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2010/2011 YZ450F owners upgrade to 2012

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Interested to see if owners of 2010 and 2011 YZ450F will upgrade to the 2012 with the minimal upgrades it received?

I switched from a 2010 to a 2011 due to a deal that, basically cost me nothing and I kept all my aftermarket parts and moved them straight over on the 2011.

What would be the reason for the upgrade? (high hours, good deal, brand loyalty, need the latest etc)

Reason for not upgrading?

Or jumping brands all together?

Any others, trading up from earlier models or other brands etc.... :thumbsup:

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Oh yeah!!

Me? I have low hours on my 2011 and have spent a lot on it so at this point I would say it might stay for another season.

I am keen on the New Kawasaki 450 however, so this is a possible?

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I will order myself a 2012 YZ450F in august. Do I need to ? Not really....but I hope for a good deal.:thumbsup:

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I will order myself a 2012 YZ450F in august. Do I need to ? Not really....but I hope for a good deal.:thumbsup:

Had a feeling you would go for the 2012 HRC , No surprise there :ride:

It is all about the deal, nothing like being on a fresh machine...

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Had a feeling you would go for the 2012 HRC , No surprise there :thumbsup:

It is all about the deal, nothing like being on a fresh machine...

Totally off topic but there was actually a rider from

Australia at my local mxtrack last week. His mom lives in Sweden so he visits her over the summer. Very friendly guy for that matter. Don't know his name or where in Australia he lives but will find out next time he shows up.

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Nah, I won't be getting a '12 YZF. My friend has a down payment the 450F and he's coming from a '10; his current bike is totally used and worn out.

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My 2010 has been awesome but its time for a new one!! So yes ill be getting a 12.

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Wife talked me intogetting a left over '11 instead of finding a '10. no point picking up a '12 for a change in graphix and parts I am going to change anyway. She said for $500 get a year newer bike.

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My 10 is still a strong runner, so I usually wait for significant changes anyway. 10,11,12 same bike.:thumbsup:

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My 2010 is going to be with me for the long haul, won't get a new one for a long while. Right now the front end is completely stripped, going to do the rear end this week and do some lubrication for the weekend.

If you take care of your bike, high hours or not, there's no reason to get a new one right now! :thumbsup:

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I have a 2010, and a 2009 that I still use for practice. I couldn't get a 2011, as they were really scarce around here. I am getting a 2012 and trading in my 2009. I have about 37 hours on my 2010, all race, no practice, so it is about time to get another. I think the bike is amazing stock, with just some suspension adjustments, and a program adjustment. I rode a 2011 that had about 5 hours on it and the suspension was a little firmer, so I figure my suspension is in need of some service. My 2010 never ever has seen mud, except in the morning practice, so it is still kinda mint. I just feel the frame and all is just tighter when new, hence the new bike.

I never rode my bike much last year because I hated it, as I tried to make it into a 2009 bike, as far as power and handling. After I started to ride it, in September, it has been a good bike, one that I feel on the line is Superior to everything else. I feel like I'm cheating-it is that good. Plus, I never lost on it since it has become my main ride, so yeah, I'm getting a 2012!

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Totally off topic but there was actually a rider from

Australia at my local mxtrack last week. His mom lives in Sweden so he visits her over the summer. Very friendly guy for that matter. Don't know his name or where in Australia he lives but will find out next time he shows up.

Yeah HRC small world for sure, be cool to see where he is from.

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My 2010 is going to be with me for the long haul, won't get a new one for a long while. Right now the front end is completely stripped, going to do the rear end this week and do some lubrication for the weekend.

If you take care of your bike, high hours or not, there's no reason to get a new one right now! :thumbsup:

+1 :ride: I now have 50.6 hours on my 2010 and it is still strong. Checked the valve clearance the other day and still in spec. I'm going to wait till another big change on the 450 for I get one.

I raced mine for 2 years now in two classes and practiced on it when there wasnt a race so I'm guessing if I keep maintaining it like I have been it will go another 2 years.

BTW my 2010's suspension is really dialed in for me since the SPI kit I had put in

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My 2010 is going to be with me for the long haul, won't get a new one for a long while. Right now the front end is completely stripped, going to do the rear end this week and do some lubrication for the weekend.

If you take care of your bike, high hours or not, there's no reason to get a new one right now! :thumbsup:

+2, may be with me for 10yrs

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probally going too keep my trusty 09 yz450. although a new model would be nice. When I ride my bike everything i throw at my 09 it eats it up like nothing, so why upgrade?

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