New to me 03 YZF450

5 replies to this topic
  • eng208

Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:16 PM


I posted on here for opinions about 450s a couple of weeks ago and was recommended to search for a YZF. Well, I found one with approximately 20 honest hours and  bought it. It is an 03, the guy thought it was an 04, but it doesnt matter to me. I don't plan on racing this time around and frankly, I don't think I will ever ride to this bikes capabilities. This bike has the original decals on it and is completely like it came from the dealer. The guy has not ridden it except in the yard to keep it running for the last 5-6 years. Stil has the original tire. Cranks first kick if I hit the combination right. I have ridden an 03 Honda back in 05 when I had my 125. I rode an 07 KXF450 the other day. This bike doesn't seem as strong as the KX. It is explosive off the bottom but seems to run out of steam on the top end a little compared to the KX. 

So how is the 03 YZ450 as far as 450s go? The group I am looking to ride with all seem to be buying 450s. They are trail riding. I am the only one in the group right now with racing experience and track time. Not looking to return to race per the wife's wishes, but would like to hit Durham Town and some trails.

  • Hadiquddoos

Posted March 24, 2015 - 11:14 AM


Durhamtown? Are you in Georgia if you don't mind me asking. Specifically close to Macon by any chance.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 24, 2015 - 12:34 PM


So how is the 03 YZ450 as far as 450s go?



Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • 03yzf450-kuke

Posted March 24, 2015 - 03:26 PM


I love the 03. Actually one of my favorite bikes to ride out there because of that wicked hit down low and they're extremely reliable
I would consider myself lucky it turned out to be an 03 over an 04

  • pomoco

Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:58 PM


I just found an 04 with less than five hours. I have an 06 crf 450 that I race at dtown in the 40+ class. Got home early and rode our backyard track. Initial impression with no setup is that it doesn't turn as good as the Honda. It has less power, but puts it down good. Since its like new I may keep it if I can dial it in.

  • eng208

Posted March 24, 2015 - 06:32 PM


Durhamtown? Are you in Georgia if you don't mind me asking. Specifically close to Macon by any chance.

In the Plains/Americus area.

Related Content


BIGBORE FOR YZ450F 2006? by Taattie94

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 5 replies

Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies

Chubby dad, looking at bikes , First trip to the orange/black forum ! by Slow_ride

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250-530 EXC/MXC/SXC/XC-W/XCR-W (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  28 replies

Snake pit oct 30th by The Anvil

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   California
  • Hot  293 replies

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.