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Sell yz450f and buy wr450f?

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I have a yzf450 2004. 2 years old now. Runs excellent. However, i go to the track mostly and just started going to Baja. I really like Baja and the track a little less. Don't really go to the Dunes anymore. Want to start riding Baja more and know will go to the track once every 2 months.

Obviously the stock 450 needs additions to make it Baja worthy; fuel tank , skid plate , light, kickstand, steering dampener. .. the list goes on.

i weigh 200 pounds and feel the 450 is a little powerful for the track; my friend rides a 250 four stroke Suzuki at Lake Elsinore and does fine.

What should i do? Buy all the parts for my 450 and use it for track and Baja? or should i sell it and get a WR450 and use that for track and Baja? or just bite the bullet and have two bikes even though i ride only 1 every 2 months?

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who makes the 525?

It's made by Tornado. You can buy them at any Pep Boys. Go check them out. They are so hot.

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It's made by Tornado. You can buy them at any Pep Boys. Go check them out. They are so hot.

Motogoalie you should change your name to moto gay because i am going to drive that Tornado up your a@@.

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Motogoalie you should change your name to moto gay because i am going to drive that Tornado up your a@@.

Boy, wait till Jeffro turns 10 and finds out he's really not a girl like his mommy keeps telling him.

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Fix the YZ for Baja. The diff between the YZ&WR is not great enough to take the hit on selling and buying bikes.

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Motogoalie you should change your name to moto gay because i am going to drive that Tornado up your a@@.

be nice it is just some humor ...... :applause:

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be nice it is just some humor ...... :applause:

yeah, MotoGaylie sounds queer.

I'm gonna stick with my original name, thanks. :bonk:

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yeah, MotoGaylie sounds queer.

I'm gonna stick with my original name, thanks. :applause:

and a Tornado up the A$$ ain't a good thang! :bonk:

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and a Tornado up the A$$ ain't a good thang! :bonk:

Yeah, just ask Oklahoma and Kansas trailer parks how that works. :applause:

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My recommendation is to keep the YZ and buy an XR600.....you can get it for just about what the mods to your YZ would be, and it would be a bulletproof ride with zero issues. If you are looking to race or ride hard, then we are talking different animals. The XR would be a great ride for trail purposes and if you DID take a spill down there, no worries on broken radiators.....

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I have a yzf450 2004. 2 years old now. Runs excellent. However, i go to the track mostly and just started going to Baja. I really like Baja and the track a little less. Don't really go to the Dunes anymore. Want to start riding Baja more and know will go to the track once every 2 months.

Obviously the stock 450 needs additions to make it Baja worthy; fuel tank , skid plate , light, kickstand, steering dampener. .. the list goes on.

i weigh 200 pounds and feel the 450 is a little powerful for the track; my friend rides a 250 four stroke Suzuki at Lake Elsinore and does fine.

What should i do? Buy all the parts for my 450 and use it for track and Baja? or should i sell it and get a WR450 and use that for track and Baja? or just bite the bullet and have two bikes even though i ride only 1 every 2 months?

Jeffro, buy this bike (see link) and sell everything else . . . at least that's what I'd do if I could afford it.;-)

http://www.servicehonda.com/06_500AFX.html

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Fix the YZ for Baja. The diff between the YZ&WR is not great enough to take the hit on selling and buying bikes.

I think your right on there. gotta get lights, kickstand,gas tank, steering dampener , skid plate , change gearing, all should be less than selling the yz for $4k and buying WR for $7k.

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My recommendation is to keep the YZ and buy an XR600.....you can get it for just about what the mods to your YZ would be, and it would be a bulletproof ride with zero issues. If you are looking to race or ride hard, then we are talking different animals. The XR would be a great ride for trail purposes and if you DID take a spill down there, no worries on broken radiators.....

Youre not kiddin. That bike is sick. The 2006 XR650. Wow. Got me thinking now.

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Youre not kiddin. That bike is sick. The 2006 XR650. Wow. Got me thinking now.

The XR650R a lot heavier than your YZ, but I'll bet it's got some great 4-stroke power, along with all the stuff you're looking for (lights, kickstand, skidplate , tall gearing for fast straights, etc.) I've never ridden one but if you can handle the extra weight sounds like a good choice. For me it would come down to riding conditions: if I rode more open terrain most of time the 650R would be cool! (Probably be a handfull in tight stuff though.)

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