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I toured the Yamaha assembly plant

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I toured the Yamaha assembly plant and I saw them putting YZ450's together.

The first step was to get a FCR carb and then slip the airbox boot on it. They then built an entire motorcycle around it. :worthy:

If you missed the special on A&E last night, David Blaine and Chris Angel both attempted to get the airbox boot on the carb of a YZ450........they both failed. :D

Not really...

Before any of you post how to do it, I do know how, but it is nearly impossible without taking the top shock bolt loose. This is the only thing I hate about this bike after having owned 2 previous ones with steel frames. The carb is a bugger to get to.

BTW....I did slip in the new needle and gave my carb a cleaning. It seems pretty crisp, but it was before also. I haven't ridden it yet on the track.

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Surprisingly, the first time I removed the subframe a week ago I was dreading the re-install after hearing how hard it was supposed to be to get the carb in the boot. But it went on so easy, I had to spend 15 minutes trying to view it from every possible angle to just to make sure it was actually on correctly.

And since it is so tight and crowded around it you can't even see the whole area, I was still paranoid it didn't go on all the way..

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i was also looking for like ten min to make sure it was all the way on, mine was real tight to start with, then i took a very small amount of wheel bearing grease and applied it to the rubber of the boot and it went on super easy

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The hard part is to get it on easy every time, sometimes it is cake and sometimes it is a real bitch! Don`t ask me why.

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But it went on so easy, I had to spend 15 minutes trying to view it from every possible angle to just to make sure it was actually on correctly.

And since it is so tight and crowded around it you can't even see the whole area, I was still paranoid it didn't go on all the way..

LOL...I did the same thing

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I toured the Yamaha assembly plant and I saw them putting YZ450's together.

But you did not take pics like my friend did :D

Of course it was not allowed but hey, japs do the same everywhere.

Did you also see how they "broke in" the bikes?:worthy:

2007 WR:

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2007 R1:

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