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I'm 6 foot 180 pounds and looking at getting a yz85, there's a 2002, 2006, and 2008 for sale around where I live. I had a 98 cr80 last fall but didn't get to ride it much and it pulled me around alright, would the yz have any more power from the extra 5cc's or is it pretty much the same? Also, does anyone know what the yz has for horse power, I think it's around 20 right?

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I used to ride a YZ85 untill my 14 y.o. son took it from me. I'm much smaller than you (5' 8" 140lbs), but my yz pulled me around just fine. I think you will have suspension issues if you get an 85. Seriously consider the yz 125. The suspension will hold you better and the power valve is sweet. As far as horsepower goes, I think a healthy 85 is somewhere around 18 hp stock. As you are probably aware, the yz 85 has no power valve. When it gets on the pipe it has a vicious hit, so riding it is technique sensitive. Good luck with your decision.

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