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Tonson

Suspension for 2010 YZ450

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So I'm pretty much set on buying the 2010 YZ450.

Problem is, I cannot find any supplier of suspension parts for this model year. I've checked Eibach , Race Tech , even Yamaha and have Googled 'til the cows come home anything suspension related to YZ's. No joy for the '2010 model.

I will need to uprate the springs as I am 6'4' and 240 lbs w/o gear.

Can anyone help me find a supplier ?

Any pointers will be much appreciated.

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There is a thread on this in the suspension forum. I think there are a couple 09 models that use the same springs.

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The 2010 has slightly more front suspension travel than previous years. I don't know if this means the springs are different. Any suspension shop should be able to steer you in the right direction. Besides having a bit more travel and most likely different valving I doubt the 2010 fork is much different than 2009.

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If your looking to get it set up I know MX1 suspension has been testing on there 2010 quite a bit and is finalizing their specs right now. When you get your bike I would strongly suggest giving them a call I know a few people who ride with their yamaha stuff and say there is nothing better. check em out here www.mx1suspension.com

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Tonson what springs did you use in the 09', I am the same weight as you and will be getting an 09'

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I can verify wheels7 commnets about MX1 working on this setup. I know the person that is doing their testing. I have been at Hangtown twice while they test. As of a week ago they had made good progress. The test rider has done work for another local business and I have used his results on Hondas. When the time comes to get an '10, I will talk with my friend to assess the final outcome, and am confident that I will like it.

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