2006 Vs. 2008 Yz450f


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  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 05, 2008 - 06:26 PM

#1

Guys! I have to tell you! My buddy bought my 06 450F. It's the one that had the polished frame and the DLC coatings on everything. The thing was a beast. Well I took my 2008 YZ450F out today, totally dialed in with powerbowl and gearing, and Dr.D pipe. I can't believe it. The thing runs so good. It smokes my '06. What's interesting is that I rode my 06 for 2 years and sold it. This is the first time today that I rode my 08. Well my buddy rode my 08 and stalled it out and couldn't get it started. I rode my old 06 down to him and the 06 felt like a tank, not to mention It didn't have anywhere near the power that I remember. All I can say is that I'm so much happier with my 08 it isn't even funny. I can ride my 08 twice as fast. It's amazing what 2 years can do. Even my buddy couldn't believe it. Just thought I would let you guys know. I will have some pictures of todays ride here in a little bit. W3:thumbsup: :banghead:

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 05, 2008 - 06:42 PM

#2

Here are a couple of pics from todays ride! It's all I could get right now!:banghead:
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0040.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0037.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0026.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0024.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0023.jpg

  • todds924

Posted January 06, 2008 - 05:17 PM

#3

Here are a couple of pics from todays ride! It's all I could get right now!:banghead:
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0040.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0037.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0026.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0024.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0023.jpg


Allright big WES!!!!! gettin "jiggy with it" Looks good!!! looks like a fun track.

  • MX1967

Posted January 06, 2008 - 07:19 PM

#4

Something must be wrong with your 06 if the 08 felt that much faster. Yamaha has made the YZ450 a little slower each year since 06. I have ridden my friends 08 YZ450 with a Pro Circuit full exhaust & found his felt slightly weaker than my 06, but I really dig that white color.

  • 2006crf250rridr

Posted January 06, 2008 - 07:29 PM

#5

Nice ride and air. And i agree with todds924 looks like a sick track

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 06, 2008 - 09:15 PM

#6

Something must be wrong with your 06 if the 08 felt that much faster. Yamaha has made the YZ450 a little slower each year since 06. I have ridden my friends 08 YZ450 with a Pro Circuit full exhaust & found his felt slightly weaker than my 06, but I really dig that white color.

I tell you, mine is spot on. It is faster with the powerbowl and the Dr.D pipe(TI). Too close to feel! Break out the stopwatch. The power is electric. Mine hits and I love it, but that is due to the carb mods. Just like a two stroke.:banghead:

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 06, 2008 - 09:17 PM

#7

A couple more pics! The only thing that works is the links. sorry bout that:
http://s63.photobuck...nt=DSC_0060.jpg
http://s63.photobuck...inTNT1-5-08.jpg

  • SF701

Posted January 06, 2008 - 09:38 PM

#8

I have a '06 YZ450 and have ridden several tracks in NC, but I don't think I've been to the track in your pics. What's the name and location of the track. I looks to be a blast! Thanks.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 06, 2008 - 10:08 PM

#9

I have a '06 YZ450 and have ridden several tracks in NC, but I don't think I've been to the track in your pics. What's the name and location of the track. I looks to be a blast! Thanks.

It's TNT here is the link: A lady by the name of Barbara runs the place. Come on out! She has done a lot with the place over the years.http://www.tntmotorsportsinc.com/
:banghead:
the track is much better than in the videos and they made a bunch of changes to the tracks. They also reversed the direction. They need to update their videos.

  • matts06yzf

Posted January 07, 2008 - 06:40 AM

#10

It's TNT here is the link: A lady by the name of Barbara runs the place. Come on out! She has done a lot with the place over the years.http://www.tntmotorsportsinc.com/
:banghead:
the track is much better than in the videos and they made a bunch of changes to the tracks. They also reversed the direction. They need to update their videos.


That Track or Tracks are alot of fun Ive been there and we had a blast. She is Fun to pick at also she will get fired up quick.

