Help me/slap me....november is taking a long time to get here

That little red devil keeps hammering me :lol: ....I can go get a brand spanking new 06 CRF450 today for 6000 out the door......no special, an everyday price within a 2hr drive. from Atlanta...I am so tempted to do this but that little blue yami angel :lol: just keeps telling me to be patient. Wait it out grasshopper!

Decisions decisions..............and a patience level that is wearing thin :applause: ......what would you do :banghead:

wait. By the time the new YZFs are in, you will already need a crank in the CRF

Courage, David.

The strength you have now will bring enduring rewards later, unlike the fleeting pleasures that tempt you.

wait. By the time the new YZFs are in, you will already need a crank in the CRF

ouch.......but possible/probable :banghead:

Courage, David.

The strength you have now will bring enduring rewards later, unlike the fleeting pleasures that tempt you.

Reality check GreyRacer............thanks..

"somebody slap me"!!!!!!!!! :banghead:

yes id definitely wait for the yam(bulletproof) rather than the Honda(temperamental):banghead:

I'm precisely in the same situation, I was told I can't get a blue 450 before end December. And I'm bored with the pinger. I'm starting to talk red, please slap me. :banghead:

Just wait. Better bikes are always released later in the year. :banghead:

My sweet wife has said that I can get an '06 but I have to get get rid of the '01 first. I'm a little reluctant to jump on one so quickly with the new design changes though. There will probably be some bugs they will have to fix and '07 will be the better bike.

Hey. I'm about 2 hours from Atlanta. Perry/Warner Robins area. You close?

i want a 450 but maybe i should go with the 250? same situation man.

there wuld only be "bugs" with the frame, all the other stuff is the same design as last years. if there was a problem it would be recalled.

You've been down that road before, you know where it goes...

Wait for the Yammie. Don't you want to be the first one on your block with an '06?

My sweet wife has said that I can get an '06 but I have to get get rid of the '01 first. I'm a little reluctant to jump on one so quickly with the new design changes though. There will probably be some bugs they will have to fix and '07 will be the better bike.

Yamaha does a good job to ensure a minimum of that happens. My 98 wr400 runs so good and strong (1st model year) it is unbelievable for an almost 8 year old bike

i think i'm gonna go through with my plans of getting a 450! my friends will get roosted so bad, all the time i had a crappy bike, now, i'll be the one to spray them with rocks!!!!!!

Yeah, you should wait. Wouldn't want to buy the number one 450 for several years now at a KILLER price over an unproven first year model. . . :banghead:

Yeah, you should wait. Wouldn't want to buy the number one 450 for several years now at a KILLER price over an unproven first year model. . . :banghead:

Tim,

Did ya have to go and start that again. lol!

If I remember correctly, it wasn't that long ago that you were blue too. How is it on the other side?

I truly am undecided on what to do. My 426 is the best bike I have ever owned. It's hard to think that the '06's would be leaps and bounds better than what I already have. I guess the improvements I would notice would be mainly in the suspension and less weight because the engine in the 426 rocks.

Should I take a chance and buy one A.S.A.P. or wait till after the first of the year when more info is out on them???????

Well, when I switched from my '02 426 to my '03 450, there was NO comparison! That '03 was an animal, and I felt handled great. When I went red in '04, I found the Honda slimmer, easier to turn, and with a more managable powerband. The '06 YZF looks awesome, but I think Yamaha just needs to refine their handling/turning a wee-bit more. I'm GUESSING that with a whole new frame design and material, the '06 YZF MIGHT have some cornering issues that may need to be ironed out. Kind of like the less-publicized issues the YZ's had this year.

If you're anything like me, you'll buy now and ask questions later! I can't imagine the '06 YZF having any engine problems. If I were still blue, I'd want the '06 engine to be more like the '03's. . . :banghead:

the 05 yz's had turning problems? No wonder they were less publicized. My 05 out turns any bike I have ever ridden save an 05 RM. Definetly out turns any thumper I have slung a leg over.

Man Tim....you really did drink the red Koolaide didn't you :banghead:

What you will get with the 06 YZF is a bike that handles more like the 05-06 CRF (which is a good thing) but has a bullet proof motor like a YZF (which is a good thing). Finally....a bike with the potential to be perfect.

Satch,

Ever considered sales? Told me everything I wanted to hear. Now....where do I sign? lol!

Just remember how many Gens has honda gone through on the aluminum frame? 4th, 5th now. That is reality there.

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