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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Max Kool, Mar 4, 2007.
Fellas, what kind of mileage have you guys been doing on your bikes? Interested to hear about engine longevity
3600 km ( 2100 miles ) but only offroad (hard enduro ). 124 hours.
More a question of hours on the engine. Over 200 is not unheared of. These engines are quite robust actually.
exactly stage. the same engine is in the new CCM and whilst I'm aware of hard use in the TE449 and in some G450'z, I'm interested to hear of high mileage/hours bikes and any issues.
The title says it all. I got myself a Leo Vince Slip-on (the box is far and away from where I am now). I decided to change the header as well. Thought I could find a Leo Vince header but no, this part is becoming quite rare. Found an alternative with Remus, at a decent price. Only issue I foresee is the diameter of the Remus header pipe being larger than the OEM header, hence potentially not being compatible
Any one would know if those are indeed non-compatible or if I can fit without an issue when I get back home in a few weeks ?
We had the exact same situation as you. Bought the LV slip-on then couldn't find the pipe. Looked for 6 months then gave up.
We ended up selling the LV and buying a whole Remus setup.
I don't think the Remus header will fit easily, but the LV should match your original header.
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Was that from Bert or Behego?
Either way, *if* you were to get the tank, you'd still need the under pegs pipe.
I just wish I had the money to spend on this setup... *sigh* I'll just use the safari tanks if I need the range. Not the best setup, but it was affordable
Is speedbrain still making their own bikes? Last I saw these were still using the same engine and the frames looks to be the same shape as the g450... not the Husqvana frame....
Bert says he's flat out. Behego says they'll make some up, obviously the more the merrier.
Yeah, about the pipe. ANd SOmeGuy just mentioned that the seat would need tobe changed with the SAfari tank? Or was it that the nice seat can go with the DUursma tank, but nothe SAfari? I wasnt clear, and will have to double check that one.
Speedbrain is making their own bikes, for a little while, yes, and I thought it was very close to the G450.
Getting to be spiked tire weather again, up here
Last weekends ride, the Bucky Dual Sport went well.
Managed to crash three times, on the right side each time. The tank held up well, but man it's close to that steering damper. There is now a little scuffing in the plastic where it is closest to the damper. Think I'll soften the edges where I trimmed it up.
It took me a while to get used to the girth of the tank, and am not sure how much I like that. I really appreciated how slender the bike normally is, making it easy for getting real far forward on the climbs. I'm not sure I really noticed the extra weight once riding. There was about 2.5 gallons of gas in it (although I did not measure) and it was gone by the end of the ride, a little over 100 miles.
Photo courtesy of Madwrench's Smugmug account. He puts on a great event. You rock, dude.
There were a few other g450x's there, but didn't talk to any of them (I'm shy) but did wave a few times. A couple waved back. No idea if any of them are on ADV.
All in all, it's a decent tank if you can get it for a good price, which I am fortunate to have done. Cool thing is it's about five minutes to remove the tank and plumbing and reinstall the old panels and hook up the old tank vent tube. No need to remove the brackets, so it's easy on, easy off.
Hope I don't get flamed for this but has anyone successfully converted a 450 to a dual sportable bike? Besides a Safaris tank? With the oil change at 10 hours I'm wondering if anyone found a way to expand capacity like KTM did with the HT oil cooler that added 800 cc's of oil.
Found what appears to be a decent on locally and wondered if it could do a multi day off road trip while packing light.
But would not be my choice personally ... but then I have a Husky TE610 which is the best mid sized dually IMHO.
Raking leaves in the rain.
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I have a couple sponsor shirts for the 450X from when i rode one out here in Vegas, I am no longer on the 450X or have been for a few years so i thought i would give some of you a chance at them.
Both $25 shipped US! XL in size
I'll put those to good use, thanks! PM sent.
I hated seeing them sit in the closet... I had some good rides on my g450 in baja and other areas.... I liked the BMW much better than the 450 exc im on now...
You know you have a shirt from Vegas when there is a stripper on it. Nice
Dusty Kiwi got some of Bert's gear and it's finally going together in my shed.
It loo great! I'm envious!