just scored an 06 anniversary YZ450F

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I've been looking for a new bike and look what I found.

Super clean, 10 hours about??? I haven't had it out except for a couple of trips up and down the road.

Story: dad Bought it for his son... a few hours on it , looped it (see Muffler bent) Bike sat.

I love the colors, I had a 85 rz 350 Kenny Roberts edition with the same color scheme.

My first 450, Oil change, new gas.

Any advice on on getting the 15 degree bend out of the muffler? its bent at the last bolted connection.

Thanks

great find! looks like 10 min.

Wow, that bike looks like it was totally a garage queen !!! I LOVE the "Hannah" throwback plastics !

Hey, great bike, maybe have to snug that chain a little.

cradsandyz450f061.jpg

cradsandyz450f062.jpg

I've been looking for a new bike and look what I found.

Super clean, 10 hours about??? I haven't had it out except for a couple of trips up and down the road.

Story: dad Bought it for his son... a few hours on it , looped it (see Muffler bent) Bike sat.

I love the colors, I had a 85 rz 350 Kenny Roberts edition with the same color scheme.

My first 450, Oil change, new gas.

Any advice on on getting the 15 degree bend out of the muffler? its bent at the last bolted connection.

Thanks

I would buy a Dr. D, or just find a new stock pipe. Love those bikes.:banana:

Hey, great bike, maybe have to snug that chain a little.
Absolutely not. The chain is fine. This is what a correctly adjusted '06+ YZ450 chain should look like:

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If you run it tighter, it will end up looking like this:

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Hey, great bike, maybe have to snug that chain a little.

Tips taken right from the hillbilly YZF blog : " Loosen the chain slack till you hear a deafining chain slap, then loosen the chain another 1/4" ! LOL :banana:

Awesome bike love the yellow

I think I better check my chain adjustment tho LOL

Hey Gray,

Would be great to post a pic and specs of your custom go no go chain tensioner block.

so, the 3 finger slack behind the chain slider does not apply to these bikes? Guess I've always adjusted my chains this way and have had zero problems. Well looks like a time for a change. Thanks grayracer.

If your 3 fingers measure 1.9" reliably, you'll be fine.

Read up on some of Greys tips on the bike. The bottom oil filter bolt deal is a big heads up that he gives! I would either buy or closely examine the airfilter. They seem to get bad quick if they are left too dry for too long. I would also lube up the suspension and steering head bearings before riding the bike.

If you do go looking for a stocker stick to an 06 maybe 07 the newer ones are terrible from what I have read. Or buy a DR D. Disclaimer, his step dad was my gym coach in Jr High.

That is exactly the kind of bike I'll be looking for when I get back to the States! I grew up with Yamahas being yellow. I'd be very lucky to find one in that condition though - even a blue one! :thumbsup:

Sweet bike I also had a "bumble Bee" yz it I loved the graphics I wish they still offered that choice instead of white or blue, although I'm picking up my white 2010 450 saturday!

I thought I had the cleanest one around. It's clear ya got me beat.

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Love this bike but I will put it up on the block once I see if I get along with that Berg thing in the background. Set your race sag before you ride it in the dirt. Mine was way off from the dealer and would kick my 185lb butt around until I got it right for me(110mm). If you don't mind, pm me what you paid for it so I have an idea for price when I sell mine.

Hey Gray,

Would be great to post a pic and specs of your custom go no go chain tensioner block.

It's a simple hardwood block that could be a piece of 2x4, 1x3, whatever. Just about any material you want to work with is fine. Hardwoods work better than pine or fir because it won't get beat up as easily. A bunch of dents or grooves in the thing would interfere with its accuracy. Metal or plastic would work, as well.

The short "go" step is 1 15/16" (~49mm), and the taller "no go" step is 2 11/32" (60mm)

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Perch the block on the rear slider bolt, and if the short step fits, but the tall step doesn't, It's good.

i will for sure make 1, its very simple and yet it can be so complicated at some times to adjust the chain. patent it.

Yea book says 1.8 to 2.2 inches I keep mine right at 2.0. I do wish they put the same number of markings on the alignment blocks between the left and right side. It'd make it much easier to line everything back up...

It's a simple hardwood block that could be a piece of 2x4, 1x3, whatever. Just about any material you want to work with is fine. Hardwoods work better than pine or fir because it won't get beat up as easily. A bunch of dents or grooves in the thing would interfere with its accuracy. Metal or plastic would work, as well.

The short "go" step is 1 15/16" (~49mm), and the taller "no go" step is 2 11/32" (60mm)

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Perch the block on the rear slider bolt, and if the short step fits, but the tall step doesn't, It's good.

So ingenious, yet so simple. Three cheers for grayracer, once again.

Question: is the rear wheel on the ground or suspended when measuring?

Thanks

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