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Good day,

Many moons ago, I went by YFZ22 on these forums. In 2010, I sold my 2008 YFZ450 and missed it every day since. 10 years later, purchasing our first home, getting married and welcoming my son into the world, I finally found a clean 2013 YFZ450R and made the purchase.

The new 2013 seems to have pretty low hours on it. It's seen garage far more than riding over the past 5 years with the owner I purchased it from. After a quick look over everything and a few shake down rides I think I got a solid machine.

It's total stock except for a GYTR front bumper and nerf bars.

I have some plans over the next year or so to get this more MX ready. I won't be doing any competitive racing as there is absolutely no scene around my area any more. On top of that, my younger and in-shape days have long passed me haha. Some friends and I plan on some open track practice days as well as some yearly dune trips.

How the YFZ sits now.

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I have a graphics kit being made up right now from E-Sticky. It should be shipping to me in two weeks.

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Future plans over the next year or so include;
  • Flexx Bars
  • DWT beadlocks
  • Factory 43 bumpers and nerf bars
  • RP exhaust
  • vortex tuner
  • Intake
  • Factory shocks redone at BNR

I hope to make some progress over the winter and share it with others. I'm new to the EFI world so any suggestions or comments are always greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
 

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Love the graphics and looks like a REALLY clean bike. Congrats!!
 

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Looks like you’re headed on the right track. I recently went to an open practice last weekend after not being to a track in 12 years and boy was I feeling it after a 20 min moto !
 

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Good day,

Many moons ago, I went by YFZ22 on these forums. In 2010, I sold my 2008 YFZ450 and missed it every day since. 10 years later, purchasing our first home, getting married and welcoming my son into the world, I finally found a clean 2013 YFZ450R and made the purchase.

The new 2013 seems to have pretty low hours on it. It's seen garage far more than riding over the past 5 years with the owner I purchased it from. After a quick look over everything and a few shake down rides I think I got a solid machine.

It's total stock except for a GYTR front bumper and nerf bars.

I have some plans over the next year or so to get this more MX ready. I won't be doing any competitive racing as there is absolutely no scene around my area any more. On top of that, my younger and in-shape days have long passed me haha. Some friends and I plan on some open track practice days as well as some yearly dune trips.

How the YFZ sits now.

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I have a graphics kit being made up right now from E-Sticky. It should be shipping to me in two weeks.

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Future plans over the next year or so include;
  • Flexx Bars
  • DWT beadlocks
  • Factory 43 bumpers and nerf bars
  • RP exhaust
  • vortex tuner
  • Intake
  • Factory shocks redone at BNR

I hope to make some progress over the winter and share it with others. I'm new to the EFI world so any suggestions or comments are always greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Great lookin quad and cool decals! I’m in the same boat you are with my recently purchased 2017 YFZ450R. I waited forever to get it, and have similar modifications plans as you. Enjoy it man!
 

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Graphics arrived today so I'll remove the fenders and bring them in the house to install. I've always done them on the quad but I don't have heat in the garage right now and I lack patients to hold off until spring. Perhaps I should to ensure the frame decals line up with the panels?

It's been a long while since I've installed graphics so I'm not overly confident at the moment. Any suggestions for install? Is some light soap and water still a preferred method or are there better ways? Dry doesn't seem like an option for me without ruining something.

Other than the graphics, I've been enjoying the quad stock and as-is. My 2 year old son absolutely loves going for little rides around the yard and down the street. Perhaps I'll be building a little raptor or Blaster in the future!

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I would definitely use soapy water for install myself. As for the frame graphics lining up, usually you can do the plastics first and then put the plastics on the quad and do the frame graphics.
 
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Little update:

I ordered a few small things to start;

  • Powermadd PowerX handguards (white)
  • ODI Podium Flight fat bars in blue
  • ODI lock-in grips
  • Fourwerx carbon fiber rear tail light eliminator
  • Fourwerx seat cover (custom blue/white)

It's all pretty basic stuff for now, but I'm looking forward to getting some stuff in and on the quad.

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Looking forward to seeing the pictures!
 

