4 Stroke/2 Stroke/4 Stroke/2 Stroke/YZ450

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  • cardoc

Posted March 26, 2007 - 02:16 PM


I am constantly changing my mind on which bike is better for the tight gnarly single track that I ride. (Comfort and fun factor also a large part of the equation). I weigh 225 with no gear and I am now thinking about getting an 07 YZ450F, and setting it up for off road. Large tank, suspension, possibly a rekluse clutch. Any off roaders out there who have such a weapon that would like to brag ....er comment on their aluminum framed monster. I don't want the weight of the electric start models... WR, XC, CRF-X, EXC.
The button is nice, but there is no hiding the weight when things get agressive or tough.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 26, 2007 - 02:28 PM


Have you ridden the new WR450? Don't rule it out until you do.

If you just won't ever use the lights or the e-start, you can take them off and save them and the weight, which isn't as much as you think.

Consider: It has a larger tank already. It has a heavier flywheel already. It has softer, enduro style suspension already. It has a wide ratio trans with a good, low first gear and a 5th with serious legs already. All it needs is a YZ exhaust cam and a couple of tweaks. Something to think about.

But you could make a YZ450 work, too.

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  • hutcher

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:59 PM


If you're riding a track there is no comparison - the YZ is the best bike available. I mostly ride tracks also but do a little desert riding and trailing. I bought a FMF slip on with a spark arrestor and my YZ does just fine everywhere! I have raced my YZ both motocross and TT without changing anything but the exhaust and taken it off roading the next weekend. Love mine!

  • cardoc

Posted March 27, 2007 - 07:28 AM


You didn't find the suspension too harsh for off-road?

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