CHEAP MODS FOR 16 YZ450?

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10/7/2017 8:19 AM

Got myself a bike, it's a 16 YZ 450 and was wondering if anyone had some mods on their bikes both cosmetically and performance wise. Anyone have any ideas?

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10/7/2017 8:44 AM

If you can afford it, send the suspension to Enzo. They do a lowering plate in the shock and some other stuff and makes the suspension and handling even better. Best thing you can do for motor performance is an fmf pipe and a tuner! Pipe made a huge difference on my 14 and the tuner allows you to adjust the power to whatever you want.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/7/2017 8:46 AM

I have 22mm stock clamps, Ride Engineering lower link, Fmf titanium 4.1 muffler, Talon evo wheels, Cycra shrouds, and Enzo suspension for sale if you're interested.

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10/7/2017 8:49 AM

Tires, suspension, pipe.

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10/7/2017 8:54 AM

FMF slip-on, GYTR power tuner for power. Go up 1 tooth if you’re on soft soil

I have a 23.5mm XTrig setup, and love it with the full Enzo setup mentioned above.

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

10/7/2017 9:41 AM

cody41 wrote:

I have 22mm stock clamps, Ride Engineering lower link, Fmf titanium 4.1 muffler, Talon evo wheels, Cycra shrouds, and Enzo suspension for sale if you're interested.

Where are you located? I'm interested in the pipe for sure

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10/7/2017 9:44 AM

cody41 wrote:

I have 22mm stock clamps, Ride Engineering lower link, Fmf titanium 4.1 muffler, Talon evo wheels, Cycra shrouds, and Enzo suspension for sale if you're interested.

How much for the cycra shrouds?

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/7/2017 3:06 PM

lower the rear. Made the biggest difference for cornering.

They make shitloads of power so a slip on is more than enough

the powertuner was also very handy for taming the beast when it got dusty/muddy.

I loved and hated that bike at the same time, fast flowing tracks it was the best bike ever, when it got tight though.... I wanted to burn it.

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10/7/2017 3:46 PM

Stickers.

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10/7/2017 3:49 PM

paint it orange.

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10/7/2017 4:18 PM

51xc wrote:

paint it orange.

No thanks I like the blue, good advice though

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10/7/2017 4:45 PM

Turn the cylinder and head 180 degrees

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10/7/2017 5:04 PM

Just use a hack saw on the fenders like Ronnie and get some bluetonium in the tank. Don't pussyfoot around with any of that other crap.

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10/7/2017 7:23 PM

Sell it on Craigslist, that is free, and that would be a very cheap mod on a 16 YZ450. Like the bike, it might be slow to sell. You do know the engine is backwards.

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10/7/2017 9:53 PM

Put fuel in it. Doesn't cost much and makes it go forward

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10/8/2017 12:08 PM

I can always count on Vital for the genuine, mature replies. Thanks guys!

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10/8/2017 12:10 PM

brash wrote:

lower the rear. Made the biggest difference for cornering.

They make shitloads of power so a slip on is more than enough

the powertuner was also very handy for taming the beast when it got dusty/muddy.

I loved and hated that bike at the same time, fast flowing tracks it was the best bike ever, when it got tight though.... I wanted to burn it.

I find the bike really caters to the outside for corners, really difficult to grab an inside line. Along with lowering the rear of the bike I wanted to try and move the forks up in the clamps, think that'll help?

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10/8/2017 12:28 PM

YZfan1230 wrote:

I find the bike really caters to the outside for corners, really difficult to grab an inside line. Along with lowering the rear of the bike I wanted to try and move the forks up in the clamps, think that'll help?

Get the Cycra shrouds so you can squeeze that sucker in the corners

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10/8/2017 1:17 PM

brash wrote:

lower the rear. Made the biggest difference for cornering.

They make shitloads of power so a slip on is more than enough

the powertuner was also very handy for taming the beast when it got dusty/muddy.

I loved and hated that bike at the same time, fast flowing tracks it was the best bike ever, when it got tight though.... I wanted to burn it.

