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Bazuka Joe

12-14 changes? Is it worth the extra grand or two for the 2014 vs the 12?

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Planing on buying new 450 in a few months after taxes come back, is it worth it to have the 2014 model vs the cheaper 12?

Edited by Bazuka Joe

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Only for resale reasons. bikes are the same.

No changes what so ever? They all have the yz suspension?

What's a good otd price on a 12, low 7000?

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I think I've seen them on cycletrader for $5k for the '12 model new. Add in about $350 for shipping.

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I think I've seen them on cycletrader for $5k for the '12 model new. Add in about $350 for shipping.

Not bad, the dealer can ship it yea?

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Bikes are virtually the same from 2010-2013 but drastically changed in 2014 for the better....

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Bikes are virtually the same from 2010-2013 but drastically changed in 2014 for the better....

He's refering to the Yz's. The Wr's are the same from 12'-14'.

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He's refering to the Yz's. The Wr's are the same from 12'-14'.

Missed the WR forum reference....sorry

Edited by originalmonk

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Not bad, the dealer can ship it yea?

Typically you'll use a third party shipper who is bonded. click on a bike at the link below and on the right hand side you can enter your zip code to get a shipping quote.

http://www.cycletrader.com/search-results?condition=N&model=Wr450&schemecode=AD&sort=price%3Aasc&type=356953&&year=*%3A2012&modelkeyword=1&

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I checked on the $5k deal on Cycletrader.  I does not include some huge dealer prep and freight fees.  With all the fees included, the price is close to $6,000, then you have to add shipping.  For about $300 more, I got a '13 locally.  Much easier, and the dealer sold me the extras without markup.

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Just bought a 2013 today - $6,800 before tt&l.  Best deal I could find on a 2012 was $6,600.  No one is making any deals on the 2014's around here.  Only difference in 2012 vs 2013 is '12 uses a cdi ignition, '13 used tci ignition.......and color of rear fender.

 

http://fzronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2398

First I've heard of this and frankly makes no sense.

 

Where are you getting this information from?

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I checked on the $5k deal on Cycletrader. I does not include some huge dealer prep and freight fees. With all the fees included, the price is close to $6,000, then you have to add shipping. For about $300 more, I got a '13 locally. Much easier, and the dealer sold me the extras without markup.

Problem is there's nothing really "local" in Vermont. What was your OTD price? In sure I could find some dealers in New Hampshire as I basically live on the vt/nh border. Any good sites to located dealers?

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First I've heard of this and frankly makes no sense.

 

Where are you getting this information from?

 

Published specifications from Yamaha :

2014 Specs show TCI ignition:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/210/0/specs.aspx

2013 Specs show TCI ignition:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/210/1/specs.aspx

2012 Specs show CDI ignition: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/27131/Buyers-Guide-Specifications/2012-Yamaha-WR450F.aspx

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Problem is there's nothing really "local" in Vermont. What was your OTD price? In sure I could find some dealers in New Hampshire as I basically live on the vt/nh border. Any good sites to located dealers?

I paid $6800 + $180 for registration/paperwork fees + 9% sales tax.

 

Yamaha website has a "Find Dealer" link:  http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/dealers/locator.aspx?ls=sport

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HOW SPARK IS MADE? CDI and TCI

CDI-ignition.gif

CDI Ignition makes the spark by discharging a capacitor loaded with high voltage (200 - 450 volt) FROM the ignition coil (negative pulse) by using a SCR (Thyristor).

CDI coils have low impedance and inductance (XL< 1 ohm) and can reach high RPM. This type of ignition makes high power and short sparks.

TCI-ignition.gif

TCI Ignition charges the coil with a current before the spark is done. Spark is done when the current is cut suddenly.

TCI coils have high impedance (>1 ohm) and can reach lower RPM. Spark duration may be longer.

go back <<

 

Ok, so here is a diagram of the differences....you learn something new every day...litteraly.

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Having said/posted that I think there might be a misprint in Yamaha 's literature. I really can't believe there'd be a difference between the three model years.

 

Only way to tell for sure is to check the micro fische and I do not have the time. Maybe someone else can pony up the time.

 

Cheers

Edited by JDLowrance

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The part # is the same for the ignition coil on all 3 years per BikeBandit.com

 

Ahh, typo by Yamaha then. That's what I expected.

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