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stefanv

Houling sound in my YZ450F -08

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Hi

Yesterday i heard a strange noise from the engine. It doesn´t change with the load or with clutch on/off. it´s there all the time!

I know that the -08 has a tighter fit in the engine so maybe it sounds different to the -07.

Has anyone had problem with bearings going bad or something else?

My bike has only 15 h of running time and oil has been changed every 5 h.

Kind regards

Stefan from Sweden:banana:

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HAHA the howling and clacking sounds from a skidplate installation get everybody. If you heard my WR at idle you'd think the engine was clapped out....until you roll on the throttle :bonk:

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You are so right. I installed a new skidplate "mod large" last week.

I will test next weekend.

Thanks.

Don't feel bad, I did the same thing. I had just changed the oil and installed a new WC skid plate and took it to the track. Freaked me out until the good folk here at TT gave me some guidance.

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lol.. i think this has happand to everyone. scared the shit out of me the first time i ran my bike.. i was like owe no.. my new bike has valve issues already!

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besides installing the foam pad you can also use some rubber washers between the frame and the plate on the bolts. I also cut some stripes out of an old tube and ran the strips between the frame and plate...helped.

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