HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    It's called the Montesa Honda 4Ride
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  2. eakins

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    Whoa check that out!
    Cool. Still has that shifter too far away for heavy shifting but I like it.

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  3. eakins

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    Not even close.
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  4. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    The 690 feels a lot heavier because it weighs 346 lbs., at least according to the road test in Dirt Rider last month.
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  5. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    No, the 690 is exactly 57 pounds heavier than the 450L "ready to ride."
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  6. gt750

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    I've heard there is less gravity in Austria, hence the discrepancy!
  7. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    In what universe is WP Xplor better suspension than Showa? Also, when measuring apples to apples, the 450L is almost 60 pounds less than a KTM 690.

    The 690 is impressive enough to stand on it's own merits. You don't need to gild the lily
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  8. tex68w

    tex68w Been here awhile

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    In no way, under any circumstances, in any country, planet, or universe has any WP Xplor every come close to the ride, handling, and quality of a Showa or KYB. To even jokingly make such a claim is asinine.
  9. SloRonStinkypants

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  10. YZEtc

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    I can vouch for that.
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  11. AdvNener

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    Guys that is like a 4 months old message which got already bashed 4 months ago :D
  12. tex68w

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    Sometimes you have to step on the cockroach more than once, just to make sure it's good and dead!
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  14. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    True, but the road test that gives the actual wet weight of the 690 just came out, so it made for more satisfying fisking.
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  15. SloRonStinkypants

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    I wonder if Alexa could kick Siri's ass..
    I asked Google but she was an indecisive Bitch..
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  16. Muddy Thumper

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    First Ride;

    Put 50 miles of country and dirt roads (50/50) on the maiden voyage last weekend. I have been riding Harley street bikes for a lot of years. I had more fun than I have had in a long time riding the L. Came home with a big grin and told my wife that I might just sell one of the Harleys. Can’t wait to really get out into some back country. Yeah, the seat sucks, but I’m still grinning.
  17. tex68w

    tex68w Been here awhile

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    Then the purchase is well justified. Let me know if you're ever up to coming over the border into Texas again to ride.
  18. Muddy Thumper

    Muddy Thumper Adventurer

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    I have seen your pics of riding on the beach and that looks like fun. I'll let you know if I get out that way.
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  19. Minidragon

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    If anyone wants a cush hub for their L or wheels..
    Warp9 has started their B. Friday online discount 20%,code is warp92019bf .
    Sales end Sunday midnight.
    They're closed Tmrrw/Fri.
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  20. roadracer10

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    Has anyone used a Reckless 10 or similar yet ? Curious how you like it and how it did around the exhaust? Love to see some pics.