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Behind Chad Reed's YZ450F Photo Gallery

DeLaurier puts together a bike for Chad Reed that is designed to fit Reed's needs in Supercross but it looks like the YZ450F at your local shop.

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Delaurier keeps a close eye on his championship-worthy bike.
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Even the factory guys have to abide by the AMA's new sound restrictions.
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Titanium pegs.
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The o-ring is so DeLaurier can keep track of how far Chad actually uses his suspension.
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How many of you have a special stand for your fuel tank?
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Stock grips.
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The GYTR clutch perch rotates on a teflon sleeve.
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The wheels have thicker hubs and higher spec bearings.
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White Brothers carbon fiber silencer. You have to be pretty fast to get your name on a muffler.
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The radiators are beefed up.
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Keeping things loose and fun is all part of a mechanic's weekly duties.
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Even though he's a veteran on the racing scene, those kissy faces are something new to Delaurier. Must be an Australian thing.
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Reed's bike is trick, but plain.
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Carbon fiber case guard and skid plate.
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When a set of high-end suspension gets shipped, they get a comfortable ride.
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The clutch lever end is supposed to break here.