Originally posted by: bansheecraze32
All electric start 450R's are having problems right now. Stalls and It seems the starter is not spinning the motor fast enough to start. As of right now i'm not sure what to get, I was looking at the 05/ 06 z400, But I hear they have clutch cover problems (rotting out). Thought about the YZF or the 700R but 7100 is a big chunk of change for a quad. Does anyone make a good trouble free quad anymore?????? 400ex is out of the question. I drove one and it was slow compared to what I'm use too. I'll hang out to april and see what happens with all these issues then make a decision.
I have an 06 450R ES and I have no complaints at all....With the HRC kit the bike starts and stays running a lot better....
In stock form it was a pain to get it started and idling....It would stall a lot, but with the kit it is nothing but awesome to ride.
Very strong engine that really pulls and has useable and forgiving characteristics....it will pull you out of any gear with ease
Stock 450R is a major disappointed...$299 HRC kit for the 06 is the way to go....Night and day difference!!!
I told my salesman that they should not sell the quad to anyone unless they agree to having the kit installed....it makes that much of a difference
The electric start fires right up (nebies to this press the gas which is not needed and causes starting problems) just puch the button w/o gas and she is ready to run...even choke time is less with the HRC kit installed