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going from a 05 YZ250F to a 09 YZ450F in the woods

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the 05 yz250f was a dream on the trails, might be picking up a 09 YZ450F wondering what to expect, if they feel heavier, less maneuverable, better low end, etc.

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Save yourself some time.  You will be quicker and fresher at the end of the day riding the 250.... especially in tight woods.  The only places a 450 is a help is if the sand is deep,  the hills are steep, or you weigh over 260 and are 6'6".

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I have a 09 yz450 that I bought for mx but have used for a back up for trail riding in the trees of nor cal. It definitely stalls more than the 250fs I normally ride. It's also a little herder to start. I added a 9oz flywheel and it cut down on the stalling quite a bit. The gearing seems way to tall for the trails I ride. IMO it's not a fun trail bike. If riding in the woods is your primary use for the bike, there's better choices out there.

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