Finally pulled the trigger......

10 replies to this topic
  • usmcpaul

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:00 PM


Well after hours of exhaustive research, and days of toiling over what bike to replace my crf450 with, I finally bought my first Yamaha.

I found a brand new 05 and picked it up this past weekend. I then drove about 25 minutes east to the nearest open track; And WOW I love it. :worthy:

I did take a little razzing for riding it with the price tags and factory warning stickers still on it; but damn this thing is the cats meow.:worthy:

Thanks for all your help and input.

  • 06_450 Rider

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:02 PM


Lets see some pics

  • usmcpaul

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:26 PM


Well.....heres the sad part of the story. The next day I went to another track and as I was going into a corner, I pinned the throttle, to try and make the double that followed. The rear tire came out from under me and the guy that was following me hit the bike hard. :worthy:

I was ok, but the seat, fender, air box, radiator and various stickers did not fare so well. I was able to weld the radiator last night, and the rest of the parts are on order. So as soon as I get it back into shape I will take some pictures and post them (before I go to the track :worthy: ).

Even after that I was still grinning from ear to ear, because I had so much fun on that thing.

  • 642MX

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:44 PM


You didn't happen to buy that bike off of ebay, did you?

  • usmcpaul

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:57 PM


Yea, I sure did.

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  • usmcpaul

Posted November 07, 2007 - 05:59 PM


I just remembered, we did take a pic after the crash. Here it goes.

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the last two are not me, I just got stuck with camera duty after the crash.

  • 642MX

Posted November 07, 2007 - 06:13 PM


Yea, I sure did.

I almost bought that bike..... but I decided to go a different direction, but I really did consider it.

  • usmcpaul

Posted November 07, 2007 - 06:25 PM


I am glad you didn't buy it. I am really happy with it.

Which direction did you go?

  • 642MX

Posted November 07, 2007 - 06:35 PM


I am glad you didn't buy it. I am really happy with it.

Which direction did you go?

I've been looking at smokers again, but I'm still looking... Nothings definite, until its in my garage.

  • bkklett

Posted November 08, 2007 - 10:04 AM


Welcome to the world of Yamaha- My blood use to run Green now Blue! :worthy: Well I still have one! I felt the same way when i got my 03 450. Have Fun:thumbsup:

  • albertaguy

Posted November 08, 2007 - 10:34 AM


word to the wize, reroute your engine breather hose into the air box with a filter on it (see thread under yzf450's called 3 days in sand now I need a full rebuild). In my case the sand got me but have heard issues with water and dirt as well. I came off a long line of Honda's and was unaware of the Yamaha tricks/bugs until it was too late. Congrats on your new bike, awsome suspension and handeling especially compared to the 03 and 04 crf's.

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