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Old 06-03-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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250 or 450 for rally

Ive been looking at the CRF 450x for making a rallybike. I made a call to the local dealer today for a price quote, and i was talking to a guy i partially know who does a lot of enduro and he couldnt really understand why i wanted a 450, and not a 250.

i have to ask aswell, allthough im tilting towards the 450 because of the availability of rally-parts and as ive seen a lot of 450's in rally races

any comments? :)
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Ive been looking at the CRF 450x for making a rallybike. I made a call to the local dealer today for a price quote, and i was talking to a guy i partially know who does a lot of enduro and he couldnt really understand why i wanted a 450, and not a 250.

i have to ask aswell, allthough im tilting towards the 450 because of the availability of rally-parts and as ive seen a lot of 450's in rally races

any comments? :)

easy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 200 cc more
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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easy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 200 cc more
are there any models i should go for? any updates on the bike the last few years? (CRF 450X)
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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are there any models i should go for? any updates on the bike the last few years? (CRF 450X)
I am building a new HONDA 450X now for the Baja Rally 2.0
I also have a BUNCH of extra 450X Rally parts going up for sale very soon.
send me a PM I will save you a BUNCH of $$$$$$

I have built and raced a few rally bikes

KTM 400
KTM 450
KTM 525
KYM 530
KTM 640
KTM 690
Husaberg 570
Honda 250X
Honda 450X
Honda 650R
Tirger 800XC

I loved all of them but I am going back to
where I started HONDA 450x and 650R

RIDE RED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:50 PM   #5
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CRF450 Rally Bike

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I am building a new HONDA 450X now for the Baja Rally 2.0
I also have a BUNCH of extra 450X Rally parts going up for sale very soon.
send me a PM I will save you a BUNCH of $$$$$$

I have built and raced a few rally bikes

KTM 400
KTM 450
KTM 525
KTM 640
KTM 690
Husaberg 570
Honda 450X
Honda 650R
Tirger 800XC

I loved all of them but I am going back to
where I started HONDA 450x and 650R

RIDE RED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Show me yours and I'll show you mine!
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:55 PM   #6
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What sort of race do you want to participate. Is it open desert (flat out for 10miles+) or more enduro like.
Revs are tiring, torque is better, that why I loved my 690 and like my 570 :)
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:29 AM   #7
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Ive been looking at the CRF 450x for making a rallybike. I made a call to the local dealer today for a price quote, and i was talking to a guy i partially know who does a lot of enduro and he couldnt really understand why i wanted a 450, and not a 250.

i have to ask aswell, allthough im tilting towards the 450 because of the availability of rally-parts and as ive seen a lot of 450's in rally races

any comments? :)
As asked, what type of rally are you thinking of entering? The 450 would be the best choice for any real distance event. The engine will be less stressed over the long haul requiring less attention which means less dollars spent on maintenance. The 450's engine wont have to work nearly as hard as the 250's will. As for the rally kit, I think anything that fits the 450 would fit the 250. Just remember, the more weight you add the harder the engine will have to work. My 450X has survived many miles and has needed very few repairs.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:50 AM   #8
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I am building a new HONDA 450X now for the Baja Rally 2.0
I also have a BUNCH of extra 450X Rally parts going up for sale very soon.
send me a PM I will save you a BUNCH of $$$$$$

I have built and raced a few rally bikes

KTM 400
KTM 450
KTM 525
KYM 530
KTM 640
KTM 690
Husaberg 570
Honda 250X
Honda 450X
Honda 650R
Tirger 800XC

I loved all of them but I am going back to
where I started HONDA 450x and 650R

RIDE RED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I may be interested in items that you have for a 640, if any....PM if you do...
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:37 AM   #9
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I may be interested in items that you have for a 640, if any....PM if you do...
640 parts are LONG GONE !!!!


I have KTM rally parts
and a BUNCH of Honda Rally parts

I will also have a Honda 450X SCOTTS steering Stabilizer complete kit for sale. ( as shown on the bike I am building Below )

I am waiting for my Newly designed GPR Rally under bar mount unit to be finished
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:17 PM   #11
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Looks very nice Mark. What kind of skid plate are you using?
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #12
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CRF450 Rally

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Here's mine. Hawaiian Style! Also street legal.
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That's just moto porn sexy right there ! I hope to convert mine to that.......eventualy.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #14
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Really cool Mark. Ain't it fun!
Who does your graphics for you? They always look so nice.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:21 AM   #15
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Thank you for the response. I really have no clue what races i will participate in, becuase im new to this type of racing. Guess i will start off with a 450, and maybe have an 250 as a backup for the short races :)
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