Dubya used 22mm Kite triple clamps to go back to the
original 2015 offset instead of the 25mm of the 2016 YZ450F.
To customize the ride height, Dubya installed JGR’s
adjustable shock link which has four length settings.
Dubya is the only distributor in the United States for both
Talon hubs and Kite hubs. Both will stand the test of time.
The Galfer rotor made this freight train come to a stop. The
stock rotor works well, but we like the extra pucker power.
Although the engine was stock, Dubya livened up the power
with a full FMF Factory 4.1 exhaust system.
Joe Gibbs Racing sent over a potpourri of parts used on
Justin Barcia’s and Weston Peick’s bikes. JGR’s adjustable
shock linkage and array of carbon fiber parts are all sold
through the JGR website ( www.jgrmx.com). The stock
25mm offset triple clamps were replaced with 22mm
Kite clamps. It’s no surprise that John Anderson reached
out to Doug Dubach’s DR.D firm for a YZ450F radiator
lowering kit. (Doug was sponsored by the White Brothers
What did Dubya do to the YZ450F engine and
suspension? They did exactly what MXA did on its project Yamaha YZ450F in the March 2016 issue—they left
them alone. The YZ450F is rocket fast and amazingly
suspended in stock form. Dubya did, however, install
a full-bulletproof Hinson clutch to help get the power to
the ground. And, since the White Brothers’ successful
exhaust empire went down with the ship a few years
ago, Dubya turned to FMF for a complete Factory 4.1
This 60th Anniversary Edition Yamaha fit the mold
of the Dubya brand. The combination brought us
back to a time when you could put your trust in a
simple handshake. A time when there was no fine print
and there were no “Made in China” labels. To learn
more about what Dubya USA has to offer, go to