HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    Somewhere along the line I read Honda was able to make the Ti Tank for less cost than a plastic tank, coupled with the cool Ti factor, it just made sense for HRC to do it that way.
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  2. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    With the Q4 insert remaining in it apparently does not affect the turn signals. Rode 90 miles with it yesterday no problems.

    With the power booster installed I was afraid the header pipe and Q4 would still keep it a little bit too Lean and I would say that’s the case. So this was justification for me to get a vortex now .
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  3. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    It’s more for sound to help quiet it down. Some have said the FMF has been melting the stock right rear turn signal and some say it’s been no problem how is there such a difference in pipe angle.
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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Wait until you try it without the Q4 insert and the air box lid off
  5. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    Is that a SC tall seat?
    800 miles on tires ?
    Thanks,enjoy Tuesday !! Lol



  6. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    It tricks ex pulses, works like a longer headpipe / stepped pipe,,,as in adding more low/mid and carring upper rpms longer.

    Basically it is a shorter headpipe that thinks and works like it is longer(like looking in a mirror ),like KB,, lol got ya,,,KB
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  7. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    Also,it will not rust or be affected by E15,
    And is approved for safety / dot,,?
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  8. formulals1

    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    Maybe there is the occasional user that does not need the extra noise and every little drop of power.
  9. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Your right they are called bicyclists :rofl:imaposer
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    formulals1 Semi-Adventurer

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    Correct, and a bicyclist as well.
  11. motoGleamer

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    Does anyone else find it a pain in the ass to check the oil level with this shitty little dipstick that's wedged in between everything? My YZ has a site glass and it's so much easier to use.
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  12. tex68w

    tex68w Been here awhile

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    I've found it pretty much useless lol.
  13. motoGleamer

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    I get like a full quarter inch difference if the bike leans ever so slight while I'm checking it. I feel like this is a fairly necessary measurement though to be such a haphazard shitshow in terms of accuracy.

    I know know on the YZ, the manual is off by about 100 ml from what it states is should be replaced with oil + filter change. It's easy to check on the site glass though and I usually top it off until I get it where I need it.

    With the CRF I want to make sure im running enough oil for wheelies but this dipstick sucks. The manual says 1.15 L but I put in 1.35 L figuring I'd check to make sure it wasnt too overfilled but now I cant even get a reliable reading on the dipstick.
  14. tex68w

    tex68w Been here awhile

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    I put in 1.22L by recommendation of the tech at my dealer. It's pretty easy to keep it close with the sight line on the side of the bottles.
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    I dont have my manual in front of me but I think it says 1.22 quarts (1.15L).
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    tex68w Been here awhile

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    Correct, I was looking at liters when I typed that, I meant 1.22 quarts. Nice catch!
  17. Muddy Thumper

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    Have only had the bike a few days. Coming from riding Harley's on the street the throttle on the L is crazy. Seems like it's all on or all off. It's not the slow response you get with a 850 pound street bike. I'm sure I'll get use to it but the learning curve will be interesting. I'm not looking to "uncork" it but would love to smooth things out a little.

    Is a Vortex the only thing that will help smooth things out, and how much will it help with a stock pipe?
  18. motoGleamer

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    The vortex does not have a setting to be run with stock exhaust. The power commander does tho I believe.

    As far as the throttle jerkiness I dont know of other solutions. I have the vortex/fmf combo and love it.
  19. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    G2 Throttle, JD Tuner, and stock exhaust here. Contrary to popular belief, I can plonk along like a lazy trials bike all day long. Mine is as friendly way down low as my 250X is.
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  20. Muddy Thumper

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    That is exactly what I'm looking for. I need some details. How hard is the JD Tuner to install and set up?
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