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2009YZ To 2016-2017 for woods

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Currenty on my 2009 YZ450 and love this bike. To me, this bike handles in the woods like a dream. Great STOCK suspension, smooth power on tap. My buddies all ride Honda's or KTM's and i don't like them. Considering a 2016 or 2017 450F but was wonder what the power characteristics are like compared to my 2009.  I just hear about how powerful they are.

 

6'2" & 220 without gear.

 

Thanks for everyones help.

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Vast improvement over the '09 in every way.

The FX has a bit more flex in the frame/engine, making it slightly more compliant. I have re-torqued my mounts to 1/2 spec, which helped a bit more. The respring and revalve by N2Dirt made a huge improvement in compliance, and I can still ride 50mph desert whoops with confidence after clicking in 3 clicks front and rear.

It's heavy,  but you shift 1/2 as often as an 'enduro' bike, and 1/4 as often as a two stroke, with the added benefit of having the worlds best oem suspension.

I have a '16 Beta 430, and it is better for constant vertical single track, but it will not keep up speed wise with the YZ, at all....

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