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Old 01-03-2005, 01:53 AM   #31
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

just got back from mexico and saw a guy tearing up the track nearby on a YFZ450 with paddles and man I am gonna get the TRX450 if anything now, maybe the YFz but Im more of a honda fan. my brother in law bought an old 80 TT500 while we were down there, 600 bucks but it had new shocks, the huge plastic tank for LONG rides, a new spare clutch cable in place that just needs the ends connected if the current one breaks, I guess the guy was getting ready to entere one of tghe baja races or whatever. but holy smokes that thing is a monster. so much power. I didnt do the compression release thing right my first attempt on starting it and just started walking again this afternoon. my ankle was huge and black and blue and it threw my shin into the bars and bruised that too. once I figured it out though I could start it with my hurt ankle though so no big deal, didnt get too crazy on it though as I havent even touched a dirt bike for almost 4 years Id say.

and cndctrdj, what do you mean no power, is it that you are just spoiled from your cr500? lol

cuz the 250's my uncle has are still fun and have decent power but they just lack any speed whenyou get em in the open, the 300's we rented once were good all around, I kept pulling up step dunes through all gears and it goes pretty good, figured the 400 must be alot better still.

Im getting ready to sell my 2 cars and Im gona buy a nice clean 97+ dodge dakota or something similar, ive found alot for around 3500-4k and I should have enough to put half down on a new YFZ/TRX 450 or buy a used 400EX/KFX400/Z400.

saw that KFX700, wasnt the first one a 750?
just not sure what it wouod feel like riding a quad with a CVT, probably prety nice as fr as staying in the powerband but just seems like you dont get to control anything so it wont be as fun.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:17 PM   #32
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

i really am a spoiled bitch with that 500....

if you have seen the 450 run and liked it i see no reason to not go for it. its also hondas race quad so they will have tons of mods comming soon if not out already so when you get better you can upgrade
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:45 AM   #33
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

they already have a HRC kit that comes with a new cam, new slip on, new air bok and intake elbow and new jetting for 300 bucks. sucks you gotta pay the dealer to install to not void the warranty I bet.

the new 400 EX looks nice tho cuz the gear ratios have been changed, has reverse and has the TRX450 styling. reverse I dont use too often but sometimes Im glad its there. but I dont really wanna get an air cooled cuz I ride things kinda hard sometimes and worry that that puny litle oil cooler isnt doing enough but Im sure honda wouldnt put an insufficient one on its quad for years and years so its probably in my head.

I made it a resolution to have my cars sold and have by the end of march so that I can then start shopping for my desert toy.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

my friends 400ex has never had an overheating problem. so dont put too much thought into that. and reverse comes in handy when you do trail riding. especially when you have a few close calls with a tree and just get stuck up against it.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

well, when you say no power, it worries me, I know it must though cuz I ride the 250's down there and the power is there but im suire just cuz of the short gearing which leaves no top speed to speak of.

I am looking at the raptor as well, its got reverse and I remember in one of the ATV mags I had they tested the DS650, raptor, KFX750(I thought), polaris predator and the were all in the upper 70mph range I think and the raptor comes with 20" rears so I could throw some 22's on the back and FLY.

I wouldnt mind getting off and pulling it backwards if I had too as long as Im not on a rocky mountain which is where I usually need it but Ill just ride the 250's to climb with when im down there, most riding is the beach or home-made tracks in the sand or maybe some woods.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

well again power was relative to me. if your really worried about not enough power. the 450r is your ticket. it throws rost like a champ, has a high top speed, and will climb and hill you aim it at.(im so jelous of atv tracktion) its got decent top end, the thing just pulls forever.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I most likely will end up with one of the 450MX based quads, cuz 3what it comes down to is Id rather go faster and have to get off and turn it around myself if I needed to. the oen thing that will suck, but would be a problem even on a 300EX I bet, is when I ride on the beach with my cousin on his 250 Im gonna have to always stop and wait or ride slow.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

i hate waitng for people. just give him a place to meet you and wait for him there
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

lol, thing is the tide comes in and makes like 2-3.5 foot cliffs in many areas down the beach and we always stop and go off emand lock the front brakes up right before we get to em and it pushes the sand sown and we form em in to jumps using brakes or spinning out throwing sand and jump for a while and move on til we eventually get to where we are going, so I could just stop and play I guess and wait til he gets there and mess around a while then Ill move on and wait again, cuz wn never really know where we are going, always just go to wherever it looks like fun at the moment. on your friends 400, what year is it and how could I find what the gears used to be and what they are now, doesnt say higher/lower, closer/wider or anything just that they are changed.

and what would you estimate his top end at.
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Thumbs down Blaster's Fun but don't skimp out....

