Push it Forward: DR. D YZ450 Engine Relocation Kit

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After a complete make over for the 2014 model, you would think Yamaha’s YZ450F couldn’t get much better, but in 2015 Yamaha backed up the all new model with even more improvements to help handling and performance. For the 2016 model year Yamaha made a few more minor refinements and as it sits in its […]

Attack of the Clone: Chaparral’s CR22 YZ 450F Tribute

Not exactly Chad Reed's pro spec Supercross Yamaha, but this YZ is a pretty good partial clone.

If you caught the last issue of TWM Magazine then you’ll remember our cover bike and main feature was Chad Reed’s Monster Energy, Chaparral Motorsports, Fly360, Valli Construction, Factory Yamaha YZ450 Supercross bike. It was a great honor to be able to showcase that bike and it was an even bigger honor for Chaparral Motorsports […]

Chaparral Motorsports Pro Works Pt. 4: Installing a Dr. D Hour Meter

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Unlike most other motorcycles that may have one or multiple gauges to provide information such as mileage, MPH, RPM and diagnostics such as warning lights, dirt bike are pretty rudimentary and offer no such luxuries (unless you have an endure or dual sport type of bike). The lack of a speedo or odometer on a […]

Chaparral Motorsports Pro Works Episode 3: Dr. D Engine Relocation Kit

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Traction is the key to winning motorcycle races. It doesn’t matter why type of racing you do (quarter mile, MotoGP, or motocross) anytime you lose traction you are losing speed or the potential for speed. In addition, poor traction also results in poor handling which as many know can lead to disastrous results. Traction is […]

Chaparral Motorsports Pro Works Episode 2: Dr. D Exhaust System Install

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One the best ways you can improve the performance of your dirt bike is to swap the stock exhaust system with either an aftermarket muffler or full system. There are many manufacturers such as FMF, Yoshimura, and Pro Circuit that make quality exhaust systems for both 2-stroke and 4-stroke dirt bikes. However, for the Chaparral […]