YZfan1230 wrote:

I find the bike really caters to the outside for corners, really difficult to grab an inside line. Along with lowering the rear of the bike I wanted to try and move the forks up in the clamps, think that'll help?

I moved mine up and tried a few different measurements until I got it right where I wanted it.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/8/2017 1:52 PM

brash wrote:

lower the rear. Made the biggest difference for cornering.

They make shitloads of power so a slip on is more than enough

the powertuner was also very handy for taming the beast when it got dusty/muddy.

I loved and hated that bike at the same time, fast flowing tracks it was the best bike ever, when it got tight though.... I wanted to burn it.

YZfan1230 wrote:

I find the bike really caters to the outside for corners, really difficult to grab an inside line. Along with lowering the rear of the bike I wanted to try and move the forks up in the clamps, think that'll help?

HenryA wrote:

Get the Cycra shrouds so you can squeeze that sucker in the corners

I already bought a set of those for the bike, it narrows the bike and looks great!

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10/8/2017 1:54 PM

This is what the bike looks like as of right now. Besides the fenders and graphics the bike is all stock. Which is why I'd like to add some cool stuff to make it mine and handle a bit better!






Photo

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10/8/2017 2:09 PM

YZfan1230 wrote:

This is what the bike looks like as of right now. Besides the fenders and graphics the bike is all stock. Which is why I'd like to add some cool stuff to make it mine and handle a bit better!






Photo

Your budget will dictate options. Assuming the suspension is fresh, serviced, sprung for you? Sag. Etc . Revalved.

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10/8/2017 3:09 PM

YZfan1230 wrote:

I can always count on Vital for the genuine, mature replies. Thanks guys!

Dude, its your dirt bike, do what ever you like. I personally would put on FMF pipes, ARC levers, Protaper bars, Hinson clutch and so forth but obviously not much of that is cheap. Definitely need bars though.

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10/8/2017 3:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/8/2017 3:15 PM

Only a small number of the things listed in this thread are cheap.

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10/8/2017 3:14 PM

Sell it and buy a late later model YZ250. Oh wait, that would cost you money with the resale of four strokes taken into account.

Just kidding, dude. Ride it and have fun.

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10/8/2017 4:22 PM

jsleeds wrote:

Put fuel in it. Doesn't cost much and makes it go forward

This.

If you haven't seen this short documentary, it is well worth 20 minutes of your time. Its not actually moto but if this doesn't make you wanna go ride that bike, nothing will. Congrats on the new ride btw!

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10/8/2017 6:56 PM

Grafix and a revalve, not in that order.
If money is an issue do forks first, then the shock and later the grafix.

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10/8/2017 11:46 PM

brash wrote:

lower the rear. Made the biggest difference for cornering.

They make shitloads of power so a slip on is more than enough

the powertuner was also very handy for taming the beast when it got dusty/muddy.

I loved and hated that bike at the same time, fast flowing tracks it was the best bike ever, when it got tight though.... I wanted to burn it.

YZfan1230 wrote:

I find the bike really caters to the outside for corners, really difficult to grab an inside line. Along with lowering the rear of the bike I wanted to try and move the forks up in the clamps, think that'll help?

I tried all that, just made it worse. I think some different offset triple clamps would help. But it's an expensive undertaking for the gamble.

I just gave up and bought a 2 stroke haha.

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10/9/2017 4:04 PM

cody41 wrote:

I have 22mm stock clamps, Ride Engineering lower link, Fmf titanium 4.1 muffler, Talon evo wheels, Cycra shrouds, and Enzo suspension for sale if you're interested.

YZfan1230 wrote:

Where are you located? I'm interested in the pipe for sure

Countryside, IL

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10/9/2017 4:05 PM

cody41 wrote:

I have 22mm stock clamps, Ride Engineering lower link, Fmf titanium 4.1 muffler, Talon evo wheels, Cycra shrouds, and Enzo suspension for sale if you're interested.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

How much for the cycra shrouds?

$50

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