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11/16/2017 10:07 PM

I have a 2014 YZ450 and just bought a tuner two weeks ago. Do any of you have any maps that you recommend? I’m pretty stoked to get to mess around with 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

11/17/2017 12:26 AM

Do a search on Google and some will come up. Dubach Racing will also e-mail you some maps.

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11/17/2017 3:06 AM

no, the mellowest you will find is too aggressive for me.

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11/17/2017 5:53 AM

I bought one but haven't used it yet. I was worried about the power since I was coming off a 250f. the stock map wasn't to bad. its aggressive and require precise throttle control. only issue I have is riding after being fatigued. gonna try the linear map from Yamaha next ride

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11/17/2017 6:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2017 6:30 AM

The " Preston map" that can be found online is a very good map. I cycle between it and the stock map. The stock map pulls through quickly and is faster. The Preston map feels faster, and makes for a very long pull feeling from top to bottom.

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when in doubt, pin it out

11/17/2017 6:53 AM

Flywheel weight, g2 throttle tamer, and take 1-2 teeth off the rear, along with a mellow map if the mapping isn't enough

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11/17/2017 7:08 AM

Look on the yamaha website and there are three maps for each year. Keefer also has one floating around.

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11/17/2017 7:10 AM

phatfi20 wrote:

Look on the yamaha website and there are three maps for each year. Keefer also has one floating around.

I actually printed those out already. And the kid that I bought the tuner from had knew keefer and Keefer programmed his map into it already

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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

11/17/2017 7:21 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I actually printed those out already. And the kid that I bought the tuner from had knew keefer and Keefer programmed his map into it already

Cool.

If you find any others please post it or let me know.

Seems weird Yamaha gives you room for 9 maps but only releases 3. The manual doesn't tell you how to go about making your own maps eitherl. If something like this exists i would like to know.

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11/17/2017 7:25 AM

phatfi20 wrote:

Look on the yamaha website and there are three maps for each year. Keefer also has one floating around.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I actually printed those out already. And the kid that I bought the tuner from had knew keefer and Keefer programmed his map into it already

phatfi20 wrote:

Cool.

If you find any others please post it or let me know.

Seems weird Yamaha gives you room for 9 maps but only releases 3. The manual doesn't tell you how to go about making your own maps eitherl. If something like this exists i would like to know.

I definitely will. Do you have Keefer’s map? If not I’ll send it to you

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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

11/17/2017 7:25 AM

phatfi20 wrote:

Look on the yamaha website and there are three maps for each year. Keefer also has one floating around.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I actually printed those out already. And the kid that I bought the tuner from had knew keefer and Keefer programmed his map into it already

phatfi20 wrote:

Cool.

If you find any others please post it or let me know.

Seems weird Yamaha gives you room for 9 maps but only releases 3. The manual doesn't tell you how to go about making your own maps eitherl. If something like this exists i would like to know.

Also FYI. This chassis does have "turning" issues that bother some. I believe the general consensus is getting springs/re valve by a good shop is the best single thing you can do. The chassis and handling is very sensitive to suspension setup. Night and day for me.

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11/17/2017 7:31 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I actually printed those out already. And the kid that I bought the tuner from had knew keefer and Keefer programmed his map into it already

phatfi20 wrote:

Cool.

If you find any others please post it or let me know.

Seems weird Yamaha gives you room for 9 maps but only releases 3. The manual doesn't tell you how to go about making your own maps eitherl. If something like this exists i would like to know.

phatfi20 wrote:

Also FYI. This chassis does have "turning" issues that bother some. I believe the general consensus is getting springs/re valve by a good shop is the best single thing you can do. The chassis and handling is very sensitive to suspension setup. Night and day for me.

Once I put the bars I like and got rid of that stupid MX51 front tire, I really didn’t have any issues with the turning. Now, last year I sent my suspension to Enzo and had them spring and revolve for my weight and they also did a lowering plate in the rear shock. I didn’t have a problem with handling or turning before, but man, when I got it back from them it was even better! Turned way better and handles amazing!

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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

11/17/2017 7:35 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Once I put the bars I like and got rid of that stupid MX51 front tire, I really didn’t have any issues with the turning. Now, last year I sent my suspension to Enzo and had them spring and revolve for my weight and they also did a lowering plate in the rear shock. I didn’t have a problem with handling or turning before, but man, when I got it back from them it was even better! Turned way better and handles amazing!

Ohh. Sorry i misread you post and thought you got power turner AND bike 2 weeks ago. durrrrr.

I already have keefers map, thanks. Enzo does great work. I was between them and KB5 which is much closer for me so i went that direction. I hear nothing but great things from Enzo. I bet its great.

