Now I want a 450f


11 replies to this topic
  • johnnyrunner

Posted October 03, 2009 - 06:25 PM

#1

I have been riding a 2007 250f in vet-junior and 40+ for a couple of years now. Because almost all of my competition is on 450fs I have had to learn how to ride harder through the whoops and really learn to carry alot of speed through corners. I do ultimately lose too much on tracks with long high-speed stretches or ( like at my local track) a wicked uphill with a step-up at the beginning.
Today was my first try on a buddies 2006 yz450f. Oh-my-freakin'-god! If that isn't like riding a cadillac with a rocket engine, then...then..well you get it. I mean holy-crap I knocked off 15 seconds on my 2nd lap around. Plus I never even felt a slight bit fatigued. Oh yeah...I was so worried-about the dreaded power that I wasn't even grabbin' much throttle. Just riding clean. Ever so easy.
I am sold. I was gonna put a 290 Athena kit on my 250f before arenacross starts. But now I am going to look for a recent year model 450f. I don't even care if it is FI or not. I love the suspension on the bigger bike. I am 170lbs and that does seem to be the limit on my 250f.
I think my years on my 250f may have helped me develop better habits. Now I think I am ready for the big-boy's bike.

  • kain522

Posted October 03, 2009 - 09:06 PM

#2

One of the first things I noticed when I got my 450 was that I could be very lazy and still go incredibly fast. Compared to the frantic feeling of my 250 2t, this thing felt like I was just cruising on my Harley. I do notice the extra weight after a hard ride, though.

  • Sider_steve

Posted October 03, 2009 - 09:11 PM

#3

Guys in Washington state are picking up new 08's for $5500 out the door.
Now is the time to deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • husqy360

Posted October 03, 2009 - 09:42 PM

#4

Guys in Washington state are picking up new 08's for $5500 out the door.
Now is the time to deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



used 08 in canada sales for more. :busted:

  • Sider_steve

Posted October 03, 2009 - 09:52 PM

#5

yup I know that!
But isn't British Columbia just north of Washington State?
We used to run up to Canada to buy bikes up there when the dollar was strong.

  • Drfletcherdc

Posted October 04, 2009 - 04:16 AM

#6

I think that the 06 YZ450 was the best bike ever built.

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  • husqy360

Posted October 04, 2009 - 01:26 PM

#7

yup I know that!
But isn't British Columbia just north of Washington State?
We used to run up to Canada to buy bikes up there when the dollar was strong.


thats a good point right there. :busted:

about a day of driving.

  • husqy360

Posted October 04, 2009 - 01:27 PM

#8

I think that the 06 YZ450 was the best bike ever built.



i still think my 96 husqy is the best bike.:busted:

  • Sider_steve

Posted October 04, 2009 - 01:33 PM

#9

i still think my 96 husqy is the best bike.:busted:


My favorite bike of all time was my 1983 YZ 250!

  • Polar_Bus

Posted October 04, 2009 - 04:49 PM

#10

I have been riding a 2007 250f in vet-junior and 40+ for a couple of years now. Because almost all of my competition is on 450fs I have had to learn how to ride harder through the whoops and really learn to carry alot of speed through corners. I do ultimately lose too much on tracks with long high-speed stretches or ( like at my local track) a wicked uphill with a step-up at the beginning.
Today was my first try on a buddies 2006 yz450f. Oh-my-freakin'-god! If that isn't like riding a cadillac with a rocket engine, then...then..well you get it. I mean holy-crap I knocked off 15 seconds on my 2nd lap around. Plus I never even felt a slight bit fatigued. Oh yeah...I was so worried-about the dreaded power that I wasn't even grabbin' much throttle. Just riding clean. Ever so easy.
I am sold. I was gonna put a 290 Athena kit on my 250f before arenacross starts. But now I am going to look for a recent year model 450f. I don't even care if it is FI or not. I love the suspension on the bigger bike. I am 170lbs and that does seem to be the limit on my 250f.
I think my years on my 250f may have helped me develop better habits. Now I think I am ready for the big-boy's bike.


You will learn once piloting a 450F vs. a 250F is to go faster, use less throttle and relax..... you will end up actually going faster. Don't try to force the 450's around the track using aggressive throttle, all's you will end up with is physically tired, and slower lap times...

(at least these are my experiences when I was getting acclimated to my '07 )

  • jonnyappetite

Posted October 05, 2009 - 01:44 PM

#11

Guys in CA are picking up new 08's for $5,000 out the door.
wow

  • thmperpower450

Posted October 08, 2009 - 10:12 PM

#12

I picked up my 08 for 4200 out the door. Great shape and only 26 hrs on it!
Walts Motorsports, Lake Havatsu AZ





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