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2002 vs. 2006 450r

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So is the 2006 bigger than the 2002? And with anyone's experience which is a better bike other than the years. And pro and cons on each? It seems the 2002 sits lower than the 06. And help on this would be great thanks

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06 is thinner and lighter. Slightly different power range and I believe its a little shorter as well. I would take the 06 over the 02 any day. More refined, better reliability, better handling etc etc.

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I went from an 04 to an 06 and agree on all counts so far. Love the 06 bike.

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I LOVE my 2002! Especially living in California...Green sticker!!

I just added a 2005 wiring harness and CDI, did the AP mod and it helped her out a LOT!!

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I LOVE my 2002! Especially living in California...Green sticker!!

I just added a 2005 wiring harness and CDI, did the AP mod and it helped her out a LOT!!

What's the AP mod? And what did it did?

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Ok I read part of the mod, but I didn't see about the wire harness and the CDI, wha does it suppose to do? I know they sell mod CDI for them is that what it does?

Sorry for the questions ;-)

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Ok I read part of the mod, but I didn't see about the wire harness and the CDI, wha does it suppose to do? I know they sell mod CDI for them is that what it does?

Sorry for the questions ;-)

The '05-'06 CDI box has a better map. It provides more low end snap vs the '02 CDI. You have to swap out your wiring harness for an '04-'06 harness in order for the '05-'06 CDI to plug in.

Doing the CDI upgrade and the AP mod made a BIG difference in my '02.

:thumbsup::ride:

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