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It's time to hand my old 05 down to my son. My questions is what is the best 450x available today? Most the shops in So. Cal have 09-11's on the show room floor but which one is the best....and I know that they haven't changed in years but I still hear about different offset clamps and some other changes.

Thanks.

RAKsandiego

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Thanks Krannie! I think I'll go with the O9 just so I have the upgraded plastics "White rear fender"

Do they have any issues like the O5 tranny did?

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It's time to hand my old 05 down to my son. My questions is what is the best 450x available today? Most the shops in So. Cal have 09-11's on the show room floor but which one is the best....and I know that they haven't changed in years but I still hear about different offset clamps and some other changes.

Thanks.

RAKsandiego

Krannie is right on with the updates, but I don't think the HSPD does much. I have ridden the 05-07's and 08+ (like mine) and I don't notice any dampening. They do turn better tho. I know the HSPD is supposed to feel non-existent at low speed and only save your a$$ at high speed But I still ditched it for a GPR. The 08+ have a puny 1.9 gallon tank also. SO... with that said, just find the best deal that you can on a 07+ X and change it to fit you and your riding style. I am a 2t guy mainly but I have to give credit where credit is due and that is the CRF450X. You cannot go wrong with any year IMO.

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