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03 yz450 V.S. 04 crf450 forks ??????

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My last bike I sold was a 04 crf450 and I lover the forks

I have a chance to pick up a basically brand new 03yz450

for realllllllllly cheap

Are the forks in the same ballpark or are the crf450 forks head and shoulders above the yz's ???

thanks alot everyone :cry:

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They are both outstanding units I dont think there is any bad about the yz stuff nor the cr its a win win situation

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brown,

I have an 03 CRF450 and an 03 YZ450F. The CRF forks are much plusher than the YZ forks. The YZ forks have what some people call "mid-stroke harshness", resulting in a ride that has a somewhat hacky or jarring feel when compared to the CRF.

While the YZ forks are not terrible, they need a revalve to work better. I have resprung and adjusted 'til the cows came home, but can never get them the way I want with the stock valving. I think the answer is in the way the midvalve communicates with the base. It's not a smooth transition.

I weigh about 165 lbs if it helps.

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