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Qwkrhino

Do YZ 450 have more engine Noise then the CR's

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I just picked up an used 06 YZ 450 and seems to run well but the engine makes more nosies at idle compared to my 07 CR 450. I had my dealer check it out and adjust the Valves and they told me in looked good "justed needed a little adjustment" and the noises are normal and ok. Still worries me a little. :excuseme:

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I cannot make the comparison you talk about because I have only owned Yamaha. However, I can say that all of the Yamis I have had 03, 06 and 08 450's have made quite a bit of noise at idle. I believe they made some tolerance changes in the 08 that was suppose to quiet it somewhat, but I cannot tell. Even with all that noise, every single one of them has ran like a champ. I would not worry about it, its just the way it is...:excuseme:

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They are, in fact, cacophonous. The aluminum frame exaggerates it compared with the older steel one. A lot of the noise is the result of primary gear backlash, which was reduced in the '08.

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I did the same thing when I first got my 06, took it straight back to a dealer to make sure the amount of engine noise was normal. It ended up being completely fine though and still is after 75hrs.

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Thanks guys I read a little more on it and it sound like the 06 & 07's are just noise beasts. Thanks for the replies it make be feel better. Can't wait to ride it this weekend.

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My 08 is noisy at idle. Once you get the revs up it settles down. Dont forget the motor is set up to haul ass, so its gonna make a little racket!

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