RMZ 450 Qestion

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5/11/2018 7:38 AM

I noticed that the Bars seem High
I have only seen it in pics so far
Is this red part
A riser of some kind ?
Is it expensive to lower it ? Photo

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5/11/2018 7:51 AM

Theyre aftermarket bar mounts. Yes they come in diff heights. Stock ones are pretty low.

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5/11/2018 7:56 AM

Those are renthal's fatbar mounts. They do sit slightly higher than my stock clamps did. (05 CRF 250) But honda bars ran a bit high at that time anyway so i didnt notice much difference.

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5/11/2018 8:46 AM

Thanks I haven't even sat on it but just
Looks high to me
I was planning to go look at it today
But a work obligation just changed that so it may be gone before I get a chance its listed for $2600 obo
Which seems good for a 12 RMZ450 in my opinion
Not sure I want a 450 but I figured for that price I could try it for a bit and be able to sell it and get my money back pretty easy if I dont like it .
Also in the pic the forks look low or something almost looks like a stink bug stance to mePhoto

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5/11/2018 8:55 AM

I don't think 2600 is a good price for a 2012. You can get 2015s for not much more

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5/11/2018 9:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2018 9:08 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

I don't think 2600 is a good price for a 2012. You can get 2015s for not much more

Probably true But $2600 is a stretch for me
Like my real number is $2000 I'm digging into bill money if I was t go to $2600
So even stretching a another $500
Isn't possible

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5/11/2018 8:02 PM

I think u need to buy a bike and keep it lol

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5/11/2018 8:20 PM

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5/11/2018 8:54 PM

I didn't make it there in time
To get this one

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5/11/2018 10:33 PM

Some deals, you're better off not getting.

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5/12/2018 4:12 AM

I don’t understand the OP’s pension lately for posting bikes for sale and asking opinions on them and then not getting them. As well, you’ve been a member for 9 years and are asking about what bar risers are?

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5/12/2018 7:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 7:29 AM

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

I don’t understand the OP’s pension lately for posting bikes for sale and asking opinions on them and then not getting them. ...more

I've Been into Dirt bikes
Since the late 80's and raced in the early 90's
And I have never had Risers lol
I'm not tall
I have Heard of them though ,
As far as posting stuff and asking questions
Isn't this a place to discuss dirt bikes ?

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5/12/2018 7:45 AM

You need to look at a bike when you’re interested in it. If I’m selling a bike and someone starts texting me questions like :”those bars look high, is it hard to change?” Or “those forks look low. Does it have a stink bug stance?”, I stop responding. I will answer about 3 questions over text; yes I have the title, the price is firm, and no, I won’t deliver. I don’t even know how you got to thinking the forks look low. You’re going to miss out on the best deals because somebody with cash is always going to be ready to go see the bike while you’re still having weird debates in your head about fork height.

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5/12/2018 8:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 8:42 AM

I wasnt asking the person those Question
I was asking the opinion of the group
I wouldn't get In Contact with someone selling something if I wasnt thinking about buying it
However I would post stuff in a forum
For the sake of discussion
Sometimes .
I am actually looking to Buy a bike right now
I just recently sold one
So I am Trying to learn as much as possible about as many
Different years etc as I can
Because I cant afford to just choose what year and brand I would most want
I have to go by whatever brand and year happens to be
The right price and condition.
Also I just enjoy talking about dirt bikes
And who better to ask than a core group of people who over the years has had them all and experienced the
Evolution of the sport first hand .
Personally to this day I have Never Ridden a four stroke
I have actually wanted one for a really long
Time but I'm trying to buy one totally based off of what i read vs my own experience.

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5/12/2018 9:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 9:20 AM

Tarz - FYI a stinkbug stance is high in the rear & has the opposite effect of you think it is. The bike in the pic has a chopper effect to it by having the rear low & front higher.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/12/2018 9:34 AM

Look for an 06+ yz250 thank me later

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5/12/2018 9:42 AM

Or a 3rd gen AF CR2..

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/12/2018 10:05 AM

Tarz, what your height and weight if you don't mind ? I think you know me well enough to know that I'm just trying to help ya a bit....The 450 may be too much....

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5/12/2018 10:11 AM

ledger wrote:

Tarz, what your height and weight if you don't mind ? I think you know me well enough to know that I'm just trying to help ya ...more

Based on his financial situation he mentions above a 2T would be a better option at this time. They are relatively maintenance free & are a good low budget option.

