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Rethy525

New YZ450's for $5000 OTD

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Local dealer trying to liquidate leftover 09 450's. Was in getting parts for my smoker and saw this. I ride tight woods and suspect this bike would be a handful for me. In lifting the back end it appears lighter than I thought. I am still thinking about it. I know there great bikes but the cost to prepare it for woods riding may make it a bad deal. So if I could hear from those that prefer this bike for woods and I assume basic mods. Thanks

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Local dealer trying to liquidate leftover 09 450's. Was in getting parts for my smoker and saw this. I ride tight woods and suspect this bike would be a handful for me. In lifting the back end it appears lighter than I thought. I am still thinking about it. I know there great bikes but the cost to prepare it for woods riding may make it a bad deal. So if I could hear from those that prefer this bike for woods and I assume basic mods. Thanks

What cost?........put gas in it and go! ha ha. Seriously tho, I ride tight single track with pinon juniper trees. My mods: Changed the rear sprocket to a 52, GYTR skid plate , GYTR heaviest flywheel and a cheap Bell odometer. I get about 30 mpg (I'm 51 y.o. = ride easy)so no big gas tank needed. Go for it! They open at 9 right? :smirk:

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I think I would go with either the 250f, or the 250ts for woods. Both are great bikes, but everytime I take my 450 in the woods, my slower friend walks off on his 250f

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Sounds like a great deal. The only expensive mod needed is suspension.

I'm trying to upgrade to a 09 from my clapped out 08. Used 09 $4k, new $5.5K. Hoping to get $2.5K for 08.

Great bikes for the woods. I would go for it if you are over 180 lbs.

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I got an new 09 in april for 4899,drove 250 mile for that price. I really don't see any mods you would need. It is very soft in the low rpms. A beast in the high rpms. Suspension wise best I have ever been on. It comes stock very plush just now Playing with the clickers and it stiffens up nicely without being harsh in any part of the stroke.

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Great prices there, guys. My local dealer here in western Indiana has a 2009 YZ 450 discounted a whopping $200....that's right....$7399. No thanks. As for the bike, though...I am in the market for a new leftover bike and $5k sounds good to me for that much bike. My experience with Yamaha big thumpers was my 1999 YZ 400. Not bad, but long, heavy, slow-turning. I know the new ones are good, but are they CRF/RMZ feeling at all as far as ease of riding, turning, and such? Looked at a number of 250Fs and at 185 lbs, can handle the bigger bike well enough.

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last fall the 2009 450 was selling for $4k at some dealers

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dfxgdsgsdgsdgfdghsdgsdfgfdhshdfshsgsdfh That's a great deal for a bike that doesn't need any aftermarket stuff, just suspension and it's ready to go.

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I got the same bike, and i got a white one too!!!

I am in the great rocky mountains and if i werent so dumb i would send you a pic of it to date with mods. I am currently "into" it 5600 with the mods i need to race competitively in the 40A class off road AND mx...and i have the450 and LOVE IT

friend bought the 250 and LOVES HIS TOO...all he did really was throw a rekluse in it and he races and trailrides it everywhere and totally happy. i wish i could afford a rekluse for mine as that would fix the rest of the "wishes " i have for it

race GPs , nasty XCs, rain, mud, rocks, Idaho City type events, everything..what a bike (previous bike 06 WR..love it but not the weight)

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put a yosh pipe on it or any pipe and you would think you upgraded to a factory bike. those pipe are horible.

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Those prices are pretty good. In my market even with winter roaring in used 09s are going for around $4500 to $4900.

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