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I have been debating for a month now on what make n model 450 bike Im wanting to get. First off, Im 6'4 and 190lbs, lots of riding experience, just ride trails and some track, no racing. Ive had a 08 CRF250R, no power1. Also have a 06 KX450F, 4 speed, which I really dont like, but the power in it is nowhere near my buddies 03 CRF450R. So, Im stuck between a 07-09 KX450F and a 06-08 CRF450R. I've found both for around 3K. I found a 04 CRF450R for 2200 and a 2002 crf450 for 1800. Should i just go ahead and spend about 3K and get an 07and up model. Also any word on the RMZ 450s or yz450Fs. Ive ridden a 05 RMZ but it was 4 speed, when did they go to 5? Thanks !

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Kawis have really good motors but ive heard the reliability doesnt compare to the hondas, hondas in my opinion are good bikes overall and very reliable. My friend has 300 hours on his 2009 crf 450r and he has never touched the valves.

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Do not get a 02-04 crf 450 as honda had bad valve trains and you would always have to adjust the valves on them. I would also advise against a 06-08 kx 450 because a problem with burning through the pistons pretty fast. 05+ crf 450 or 09+kx(09 also has fuel injection) would be good. I would also reccomend a suzuki(be leery of the 08s) or a yamaha(06 and newer had the aluminim frame), or a ktm. I don't know about where you live but I recently picked up an 06 yz 450f for 1500, and its the best bike I've ever had.

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I have a 08 CRF450R and realy like it. If you buy Honda, 06-08 you will be good if not best. 07-08 had more changes to motor and delivered more power in carb motors.

I own two hondas and glad I do. Good luck!

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Ive found a few nice KTM450SX, any body rode3 one, Ive never owned a KTm. Im thinking on a 07 kx450 but ive found newer 08s yzs and CRFs, I like the KX450, itlooks BAD!

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Do not get a 02-04 crf 450 as honda had bad valve trains and you would always have to adjust the valves on them. I would also advise against a 06-08 kx 450 because a problem with burning through the pistons pretty fast. 05+ crf 450 or 09+kx(09 also has fuel injection) would be good. I would also reccomend a suzuki(be leery of the 08s) or a yamaha(06 and newer had the aluminim frame), or a ktm. I don't know about where you live but I recently picked up an 06 yz 450f for 1500, and its the best bike I've ever had.

I live in NC, I wish i could find one that cheapt they run easily 2600 here. Wanna sell it?

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I live in NC, I wish i could find one that cheapt they run easily 2600 here. Wanna sell it?

That's probably because we live in tx. 1500 is a pretty fair price for an 06 as the 02s-04s go for about 1200-1400.

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