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A Little Added GYTR Protection For The 2018 AJMX

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We added a handful of Yamaha GYTR parts to our YZ65 in the lead up to the AJMX held in Tasmania
With a seven year old rider who can barely touch the ground, it is inevitable that there will be the occasional tip over, so with this in mind we put an order in for a handful of GYTR parts to help give us a little extra protection when the YZ65 gets a little to close to the soil.

The first thing on the list was a set of GYTR Pivot Clutch and Brake Levers. Probably the most common thing to bend or break when a rider steps up to a bigger bike are levers. We have been pretty fortunate so far, while Jayden has tipped over a few times, we have only bent one brake lever that needed replacing and a clutch lever that just had a slight bend. Unlike myself who clean snapped a clutch lever on my YZ450 when it fell off a stand!

Not wanting to run the risk of breaking a lever mid-ride while in Tasmania, or any future races, we popped on a set of the GYTR Pivot levers. Both the clutch lever took less than a couple of minutes each to swap over and will give us a little more piece of mind when on track.
The first thing on the list was a set of GYTR Pivot Clutch and Brake Levers, tip overs are going to happen, levers don't have to break :)
Next on the list was some added protection for the radiator hose that runs under the front of the bike.

It was something I noticed when we first laid eyes on the YZ65, the radiator hose does run under the front side of the bike, while it is more than likely not going to be an issue on an MX track unless there was something sticking out of the dirt, it could become an issue later on down the track when we start with some Off-Road / Enduro races.

We put in an order for the GYTR Plastic Guide plate, that not only covers the radiator hose, it also gave some added protection to both the water pump and ignition cover.

The guard itself was simple to install, though it did take a little persuasion to get a couple of metal clips into the plastic mounting brackets. Once I got that part figured out, everything else slid into place nicely, and we were set.
We put in an order for the GYTR Plastic Guide plate, that not only covers the radiator hose, it also gave some added protection to both the water pump and ignition cover.
For the engine, we were able to give the bike a little extra airflow, while still keeping the dust out with a couple of GYTR 2 Stage air filters, along with some Yamalube Air filter oil.

The two-stage filters are actually two filters, with an inner filter that is a little smaller in size but looks like a typical air filter, along with a lightweight secondary cover filter. I found it easiest to fit the inner filter to the filter cage first, then install the cover filter, instead of trying to get both the filters on in one go.
GYTR Ignition Cover which is made of billet alloy construction and comes complete with a case saver
The next couple of parts were a bit of a bonus and while adding some protection, helped to give our YZ65 a bit of that factory look every kid wants, with a GYTR Clutch Cover, along with a GYTR Ignition Cover which is made of billet alloy construction and comes complete with a case saver to provide protection to the crankcases in the event of a chain derail, allowing easy sprocket access.

The clutch cover was a straight swap over, using the original bolts from the plastic clutch cover that comes standard.
The GYTR Clutch cover gives that factory look, every kid wants.
While the stock ignition cover and case save are a single plastic piece that is held in position with four bolts that need a screwdriver to unscrew. The GYTR upgrade is a two piece unit, that comes with four replacement bolts that require an 8mm socket, making them a little easier to get in and out.

We also have in our possession a GYTR Radiator guard that we will install in the coming weeks.

For more information, including pricing on all GYTR Products for the Yamaha YZ65, head to Yamaha-motor.com.au by CLICKING HERE

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