looking to upgrade

i'm new to tt but i've browse quite a bit.

i currently ride a 02 yz426f and i love it. i ride mostly mx and i love the power and the reliability. this was my first bike. i've had it for a couple of years now and i can throw it around pretty well know. i've ridden a buddies 04 yz450f and i was noticably faster on the first lap(in corners and jumping). i really liked it. i was also looking at the crf 450s too but i looked at the threads and it looked like everyone was having problems. looks like im going blue again. only if bubba would do the same.

whats a good year yzf450 to look for?

No idea what you want to spend. The '06 and up are the best of the bunch, clearly. The '04 was probably the best earlier YZ450, with the '05 being a close second. The '05 has a much better fork, but the power is a little soft until you work on it some.

dont go '03 or older - Old frame. I find it to "feel" quite top heavy. IMO.

dont go '03 or older - Old frame. I find it to "feel" quite top heavy. IMO.
You mean '05, right? '03 -'05 had the same frames.

That's why I said '06 and up were the best.

i looking to spend about 4 to 5. but remember i am in japan so i was just looking for any good advice. i can find honda's easy but yami's are a little harder.

You mean '05, right? '03 -'05 had the same frames.

That's why I said '06 and up were the best.

Duh, yeah...I don't know why I thought '03 was the last year with those frames.

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