Browsing the interwebs yesterday and I stumbled upon a 2006 YFZ450 that needed some love. The guy said $600 firm in the post, so I messaged him yesterday afternoon, and got out there last night. It has SS wheels with brand new quad boss tires, and a nice Yoshimura exhaust. After I saw those two things, I knew I could get my money back if it came to a part out. So I took it home with me.
Needs chain and sprockets, steering stem, clutch and throttle cables, rear shock, throttle assembly, clutch cable bracket, battery, and the right side lower plastic to begin with. Cylinder looks new, and fresh gaskets all around make me think it may have been rebuilt recently. Carburetor had a 48 pilot, and this strange looking main jet that just said C13 on it but was roughly same size as a 175. The center body gasket is perfectly fine, inspected that while I had the carb apart. This was the jetting with the lid on, going to try it without the lid. Changed the oil also, and the oil that came out looked great. Also drained and cleaned out the gas tank and fuel valve.
At this point, I'm just going to put a battery from another machine in it, see if it starts up and runs halfway decent. If the engine is kicked, might just do a YFZshee project or part it out. I would really like to keep it for a woods/trail bike when I don't wanna thrash my 2016. After fixing up the 04 in my garage, I'm quite impressed with the carb model YFZ.
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