HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KICKNBACK, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    My PM RACKS tail rack took a beating over the course of the 2 days..

    This was broken prior to the drop..

    They returned my email and are sending out new brackets that are a new design and size..much thicker..

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  2. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Stinkpants you mending up ok?
  3. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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  4. reichard117

    reichard117 n00b

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    Anybody want an adjustable lowering link for their 450L? I want the factory link back for mine and it didn't come with it.
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  5. SManZ

    SManZ Been here awhile

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    I rode the Shenandoah 500 this weekend on the CRF and it did great! I ate it a few times. The bars were tweaked right, then left after the last fall. All lowsides at low speeds. Everything else is fine except for a ding on the Yoshi pipe...I hate that it sticks out so far. The AXP radiator guards did their job.

    I definitely need new bar mounts, possibly a new bar. How much give do the rubber cones on the mount have? Are they pretty much trash or can I expect to reuse them? I'll take it apart later today but I'm having to replace everything I'm thinking to just upgrade to 1 1/8" bars.
  6. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 motominded

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    Ken Roczen's 450L
  7. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    I've got a stock one I can send u for the price of postage if ur in US
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  8. rasecarz

    rasecarz on2whls

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    these guys have all the resources ... just throw a works R motor in it already...
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  9. rasecarz

    rasecarz on2whls

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    Regarding horn mount recall... The target is 243 units manufactured from August 27 to November 6, 2018.
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  10. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    I gotta 7/18 build date I wonder what makes my bracket so different
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  11. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    I bought my bike in Sept 2018, so am sure it will get bracket. SN is 00008xx
  12. highcountryhoon

    highcountryhoon Adventurer

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    You may be surprised at how not bent they may be. I had an off last year, was sure the bars were bent and maybe the mounts, but after undoing the mounts I found all the twist was in the rubber cones. I straightened them up and back together good as new. I have a brand new handlebar sitting at home I ordered before pulling the original apart..at least I've got spares.
  13. craigr652

    craigr652 Been here awhile

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    I just mounted a set of Dunlop 606 tires on my new 450X, and then saw these Dunlop 605 tires at the AIM expo. I had not seen them before. The guy working the booth said they were out and available. Knobs are a little closer together, not as tall and he said the rubber compound was harder. Guy said it was a 50/50 tire. Just thought I would pass it along.
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  14. 03rubicon

    03rubicon Been here awhile

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    So what is wrong with the horn mounts?
  15. RJH02

    RJH02 Adventurer

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    6/18 here
  16. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    Hopefully you aren't the guy I suggested crashing it on the other side to straighten them while we were sitting at a reset on Sunday. Because it sounds like you actually tried that. :lol3

    I really did say that to a CRF450L rider - I was at reset 220 going stir crazy waiting for my buddy helping with two busted up riders.
  17. NetMagi

    NetMagi PYR8

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    Oil analysis results are in!

  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    14 minutes about an oil test? Got any cliffs notes?
  19. rasecarz

    rasecarz on2whls

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    Apparently they break off, some have posted here about it. the JPN recall and tech page was posted, the blurb I posted is from JPN too. still waiting for the specifics in the USA
    USA recall maybe different, I have July mfg date SN197 and lists me being part of the campaign.

    https://powersports.honda.com/recalls

    NHTSA Recall Number: AWAITING#
    Campaign Description QA: CRF450L HORN STAY BROKEN RECLL
    MFR Campaign ID: KK4
  20. Mikemm

    Mikemm Long timer

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    Yes. He thinks the oil doesn’t look bad and is going to try to stretch it further.. that’s it lol