GPX FSE 450R

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  1. Woods Ridin

    Woods Ridin Adventurer

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    Update, just got the 450 plated in nc. i think i remember saying i thought the seat was comfy, i lied, its horrendous. I still have not had a single issue with the bike, never misses a beat. Cruised at 60-75 all morning, i regret nothing.
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  2. Lawman_745

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    Haha I thought the same thing about my seat. "Oh this is perfect I don't need to change anything!" 34 miles later, it got a Seat Concepts.

    584 miles on mine so far, I've broken one rear spoke, trashed the handlebar inserts, and worn out both tires. Nothing too major.
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  3. Siafu

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    I got mine plated in NY yesterday. After I drained that pissy looking China gas out and filled with ethanol free she runs like a top! No ragrets! It does feel chonky compared to my TSE though. I only have about 10 miles on it so far but this weekend I will likely run up the odometer a fair bit.
  4. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    @Lawman_745 Any input on road use now that you have a few miles on it?
    Better than say a DRZ?

  5. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    Does it have enough power to lift the front wheel? I remember that the WR450 I had would lift the front wheel in the first four gears. That was fun. :ricky
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  6. Lawman_745

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    It's very comfortable on the road. It's stable at speed and the motor chugs right along with out any gripes or complaints. All the controls and riding position are nice. My truck recently broke down and for the last 2 weeks I've ridden my GPX to work everyday. It hasn't missed a beat! I picked up a cheap ATV tank bag I've been using to haul some spare tubes and parts that has worked out great. It's definitely a true "Dualsport" bike. I would recommend changing the gearing and either running the quiet insert in the exhaust or swapping out to a KTM silencer like I have. Stock exhaust is super loud.
    I haven't really ridden a DRZ alot, but I'd say its more comfortable than a DRZ.

    First- second wheelies are no problem. 3rd-5th require a good clutch and throttle blip but are doable. It's no firebreather but it's no slouch either.

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  7. Woods Ridin

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    I found out the range of the bike today, the hard way... about 44mpg (highway), 120 miles per tank +-3 miles. if you run out of gas, lean the bike to the left side, some leftover gas will move over to the left side of the tank; you can squeeze a few miles out of it. It saved my ass this morning. close call. if I had called my wife this early (7am) she would have my head. lol.
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  8. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    Is there an aftermarket 4+ gallon tank that fits the FSE 450 ?
  9. Woods Ridin

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    I know that someone put a 4.1-gallon tank on a FSE250, it fit. I think he had to use a heat gun tho to get some clearance from hoses. In my mind it would fit the 450, the only thing that worries me is coolant hoses. No one to my knowledge has put a bigger tank on the 450 yet. Generally, everything from the FE250 - FE450 usually fits these bikes. I'm going to strap a flat 2-gallon gas can to the back of my bike personally, or keep some extra bottles in my bag or something for now.
  10. Chadzu

    Chadzu Lost In Space

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    Biggest issue is the fuel pump. I used the old LXR external pump on my IMS tank for 2t. The other route would be to use the 4t tank and switch over to KTM fuel pump.
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  11. Navin

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    Looks like the water pipe/fuel tank interference is corrected, the rad hoses have a better run behind the cradle too. Twin fans, digital dash. No moss grows on this brands bikes. I didnt expect to see these correction for months.

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  12. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    That is a quality looking machine. The one I've been around in person ( not this model, a Pitster) is also a quality looking machine.

    "The Chinese" really get run in to the ground online. Some deserve it. But I'm glad to see companies like this putting out quality machines. I hope they keep it up!
  13. Woods Ridin

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    I wish I waited for this one, really want that subframe. Does it fit the current models?
  14. Navin

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    Unconfirmed but it is believed to. Would require minimally the tank, sub, seat, air box, and all body plastics, side covers, fender etc. that attach to those. Id guess $500 ball park.

    The composite is a pleasure if you wrench on it correctly. Always use an impact gun to break the 6mm bolts in the inserts free and use a light torque on them, like 6ft/lbs or zero lash + 1/4 turn.
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  15. Woods Ridin

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    I just worry about load capacity with the composite subframe
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    Did I miss it, or has anyone put one of these on a scale to see what they weigh?
  17. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Ive been crushing mine with seat bounces and bottoming without any issues in over 400 hours of use over a few bikes. Ive broken one rear fender cartwheeling one. The flexing helps keep it from breaking.
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  18. Navin

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    I think its 10-15 lbs over my 250/300 which all stock would put it at about 285 wet, full of fuel. Maybe a few less as I think they come with lithium batteries now. My original In the FSE250R was lead acid.
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  19. Chadzu

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    I looked over the new 450 yesterday. Pretty dang good package. I kind of thought the 450 would be too big for the chassis, but it fits just fine. It’s a bit wider than ideal, but I think that all goes away once you jump on it. I really like how the exhaust is built on the 450.
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  20. Navin

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    I see the muffler welded to the mid pipe? I guess there's a slip joint behind the frame rail?
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