Best woods setup 06 YZF 450

I was wondering what`s the best setup for really tite woods & single track as this bike in stock form is not very woods friendly:eek:

sag: 95-97mm

lower the fork tubes: 3-6mm

I like a 18" rear wheel, you can run 14-16psi and get more tire suspension effect over roots and rocks

cut 1" off both ends of the bars

bark busters, I like Cycra pro-bend

fly wheel weight 10 - 12 oz

51-52 rear sprocket, I like iron man, you should be running in 3rd gear most of the time.

if you can afford it have your suspension tuned for your type of riding - most important thing is to be honest with the tuner. Trail riding with your buds is a different set up than WORCS "A" rider set up.

Spark arrestor and quiet pipe - the bike puts out way more power than you need in the woods, no need in loosing your riding spot because of noise complaints

Ty Davis ZipTy Racing carb mod

A lot of people say you should have radiator braces, my experiance is, if you are riding in the woods (TREES) it is easier to take off the broken radiator with out first having to take off the broken radiator brace.

Don't buy off on the idea that using a 48 rear sproket will soften the punch, run the ride gearing and use the flywheel weight.:applause::lol:

id go with a i-cat it is a great mod for trails and single tracks ,it keeps the bike from stalling out so easily,starts alot easier(firstkick),and it helps out power wise as well it really made my bike alot better

If your a woods rider for the most part,you might look into a rukluse....:applause: I have an 06 450 stock frntsprocket,51rear and a rukluse and have no problems in the woods(single track..tight tree's...elevation changes) I rejeted to 170m 48p and have white bros. E-2.Hope this helps:thumbsup:

I installed a Rekluse in mine, love it. I also revalved the forks myself. Took me 3 tries but I finally ended up with the best suspension I have ever ridden in the woods. Totally love this bike.

Mod number 1.....REKLUSE. :applause::lol::eek:

Here is a list of the rest of my mods:

Rekluse rear hand brake

Unabiker rad guards

GYT-R bash plate

FasstCo Flexx bars with Powermadd Handguards

Suspension, re-sprung and re worked for me

18" rear

12 T front and 52T rear (and no I dont have chain guide issues)

Good O ring chain

Vent hose relocate

ASV levers

Clarke tank

Lowered fork tubes 10mm

Sag at 100mm

PMB SA end cap with 96db quiet cap for public lands

This setup has worked awesome for me. I have been so much happier my 06 YZ than I was on my WR, its just so much lighter and smaller feeling. This bike is just a single track weapon. :lol:

hey blackandbluethumper

just wondering what is you top speed when you run that setup (gearing).

have you ever rode that gearing on a track, and if so how is it in turns

hey blackandbluethumper

just wondering what is you top speed when you run that setup (gearing).

have you ever rode that gearing on a track, and if so how is it in turns

About 70 mph, actually just a hair under. I did gps it, but now I honestly cant remember the exact speed. And no on the track. Sorry, I never ride the track.
id go with a i-cat it is a great mod for trails and single tracks ,it keeps the bike from stalling out so easily,starts alot easier(firstkick),and it helps out power wise as well it really made my bike alot better

What on earth is an i-cat? Sounds like I need one!

IMO an i-cat is a waste of money. Its suppose to produce a hotter spark but I am willing to bet that Yamaha has the ideal ignition spark for peak horsepower already setup on the bike.

As far as woods riding I do about 50/50 woods and track riding.

I have the GYT-r Offroad FWW on my 08 and run 13/47 gearing and absolutely love it. I ride single track with a guy that is the current Enduro champion for our state for his class which I think is 40+ and I can tell you he smokes through those trail and my gearing isn't holding me back at this point its my suspension. I just got the bike and I am still trying to get it dialed in.

Good luck with your setup.

The I-Cat was useful for YZF's built prior to '03 because it made them start more reliably and foul plugs less. It was a sort of low grade CD ignition, and increased the cranking spark strength. From '03 on, it has little effect, as the ignitions were upgraded that year.

18" wheel

Brush guards

Scotts stablizer

53 13 gearing

IMS 3.1 gallon tank

Heavy duty tubes

Evans Coolant

Thanks for the I-cat info, turns out not only do I not need one but I dont even want one:ride:. With the 18 inch rear wheel, is everyone buying a WR450 wheel? I know the bikes are alot alike, will a WR rear wheel fit the YZF?

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