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Squishy

04 yz450 vs. new

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I have a 04 yz450 that I ride with the kids and I like it. The question that I have: The 04 is a 4 gear bike while the new ones are all 5 gear. Are the newer bikes faster? Or can I get the same performance out with higher RPM's? I am considering a new bike and wonder if it is really worth it.

Thanks for the help

Squishy

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If you gear you're bike taller, bigger front and/or smaller rear sprocket, you can get a higher top speed without over-revving your bike.

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As delivered, the '06 has a 7 mph higher speed in top gear at 10,000 RPM than the OEM gearing on an '04 produced. I run my '03 with a 15/49 combo, which is effectively two teeth higher than stock.

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I have a 04 yz450 that I ride with the kids and I like it. The question that I have: The 04 is a 4 gear bike while the new ones are all 5 gear. Are the newer bikes faster?
In what category are you talking about?
Or can I get the same performance out with higher RPM's?
Well if you ride with your kids then why do you need so much power and top speed????

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