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08 or 09 holdover

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Im looking at an 08 and 09 YZ 450 holdovers. There is $400 difference in price. Is the 09 substantially different than the 08, or basically the same.

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rear end is much better, better hubs and brakes, option of black wheels, and probably a better resale value. Id get the 09 :)

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$400 out the door.....that's a tough one. Since neither are FI, well, dang still a tough one. I'd get the 09. Or wait a few months when the 2011 is out in October-ish (presumed) and snag an 09 for even less.

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Replacement wheels are cheaper on E-bay for the 2008. The 09 has a different size rear hub. Food for thought.

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Replacement wheels are cheaper on E-bay for the 2008. The 09 has a different size rear hub. Food for thought.

True, but I see 2008 and earlier wheels having less value in a few years.

I would go with the 2009 for a $400 difference.

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