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/12/2018 10:18 AM

ledger wrote:

Tarz, what your height and weight if you don't mind ? I think you know me well enough to know that I'm just trying to help ya ...more

H4L wrote:

Based on his financial situation he mentions above a 2T would be a better option at this time. They are relatively maintenance ...more

Buying a used 4 stroke is so so risky.. easily be 1500 in the hole right out the gate

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5/12/2018 10:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 10:38 AM

ledger wrote:

Tarz, what your height and weight if you don't mind ? I think you know me well enough to know that I'm just trying to help ya ...more

H4L wrote:

Based on his financial situation he mentions above a 2T would be a better option at this time. They are relatively maintenance ...more

logan_140 wrote:

Buying a used 4 stroke is so so risky.. easily be 1500 in the hole right out the gate

Yep. The RMZ in the pic looks somewhat clapped out & in need of some TLC that = $...

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/12/2018 10:44 AM

Jmicmoto13 wrote:

I don’t understand the OP’s pension lately for posting bikes for sale and asking opinions on them and then not getting them. ...more

Tarz483 wrote:

I've Been into Dirt bikes
Since the late 80's and raced in the early 90's
And I have never had Risers lol
I'm not tall
I ...more

Yes.

You're on the right track. Do a little research in here...there are some years that're better than others...but...simply finding a good clean 450 for $2K that you can ride and be happy with...well, like I said: you're on the right track.

Good Luck!

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5/12/2018 11:03 AM

ledger wrote:

Tarz, what your height and weight if you don't mind ? I think you know me well enough to know that I'm just trying to help ya ...more

H4L wrote:

Based on his financial situation he mentions above a 2T would be a better option at this time. They are relatively maintenance ...more

I Have 250 2t already
Wanting to try a 4 stroke
@Ledger
Height 5"10
Weight 180

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5/12/2018 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 11:23 AM

Tarz483 wrote:

I Have 250 2t already
Wanting to try a 4 stroke
@Ledger
Height 5"10
Weight 180

K. Good luck on your quest. It will be hard to find a decent 4T within your budget range of $2K.

Another option would be to use that $2K as a down payment on a new 18 RMZ450 or left over 17 if you can afford a monthly payment.

The dealers are currently giving very good deals on 18 RMZ, KXF 450's in my area. Probably due to summer being around the corner with boats & water crafts coming into season.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcd/d/2018-suzuki-rm-450-dealer/6567594124.html

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcd/d/new-2018-kawasaki-kx-450f/6576973872.html

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/12/2018 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 12:12 PM

I wish I could buy one new I have seen the great deals
And could put $2000 or more down
And make payments
But dont have a high enough credit score
So That isn't an option
So I will just keep looking , I'm sure something will come up
I actually almost bought another 125 yesterday
A 2003 CR just because the deal was too good to pass up
But it sold right away before I had a chance
Great deals go fast

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5/12/2018 12:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 12:26 PM

H4L wrote:

Based on his financial situation he mentions above a 2T would be a better option at this time. They are relatively maintenance ...more

Tarz483 wrote:

I Have 250 2t already
Wanting to try a 4 stroke
@Ledger
Height 5"10
Weight 180

H4L wrote:

K. Good luck on your quest. It will be hard to find a decent 4T within your budget range of $2K.

Another option would be to ...more

Agree on the finance part, ONLY if you know you can make the payments. If you can come up with 4g's come get my 16 Anniversary YZ250F, it's 99.9% brand new, actually it's better than brand new. Also, the 250F is plenty of power for your size, I think the 450 might be more power than you want.... your one year old twin babies need Dad around. wink Oops, just saw your new post on financing.

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5/12/2018 12:29 PM

Tarz483 wrote:

I Have 250 2t already
Wanting to try a 4 stroke
@Ledger
Height 5"10
Weight 180

H4L wrote:

K. Good luck on your quest. It will be hard to find a decent 4T within your budget range of $2K.

Another option would be to ...more

ledger wrote:

Agree on the finance part, ONLY if you know you can make the payments. If you can come up with 4g's come get my 16 Anniversary ...more

Thanks for the advice
I'm sure yours is worth it , I agree on the 250f being enough
I'm a little leery of a 450
Having Ridden very little over the past decade lol
I feel like they are too easy to go fast on
And can be a handful weight wise
Just from things I've heard and read.

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5/12/2018 12:31 PM

You just sold your YZ 125, what $ amount can you get out of your KX 250 ?

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5/12/2018 12:51 PM

ledger wrote:

You just sold your YZ 125, what $ amount can you get out of your KX 250 ?

Im Not sure what I could get for it , it Runs good
I still haven't done the suspension which is soft
And needs to be freshened up
I Have the 2005 forks that aren't on yet alsoPhoto

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5/12/2018 1:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2018 1:10 PM

Thanks I will I want a Low hour fuel injected 250F of any brand including Suzuki
But if I cant get 1 that's Decent for $2500 or less
I may buy another 125 , and yeah being on a tight budget sucks I probably shouldn't even be trying to do this
Sport but i am passionate about it ,
I Havent had a brand new bike since 2002
Which i financed and paid off
, Had my 1st child in 2003 so
So that and a few bad decisions pretty much explains why i havent had any more new bikes


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