2014 YFZ450r - Yamaha YFZ450 Forum : YFZ450, YFZ450R, YFZ450X Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-19-2019, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1
2014 YFZ450r

New to the site, but looking at getting a 2014 YFZ450.. and tips? Good or bad idea . Tia
Sierralev19 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2019, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 1,248
Well good idea for the right price in great condition. Buying from stealership or private party?

Check lower steel frame for cracks and aluminum frame for cracks too. Check front sprocket if original one with plastic ring and worn out kind of can calculate hours, but not always true. Stock quad or fully built? If it is fully built all raced out expect engine to blow soon after you buy it since probably was pinned and pinned on that accelerator red line reved.

2018 YFZ450R SE : warning labels removed, TMD case saver, GYTR aluminum frame skid with the bracket mod, Maxxis Razr Plus tires
PIN IT PIN IT STRAIGHT OFF THE SHOWROOM.

Wish list:
VORTEX ECU W/PEAK RACING MOUNT
YOSHI PIPE
PEAK RACING SWING ARM SKID
yfzgambler is offline  
Old 11-19-2019, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
SilsbySilverado103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 647
Garage
Most race quads are MUCH better taken care of then quads that aren't raced.


2014 is a good year, the only thing I would suggest is getting a Vortex and AIS delete if it doesn't have it already since the throttle bog sucks. As long as it's well taken care of and a good price go for it!

2017 YFZ450R XC Setup - OíNeal Racing, Leatt, 4Arm Strong, Engine Ice, ASV Inventions, Ryno Power, ODI Grips, AMSOIL, Sunstar Engineering, Braking, Acerbis Plastics, Kenda Tires, SCOTT, Peak Racing Products, RadicalX, FourWerx

Follow me on Instagram, FB or YouTube at silsby103
SilsbySilverado103 is online now  
 
Old 11-19-2019, 04:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Sheerider11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by yfzgambler View Post
Well good idea for the right price in great condition. Buying from stealership or private party?



Check lower steel frame for cracks and aluminum frame for cracks too. Check front sprocket if original one with plastic ring and worn out kind of can calculate hours, but not always true. Stock quad or fully built? If it is fully built all raced out expect engine to blow soon after you buy it since probably was pinned and pinned on that accelerator red line reved.
Stop telling people race bikes are clapped out.
I replace a piston and cylinder every 10-15 hours, head inspected in that time, oil change every race or ride, have 3 air filters I cycle through, and tear down every off season.
No weekend warrior is maintaining their bike to the degree a racer is. No weekend warrior builds an engine to sustain the abuse. They just ride stock and are content but ride it like racers. So the stock bike with sticker and razr tires is the bike I'd be concerned about.
What have you done as far as maintenance? And how far will you go? Will you follow the manual and the recommended service hours on every part?

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Sheerider11 is offline  
Old 11-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Senior Member
 
phillybuilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 268
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheerider11 View Post
Stop telling people race bikes are clapped out.
I replace a piston and cylinder every 10-15 hours, head inspected in that time, oil change every race or ride, have 3 air filters I cycle through, and tear down every off season.
No weekend warrior is maintaining their bike to the degree a racer is. No weekend warrior builds an engine to sustain the abuse. They just ride stock and are content but ride it like racers. So the stock bike with sticker and razr tires is the bike I'd be concerned about.
What have you done as far as maintenance? And how far will you go? Will you follow the manual and the recommended service hours on every part?

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Too many people around here buy a machine at the start of the season, don't even maintain it, beat it senseless all year, then sell it around wintertime to some kid who wants to be drift king in the snow.

Rob's theory holds water for the majority of people.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk

2016 YFZ450R 60th Anniversary Edition
phillybuilt is offline  
Old 11-20-2019, 12:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Sheerider11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by phillybuilt View Post
Too many people around here buy a machine at the start of the season, don't even maintain it, beat it senseless all year, then sell it around wintertime to some kid who wants to be drift king in the snow.

Rob's theory holds water for the majority of people.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
We don't spend thousands to neglect the bikes. So to say a racers bike is best on and clapped out is pure nonsense. Some guys have more in suspension then people do in entire machines.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Sheerider11 is offline  
Old 11-27-2019, 02:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sierralev19 View Post
New to the site, but looking at getting a 2014 YFZ450.. and tips? Good or bad idea . Tia

I have a 15 and love it. Only issue is the bog that seems to have started with the 2014 models.
veedub is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha YFZ450 Forum : YFZ450, YFZ450R, YFZ450X Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Thread Tools



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome