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ChillyKTM

is my Yami "Tall " ?

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I have a 2011 yz 450..i love it !! A friend or 2 ( both honda riders ) commented how tall or high the seat is ??

to me feels same as every Yami i have had !! This being my fourth ....anyone get that kind comment about theirs ???

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I owned a 2006 YZ 250F and also noticed this tall feeling in the saddle of my bike after riding some of my buddies bikes like KTMs and Suzuki. I know you are asking about the new 450, but maybe it is a Yamaha trait.

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i have a 2006 crf 450 with step seat and 2011 yz 450 both bikes are the same hight give or take a 1/8 "

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If you have a 27" tall rear tire that travels 12" from full extension, and clears the fender by a quarter inch at full stroke, that leaves you 1 3/4" for a fender and a seat if you want to keep it fairly flat and hold it to 39". They're all about the same minus the sag.

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27 inch tire?

Not a 27" rim, but yes a 27" tall tire. 19" at the rim/bead, then approx. another 4" on both the top and bottom for knobs and tire carcass.

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Bingo! Set it at around 100mm and it could "lower" the bike quite a bit if the rider has only 3" sag. Now if the bike has too much sag to begin with - say 115mm - and you set it up properly, even to 105mm, the bike just became over .25 inch taller "taller".

Maybe that person doesn't have their sag setup correctly.

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I'm unsure if it's the same height as an 09. But, my buddy's 09 Yami feels a lot shorter than my '10 Kawi..

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my 11 felt tall at first, i picked up a PC link and it dropped almost a full inch...feels perfect now....

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How did the PC link change the handling? You also said it dropped the rear height by an inch? Worth the $225?

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