Is a older model worse?


8 replies to this topic
  • BIGchiefKODIAK

Posted May 31, 2006 - 08:26 PM

#1

well i am in a pickle. I am supposed to go pick up a 06 wr on friday. I just found a excellent deal on a barely used wr450. HMMM I am fairly sure this is the last year before they did the green sticker, correct? Would i have any loss of performance or anything really for getting a 04? He said it all the the mods done air box. wire... you know the rest. And it is already street legal. since i will used mine for go to work from time to time. THanks for any info. :applause:

  • JSanfilippo

Posted May 31, 2006 - 08:34 PM

#2

Apparently, the 04s have more snap off the bottom than the 05-06 model do. If you don't mind getting a used bike, go for it. The fact that its already plated is a big :applause:

  • tony1970

Posted May 31, 2006 - 08:43 PM

#3

Go for the '06. It is a much improved bike over the '04 in handling and geometry. You should not have a problem plating the '06 in Nevada. The '04 is is good bike, but from what I have heard the improvements Yamaha did on the '05 were dramatic.

  • BIGchiefKODIAK

Posted June 01, 2006 - 10:03 PM

#4

Well I am all about saving money. I purchased the 04 with all the mods already done new tires valve job speedo pretty much everythig. A older man i got it from. So now i have to wait a week for it to get shipped here. Shucks i wanted to go riding this weekend. Oh ya its already street leagal so that is nice. Thanks for your opinions.

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  • 150 Fuelie

Posted June 02, 2006 - 04:11 AM

#5

If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for the 04?

  • BIGchiefKODIAK

Posted June 02, 2006 - 11:11 AM

#6

4600.00

  • WRider995

Posted June 02, 2006 - 08:30 PM

#7

Well I am all about saving money. I purchased the 04 with all the mods already done new tires valve job speedo pretty much everythig. A older man i got it from. So now i have to wait a week for it to get shipped here. Shucks i wanted to go riding this weekend. Oh ya its already street leagal so that is nice. Thanks for your opinions.


I would have done the same thing. Don't get me wrong, I love having a new bike off the showroom floor. But the WR is well designed and built and I had no problem buying used - after I did my homework. Enjoy....

  • ARin

Posted June 02, 2006 - 09:19 PM

#8

an 04 will NOT disappoint.

  • ncmountainman

Posted June 03, 2006 - 05:25 AM

#9

especially if your a taller person,they lowered the 05 considerably and was too small for me. my 04 wr was a great bike. if you ride woods you may want to look into some 23mm offset clamps,it turns much better and sacrifices no high speed stability :applause:




 
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