HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    For the Recall, mine needs it, however local dealer does not know when parts will start coming in. Anyone heard of a date they will be available?
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  2. rasecarz

    rasecarz on2whls

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    I don't see a report yet available from NHTSA. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
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  3. NetMagi

    NetMagi PYR8

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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    No but I took my horn off until they get them I don’t want to risk it.
    So now I wear a shirt that says Beep! Beep!
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  5. teh01

    teh01 Adventurer

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    For anyone who is interested Im selling the JD tuner for 170 USD shipped/w tracking from AB
  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I did air down a few days ago while out in the dirt and it made a huge difference. Smoother ride, able to lean over in the dirt and also stay afloat on miles of gravel/sand wash.

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  7. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I always thought that low tire pressure nonsense was simply an old wives tale propagated by @Yinzer Moto and his ilk?
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  8. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Hahaha if your running a 606 it doesn’t make any difference those side walls won’t flex unless your 285 lbs have a 3L hydration pack have a small snap-on toolbox with 1/2” drive sockets both metric and standard then maybe
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  9. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    That's so true... I'm 300lbs and was able to ride out to a trail head on a flat real due to to sidewalk ridgity..
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  10. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    Who's got the biggest miles on the clock so far?
  11. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    Nice, keep playing with it. Obviously, at low pressure you need to pick better lines to avoid pinch flats on the tube and denting a rim.
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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I've always suffered the crap ride and poor handling off road to save rims and avoid flats.

    The new wheels/tires seem to want lower pressures than stock anyway. I was only at 17 psi front and rear. Could probably go a lot lower.
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  13. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 motominded

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    It depends on the tire but, I've found 15 front 14 rear is pretty safe for rim protection. My current bike has 29k on it and zero rim damage.(tubed,not tubeless)
  14. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    Consider doing an experiment. Just keep dropping pressure and running the same section of trail. See what works and what does not.

    I consider rims somewhat disposable, they are not expensive and if running low pressure save me from crashing, then a damaged rim every now and again is worth it. A dent or two is not the end of a rim, you can heat it and pound it out. Or just ride it with the dent. Flat tires happen, it is another fact of life. Just bring equipment to change a flat.

    In a recent race, I rode 5+ miles on a rear flat and still beat many people on that section of the race. Very rocky single track. I could feel the rim contacting every rock. Not a single dent.


    About 1/3 the way through this is where the tire went flat.

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  15. SManZ

    SManZ Been here awhile

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    Haha no it wasn't me :p I did pull the mounts and the threaded part of the stud is bent a bit. No problem though, I've got new ones on order and this bike should be back together by end of week!
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  16. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    I also bent my bars on the A route Saturday morning going up that cobble hill about mile 20. Probably also the mount since fat bars are pretty tough.

    I also retired my helmet with that crash. I'm glad I opted for all the armor Saturday morning. :norton
  17. kawagumby

    kawagumby Long timer

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    What works best for me is a press. Most dents can be pressed back cold without any marks or stress-hardening like a hammer might cause.
  18. resqman911

    resqman911 Adventurer

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    Wanted to share a video I cut together last week, thought you guys would like it. I love this bike. Going to do a few reviews soon, First one will be on the Rekluse RadiusCX.


  19. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Too right. I'd rather damage some rims rather than damage myself. That applies to the whole bike. Last ride I was at 9/6 FR respectively. Felt the odd bing, but no pinch flats or damage. Still bashed my way up rock ledges like a neanderthal once tired. Bike didn't break
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  20. justinope

    justinope Long timer

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    Would you guys recommend Yoshi or FMF over one another? I know Vortex is the pretty standard / agreed upon fueling solution but saw it has map options for both exhaust systems.