Trade 03 Yz450f For 05 Rmz450

7 replies to this topic

Posted April 12, 2009 - 04:51 PM


Hey guys i have a 03 yz450f with many goodies on it, I have a guy that has a 05 rmz450 that he said is hard to start and when he gets it started it will only run with the choke on. He said that all it needs is a new carb. He wants to trade striaght up. Should I?

  • m1a3t0t

Posted April 12, 2009 - 04:58 PM


unless he has somehow damaged the carb, it doesn't need a new carb. chances are it just needs cleaned if it has been sitting for a while. however, if it has been run alot and is hard to start, then you'll probably need to freshen up the top end.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 12, 2009 - 06:11 PM


As I recall, the first year '05 RMZ had some reliability problems. If it was me, I wouldn't trade.

  • yz480doinwork

Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:08 AM


heres what you should do. trade in 03 yz450 for 06 or newer YZ450. then you would have a bike thats way better than a RMz and maybe some of your goodies would fit on it. i cant see trading a running bike for a none running bike. even if its a year newer.

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  • TIG88

Posted April 13, 2009 - 12:03 PM


Unless I knew that the engine was mechanically sound and treated well, I wouldnt do it.

  • jjj109

Posted April 13, 2009 - 12:52 PM


2005 rmz450 had problems with the cranks and the plating on the cylinder. My cousin is the head tech were they sell all brands except KTM. He said he did a lot of repairs on that year rmz450.:p I would stick with good old true blue:thumbsup:

  • brAapingyz450s

Posted April 25, 2009 - 09:18 PM


why would this guy trade a newer bike for a older bike hes just tryna pork you guy and give you a bike that has str8 up issues who knows whats wrong with that but once u trade its all done your stuck with that bike id stick with the yamaha suzuki had 1 good production there 400 atv eeverything else BLAAAH go honda yamaha or kawi rest is JUnk! :banghead:

  • hillclimbguy

Posted April 25, 2009 - 10:36 PM


I think you will make a step backwards if you do this trade. Stay with your Yamaha.

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