Back to the Blue Side yz450


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  • SoCalKX

Posted June 16, 2004 - 09:01 AM

#1

Never thought i would do this, but yamaha is giving away the farm on these right now. 04 450's are going for around $5000, mine was $5300 OTD here in SoCAL Didn't even leave the dealer without a new triple clamp and bars. Is it just me or does yamaha have the worst bar set up out of everyone? I figured that since the big changes on the 05' are new "renthal bars" i would rather save $1500 bucks and go with an 04. I just hope this handles half as well as my Honda did. The power doesn't seem to be overwhelming like the mags say, it's actually really nice! I can't wait to blow up a berm or two @ Elsinore this Friday!!!!

  • YZ450fRider

Posted June 16, 2004 - 10:14 AM

#2

I am lovin' my new 04 YZ450f, You stole it at that price. I work at a dealership and paid more! This is the first bike I have been on in a long time and it seems to turn well, handle good, but I am comparing it to a 88 RM125 .....so? I do feel that the powerband is a bit agressive (snappy) but it is mangable, I whooped on some XR's and YZ's after a few hours on the bike. It has gobs of power (60hp). I am looking into that Rekluse auto clutch and have some bars/triple clamp on order for it. Should keep me busy for a while.

  • norcal_hoss

Posted June 16, 2004 - 10:58 AM

#3

socal.. i am in the same boat man.. i have a 04' crf 450 and love it but i am working at a yamaha dealership now and was just waiting for the 05' but now that i see the changes I think I may get an 04' and dump that money into the suspension and ergos.. So you like it uh? the motor is not as narly as they say ? Tell me more man :thumbsup:

  • SCOTTYZF426FLA

Posted June 16, 2004 - 05:46 PM

#4

I a week ago Tues I picked up an 04 450 for $5200 out the door. Took it out last Sunday, much better than my 01 426. Power is way better down low. The thing is a serious wheelie machine. The forks are amazing.. I would never have guessed they were that much better. Can't wait to get it out to the track.
Very happy I got the 04 vs the 05. Less compression, trying to tame the beast... WHAT EVER bring it on.

  • B86_Racer

Posted June 16, 2004 - 06:50 PM

#5

It has gobs of power (60hp).


Where did you hear the YZ450F has 60hp STOCK? :thumbsup:

  • therapture

Posted June 17, 2004 - 02:28 AM

#6

It has gobs of power (60hp).


Where did you hear the YZ450F has 60hp STOCK? :awww:



/a long time ago, on a dyno far, far away... :thumbsup:

  • SoCalKX

Posted June 17, 2004 - 07:12 AM

#7

Well.... Last night i put on the clamps and tapers. The new Pro Taper triple clamps have all kinds of adjustments you can make and the rubber dampners really seems to work! I have used RG3 in the past and these feel really similar. You can save about $75-100 though! I pissed off somemore neighbors last night and rode her around in the street, and in a small dirt area(before anyone jumps on me about this, don't worry, i am well respected in my community(: ), i can tell this is going to be a love affair! I think my wife could see the writing on the wall when i got back to the garge with a smile from ear to ear. Tomorrow is really the first big dirt test. I copied a link to this video of DV @ my track(elsinore), same place I will be tomorrow. Check out the section in the middle of the video where he scrubs of a little table going into the section and clears the entire thing! Also, nice shot of him clearing that 130ft step up!! I am so fired up to go ride I can't even work, i feel like tomorrow is X-mas. As for waiting for the 05's , i think you would be crazy!!! Dealers are taking up to $500 losses on this bike right now, you can buy a $hitload of aftermarket parts for the $1500 you will save for an 04.
http://www.transworl.../videos/image/0,15385,643311_78_1,00.html :thumbsup:

  • SoCalKX

Posted June 17, 2004 - 07:13 AM

#8

http://www.transworl.../videos/image/0,15385,643311_78_1,00.html

you willl have to paste the URL , can't get the link copied right????

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  • gonzo

Posted June 17, 2004 - 07:26 AM

#9

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It has gobs of power (60hp).

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Where did you hear the YZ450F has 60hp STOCK? :thumbsup:

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It's called at the crank. On my buddies title from Penn. they put 65hp for the rating. He was thinking rear wheel as well.

As for the 05's I think they will be worth the extra 1500, if you actually pay full retail. Suspension is a huge upgrade so is the boot and motor. I also like the CR brake line. Heck the BNG's are worth it alone.

  • SoCalKX

Posted June 17, 2004 - 08:18 AM

#10

oh yeah, maybe you are right the BNG's are a huge upgrade! :thumbsup:

  • norcal_hoss

Posted June 17, 2004 - 08:25 AM

#11

I seen that before lol DV is sick and hes a hell of a guy.. For as big as he is his style is awsome to watch.. Ya I am getting the 04' i work for a yamaha shop and i am for sure going to get the 06' aluminum framed 450 so I will sell my 04' crf and get the 04 yzf 450 and throw some money towards suspension and set up.. Should be sweet.. good luck tomorrow and have fun bro. :thumbsup:

  • kawasakikid

Posted June 17, 2004 - 09:56 AM

#12

wow you got it for $5300 over here in covina at Berts mega mall there selling them for $4400 :thumbsup:

  • Dolce_Grappa

Posted June 17, 2004 - 03:22 PM

#13

I live just north of Santa Barbara and am also looking for a good deal on a ’04 YZ450, My local stealership is still trying to sell a 02 YZ426 for $7200. I’m poised for purchase just need to know where to go. If one knows of a great deal around Ventura or LA area, please PM me.

Side note, I called Bert’s they said $5735 OTD, I saw the same ad for 4400 PLUS fees, as you. :thumbsup:

  • squad56

Posted June 17, 2004 - 04:29 PM

#14

my friend just picked up a yz450 at montclair yamaha for 5300 otd. here is there # if your interested...909-946-8488. ask for Bill. he is the owner. he might even cut you a better deal because of where you are coming from.

  • Dolce_Grappa

Posted June 17, 2004 - 05:45 PM

#15

Thanks!!! :thumbsup:

  • squad56

Posted June 17, 2004 - 08:58 PM

#16

hope it pays off for you. it sure as hell did for me

  • YamahaGuy

Posted April 17, 2005 - 12:11 PM

#17

YAMAHA-200 post





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