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  • rickallen124

Posted January 07, 2008 - 06:52 AM

#11

Matt, I thought that looked like the same track that you had pictures from. Looks like a well built and fun track.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 07, 2008 - 10:56 AM

#12

That Track or Tracks are alot of fun Ive been there and we had a blast. She is Fun to pick at also she will get fired up quick.

Thats true, but she is a sweetheart!:banghead:

  • Dr.Crankenstien

Posted January 07, 2008 - 01:54 PM

#13

[quote name='MX1967']Something must be wrong with your 06 if the 08 felt that much faster.

Man I was thinking the same thing.I have a '07&'08 and I really cannot feel that much of a diffrence except little softer power and quieter on the '08
Both are GREAT bikes an cannot go wrong IMHO and I am sure the '06 is aswell

  • todds924

Posted January 07, 2008 - 03:52 PM

#14

[quote name='Crankenstein'][quote name='MX1967']Something must be wrong with your 06 if the 08 felt that much faster.

Man I was thinking the same thing.I have a '07&'08 and I really cannot feel that much of a diffrence except little softer power and quieter on the '08
Both are GREAT bikes an cannot go wrong IMHO and I am sure the '06 is aswell[/QUOTE]

My 08 rips on my 06 but the 06 has a hundred hours on it. At first i thought i felt faster on my 06 but the stopwatch doesn't lie. I have noticed a slight drop off in performance<very slight> with my 08. It has about 30 hours on it. It felt best with around 15-20 hours. I let a friend race the 06 last weekend and I'll be damned if he didn't pull a holeshot in the intermediate class with the old girl.:banghead:

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 07, 2008 - 04:43 PM

#15

[quote name='todds924'][quote name='Crankenstein']

My 08 rips on my 06 but the 06 has a hundred hours on it. At first i thought i felt faster on my 06 but the stopwatch doesn't lie. I have noticed a slight drop off in performance<very slight> with my 08. It has about 30 hours on it. It felt best with around 15-20 hours. I let a friend race the 06 last weekend and I'll be damned if he didn't pull a holeshot in the intermediate class with the old girl.:banghead:[/QUOTE]
THE BOTTOM LINE! They are all great Bikes and I believe that Yamaha is the best. I switched from Honda. There are not many riders that will hold the throttle wide open and ride these things to the max. I'm at TNT all the time and will let you try my 08. I'll have to see you ride first on you're bike first though. My 08 will change your mind! Believe me.

  • matts06yzf

Posted January 07, 2008 - 06:06 PM

#16

It has been over a year since I have been down to Tnt 5 hour drive for me. Wes there was a kid there that was riding a Honda 450 fast as hell. Him and his trainer and the lady said he was there all the time and basically grew up there. Hes gotta be pro now I rode with him all day and cant remeber his name.

  • 917 rider

Posted January 07, 2008 - 07:15 PM

#17

hey wes great review i agree totally,i like how that track looks.I live in
Augusta ga the map says about 2 hours drive, im deffiently coming to check it out in the next week or to

  • twenty34

Posted January 07, 2008 - 07:24 PM

#18

I switched from Honda.


My 08 will change your mind! Believe me.


I switched from Yamaha.

My 08 RED will change a lot of minds as well. :banghead:

That track looks pretty sweet, BTW. Wish I were a little closer as they are that nicely groomed out West.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 08, 2008 - 05:15 AM

#19

hey wes great review i agree totally,i like how that track looks.I live in
Augusta ga the map says about 2 hours drive, im deffiently coming to check it out in the next week or to

I will not be there this coming week, but will definitely be there the next week. Sat the 19th. We will have a tent set up with grill. Gonna be a great day. Let me know and we will ride. In fact I will start a thread! Maybe we can get a bunch of guys together.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 08, 2008 - 05:16 AM

#20

It has been over a year since I have been down to Tnt 5 hour drive for me. Wes there was a kid there that was riding a Honda 450 fast as hell. Him and his trainer and the lady said he was there all the time and basically grew up there. Hes gotta be pro now I rode with him all day and cant remeber his name.

I'm not sure. I will be out there on sat the 19th of Jan. try to come out.





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