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Opinions ...Which yamaha model to look for?

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I am a Honda XR650L guy so I know nothing about Yamaha models.

My son is looking to buy a used Yamaha ... we want to find The XR equal

since Honda XR 400 did not come street legal IIRC.

We would like to stay in years 2000- 2006

Electric start a must

signals and headlight .. must be street legal

I prefer air cooled cause I'm a XR guy but water is OK.

80% of our riding will be trails and 2)% highway to get there.

( we live near the mountains)

The 400-450 cc is the range we want for his size.

What would you go with?

all opinions appreciated

thanks

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Yamaha doesn't make what you want, unless you buy a WR 450 and convert it for street use

KTM is where you want to go for a serious dirt bike with a tag off the showroom

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Yamaha doesn't make what you want, unless you buy a WR 450 and convert it for street use
Not entirely true. A number of WR450's are platable, especially outside California, although none came road ready with blinkers, etc., and it is true that none were actually built as street legal bikes.

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450 is the bike you want , 2003 or newer . and yes you need to put on blinkers proper brake light and head light . to get it plated . i think you could get drz suzuki 's that were ready to go .

but a wr ripps it up .

there all water cooled , and fairly bullet proof , just keep it clean change the oil often and check valves .

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