I like the blaster... It's a nice fun quad but........ Until you ride something with more power you won't realize how much more power there is in other bikes. Not sure if you're in the game to upgrade eventually but I can guarantee you one thing.... You'll out grow the blaster quick. If you're in this for the adrenaline you'll quickly find your self saying, I want more power, I want to go faster, I want to do bigger jumps... In addition to the power, the dimensions result in instability.

I finally just got back into riding and I bought the TRX-450. It is worth every penny. I couldn't imaging putting a dime into making it faster. I got a pretty good deal on it. I got it out the door with nerf bars for 6500.00 I put 2500 down and I pay 109 a month for 4 years. Not too bad.. I spend that in a night going out with the fellas.

You can spend under 4 grand for the blaster and dump over a grand in parts to make it faster but you'll still have the same dimensions. The wheel base is short and narrow. Tends to flip easily...

Hey, if you're gonna get wet, you may as well go swimming. Go for the gusto!

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lol, thing is the tide comes in and makes like 2-3.5 foot cliffs in many areas down the beach and we always stop and go off emand lock the front brakes up right before we get to em and it pushes the sand sown and we form em in to jumps using brakes or spinning out throwing sand and jump for a while and move on til we eventually get to where we are going, so I could just stop and play I guess and wait til he gets there and mess around a while then Ill move on and wait again, cuz wn never really know where we are going, always just go to wherever it looks like fun at the moment. on your friends 400, what year is it and how could I find what the gears used to be and what they are now, doesnt say higher/lower, closer/wider or anything just that they are changed.

and what would you estimate his top end at.
my friends quad is an 03 400ex, check out honda specs they have pages of info on there quads you just have to ask around. id say his top speed is around 45-50mph its pretty fast but not "outrun cop cars on the street" fast like some of the bigger bikes i ride with
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

I cant imagine his goes 45-50, we have sandrails also and even on a giant 33" or so tire on stock VW gearing we can top out 3rd, which Im sure is damn fast but stock a VW tops out at like 80 with stock tires, and thats a long road to hit 80 in an old single port 1600. but 3rd gear is SMOKING those quads, if I remember right 1st gear wastes the quad of course, then 2nd gear pulls farther, then if you stay mobbing in 2nd the quad will just start to gain slowly, but 3rd gear and its over with. and this isnt sand, its hard packed dirt where we raced so the quad wasnt being held back by the resistance of the soft stuff at all. and about wanting more power, Ive ridden CR125, CR250, about to maybe buy a YZ500 from a friend(hopefully) and a TT500 and for the kicker a 01 YZF-R1. and even on the R1, I found myself wanting to pull harder,never right from the line cuz first gear is the most insane thing ive ever (and probably ever will) experienced in life. but the later gears since the tires stayed down I wanted more power...

Im sure that YZ500 will keep me happy though. as long as it doesnt kill me. think 900 bucks is a good deal for a 1988 YZ500 that runs good.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

ya thats a great deal sine they dont change the motor in the 500's its mostly all the same stuff as the new ones, but its gonna be a heavy bike.

and trust me with the 500's you wont need more power right away. the bikes are scary fast and talk about popping up in 5thgear without any clutch, just rip the throttle and the tires in the air, most of the time without you wanting it too be.

i passed my friends 400ex in a wheelie by mistake. we have to drive this dirt road about 1/2 mile to get to a trail and he was topped out. i hit the throttle passed him the bike lifted up on me and i scared myself. he said it was so cool, i played it off ike i wanted too do it. shhhhh dont tell him
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yeah,I cant imagine what the power is like on a 500 2 stroke. he told me I dont want it cuz it has way to much power but that maks me want it more. I also was tod id die on my R1 since it was my first time ever even riding a sport bike and only my second time riding a street bike.

my brother in law with the 80 TT500, thats a big heavy bike, maybe not so much heavier but fels much bigger, I havent ridden that YZ500 but I just sat on it and leaned it to the wall and sat on it like id be riding and the bars seem much naroower and closer to you and the bikes alot narrower so your legs are tucked in alot more and it just feels like it would be easier to mob around in mexico than on a huge TT.
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Re: yamaha blaster? quick or not.

well the thing about the 500 is that, well you always have way too much power at your finger tips. i love it but alot of my friends, alot of people bigger than me dont like it. they think its too much. i weigh in at 175-185 and my friends who are 240-260 drive 250 2 strokes.

i know it sounds funny but your 500 will accelorate just like your street bike. only thing is the 500 will top out at 80 and your street bike will top out at 180
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