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Old 04-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #31
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The tank is all installed. I rode about 75 miles yesterday, all off-pavement, and the fuel light didn't even come on!



I can definitely feel the extra weight on the front, but it's worth it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #32
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I Just mailed a check for a 2009 left over 450, pretty excited to get it. Couldnt find a larger major thread on these bikes on ADV am I missing one ?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #33
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I Just mailed a check for a 2009 left over 450, pretty excited to get it. Couldnt find a larger major thread on these bikes on ADV am I missing one ?
Just not many of these bikes out there, period. ApriliaForum has a dedicated subforum for them, but it is mostly SXV-centric. Still, it's a great technical resource.

But I think this is the thread that you're looking for.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #34
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I had a feeling that was the case hopfully I can add to the thread when I get my bike
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #35
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I just ran down to the gas station after putting 75 miles of dirt riding on last weekend, and it got just around 30mpg--a little higher than I was expecting!
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #36
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... Couldnt find a larger major thread on these bikes on ADV am I missing one ?
There are many minor threads with interesting infos and comments:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633583
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520399
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659544
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468840
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535539
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580194

And then a fantastic build thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419251

But, no, the RXV has never been blessed with a "specific bike" thread... Is this gonna be the one? Don't know yet but I subscribed anyway... Very interested in this little monster...
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:55 AM   #37
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Still my favorite bike, 10K & counting

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #38
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Malcolm Smith has a couple of them 'upstairs' he'll let go for $2500. No titles though. Gray market I guess.

Talk about a white elephant.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #39
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07 rxv4.5

I have one that has a few hundred miles on it, just never got the time to ride it and am thinking of putting it up for sale. It is in like new shape and had the DE-restriction done before I picked it up from the dealer when it was new.
keep an eye in the classifies for the posting. It one powerful Thoroughbred and those who have one know it is what it is and that's a lot.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #40
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If I were going to spend too much money on a dirt bike, it would be a Freeride 350.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:08 PM   #41
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Anyone aware of the reliability of the RXV450? I found one for 2500 and am wondering if they are lemons or not. The bike has 250 miles on it and looks pretty new.

Thanks,
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:27 AM   #42
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All the problems seems to come from 2006 and early 2007 models. Later models should be good if treated properly.
Mind you, I am writing about what I have been reading on this bike (a lot since it's one of my secret dream) but I do not own or ride one.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #43
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Resurrecting an old thread! I just picked up an '06 SXV450, and am looking at making it Dual Sport capable, if/when I can make it dependable!
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