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2008 Yamaha YZ 450F

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2008 Yamaha YZ 450F

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Identification
Model Type  Off-Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $7,099.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  1
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  5
Valves Per Cylinder  5
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  95 / 3.74
Stroke (mm/in)  63.4 / 2.5
Displacement (cc/ci)  449 / 27.4
Compression Ratio  12.3:1
Starter  Kick
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  39
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  1.93 / 1.53 / 1.28 / 1.09 / 0.95
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  80
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  100
Front Tire Speed Rating  51M
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Tire Width  120
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  62M
Rear Wheel Diameter  19
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 80/100 R21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 120/80 R19
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.9 / 250
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.7 / 245
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.9 / 48
Front Travel (in/mm)  11.8 / 299.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Front Suspension Brand Name  Kabaya
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  12.3 / 312.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  Kabaya
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.2
Width (in/mm)  32.5 / 825.5
Height (in/mm)  51.4 / 1305.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58.8 / 1493.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  14.7 / 373.4
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  2.4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  219 / 99.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  1.8 / 6.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.05
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  38.9 / 988.1
Number Of Seats  1
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  Yes
Chassis Protectors  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Fuel Tank Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Top Crown  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Handlebar Pads  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  1 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Off-Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  YZ450F
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Convenience:  
Adjustable Handlebars  Standard
Adjustable Levers  Standard

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the 2008 yz 450f is a great bike it
By sonny(Owner), Jul. 24, 2009
the 2008 yz 450f it has the best performace out of the bikes and the ride comfort is out standing.There was one problem i ran into with the reliability of the bike. The time chain was a bit off but with some ajusting it was like new. Read Full Review

 

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don't buy a yz450f you will regret it
By shawn(Owner), Nov. 26, 2008
my buddy and I bought one the same day and rode them for 3 months until my friends didn't make it out of camp one morning. an hour later mine died and wouldn't start.we took them down to the dealership and they tore them down and they both had a defected timing chain tensioner and jumped time bent t... Read Full Review

 

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Great bikes and Ive owned 4 of them
By rob(Owner), May. 1, 2010
I race expert desert, I have 100's of hrs on my bikes and have never had a mechanical failure. I owned 2004 with two seasons of desert racing not even a valve adjustment needed, sold bike and new owner still rides it all the time.

2007 two years desert racing as well no mechnical failures, valve ad... Read Full Review

 

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stupid yamaha
By shane waugh (Owner), Feb. 4, 2010
i have had the same problem with mine. Read Full Review

 

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DIRTBIKE
By VICKI TURNER(Enthusiast), Oct. 30, 2008
Nice sport bike. Compare to Honda. Read Full Review

 

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