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HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. tex68w

    tex68w Been here awhile

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    He also has custom black plastic side plates because he has the factory direct hookup and had them made one off for his bike. Not a luxury the rest of can access lol.

    The fact that I would like a color option beyond the only available white makes me a Bro? Get out of here with that nonsense. While this may sound trivial to you I'm not the only one who would like to switch up the look.

    Keeping the white clean isn't an issue, I use those magic eraser sponges to keep up with that. I want to get rid of the white to change the look of the bike altogether and I don't want cheap vinyl to make it happen. I am keeping my fingers crossed that eventually the aftermarket will catch up and offer some plastics or Honda will switch up the look of the bike and we can get updated OEM plastics.
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  2. rasecarz

    rasecarz on2whls

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    saddle bags will grind the dirt so in I wrapped mine with 3M clear paint guard Dec of 18. I just pulled them off and underneath still look new I ordered some number backgrounds to ease installation and still provide protection, cutting the 3M for perfect fit is tedious. Like @tex68w said, replacements would be great. A left side plate for a dual exhaust R would be fine, if there was storage case for tools/ documents... to take up the extra space.
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  3. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    I'm with @tex68w

    I like the ability to be different!
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  4. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    Relax, Sparky. At least you haven’t been vain enough to buy Woody graphics like I did yet. :jack :toney :uhoh

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  5. Fallacy

    Fallacy FFE inc. Super Supporter

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    Scuffed side panels...... :twitch
  6. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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  7. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    The black lower fork tubes are the shit!
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  8. Copracer288

    Copracer288 How hard can it be?

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    I would certainly not wrap my own panels as I'm just not good at that sort of thing but I've seen that kind of work done by professionals with very impressive results. Quality materials and labor isn't cheap but if you really wanted a different look....................
  9. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    it is actually pretty easy to do a quality job with high grade graphics.
    Give the plastics a good cleaning, use a cheap heat gun, and some patience is all it takes.
  10. twolf

    twolf Dork

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    Vinyl wrapped my side panels in prep of AltRider Hemisphere bag.

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  11. 5001craig

    5001craig Adventurer Supporter

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    Arrow muffler and Vortex on order! :D
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  12. SloRonStinkypants

    SloRonStinkypants Without nipples Tits are pointless.

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    From Italy? Ebay?
  13. 5001craig

    5001craig Adventurer Supporter

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    Italy. EM LINEAMOTO.
  14. foggy3061

    foggy3061 Adventurer

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    I noticed one of the Italian Arrow sellers was offering to cover import fees (if you got any), are EM doing the same?
  15. Olde Phart

    Olde Phart Olde Phart

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    Do these across the pond things come with spark arrestors? Having one is a Big Friggin' Deal out west whilst riding within the perimeters of public lands ...

    Good not gettin' hassled to ya!
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  16. moto.junkie

    moto.junkie Adventurer

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    Installed the stiffer clutch springs from the 450R today. Definitely feels like it has more bite now! I really didn’t care much for the clutch on this bike at first. Now with the judder plate removed and the 450R springs it’s much improved.
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  17. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    Yes this guy should learn how to ride,bet he's got Evans in it to,even his air cooled bikes got Evans in them,:jack
  18. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    Trick is to use just 3 of the stronger springs,
    So u like it without judge spring?
    I took mine out over a year ago,but I I don't no Evans from kool-aid, , makes clutch so muck nicer.
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  19. moto.junkie

    moto.junkie Adventurer

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    Yep u can definitely go with only 3 but will have slightly less clamping force. Honestly swapping all 6 the clutch pull isn’t much stronger at all. After one ride I can’t even tell I’m already used to it. Ya I hated the judder plate and spring as it always keeps some tension on the clutch pack. So I found the bike wouldn’t find neutral as easy unless you pulled the clutch lever all the way into the bar which I really can’t stand. For the $35 I spent on 1 clutch plate and 6 springs it was well worth it!
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  20. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    Correct,
    I ment to say, if buying aftermarket clutch springs ,
    Only use 3,of the springs with 3 stock L springs.
    I see you have the stock R springs, you replaced the L springs with.
    That might be a sweet setup,humm.
    What was cost of the 6 , if ya don't mind me asking.:hmmmmm

    Did ya just flop L on its side and pull cover and center out when you changed stuff?

    It took about a day riding to get stuff seated nice and working together.
    Its amazing for me to not see more people doing clutch mod,
    I could not ride mine the way clutch acted stock,

    But than I am a Old Bastard that always had Carbs and no Judder springs,ECUs or FI,,
    Riding 56 years,:fpalm, change is hard,lol
    And 4000 miles ,8 oil changes and no corrosion to speak of,
    Must be the clean mountain water up here.
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    Also Ski900,, the joke is between me and BTaco,,
    No harm done,Thanks.