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what bike for a Yamaha TT600 rider next

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Hi all,

My girlfriends dad is 45 and has been riding this monster since 1984 new. he's been eying up a WR450F but has never riding anything newer then his 1984 TT600. i know he is gonna be in for a shock, he is like 5' 11'' 175lbs. great ride just for the last 3 years been saying the bike is just a big fat pig and at 300lbs dry its like 350lbs wet.

he hates radiators because of where we ride and breaking, them he is a hardcore tight woods freak. and at the cost of new bikes today his TT600 was just under 2500 new back in 1984 and still runs great, just to heavy anymore.

i told him a Suzuki DRZ400 would be nice but they are heavy also sorta. i know the new 250F's make as much HP as his 600 does with 1/2 the weight but he wants power and i dont know how to tell someone 2times my age he dont need the power at age 45.

lemme know. ive fallen in loved with big play bikes XR200/CRF230 and only use to ride CR125's :thumbsup:

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I think the WR450 would suit him fine, put a pipe on it and go. I think that there are free mods to do to them too, but i am not exactly sure wat they all are. I also believe that the WR's are some of the most reliable bikes out there, besides the XR's

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Not many air cooled options. Hes used to tossing alot of weight around, thw WR or CRFX 450 would be perfect. Then of course there is KTMs woods bikes.

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