Looking at my first 4T


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  • pavetim

Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:29 PM

#1

Ok think i'm going through my mid life crisis lol. I want another dirtbike. Have a YZ250 now. I was wondering what you would recommend as far as years the ones i'm tossed up against is i've found a couple 2006 and 2007 YZ450f with some extras like exhaust for about $3000 and I found a couple stock, low hours 2009 YZ450f for $3000-3200. Is the 2009 that much better to forgoe the extras on the earlier models? I know the 2006-2007 made more power because of the exhaust but thats the extend of my knowledge of the differences.

  • DMC707

Posted January 09, 2013 - 10:12 PM

#2

Ok think i'm going through my mid life crisis lol. I want another dirtbike. Have a YZ250 now. I was wondering what you would recommend as far as years the ones i'm tossed up against is i've found a couple 2006 and 2007 YZ450f with some extras like exhaust for about $3000 and I found a couple stock, low hours 2009 YZ450f for $3000-3200. Is the 2009 that much better to forgoe the extras on the earlier models? I know the 2006-2007 made more power because of the exhaust but thats the extend of my knowledge of the differences.


YEs, the 08's and 09's are better in some handling respects ------ plus newer and you said low hours -- sounds like a "win-win" -- the trivial amount of extra power the muffler on an 06 gives can be gained back easy enough by calling DR D , but even a stock 08 or 09 will have several more hp's than most people need, unless they have a 2 digit AMA number


-- if you were in Oklahoma, i'd love to sell u mine - LOL. '08, 30 hours on it with carbon/Ti exhaust, Rekluse clutch, etc. -- but its hard to give away 4- 5 year old MX bikes here seemingly

Edited by DMC707, January 09, 2013 - 10:14 PM.


  • pavetim

Posted January 10, 2013 - 12:30 AM

#3

Ok what one would you choose? I know i'll probably not use the power but I just like to get the best/most for my money ya know. the white 09 the guy said thats the original tire so really low hours. thanks for the help.
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  • DMC707

Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:51 AM

#4

Ok what one would you choose? I know i'll probably not use the power but I just like to get the best/most for my money ya know. the white 09 the guy said thats the original tire so really low hours. thanks for the help.
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http://okaloosa.crai...3526470760.html
http://savannah.crai...3427318509.html
http://tallahassee.c...3478741538.html
http://valdosta.crai...3436063238.html



IF it were me, it would probably be between either one of those '09's --- the white one's back tire has seen a couple of smoky burnouts on pavement it looks like ---- maybe you could back him down to 28-2900 , -- rear sprocket is factory on it, probably everything else too

The blue one has Davi Millsaps replica Muscle Milk graphics , but but, check the car in the background -- it was likely owned by an older guy who just likes to keep his toys looking trick

The other 2 YZ's look way too blinged out and the CRF has a paddle tire that goes with it, plus MEtal Mulisha graphics (that sends up red flags and warning flares there-- sand people are hard on equipment and is not the best environment for a 4 stroke race bike-- i wouldnt buy that one unless it was a giveaway price )

Edited by DMC707, January 10, 2013 - 09:57 AM.


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  • pavetim

Posted January 10, 2013 - 03:06 PM

#5

Ww great observations and your totally right. Im gonna go with the white one he agreed on 3100 but now igot buddy at work that wants to unload his low hours 2010 for 3500 so if his wife agrees the 2010 is a better way to go? I normally dont like new model years so how are the 2010 models?

  • Norton218

Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:53 PM

#6

3500 for a 2010!! buy it and run :) I maybe crazy but I love the new yz450. It's light years better than the old design plus efi is SO AWESOME!!! If you get buy the tuner it's a lot of fun.

  • pavetim

Posted January 10, 2013 - 10:56 PM

#7

Daamn i dont know why i thought he had a yz but he will sell me his crf450 2010 for $3700. I want a yz but iwill read up on the honda

  • DMC707

Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:05 PM

#8

Daamn i dont know why i thought he had a yz but he will sell me his crf450 2010 for $3700. I want a yz but iwill read up on the honda


The YZ'a and CR-F's are both pretty darn good for long term users ----- Honda uses great materials and build quality (like their cars) , Yamaha does too ------ if someone wants a used bike, or wants to keep a bike more than 2 or 3 years --- Honda and Yamaha are the only 2 to think about.

I'm a bit biased though --- I've got a YZF and a CRF-X LOL

  • pavetim

Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:35 PM

#9

Think I am leaning toward the yz. I read the himda is very rough up front so I would have to put money into suspension and flywheel weight where the yz is pretty much perfect. I would see some track time but main reason for buying this is to keep my yz250 for track and the 4t for trails. So looks like Honda fails that part. About sum it up?





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