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11/17/2017 7:43 AM

phatfi20 wrote:

Also FYI. This chassis does have "turning" issues that bother some. I believe the general consensus is getting springs/re valve by a good shop is the best single thing you can do. The chassis and handling is very sensitive to suspension setup. Night and day for me.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Once I put the bars I like and got rid of that stupid MX51 front tire, I really didn’t have any issues with the turning. Now, last year I sent my suspension to Enzo and had them spring and revolve for my weight and they also did a lowering plate in the rear shock. I didn’t have a problem with handling or turning before, but man, when I got it back from them it was even better! Turned way better and handles amazing!

phatfi20 wrote:

Ohh. Sorry i misread you post and thought you got power turner AND bike 2 weeks ago. durrrrr.

I already have keefers map, thanks. Enzo does great work. I was between them and KB5 which is much closer for me so i went that direction. I hear nothing but great things from Enzo. I bet its great.

Haha it’s all good. I bought the bike brand new in July of 2013. But a buddy and I went 50/50 on the tuner because he bought a 17 a couple months ago.

Enzo’s stuff is great. I won’t use anyone else anymore.

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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

11/17/2017 8:22 AM

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11/17/2017 8:25 AM

twotwosix wrote: Photo

How did this change the power? Smoother, harder hitting?

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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

11/17/2017 10:14 AM

I run the MXA/ Keefer map on my 14. smoothes it out but still wheely out of every corner

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11/17/2017 12:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2017 12:25 PM

I say skip the throttle tamer and flywheel weight, go up two teeth on rear sprocket instead! Lol. I moved the forks up in the clamps until they almost touch the bars( second line) and run between 108 and 112 sag to chopper it back out a little. Front tire is well planted, more so than my 17 crf450. The crf will out turn it no doubt, but is way less planted feeling. The gearing down will allow u to pull 3rd sooner, which makes for a much less aggressive feeling for me oddly enough. The stock gearing hooks, and the front tire comes up. With two teeth taller I can bust the tire loose with the throttle and just steer with the rear, mitigating the insta wheelies. On a side note, the bike has never put me on the ground yet after 4 years! That's not normal for me, I'm crash prone lol. Also got to ride a buddy's yz426f back to back with my 14 and I'll never complain about any part of the 14 handling, weight feel, suspension, or power again after that. People who say they haven't come very far since the early 2000s have bumped there heads, esp in regards to power, suspension, and turning prowess! The 14 feels like a 125 turning compared to that 426. Also rode a buddy's 04 yz450 back to back with the 14. The 04 did feel lighter no doubt. The 14 felt stronger than that 04 and he had it geared for about 55mph( 4 spd years). Alot stronger. O yeah the mx3s front tire is a must on the 14 to me. Anything else ( pirelli, mx51, mx52, maxxis) all have a big push on entry. Moving the rear wheel back helps with the wheelying to( less traction), however it doesn't help the turning or traction hehe. I took a link out of the chain, and still went up a tooth after that, the wheel is super forward almost to the swingarm on mine and I def prefer it over the wheel further back.

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when in doubt, pin it out

11/17/2017 12:29 PM

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when in doubt, pin it out

11/17/2017 2:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2017 2:33 PM

gsxr6 wrote:

I say skip the throttle tamer and flywheel weight, go up two teeth on rear sprocket instead! Lol. I moved the forks up in the clamps until they almost touch the bars( second line) and run between 108 and 112 sag to chopper it back out a little. Front tire is well planted, more so than my 17 crf450. The crf will out turn it no doubt, but is way less planted feeling. The gearing down will allow u to pull 3rd sooner, which makes for a much less aggressive feeling for me oddly enough. The stock gearing hooks, and the front tire comes up. With two teeth taller I can bust the tire loose with the throttle and just steer with the rear, mitigating the insta wheelies. On a side note, the bike has never put me on the ground yet after 4 years! That's not normal for me, I'm crash prone lol. Also got to ride a buddy's yz426f back to back with my 14 and I'll never complain about any part of the 14 handling, weight feel, suspension, or power again after that. People who say they haven't come very far since the early 2000s have bumped there heads, esp in regards to power, suspension, and turning prowess! The 14 feels like a 125 turning compared to that 426. Also rode a buddy's 04 yz450 back to back with the 14. The 04 did feel lighter no doubt. The 14 felt stronger than that 04 and he had it geared for about 55mph( 4 spd years). Alot stronger. O yeah the mx3s front tire is a must on the 14 to me. Anything else ( pirelli, mx51, mx52, maxxis) all have a big push on entry. Moving the rear wheel back helps with the wheelying to( less traction), however it doesn't help the turning or traction hehe. I took a link out of the chain, and still went up a tooth after that, the wheel is super forward almost to the swingarm on mine and I def prefer it over the wheel further back.

Oh I’m not doing anything to it. No flywheel weight or anything like that. I don’t have an issue with gearing or any of that either. I’m just curious as to what everyone is using for mapping. The tuner is a new toy to play with for me haha. Once I had Enzo do the suspension(they did their lowering plate in the shock) it handles even better than it did before. I have no complaints about the bike at all.

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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

11/17/2017 2:33 PM

gsxr6 wrote: Photo

this is the one I run. Meant Preston not Keefer

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