02 YZ250F to a 03YZ450F - good move????

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  • hoz88

Posted March 18, 2005 - 11:42 AM


I currently ride a 2002 YZ250F with a T4 pipe and the 2003 auto decomp factory cam. I love how my 250 handles, but at 6'3", 225lb, the 250 just lacks a little punch for me. I split my saddle time probably 50/50 between trail riding some hilly quarrys and rec riding some local tracks. I don't race (except for the "races" that always break out during our rides!), but I love to go fast and jump. I found a 2003 YZ450F that seems to be in pretty good shape, but I have never ridden one, and I would like a little input on the plusses and minuses of going to the big dog from my little pup. Thanks!!

  • MotoGoalie

Posted March 18, 2005 - 11:49 AM


I just picked up my bike a few weeks back. The 450 hauls serious ass and will put a grin on your face. I'm completely happy about it.

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  • MichiganMXer

Posted March 18, 2005 - 12:08 PM


You'll love it. If you feel you're ready for something w/ more power, then you're ready.

Hold on!

  • SureBlue

Posted March 18, 2005 - 12:51 PM


Oh yes, you'll love it the first minute you try it. But the beast wears you out twice as quick as your 250 unless you are in good shape. :)
Try to find out the hours it has been ridden and how it has been serviced. We will be happy to help you in any questions you may have. :)

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