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Buh bye BLUE, Hello RED!

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Well, to celebrate my divorce and birthday I went out and bought me my first NEW dirtbike. :banghead:

I have been riding my YZ426F for the last two years and really enjoyed the feel and performance of that bike! I have had NO problems with that bike at all. Kept up on the maintenance and it's been great.

I thought it would be a no brainer when the '06 WR450F came out, that I would get that bike. I wanted electric start, headlight, tail light and kickstand. My buddy Bob got one from his wife (too cool) for his birthday. At the same time my buddy Johnny picked up a CRF450X.

I got a chance to ride them both, side by side comparison. Hands down the CRF450X fit me better and these were noticable differences:

'05 X = less cluttered engine area

crankcase and tranny seperate oil

lighter steering

awesome throttle response

seat is softer

sleek LED taillight assy

air cleaner access door

weight down low

$6052 OTD

Dislike the odometer

Dislikes on the '06 WR

Bulky tail light assy

Throttle stop would not allow full throttle

Heavy steering

Seemed top heavy

Clutch too short of a throw..wayout

Dinky tail pipe!

$7290 OTD

I did like the electronic speedo.

Both bikes are really nice bikes... these are the little things that I liked and disliked.. If you get a chance ride both bikes and see what you think!!!

New Baby

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Acerbis Hand Guards

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Works Radiator Guards

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Devoll Skid Plate

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ProTaper Bars w/ Renthal Grips

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So purdy!!!

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Congrats, enjoy the new bike and the new freedom. :banghead::banghead:

They just don't make a smiley face big enough here to capture how I am feeling !!! This will have to do!!🤣

Thank you!!

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welcome my friend. Once you do a couple little mods it gets even better. :banghead:

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$7290 OTD for the 06 wr :banghead:🤣 what dealer was that

by the way awsome bike im still thinkin about getting one :banghead:

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nice bike man!! GO get it dirty and post more pictures:D have a new good life:thumbsup:

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at my usual dealer an 06 wr450 is $6,500 but like i said real nice bike :banghead:

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i take it u either had a prenup or won the divorce congrats though sry u left behind blue :banghead::banghead:

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Congrates on the divorce and the b-day....nice bike.....where is the az are ya?.....Nice bike..... :banghead:

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Went to the calibogie boogie a few weeks back and was riding with a CRF 450x.

This trail ride is very rocky. To make a long story short file down the brake pedal sharp point on the inside closest to the side casing.He put as small hole

in his and started seeping oil. When we got to the lunch stop there was another rider fixing a hole in his side casing on a CRF450x.

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Congratulations times 2 from a divorcee on his birthday! Now go ride that thing and let the good times roll!! :banghead:

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Awesome. Enjoy the new bike and freedom dude!

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Awesome! I'm smiling just for the fact of how happy you are, its crazy. You seem like a damn happy camper.

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Congrates on the divorce and the b-day....nice bike.....where is the az are ya?.....Nice bike..... :banghead:

I am in Peoria, AZ... just did the back way to Crown King yesterday. Ended up with 120 miles on the bike! We took a few short cuts. Got a front flat... that was a bummer. But other then that the bike was awesome. Got more traction then my YZ, and lugged better through the rocky stuff. I did 84mph on a straight away. Pretty quick. Handled awesome at that speed too! the last part of the ride was from Rock Springs, along the Aqua Fria and across the top of Lake Pleasant to Castle Hot Springs in the dark! That was my first dirt bike ride in the dark! Went great! Some areas scare the crap out of you in the dark. Just throttle up!

Can't wait for the next ride!!

:banghead:

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