New YZ450's for $5000 OTD


12 replies to this topic
  • Rethy525

Posted October 09, 2010 - 04:08 AM

#1

Local dealer trying to liquidate leftover 09 450's. Was in getting parts for my smoker and saw this. I ride tight woods and suspect this bike would be a handful for me. In lifting the back end it appears lighter than I thought. I am still thinking about it. I know there great bikes but the cost to prepare it for woods riding may make it a bad deal. So if I could hear from those that prefer this bike for woods and I assume basic mods. Thanks

  • Marshal Dillon

Posted October 09, 2010 - 04:40 AM

#2

Similar machines near me for sale... http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item43a23d93ef. However, for a 450 that price you're looking at is the best I've seen.

  • davcon

Posted October 09, 2010 - 05:00 AM

#3

Local dealer trying to liquidate leftover 09 450's. Was in getting parts for my smoker and saw this. I ride tight woods and suspect this bike would be a handful for me. In lifting the back end it appears lighter than I thought. I am still thinking about it. I know there great bikes but the cost to prepare it for woods riding may make it a bad deal. So if I could hear from those that prefer this bike for woods and I assume basic mods. Thanks


What cost?........put gas in it and go! ha ha. Seriously tho, I ride tight single track with pinon juniper trees. My mods: Changed the rear sprocket to a 52, GYTR skid plate, GYTR heaviest flywheel and a cheap Bell odometer. I get about 30 mpg (I'm 51 y.o. = ride easy)so no big gas tank needed. Go for it! They open at 9 right? :smirk:

  • almostinvincible119

Posted October 09, 2010 - 11:13 AM

#4

I think I would go with either the 250f, or the 250ts for woods. Both are great bikes, but everytime I take my 450 in the woods, my slower friend walks off on his 250f

  • twomancrew

Posted October 09, 2010 - 05:15 PM

#5

Sounds like a great deal. The only expensive mod needed is suspension.

I'm trying to upgrade to a 09 from my clapped out 08. Used 09 $4k, new $5.5K. Hoping to get $2.5K for 08.

Great bikes for the woods. I would go for it if you are over 180 lbs.

  • blakers213

Posted October 10, 2010 - 07:55 AM

#6

I got an new 09 in april for 4899,drove 250 mile for that price. I really don't see any mods you would need. It is very soft in the low rpms. A beast in the high rpms. Suspension wise best I have ever been on. It comes stock very plush just now Playing with the clickers and it stiffens up nicely without being harsh in any part of the stroke.

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  • thsp485

Posted October 11, 2010 - 04:45 PM

#7

Great prices there, guys. My local dealer here in western Indiana has a 2009 YZ 450 discounted a whopping $200....that's right....$7399. No thanks. As for the bike, though...I am in the market for a new leftover bike and $5k sounds good to me for that much bike. My experience with Yamaha big thumpers was my 1999 YZ 400. Not bad, but long, heavy, slow-turning. I know the new ones are good, but are they CRF/RMZ feeling at all as far as ease of riding, turning, and such? Looked at a number of 250Fs and at 185 lbs, can handle the bigger bike well enough.

  • ejensen

Posted October 26, 2010 - 03:47 PM

#8

last fall the 2009 450 was selling for $4k at some dealers

  • Mudkipz

Posted October 26, 2010 - 03:52 PM

#9

last fall the 2009 450 was selling for $4k at some dealers


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dfxgdsgsdgsdgfdghsdgsdfgfdhshdfshsgsdfh That's a great deal for a bike that doesn't need any aftermarket stuff, just suspension and it's ready to go.

  • DBMX 925

Posted October 27, 2010 - 01:11 AM

#10

They were 4899 around here for awhile,now back to 5199. Buy it for 5K.............

  • WR450F_No28

Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:23 AM

#11

I got the same bike, and i got a white one too!!!
I am in the great rocky mountains and if i werent so dumb i would send you a pic of it to date with mods. I am currently "into" it 5600 with the mods i need to race competitively in the 40A class off road AND mx...and i have the450 and LOVE IT
friend bought the 250 and LOVES HIS TOO...all he did really was throw a rekluse in it and he races and trailrides it everywhere and totally happy. i wish i could afford a rekluse for mine as that would fix the rest of the "wishes " i have for it
race GPs, nasty XCs, rain, mud, rocks, Idaho City type events, everything..what a bike (previous bike 06 WR..love it but not the weight)

  • DMauro

Posted October 27, 2010 - 07:17 AM

#12

put a yosh pipe on it or any pipe and you would think you upgraded to a factory bike. those pipe are horible.

  • YamaLink

Posted October 27, 2010 - 08:44 AM

#13

Those prices are pretty good. In my market even with winter roaring in used 09s are going for around $4500 to $4900.





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