The HGS YZ85 pipe and silencer were a winning combination.
The Enzo suspension revalve also helped.
Dubach makes a front brake line relocation bracket that
reroutes the line for a more direct approach to the caliper.
R&D Racing milled the cylinder head in order to raise compression. It helped boost an otherwise tame engine.
It took some work, but DR.D was able to use a YZ250 rear
brake master cylinder on the YZ85 for better brake power.
Pro Taper: www.protaper.com
R&D Racing: www.r1dean.com
HGS/Bud Racing: www.budracing-usa.com
DeCal Works: www.decalmx.com
Enzo Racing: www.enzoracing.com
Motion Pro: www.motionpro.com
Dubach, while the aesthetic appeal made young Carter
the coolest kid in the pits.
It took rather deep pockets to make a Yamaha YZ85
that was capable of keeping a wheel in front of a KTM
85SX or Husqvarna TC85. We wish Yamaha would have
kicked out the jams on the 2015 production bike, because
it has solid bones and is a good base to start from. If
Yamaha put as much effort into its mini cycles as KTM
does, the YZ85 would be a world beater. Luckily, Doug
Dubach showed us the way. We hope that he can relay
his findings to the brass at Yamaha. There’s unlimited
potential in the YZ85, but it takes an unlimited budget to
maximize the bike’s performance. ❏