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Old 05-05-2004, 05:57 PM
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

Has anyone climbed many tough hills on one yet, if so, how does it compare to something like a 400ex? Does the front end want to come back on you.

Same goes for a yfz to if anyone has experience on technical rails.

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Old 05-05-2004, 06:14 PM
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

I was following a more experienced rider last week and he got me into a mess. The only way out was a hill that was about 30 ft high, ramped at about a 70 degree grade and then 85-90 degrees straight up the last 5 feet. I just shot right out of it and survived!
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Old 05-05-2004, 08:48 PM
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

The hills behind my house are on an earthquake fault line. Near vertical stuff, and desert hard pack as well. The 450 is by far the best hill climber I ever rode! The front end light thing is mostly urban myth! It's no different than riding the 400EX. Wheelies when you want, but not wheelie happy.

I put in an afternoon trail riding my friends YFZ, and was happy to get off that thing and back onto my Z400! Get the picture?
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

I agree with reconranger, the whole "light" front end is BS. Yes you can get it to wheelie whenever you want, but you can also keep it on the ground when you want. I climbed really steep twisty hills on my 450r. It IS the best hillclimber ive ever ridden.
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

I made it up about a 300 ft hillclimb that a predapuss and z-400 didn't make. I only had about 3 hours on it, so I was just getting the hange of it. That quad rocks!
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

This is what I do most and I find my new TRX to be awesome at the task. Out here the hills are loose at the bottom,then get rocky toward the top. The quad just rips up anything I point it at. I just get forward and let the tires spin and I'm gone. I'm very happy with this machine as a hill climber....
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Default 450R HILL CLIMBING

Thanx for the info guys, thats good to hear since me and my buds do a lot of hill climbing.
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Old 05-06-2004, 10:51 AM
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I made it up about a 300 ft hillclimb that a predapuss and z-400 didn't make. I only had about 3 hours on it, so I was just getting the hange of it. That quad rocks!
I saw him climbing stuff all day long,,,,,the 450r seems to love hills,,,,,,although,,,,I think Joelrichard50 could make any quad look like a good hillclimber[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img]
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Cough Cough.......Predapuss?

Joel Joel Joel.......those weren't your words after you rode my Pred for a bit....If I remember right, you even had quite a smile on your face and thought it rev'd out quite well and liked the top end, although you thought your 440ex had more torque.........and you were looking at buying a predator (or so you said) before you bought that 450R kick starty thing. <grins

When are we going riding again? lemme know. I'll bring my puss, you bring your kick starting boots.

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Cough Cough.......Predapuss?

Joel Joel Joel.......those weren't your words after you rode my Pred for a bit....If I remember right, you even had quite a smile on your face and thought it rev'd out quite well and liked the top end, although you thought your 440ex had more torque.........and you were looking at buying a predator (or so you said) before you bought that 450R kick starty thing. <grins

When are we going riding again? lemme know. I'll bring my puss, you bring your kick starting boots.
can i go toooooo????
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