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Quick shot after installing the new bars, grips and handguards. I have some clearance issues for the handguard mount on the throttle side that I'm working out. I didn't realize the 130mm ODI grips would give me these issues so I just ordered the 120mm long grips that should leave me enough bar space to make everything fit... barely

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I'd say I have average size hands. I have more than enough room when holding onto the 130mm so I believe I'll be OK with the shorter grips. If not, I have some spacing issues to work out.
 

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I'd say I have average size hands. I have more than enough room when holding onto the 130mm so I believe I'll be OK with the shorter grips. If not, I have some spacing issues to work out.
How did you end up setting up your bars Nickel? I recently installed the Odi McGrath's which are pretty flat with the 130mm lock grips and I gotta say, they were pretty low on the stock stem. Do you like the bars that low or are you planning on bringing them up a bit? I'm only 5'10" but felt too hunched over so ended up buying 2" adjustable risers from Rox. Which are pretty awesome, only complaint is that you cant truly adjust them that much, at least not on the stock stem that is.
Also, the Odi lock grips are awesome!! I didn't experience any issues with the controls arrangement on the McGrath's (maybe they're a little wider overall?).
Last thing, are you selling the nerfs and grab bar that you're replacing? I just bought myself new ones but might still consider buying another GYTR grab bar and an extra set of nerfs if you're selling.
 

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How did you end up setting up your bars Nickel? I recently installed the Odi McGrath's which are pretty flat with the 130mm lock grips and I gotta say, they were pretty low on the stock stem. Do you like the bars that low or are you planning on bringing them up a bit? I'm only 5'10" but felt too hunched over so ended up buying 2" adjustable risers from Rox. Which are pretty awesome, only complaint is that you cant truly adjust them that much, at least not on the stock stem that is.
Also, the Odi lock grips are awesome!! I didn't experience any issues with the controls arrangement on the McGrath's (maybe they're a little wider overall?).
Last thing, are you selling the nerfs and grab bar that you're replacing? I just bought myself new ones but might still consider buying another GYTR grab bar and an extra set of nerfs if you're selling.
I have the ODI country boy bend which is identical to the Fast Flexx ATV low bars for height. I'm short (5'-7"-ish) and want a low MX set up, so this height on the stock stem seems really comfortable right now. I haven't got out for a good hard ride yet so I can't 100% comment yet, but I've gone down the trails with my son a few times and I liked what I felt so far. As far as the grips. It must be the bar bend I went with because there is NO room for anything. I ended up mounting the 120mm grips and on the throttle side I used the Powermadd mount itself as the clamp for the front brake. I know it's not structurally near as strong or safe as the proper factory clamp but I had a buddy do this for years without issues and I won't be riding very hard anymore so that's how I'm dealing with the space issue for now. I'll try to find a better solution some day.

I will 100% sell my GYTR front bumper and nerf bars when I buy the new stuff. Bumper is 9.5/10 condition and nerf bars are very very clean as well but the blue mesh is starting to fade so I'd give them a 7/10 type thing. I'll let them go for a very fair price. PM me your email and I'll touch base with you when I'm ready to sell them.

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I started some of the easy areas to build my confidence on the e-sticky graphics kit install. With a 2 year old by my side, I've been taking my time with the limited moments I have available lately. It's going to likely take several weeks to complete all the pieces but it's looking good so far in my opinion.

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Small update on the YFZ.

My front and rear bumpers arrived and I got my graphics installed. I will post more photos soon.

I'm waiting to get my seat cover on and would love some new rims and tires someday if parts become available.

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Small update on the YFZ.

My front and rear bumpers arrived and I got my graphics installed. I will post more photos soon.

I'm waiting to get my seat cover on and would love some new rims and tires someday if parts become available.

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Looks sick dude! I love the white.

On another note...I FINALLY got my front rim and tire combo so if you're in the market, order now and hopefully you'll get them by next season. :LOL:

I'm done building it for this season so this is how she'll ride at least until next year...

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Quad looks awesome CoronaThumbs. I'll just need to place my order as well and wait.

I received my new nerf bars from Factory 43. I haven't put them on yet so I'll post some new photos when they are on. In the meantime I snapped a few photos when I was out for a ride this weekend.

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