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Old 12-06-2017, 07:18 PM
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I had a 2003 450 and it was a fun bike with big gobs of power when it ran. Not so much when it did not. Very expensive bike to own. personally I would move on to something more stable and reliable. I parted mine out so no one else would have to suffer the misery of owning it while helping some other 450 owners salvage another ride.

I will note that I bought one of those white/grey Yamaha YZ 450's a few years later thinking I could some how bring back that 450 feeling with gobs of power and great handling. I was never so disappointed in a motorcycle as with that Yamaha. If GasGas would have had their metallurgy in order when they released the 400/450 back in 02 it would have been a hit. It was a really great but unreliable bike. Meanwhile the Japanese were selling ticking time bombs to the MX crowd, but that was somehow OK.
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