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2002 CRF450x is this the bike for me

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Looking at 2002 CRF450R to purchase and do some trail riding with my son. I owned a KX250 and love the power, but that was in the late 80's early 90's.some people have told me 450 is easier to ride than the 250. I'm not looking to kill myself, but like the power, hill climbing, mud, and  jumps. I probably wont be going to the track to race super cross, but I do conceder myself as a experienced rider. I want to ask if I'm getting over my head or reduce down to SRF250X or should I stay with my racer. this bike looks really sweet. 

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sorry CRF450R. its a clean bike, low miles. spending about 2800. Your saying spend the money  on something else.

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For 2800 you can damn near get a 09 for that here in nc.. No way I'd pay that much for a 02 man

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Cool, that's why I'm posting to get feed back if its a ripe off. things are little more expensive in Seattle, but I just need to shop around. 

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I have owned and ridden in the past 4 years a 05 CRF450X, 06 CRF250R, 08 CRF450R and 05 CR250R. For me at 6' 200lbs the 08 CRF450R is my favorite bike of the four. 450X was to heavy for the riding I do, CRF250R not enough grunt, CR250R (2T) is fun but not as easy to ride as CRF450R.

 

The 08CRF450R is light and has plenty of grunt. Great for what I ride and very reliable.

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You can make the 02 450R work for woods , but it wont be anywhere near perfect  , you can make it good , but it will take some suspension work to get it decent  and even then it wont be as good as a 05 or newer , i have one and i ride in both the woods/desert and the track and it took some work to get it as good as it is  , for $2800 you can get a 05 or newer that is already set up  and has better suspension out of the box , i paid $1650 for my 02 in 2008 and it came with a 3.2 tank , stock tank , aftermarket pegs , 2 sets of new plastics , and a fresh complete engine rebuild for that price

 

Shop around ,on Craigslist look in Idaho , or maybe a trip to Idaho even , you can find some decent buys in Lewiston , or if you dont mind the travel you can get some killer deals in Boise, and even for the price of the trip you will come out with a good deal on a cheap bike or a cheap bike already set up !

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Here are some examples , all lower than the price you posted , all newer (05-06) and most set up nicely already  , you can find 09 -12 here for $3500-$4500

 

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/4444654622.html

 

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/4385798873.html

 

http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/4425068379.html

 

http://lewiston.craigslist.org/mcy/4422822543.html

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