Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Rep Power: 1
Trade: 06 Yamaha YZ450F Limited Edition
I've got an 06 YZ450F limited edition, yellow and black. This bike is perfect. Barely ridden. Still on stock tires. Bought new in 08. Has a GYTR Heavy Flywheel and Skidplate. Pro Moto Billet spark arrestor. Cycra Hand Guards. Fresh DID oring chain and Stealth rear sprocket, steel outer, aluminum inner. New Yamaha countershaft sprocket. The stock chain went away in about 2 rides. I would estimate that it has less than 500 miles on it.
Registered Red Sticker in California. I believe until 2012.
The local dealer told me they could get approximately $3800 for it on consignment. They would start at $4000. So that's about what it's worth. Looking for a nice streetbike trade. I've also got a KZ1000 project bike that could go with it, it's a runner, it has about $3000 in receipts from the previous owner, rebuilt engine, stock, new crank, new stock pistons, valve job, plus it has a set of 35mm Keihin FCR flatslides on it, those were $1200, but they haven't been sorted yet. When I got it, it had real bad vacuum leaks, I looked at the mounting, and the carbs were only halfway into the spigots. They were hitting the camchain tensioner. I am in the process of getting an APE tensioner, manual type, which is much shorter and will allow the carbs to seat all the way on, and I am pretty sure the vacuum leak issue will be solved. It was hard to start, and you had to use the accelerator pumps to keep it running at idle. When you rode it, above 3500 it ran fine, just wouldn't idle or run clean below that. It will be fixed shortly. The engine ran very quiet and smooth, I think it is in good shape.
It's an LTD model with the 16 in rear tire. At the moment, it has a 19 on the front, but I do have a set of Showa upside down forks, off an Aprilia that are in good shape. I have a 17 in CBR front wheel, that hasn't been made to fit yet, but I'll get around to it. I don't have any calipers yet, but I am, as they say, working on it.
It's registered. It's kind of a Rat Bike, but I think it's in good, solid shape, worthy of a resurrection. I'm looking to trade the YZ, and if the deal is right, the KZ1000 could possibly go with it. I think the KZ is probably worth about $1500, since the carburetors were $1200, that would be a good deal.