Comparison|| Chad Reed vs Cooper Webb’s Factory Yamaha YZ450Fs
While Cooper Webb prefers to run a new seat (stiffer feel), Chad Reed runs a used seat on his YZ450F.
Eric Gass (Mechanic for Cooper Webb) explained that Chad is running the traditional spring forks while Coop is running AIR.
Cooper and Chad are running different suspension packages on their YZFs
Both Yamahas are equipped with Dunlop Geomax tires but they differ in tread patterns
Their motor packages differ in power delivery. Chad prefers a broader feel where Cooper likes it grunty on the bottom end
The Lone Ranger. For now Cole Seely will be representing the HRC effort at the races. Will we see a fill in rider for the #94 ?
Coated works forks off Justin Bogle’s Factory RCH Suzuki RMZ450.
After early press day morning, Weston Peick’s JGR Suzuki getting some work done in the pits
Shane McElrath’s mechanic Andy Dalton in route to sound check
The Red shock of Cole Seely and Ken Roczen will cause you to stop, stare, and continue staring
Factory HRC hubs with the KR touch. Notice the wheel spacers with holes in them to save weight.
Chain tensors look a little pushed out? That’s because the gearing in Supercross is much different than an outdoor set up
It’s all about data collection for the factory teams. You’ll find this on the Factory RCH Suzuki of Justin Bogle and Broc Tickle
Justin Bogle’s Yoshimura RS-12 Carbon exhaust system
Can you hear me now? Sound check happens most of Friday and continues into Saturday morning. Here is Jeremy Martin’s bike passing with flying colors
Works triple clamps from Honda
The Star Racing Yamaha bikes feature gold hubs with a matching gold front sprocket and gold chain
Jason Lawrence is back! Nope… that’s just Privateer Ryan Surrat and his FMF equipped Kawasaki KX250F
Works front brake caliper and brake line safety wired. You’ll see this on certain parts of the factory bikes to ensure there are no issues during racing
Pro Circuit runs water coolers to keep their Kawasaki KX250Fs to a good operating temperature under race conditions
You can’t miss the polished cases of the PC team bikes. You can almost see your reflection in them
We had to stop and admire the beefy welds off the swing arm of the PC Kawasakis
Weight loss is huge for the race teams. Titanium bolt kits and bored out washers are just some of the ways they cut weight on these bikes.
Trick Raptor Titanium footpegs on the Star Racing Yamahas
Something is missing here? The Factory Honda CRF 450s are running electric starts
Best of luck to Ken Roczen and wishing him a speedy recovery