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ChillyKTM

Finally had first ride on my 2011 450 !

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Got to take it out yesterday for first time ! WOW what a different bike than my 08 in every way !! Awesome overall, gotta tweek my front suspension as it feels bit stiff , bike feels WAY lighter .... and as far as the " noise " ppl were chatting about from intake ??? .....sorry but didnt hear anything .

Doesnt start easy without out a touch of throttle ( not easily anyhow )

Does anyone think the brake pedal is a little high ?

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My pedal feels about right, where it was set up as new. ('10, not '11 though)

I also did not experience the intake "noise" people chatted about.

I diverge . . .

I DID just install my MRD muffler (stock header/midpipe) and I notice it's quite a bit louder than the stock muffler, accept for WOT they're similar. Like the power better for sure. the MRD really lets it breathe on top, no flattening out like stock muffler.

3.5 hours on bike now.

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Ive had my 11 at the track 3 or 4 times now. its a great bike...i added the pro circuit linkage arm and a yosh pipe...the funny thing is its easier to start when its cold. first or second kick every time, after a few laps its a little finicky but I've found with just a slight twist of the throttle half way through the kick it will fire 75% of the time...lol....

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The rear brake is adjustable, I had to drop the thing a mile, as I would accidentally be hitting the rear brake when i went over bumps which didn't turn out good but could have been really bad.

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The rear brake is adjustable, I had to drop the thing a mile, as I would accidentally be hitting the rear brake when i went over bumps which didn't turn out good but could have been really bad.

that or slide you foot back a bit..lol...

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I have had to adjust the rear brake down on every new Yamaha I have had for years. They are always high for my liking. I like the brake and the foot peg to be level.

I wouldn't mess with the suspension just yet. The bike should settle a bit after a few hours of ride time. If after that it still feels too stiff, then start adjusting.

The only time I hear the intake is when I have the high idle out (which is never out when riding). Other than that, it is silent. Some people may have an ear for it, but I never have.

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my bike starts pretty easily , tho if i had trouble that day i gave it the throttle twist and fired rite up .... the brake is adjustable as is or do i need to purchase a part to lower it ? can u walk me thru that please ....thanks

Aslo, the black nob behind the left rad is the idle correct ?

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Aslo, the black nob behind the left rad is the idle correct ?

Yes, it´s the idle.

I also like to say the same about the intake noise....can´t seem to hear it ?

My bike starts easy if I turn the throttle slightly when kicking. (when warm)

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my bike starts pretty easily , tho if i had trouble that day i gave it the throttle twist and fired rite up .... the brake is adjustable as is or do i need to purchase a part to lower it ? can u walk me thru that please ....thanks

Aslo, the black nob behind the left rad is the idle correct ?

Look under the rear brake master cylinder, there is a threaded rod going into it. the other end of the threaded rod is connected to the brake pedal. there is a lock nut on the rod. (I need to adjust mine, but haven't yet, but I believe you just loosen the locknut and turn the threaded rod to adjust the pedal height.) Tighten the locknut when the pedal is at desired height.

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