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Yzrider1023

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That would really depend on condition and what you want. I have an 06 450 and my buddy has an 06 yz 250 smoker. I like them both. Vastly different bikes. I like 450 power delivery, less vibes. I like the smoker weight and lack of engine braking . I would like to have them both, which would ride more.... dunno. If I hated my 450 and could tolerate the increased vibes I would have a 06+ 250 smoker with a 295, 325, 345 kit on it. But I like my bike and will deal with the engine braking. Mostly condition and personal preference should be the deciding factor .

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That would really depend on condition and what you want. I have an 06 450 and my buddy has an 06 yz 250 smoker. I like them both. Vastly different bikes. I like 450 power delivery, less vibes. I like the smoker weight and lack of engine braking . I would like to have them both, which would ride more.... dunno. If I hated my 450 and could tolerate the increased vibes I would have a 06+ 250 smoker with a 295, 325, 345 kit on it. But I like my bike and will deal with the engine braking. Mostly condition and personal preference should be the deciding factor .

Great response I just went to look at and ride the bike it's a solid bike in great condition with a high compression piston to help in the low range power it think I'm gonna trade the smoker

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Just pray it doesn't grenade on you. Ever look at the rebuild cost 4t vs 2t. I do love my thumper ;)

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Just pray it doesn't grenade on you. Ever look at the rebuild cost 4t vs 2t. I do love my thumper ;)

It just got new top end rebuild so it should be good for a while

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It was a guy with an ad on craigslist saying how the 450 was to much for hime and he wanted a 250 smoker so I decided it would be worth it considering I like 4 strokes better

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Well that sounds like a very realistic reason. After having had some seat time on both Id stay with the 4 stroke if its not to much for you as well. I just did some barter work for a nice 09 yz450f and it is a fire breather but what little I have been on it its very controlable. It sounds like it might be a win win for both of you? If your into enduro riding the light weight migh be more atractive than the 4 stroke power though. Thy both shine under a different light!  Good luck and let us know what happens.

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It turns out the guy wanted 500$ along with the trade which I wasn't willing to do because my bike is worth a little more because the yz250s are unchanged up through 2015 so I'm just gonna keep my eyes out for another 450

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