Tearing down a bike is rarely a good thing - it usually means something went terribly wrong and now you are going to spend a lot of money fixing it. However, in this case, it's completely different. Our 2010 Yamaha YZ450F was running perfectly, showing no signs of weakness and now finds itself in a bunch of pieces... in a box. So, how does something like this happen? Well, to get to the bottom of all this and really find out why, we needed an exclusive interview with one of the biggest stars of our sport: The YZ450F Long Haul bike. This old Yamaha has been around the block a time or two and was easy to track down in its box in the Dirt Rider shop. The old blue steed was more than willing to talk to us and gave us all the time we wanted, without any sass.
Dirt Rider: So, how long have you been doing this motocross thing?**2010 **YZ450F:**** Oh, about a year and a half, but, I'd say that's about 30 in motorcycle years.