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Big Sky

looking to upgrade

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i'm new to tt but i've browse quite a bit.

i currently ride a 02 yz426f and i love it. i ride mostly mx and i love the power and the reliability. this was my first bike. i've had it for a couple of years now and i can throw it around pretty well know. i've ridden a buddies 04 yz450f and i was noticably faster on the first lap(in corners and jumping). i really liked it. i was also looking at the crf 450s too but i looked at the threads and it looked like everyone was having problems. looks like im going blue again. only if bubba would do the same.

whats a good year yzf450 to look for?

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No idea what you want to spend. The '06 and up are the best of the bunch, clearly. The '04 was probably the best earlier YZ450, with the '05 being a close second. The '05 has a much better fork, but the power is a little soft until you work on it some.

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dont go '03 or older - Old frame. I find it to "feel" quite top heavy. IMO.

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dont go '03 or older - Old frame. I find it to "feel" quite top heavy. IMO.
You mean '05, right? '03 -'05 had the same frames.

That's why I said '06 and up were the best.

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i looking to spend about 4 to 5. but remember i am in japan so i was just looking for any good advice. i can find honda 's easy but yami's are a little harder.

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You mean '05, right? '03 -'05 had the same frames.

That's why I said '06 and up were the best.

Duh, yeah...I don't know why I thought '03 was the last year with those frames.

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