Anyone going green for 05?


17 replies to this topic
  • yorkshirepud

Posted April 15, 2004 - 11:16 PM

#1

KX450F

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  • gonzo

Posted April 16, 2004 - 02:37 AM

#2

not a chance.

  • DPW

Posted April 16, 2004 - 03:48 AM

#3

not a chance.


I would have to agree with gonzo.... :)

  • Thumper38

Posted April 16, 2004 - 04:31 AM

#4

not a chance, but I am getting a new blue one!!!!! :)

  • rynno716

Posted April 16, 2004 - 05:27 AM

#5

Ya I think im gonna get a new blue one in 05 as well!!!

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 16, 2004 - 05:39 AM

#6

only unless my pancreast goes out and I start puking Green vile

I have never owned a kawasaki of all the bikes I have owned. I will never own a kawasaki I hate the color green :)

  • Boostn

Posted April 16, 2004 - 05:41 AM

#7

its only a 4 valve :)

  • Thumper38

Posted April 16, 2004 - 05:49 AM

#8

I can not wait to see the new yz 05 450f and here about the changes as well so of anyone has good true info let it fly! :) :D :D :usa: :D :D

  • revolucien

Posted April 16, 2004 - 06:01 AM

#9

i love my yami... would never get the first year of any bike but, not opposed to taking one for a test ride if anyone gets one :)

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  • Sean_McCutcheon

Posted April 16, 2004 - 07:05 AM

#10

I don't think the bike can be a 5 valve, because yamaha has the patent.

  • yorkshirepud

Posted April 16, 2004 - 08:46 AM

#11

So is the 05' Yam going to be an alloy frame? Or si it just Suzuki and Kawasaki that are set to change?

I haven't heard any news on the 05' Yam's

  • Wyatt

Posted April 16, 2004 - 10:29 AM

#12

No one knows... I bet it will be steel, but I could be wrong.

  • Heckler

Posted April 16, 2004 - 10:47 AM

#13

I hope it stays steel. It gives a better ride and it's a lot easier to work on your bike with the small tubing.

  • yz_for_me

Posted April 16, 2004 - 11:07 AM

#14

I hope it stays steel. It gives a better ride and it's a lot easier to work on your bike with the small tubing.


Exactly! On the CRF you can hardly see the carb much less work on it. I supose like anything else you get used to it though.

They have already proved you can make a steel frame bike lighter than an aluminum frame bike. I don't really see a good reason to go to aluminum other than for aesthetics and marketing value.

  • Hick

Posted April 16, 2004 - 11:01 PM

#15

I'd rather try the RM. No concrete reason why.


Although I think any brand new model is a risky purchase.

  • Hick

Posted April 16, 2004 - 11:04 PM

#16

Exactly! On the CRF you can hardly see the carb much less work on it.


Removing the carb does take a little longer.


But jetting changes are 100% easier on a CRF than a YZF (except the air jets, which nobody fools w/ anyway).

  • Fathom

Posted April 17, 2004 - 02:18 AM

#17

I hope it stays steel. It gives a better ride and it's a lot easier to work on your bike with the small tubing.


Exactly! On the CRF you can hardly see the carb much less work on it. I supose like anything else you get used to it though.

They have already proved you can make a steel frame bike lighter than an aluminum frame bike. I don't really see a good reason to go to aluminum other than for aesthetics and marketing value.


Yeah but they hold their value better. And Honda's, even though the carb is a little tougher to get to, are much easier to work on because of the way they are put together. To tear down the subframe on 426 is a real compared to CRF. Changing the oil is easier on a CRF also even though there are two reserviors to change.

When it comes time, I'll be back on a Honda. But I just couldn't walk by ths 2002 YZ426. $2800, never wrecked, brand new tires, new chain, new sprocket, new handlebars, lots of Works accessories. It's heavy but it doesn't do anything funny. Very stable bike. But it ain't red!!!

  • Satch0922

Posted April 17, 2004 - 02:59 AM

#18

I am happy to see the new KX and RM 450's. It will only push Honda and Yamaha hard to make their bikes better. No substitute for competition. Would I buy one?? Not if Bubba is not on a green bike any longer !! LOL

NOW THERE IS A WHOLE NEW DISCUSSION!!! :)





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