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Old 02-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default YFZ's Comfortable For Tall Riders?

I am 17 and I grew up on dirt bikes and I am looking into getting a quad. But I am split between two quads, a raptor and a yfz 450r. I am thinking I want a YFZ because of the power and I like to ride on mx tracks. But I am 6'2 and I have never sat on a YFZ. I sat on a Raptor and it felt plenty comfortable for me but I was wondering if a YFZ would be comfortable or it would be too small for a 6'2 rider and I would be uncomfortable and would look to big on it. I weigh 160 too. Thanks.

Or if there are any other 450 quads that are better for taller riders..
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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YFZ450R all the way. I'm 6'2" and a solid 240lbs and I love every bit of my machine. Perfect bike for MX riding. Very comfortable. The only drawback is that they are a little more expensive to get big power out of but with a few simple mods you can pull 40-45 hp.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go with the yfz, I m tall too. I put 1+ stem and drop pegs on mine and its amazing.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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YFZ or YFZR...like others said a tall rider is fine on one.
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If you like to ride most of the time on mx tracks, get the yfz450r. The raptor is a little more comfortable but is not really for mx. As far as your height and weight you will be fine on either machine. I'm 6' and sorry to say more than 160 pounds and both seem fine to me. I own both.
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I'm 6'3, 140 and have an '06 YFZ.

For the past year I was using the stock stem and was scared as crap to jump anything. I put a +2 Houser stem on it a month or two ago and feel much more comfortable trying to jump things I probably shouldn't.

I don't know of any 450's that would fit you any better. Really, I don't know of any quads that fit big guys better besides going with a utility ride.
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Yeah go with the YFZ for mx all the way dude!! There's a reason you don't see too many raptors at races..haha but yeah like oldschoolandrew said just put on a +1 or 2 stem whatever feels more comfortable and you'll be fine! Hope this helps
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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@ 6' 2" and near 200 lbs the YFZ and YFZR were fine...we have a +2 on the YFZR, although I am fine with a stock length.
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I bought a yfz because I am tall haha
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from my experience, a honda would suit a taller rider better because
you sit more into it...vs the yfz as if you feel like your riding over the bars
and your knees being higher, either bike would suit ya but it's more personal
preference than anything, good luck
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I'm 6'6 215lbs and I love it. I added a +1 stem and I'm very comfortable. Add a quadtech seat which will bring you up a little bit and give you a little more knee room.
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I'm 6'1 and 225lbs. I love the R. Most comfortable sport bike I've ever been on.
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I felt the Honda was too small its all preference
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DO NOT buy a Raptor...they are top heavy and narrow, if you like dunes or trail then the Raptor is perfect but for MX it would highly dissapoint

buy the 450R and put a taller stem on
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Go with the yfz, I m tall too. I put 1+ stem and drop pegs on mine and its amazing.
what drop pegs are you talking about?
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what drop pegs are you talking about?
GT Thunder makes foot pegs that are 3/4" lower which help. I am 6'4 and love the YFZR. I have ridden a Z400, YFZ, and a TRX450r with and 1 without the lowering kit (subframe, tank, fender mounts etc). I think the YFZR is by far the most comfortable. The TRX with the lowering kit makes me feel too top heavy as everything is SOOOO much lower (almost like looking at Joe Byrd on his Honda... too tall). The YFZ's seat is horribly uncomfortable. Thin and narrow.

I love my R's seat and ergonomics. Add a +1+1 stem, and you would be fine. I think the R's seat is the most comfortable. Very soft and wide so your bum doesn't get raw from leaning in the turns. Many Pros MX guys have said they really like the R's seat too(whether they would admit to it or not). The only complaint is the side rails over the motor. My knee tends to bump it a few times, but that it just my riding style.
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What is the difference between a yfz 450r and a yfz 450? I know the difference between just a yfz 450x and yfz 450r but just a 450?
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What is the difference between a yfz 450r and a yfz 450? I know the difference between just a yfz 450x and yfz 450r but just a 450?
YFZ450R is wider, fuel injected...around 7500 new


YFZ450 is about 2-3 inches narrower, carbed motor...5000-6000 new

go look on Yamaha's website
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what drop pegs are you talking about?

gytr nerf bars and heel gaurds with pegs. i think they drop like 1.25 inches below factory peg height. pm me if u want a link.
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