BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Max Kool, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    I just got back my 450 from the BMW dealer. They did the blinker recall and the alternator freewheel ring recall. Everything else checked out a-ok. The bike is now put up for the winter, but during these cold months I will get her up on the lift to inspect and lube the rear swing arm pivot and check valve clearances. Also on list is to fabricate a fiberglass seat pan and send out to Renazco for foam and upholstery.
  2. RandomZ

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  3. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    I would in a heartbeat, but already have one...you wouldn't by chance have a Blackbird seat for sale???
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  5. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    New owner of 2009 G450X, I bought the bike for dualsport touring and trail riding. I’m 57 y/o and consider myself an intermediate off-road rider. I’ve played with the suspension and have basically softened it up as far as stock will allow with the dampening and compression. Sag is at the max end of the recommended range. While if I ride the bike fast it is incredible in how it handles and eats up the rough terrain, if I want to take it easier it beats me up. What can I do to the stock suspension to make it more compliant at lower trail speeds? Thanks for any info or direction you can provide. I’m looking for a low cost solution.
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    Negative! Have a 2x4 AKA stock one though


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  8. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Hey team,
    I've been getting the bug for a 450x lately. How much do you normally see them go for? I've seen a couple on cycletrader. All the sellers are asking for $5k+. Which would appear on the high end.

    While it's a different bike, I picked up a 09' G650x for $3.8k with less than 1000 on the odometer. Spent about $600 (mostly on suspension) and made it into an off-road champ.

    Anyway, just feeling out the water.
  9. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Wanna trade? My 09 G450x with Safari front and rear tank with a second set of wheels. Truth is, it’s way more high performance than I can utilize. It is hardcore enduro, and I’m looking for a bike that is more forgiving riding trails. Is your 650 the Challenge model?
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    Man, that is tempting, but I think I've got to hold onto the 650x. I've pretty much got it perfect...(I've done the TAT twice, the TCAT, and CDR on it without issue). I want the 450x because I was looking for something to shoot around on the single tracks on the Olympic peninsula. There are guys out there who can do single tracks on the 650...on the 1200 for that matter...but I'm not them.

    FWIW, It's the X-Challenge build with the X-Co classic look. E.G. I've got the x-ch suspension (Ohlins/ Marzocci/ Hyperpro suspension) with the X-Co tupperware. The X-Ch wasn't a comfortable bike, and since when I'm off-road I'm always standing, I didn't need the bench seat. The stock X-co seat is fairly comfy for when you find yourself on pavement.
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    You can see here, I pretty much carry the kitchen sink. These are from 21+ day trips when I was solo. So I had to carry all the tools/ spare gas/etc
  11. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Just a thought, I’m researching reworking my suspension and lowering it 1.5” for out west trail touring. I also am fabricating a seat pan so I can get a much more comfortable seat for my 57yo arse.
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  12. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Riding west? Well if you make it out to Western Washington give me a shout. I've got a garage & tools for any repairs/oil change you need.
    ...Plus you can always just leave the bike with me! :rofl
  13. djroszina

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    I may take you up on that. My other dualsport is a F650gs Dakar that has reworked forks with monorate springs and Race Tech Gold Valves and a Hyper Pro on the rear. She is still on the heavy side, and that’s why I snagged the 450. The 650 is now being setup for Alaska next year. 65B37EA6-1C10-4F9A-9E85-567BC79C080D.jpeg C0CA943B-BD76-4BAA-9C8C-29CA8DD0414A.jpeg
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  14. Denny Mann

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    I had WER rework my shock and I ran the fork compression all the way out for east coast woods riding. The suspension worked good in the rocky single track but the motor and ignition mapping were a hand full at low speed. After a year of trying to make the 450x something it wasn't made for I rode it on thousands of miles of dirt and jeep roads. I had the bike for 5 years and put 16500 miles on it. I only weigh 155 lbs and I did not change any springs. With all of the fuel your bike will hold you should not need stiffer springs in my opinion. You might want a 2010 ignition to smooth out the bottom end.
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    So to re-ask my question...how much do these bad-boys go for? Lets assume it's stock, not a garage queen, with reasonable hours on it. (I don't have a bike in mind, just throwing out the hypothetical).
  16. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    3500 to 4000
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    djroszina Been here awhile

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    I looked on bike bandit and all the bikes share the same ecm 2007 thru 2010... what am I missing and should look for?
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    The 09 was not programmable but 10 is. Even with the 13 tooth counter shaft sprocket the bike would flame out in the tight rocky trails. It would jerk and lunge so much it would tire me out on a long trail ride. I replaced it with a more mellow DRZ which is not as thrilling to ride but more controllable. So for the wide open 2 track the 450X was a blast and I rode it that way for years saving the technical riding for my Beta 2 smoke.
  19. Denny Mann

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    $225.jpg If anyone is looking for a front wheel, sub frame and/or fuel injection system. I am cleaning out the garage. Just PM me if interested.