. :ride::banana:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah that just sucks, but I'll cut you a heck of a deal and buy it for $500. What do ya say? :ride:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i had to mill out the chain guide to fit my 52 tooth sprocket and x-ring chain. thirdly,

52...riding arenacross?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea man, keep it till summer i might be able to make you an offer on it, would depend on how the dealers handle leftovers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I detect a little sarcasm in that post...

Anyone that wants valves to fail and wants to tear down "another" engine before break in must want to ride red... :ride:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i love the bike, sorry about the sarcasm. i put a 52 tooth sprocket on, am i alone. i thought there was a 51 from the factory. turns out it comes with a 49 tooth. so, now i went up three teeth. i rode it last night. honestly coming off a crf with a 51 tooth rear, i'm kind of used to it. i'm wondering what will happen if i put the 49 back on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i love the bike, sorry about the sarcasm. i put a 52 tooth sprocket on, am i alone. i thought there was a 51 from the factory. turns out it comes with a 49 tooth. so, now i went up three teeth. i rode it last night. honestly coming off a crf with a 51 tooth rear, i'm kind of used to it. i'm wondering what will happen if i put the 49 back on?

hmmm told you on the 49, but you just didn't believe me.... :ride::banana:

I usually ride a bike before I start changing stuff, but maybe that's just me..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there's some pretty misleading info out there. one site says upto 05 it's 49 then in 06, goes to 51. another says something different.

just got back from riding. that 52 is a torque monster. i need to tone this down a little. if i go back to the 49, will i have more control?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just got back from riding. that 52 is a torque monster. i need to tone this down a little. if i go back to the 49, will i have more control?

Yes, the 49 is nice and smooth. I'm a slow ass over 30 rider and I like the 49 on MX tracks. Unless you ride on real tight tracks or woods the 49 is good. Sprockets are cheap what do you got to lose right?

Enjoy the bike the '06 is awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just switched over to my 49 tooth and took it out for a spin. seems alot nicer. too bad my wife's bugging my to go shopping with her. "hey honey, let's go to the bike shop".

anyone want to buy a 52 tooth blue anodized renthal? $50. only has three hours on it. like new.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52...riding arenacross?

Different sprockets doesn't mean anything when riding MX or most other types of riding. Just have to hit stuff a gear higher. I run a 13 51 on my bike and wish I went to a 52 or 53. Sprockets only really change how low first gear is and what the top speed is. Considering I've yet to hit 5th or even 4th gear on my bike with it geared down I don't really need the top speed and I do a bit of woods riding in the summer so the deep first helps a LOT when boonie crashing over logs and brush piles. The 14 51 my bike came with was WAY too tall for my kind of riding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Different sprockets doesn't mean anything when riding MX or most other types of riding. Just have to hit stuff a gear higher. I run a 13 51 on my bike and wish I went to a 52 or 53. Sprockets only really change how low first gear is and what the top speed is. Considering I've yet to hit 5th or even 4th gear on my bike with it geared down I don't really need the top speed and I do a bit of woods riding in the summer so the deep first helps a LOT when boonie crashing over logs and brush piles. The 14 51 my bike came with was WAY too tall for my kind of riding.

thanks for the info....my comment was mainly sarcasm about the arenacross...

I disagree with you, changing a sprocket effects and changes every gear not just first. Different sprockets do mean something when riding MX or other types of riding...if they didn't mean anything why change them :ride::banana:

Putting a 51 on a '06 would narrow the entire power range I believe and allow me to shift more...I could start in third gear in deep sand and instead of using mostly third around the track I would be stuck between third and fourth...

I have only run the the stock 49 on my '06 and so far I see no reason to change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have to say, i've ridden with the 52 and 49 today and can tell a difference in first through fourth. the 52 is difficult in tight turns, at least for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the stock gearing is fine for most ppl. ride it before you buy stuff next time!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0