07 or 08


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  • Dirtbiker05

Posted August 09, 2007 - 03:57 AM

#1

im soon going to buy a new yz450f. is there a world of difference between these 2 years? im 15, 135 lbs about 5'10" tall. im coming off of a 02 yz250f. im pretty sure that there are no 08's up here in this part of canada yet. im talking handling, i know the bike will have enough power to haul my 135 lbs ass around and it will have better handling then my 02 but is it worth the wait for the 08 to arrive. i will find a world of difference with the handling of an 07 anyways soo... help here please! :worthy:

  • Yamkifour

Posted August 09, 2007 - 04:32 AM

#2

I too just came off a 2005 yz250f and got the 2007 yz450f. In my opinion the 450 felt alot lighter in air and in turns than the 250. I definitly can turn the 450 alot better and easier than the 250. Although reading all the talk about 06,07 450f has me confused and bummed. I think it turns awesome but many will disagree. I did get the 2007 for over a $1000.00 less than the 2008. I can do alot with a $1000.00. I also got to ride my 2007 back to back with a 2007 crf450 with the suspension done and perferred my stock 2007 yz450 to it in every area except off idle torque.

  • Dirtbiker05

Posted August 09, 2007 - 05:32 AM

#3

thanks. keep 'em coming. :thumbsup:

  • 12-YAMAHA-12

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:02 AM

#4

I've got a 05 yz450f my dad rides he is 5'10 160lbs it has tons of torque and it runs great.Sure the 07 and 08 are even better. just make sure u always stop were u can touch the grond without falling over.

  • bleetham

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:09 AM

#5

Don't let all the talk about how "bad" the 2006-2007's corner get you down. I keep reading these posts and can't relate to them at all. When I rode my 06 450F the first time it didn't do what I wanted it to do. After moving the forks up, replacing the front tire and backing off the compression damping on the forks I loved the way the bike handled. Body positioning is key and the more you weight the front end in the corners the better it gets. I also think that this bike is ideal for smaller riders, I'm 5'6" and weight 145 and it fits me perfectly and at my level of racing (Vet Novice) it's a great machine. I can't tell you how many inside passes I've made on this "bad" cornering machine during races, but it's one of my favorite things to do. Once you get your bike properly setup it really is the rider, not the bike that makes the difference.

  • Blueriderc

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:51 AM

#6

I've kind of been falling off the dirt bike scene recently. I'm going to purchase an 07 YZ450F in like October. The 08's are supposed to be fuel injected right? I will probably be able to pick up an 07 brand new for a lot cheaper than an 08. Plus the 08 is the first model of fuel injection so I don't want to be one to test the waters.

I'm 5'10 and about 140 so hopefully I can get the suspension dialed in and have fun.

  • Yamkifour

Posted August 09, 2007 - 09:33 AM

#7

I've kind of been falling off the dirt bike scene recently. I'm going to purchase an 07 YZ450F in like October. The 08's are supposed to be fuel injected right? I will probably be able to pick up an 07 brand new for a lot cheaper than an 08. Plus the 08 is the first model of fuel injection so I don't want to be one to test the waters.

I'm 5'10 and about 140 so hopefully I can get the suspension dialed in and have fun.


Its my understanding that only the RMZ will be fuel injected this year

  • grayracer513

Posted August 09, 2007 - 10:05 AM

#8

Plus the 08 is the first model of fuel injection so I don't want to be one to test the waters.

The '08 YZF's DO NOT have fuel injection. Too bad, if you ask me.

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  • Ga426owner

Posted August 09, 2007 - 10:46 AM

#9

Buy the 08.......no question about it :applause: I am all about the latest greatest...in a purchase

  • Justin89

Posted August 09, 2007 - 10:52 AM

#10

See which one you can get a better price on. If you get the 2008 great, and if you get the 07 for a lot cheaper, then get some mods done. Change the 07 front tire and chain and sprocket though if you do. From what I have heard the 07 turns a little or some say a lot better than the 06. I have an 06 w/ RG3 clamps and it turns just fine for me. You are lucky though to be in a position where you can either get an 07 or 08. I wish I had this delema. Good luck!:ride:

  • hi everybody

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:06 PM

#11

I have an 07 450 and my buddies have 06s...and I feel almost no difference between them, besides rider set up like lever position, bars, and sag...the 06 does feel to have a tad more off-idle snap, but I think thats the smaller pipe on the 07. as far as turning, this thing is killer, and I havnt felt much of a difference between the 06 and 07, which is making me think that it won't be a night and day difference between the 07 and 08. if you can get the 07 cheaper, buy a chain and sprocket, tires, and a pipe :thumbsup:

  • AZcrRider

Posted August 09, 2007 - 08:22 PM

#12

I have ridden every year out there, and own an 07. The 08 turns slightly better, in my opinion. At least with stock triples, basic 100 mm sag set up, fork tube height etc.

If you were going to buy a used 07, why not and save some $. If you were going to buy a new 07 off the showroom floor, I would just spend the extra few hundred and get the 08. You could probably pass on another slip on w/ the 08 -- weighing only 135. New (lighter) springs might be needed tho.

  • Dirtbiker05

Posted August 10, 2007 - 02:20 PM

#13

bought the 08 white yz450f today. :banana: still got to wait a week for it to come in. first one on the island of Newfoundland to get one. :applause: we'll c how it works for a 135lbs rider!!

  • Huckster

Posted August 10, 2007 - 04:15 PM

#14

Its my understanding that only the RMZ will be fuel injected this year


Was told today that one of the biggest Honda dealers up in Canada saw an '08 and when asked about it, his comment was, "It didnt have a carb" Looks like Honda may have EFI as well...

  • Dirtbiker05

Posted August 10, 2007 - 05:37 PM

#15

how do i break in the bike when i get it? i dont want to fool up a $10 000 (canadian) bike. if you have any experience with breaking in these modern four strokes your help is need and will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

  • grayracer513

Posted August 10, 2007 - 05:54 PM

#16

Break in is covered in the manual in section 1. Takes about 1 hour, after which you change the oil and filter, and go ride the thing like it's two years old.

  • nap__kxf

Posted August 10, 2007 - 07:31 PM

#17

Was told today that one of the biggest Honda dealers up in Canada saw an '08 and when asked about it, his comment was, "It didnt have a carb" Looks like Honda may have EFI as well...


speaking of the hondas, one of my dad's friend's kid races for honda. and hes already testing the 09 honda. :crazy: but the kid was sworn to secrecy not to reveal anything about the bike. but damn, its not even 08 and hes throwing a leg over the 09.





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