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buy new, or used an modify?

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im getting a new bike soon, probly a 450. But i can decide if i want to buy a 2008 YZ450 and make payments on it for a year and not have any money to customize. Or buy a 2006 50th Anniversary YZ450 for 2 grand less and spend the rest of the money to make the bike handle better and make it better for me. Im also thinking of a 2007 CRF450 that is left over, its $6600, any sugestions would be apretiated. http://www.hullygully.com/en/preinv/listing/details.spy?id=1700432&vehtype=MOTO thats the 06 YZ450... il have more info on it tonight, im going down to look at it today. I hope they have some 08's in to sit on :thumbsup:

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I would personally go for the new one that handles a lot better then the 06, and then when you have more money later on, you can spend it on some goodies for the 08 and make it even better. Plus there is some peace of mind getting a brand new bike, going through it properly, and knowing excatly the history.

Just my two cents :thumbsup:

AVM

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A lot of guys will say don't pay interest on toys, too each their one. I bought my 07 new with no interest for one year this time last year, now it's paid off and I was riding it a year early. JMO.

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well i went and had a look at it. It was raced in veterns class. The bike is really clean, not a scratch on the plastic, rads are good. Yamaha has the no payments no intrest for 6 months right now on new ones. But i have enough to buy that used one right now. and surely 2 grand will get an 06 to handle good? I would love a new one, but it would be alot esier knowing i have the bike payed off

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i'd go for the 06 bro, its a good solid bike, and sure the magazines say the 08 handles better, but they're pros who declare that, what you or i would actually notice isn't that much of a difference. and if you really had to then you can put some of that 2k into the handling department and buy some goodies for your new baby.

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If you buy the 06' you could buy triple clamps with less offset. That would make it handle much better. After that get the suspension set up for you and live happily ever after. You would come in way under the $2,000 you alotted yourself, or you could spend the rest on trick stuff. You also have to look at how close to the 08' you are on money. If you won't be financing too much that might be better. On the 08' you probably won't need triple clamps because it already handles better than the 06'. Put a slip on on it, maybe $300, and set your sag and ride. I think if it's close, money wise, after the mods i'd go with the 08'.

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You are wise to try to avoid debt. Saving money and working on a cash basis will make you wealthy. Debt will make you a slave.

Get the '06 and take care of it. If you think it needs handling improvement, and not everyone does, a $400 set of 24mm clamps will be most of what you need.

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well i have about $1700 cash in the bank. I am going to trade in my CRF250R and i hope it will bring 3 grand +. so thats 5600 or more, so thats just about enough to buy the 06. But i also have a 2004 CRF100 that i need to sell, they sell for 1500-1800 here, so that gets me close to the 08, but if i cant sell it, il have a problem. and im still 1000 $ short on the 08, i could probly make that in 6 months, then pay it off with no intrest.

2008 is 7300 + 14% tax=8322

2006 is 5000 + 14% tax=5700

diference =2622

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im getting a new bike soon, probly a 450. But i can decide if i want to buy a 2008 YZ450 and make payments on it for a year and not have any money to customize. Or buy a 2006 50th Anniversary YZ450 for 2 grand less and spend the rest of the money to make the bike handle better and make it better for me. Im also thinking of a 2007 CRF450 that is left over, its $6600, any sugestions would be apretiated. http://www.hullygully.com/en/preinv/listing/details.spy?id=1700432&vehtype=MOTO thats the 06 YZ450... il have more info on it tonight, im going down to look at it today. I hope they have some 08's in to sit on :thumbsup:

I would have to say that the 2007 450 is over priced now with the Canadian dollar where it is. Its a year old and they want $6600 for it? That would go for around 5000 something here.

I'd try to gouge them a little more on price. To answer your question, if its apples to apples on the money you'll spend..buy new hands down.

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I would work on price if you go with the 06. I just picked up an Anniversary YZ450 in excellent condition and with low hours, PC suspension and some other goodies for $3500.

As far as handling, I really like it.I've been on a 2006 YZ250, which I'll keep for woods, and on the track, I improved immediatly on the 450.

For me it was a no brainer going used. The bike is a lot of fun!

KH

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I would have to say that the 2007 450 is over priced now with the Canadian dollar where it is. Its a year old and they want $6600 for it? That would go for around 5000 something here.

I'd try to gouge them a little more on price. To answer your question, if its apples to apples on the money you'll spend..buy new hands down.

Brand new 07's in So.Cal for 5400. OTD

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wow have 06s depreciated.......ouch.:thumbsup:

Don't worry too much, I kind of stole it. That's why I bought it. This guy and his Dad are buying 08's and I got it for roughly the trade in price. He also has an 07 KX450 that he bought in October 06 and has been racing green since then, but threw a timing chain. The son is tall and the YZ's didn't fit him. That's the story anyway.

KH

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A new bike is a weapon, never buy used and tricked out, probably beat, buy new leave stock ride and maintain it.

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A new bike is a weapon, never buy used and tricked out, probably beat, buy new leave stock ride and maintain it.

Just for the record, the only "trick out thing" on this bike is the PC suspension, which is sweet! Buying used allows me to own numerous other bikes. We all have our own plan in life. Most of the bikes I own were slightly used, as well as the vehicles I own.

The same goes for buying real estate or anything else. The deals are out there, but you have to know what to look for.

New is sweet, I agree. But for example, my three 2006 bikes, a YZ125, YZ250, and YZ450, cost me $10,200. For me, vairiety is part of the fun. The 125 was actually new.

All three of my bikes are weapons, as is your new, ridden bike.

Never say never! Well you can if you want too.:thumbsup::ride:

KH

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