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To the best of my recollection:

400ex - 99
DS650 - 00
FX400 - 00
Rap 660 - 01
Z400 - 03
Pred - 03
KFX 700 - 04
YFZ - 04
TRX450R - 04
LTR450 - 06
Rap 700 - 06

Kawi 450 - 08
KTM 450 - 08
KTM 525 - 08/09

Please let me know if any of these dates are off.

(oops, kfx 700 was 04 not 03)
 

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webb429 said:
i would like to find out how many first year production had tran's problem's -- i bought a 86 230 quadsport over a 85 because of the trans - my 87 250x had trans problems (first year) now my 01 raptor had trans problems, maybee it's just me ?
2003 Predator and 2003(?) Vinson Manual come to mind.

Suzuki has traditionally had more than the usual flaws in 1st year models.
 

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webb429 said:
i would like to find out how many first year production had tran's problem's -- i bought a 86 230 quadsport over a 85 because of the trans - my 87 250x had trans problems (first year) now my 01 raptor had trans problems, maybee it's just me ?
Since you brought this up ::) I owned the 85 230 quadsport (tranny prob) and my 03 Predator limited (bad ball joints. Glad I waited awhile after the 700R was released :thumbsup:
 

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webb429 said:
i know i'm done with first year ANYTHING even cars or trucks,
Lots of times the 2nd year machines don't fix all the problems, like the z400. And the 3rd year of both the trx450R and yfz450 made those bikes what they should have been when they were released.
 

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Maddog56 said:
webb429 said:
i know i'm done with first year ANYTHING even cars or trucks,
Lots of times the 2nd year machines don't fix all the problems, like the z400. And the 3rd year of both the trx450R and yfz450 made those bikes what they should have been when they were released.
your right !! :thumbsup:
 

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85-86 zuk 250R vs 87+ is a good example of 3rd year models with serious upgrades.
 

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webb429 said:
Maddog56 said:
webb429 said:
i know i'm done with first year ANYTHING even cars or trucks,
Lots of times the 2nd year machines don't fix all the problems, like the z400. And the 3rd year of both the trx450R and yfz450 made those bikes what they should have been when they were released.
your right !! :thumbsup:
Yup!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
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