? for the vet guys


7 replies to this topic
  • vetplus40

Posted April 15, 2004 - 02:24 PM

#1

It looks like my budget might allow me to add a yz450 to my 02 yz250. I have located both 04 and holdover 03 models. Outside of price, is there any reason one would be significantly preferred over the other? Thanks

  • Wyatt

Posted April 15, 2004 - 02:49 PM

#2

The '04 has much better forks, and a few more improvements such as gripper seat and ti. pegs. If the price is close.....go with the '04.

  • fog527

Posted April 15, 2004 - 08:21 PM

#3

I always thought newer was better...maybe avoid first year glitches...but then again I love my 00 426....you would think though that resale mey be better with the 04.....I just keep adding bikes and not reselling any though.... :)

  • SD900

Posted April 16, 2004 - 03:22 AM

#4

How much $$$ will you save buying the 03? If your a guy that get's the suspension done anyway, save your money and buy an 03, unless you're not talking about much $$ difference.

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  • RAMARION

Posted April 16, 2004 - 08:05 AM

#5

Vet
The 04 was soften up a little regarding the HIT!!!!!!! It still has the strongest hit available, just not as much of a BEAST as the 03.

  • pilot21

Posted April 17, 2004 - 01:57 AM

#6

I sent you a PM.

  • TimFurryBalls

Posted April 18, 2004 - 09:25 PM

#7

I'd go '04. Easier to control the "hit" as you call it, but still an animal, especially with an aftermarket pipe. Awesome forks with GREAT potential for re-valving.

  • Vet28

Posted May 26, 2004 - 02:48 AM

#8

I have had both the '03 & '04 (much to my wife's shigrin).

You want to grab the '04. There is usually a small price difference. The reasons I would use (1) It's a model year newer. When it comes time to sell you haven't lost a model year without the use. (2) You get the gripper seat $ 60, Ti foot pegs $ 100+, upgraded clutch, better forks (although they still need springs & valving, newer carb settings & the old clutch cable routing). Actual day to day differences in the bike are minimul, but to buy those aftermarket pieces would cost alot more.

Vet28 :thumbsup:





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