04 yz450 vs. new


3 replies to this topic
  • Squishy

Posted April 27, 2006 - 08:28 PM

#1

I have a 04 yz450 that I ride with the kids and I like it. The question that I have: The 04 is a 4 gear bike while the new ones are all 5 gear. Are the newer bikes faster? Or can I get the same performance out with higher RPM's? I am considering a new bike and wonder if it is really worth it.

Thanks for the help

Squishy

  • ben_suhard

Posted April 28, 2006 - 09:48 AM

#2

If you gear you're bike taller, bigger front and/or smaller rear sprocket, you can get a higher top speed without over-revving your bike.

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 28, 2006 - 10:14 AM

#3

As delivered, the '06 has a 7 mph higher speed in top gear at 10,000 RPM than the OEM gearing on an '04 produced. I run my '03 with a 15/49 combo, which is effectively two teeth higher than stock.

  • kid on a 426

Posted April 28, 2006 - 03:31 PM

#4

I have a 04 yz450 that I ride with the kids and I like it. The question that I have: The 04 is a 4 gear bike while the new ones are all 5 gear. Are the newer bikes faster?

In what category are you talking about?

Or can I get the same performance out with higher RPM's?

Well if you ride with your kids then why do you need so much power and top speed????





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