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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KICKNBACK, Oct 3, 2018.
So more than my $1500 nx250?
Hope to check it out at Pahrump.
This is sounding more and more like my 450x and since I live in the Aussie Desert and whoops are a plenty it sounds like it will handle my duties just fine and will be a good option for a mid range Offroad/Dual Sport I'm very interested.
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Can you set up your phone or a camera and film some sections of whoops or a jump landing or have someone film you? I honestly don't care in the least how fast it is, just want to watch the suspension work in real life scenarios.
Hope to hear more about the Rally, on the Rally thread of course!
I was going to do that but just wanted to ride the bike as much as I could plus I was tired only had 4 hours of sleep drove for 2 hours then rode my ass off not making excuses just telling my story. It was my first ride with her after waiting most of the week to get out and I went solo so that's why so many still pics of her just sitting pretty while I drank lots of water and we cooled down.
Glad you got to ride, but the peanut gallery wants to know!
That's what I was thinking while riding, with less of a power hit having the heavier flywheel. But the power is there just stretched out.
I know the valving in the suspension is different because they have to make it road worthy too but man for the average joe who wants to ride to work then take the fun way home will be late for dinner for sure because you won't wanna stop riding.
Here is a dirty pic still looks clean. But what I did notice is the head pipe is still blue/purple so maybe going with the X muffler might work if I leave the intake the same. Checked the oil and didn’t use a drop
Ok so I dug in the box of ram mounts and came up with this.
KKB, does it have any power ports for the GPS?
None, so AA batteries for now but I don't use the GPS all that much, more to mark cool things I find. But the battery is a small lipo so if you use a battery tender or charger it has to be for a lipo. I need to find info on the stator wattage to see what can be run without taxing the system.
OK, , , I’m also a real Owner of a 450L!! I took delivery of mine on the 26th of September & have ridden it some but not much, , , only about 120 miles so far. (I think) The reason is valid in that I’m a 71 year old Short Fat guy & 37 inches to the top of the seat has me barely touching my Toes to the ground. I knew this going in so I took a chance & ordered a pair of Kouba Lowering Links for a (17/18/19) 450R & a Seat Concepts Seat before taking delivery. The Kouba Links (1.5 inches lower) fit perfectly but the seat kit was the wrong one. The seat was a “Lowered” version & SC took it back & are sending a “Comfort” Seat (Stock Height) to me, , , another week at least before it gets here. Now, , , along with the Kouba Links I dropped the forks about 3/4 inch & backed off on the rear preload!!
I know these adjustments fly in the face of FAST woods, , endless Whoops etc but remember that I’m a 71 year old & just don’t do those things anymore!! I do love riding our North Georgia Forest Roads & I’m sure it’ll eat those with delight!!
I’m going to replace the 7/8 inch bars with a set of Fat Bars which will open up the area above the Bar Clamps for proper mounting of Ram Mounts for my GPS. I’ll also likely get rid of that ridiculously long front brake hose for a shorter custom made hose. I’ll wait for someone to make a taillight mod & im anxious for a bigger tank, , , 3 gallons is enough for me!! I’ll take my Doubletake mirrors off my 250L & transfer them to my 450.
I ride a LOT & am not afraid of riding aggressively but not like I did 20 years ago. I just want to ride for a LONG time so avoid those real technical rides!! I have an Africa Twin & Ride it a lot off Tarmac.
Anyway, , , looking forward to seeing what other owners come up with!!
Taking a look.....
The Ordered Seat.....
I just received this email reply from IMS:
"We are currently working on a fuel tank for those new CRF450L models, but the tank we will have first will be just slightly over 3.0 gallons. We’re modifying the 3.0 gallon tank for the CRF450RX since it was very similar to that new bike. We’ve had a few requests for something larger than that, but for now we are going to just have this one size. You can check back with me around the beginning of the new year to see if we’re working on anything larger, but this 3.0 gallon one should be ready sometime next month. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are like me and want a 4 gallon fuel tank for the CRF450L, write an email to IMS as they apparently have not heard from enough people to justify building a 4 gallon fuel tank for the CRF450L.
Nice write up , just the kind of info people want , I like the look of your shop , what area does it cover ?
I have an Africa Twin as well. I'm selling mine, sadly, to get this 450L or a KTM 500 . C'est la vie.
I would love to see a couple of pics of the two side by side!
The shop is 32’ x 44’
The Motorcycle work area is about 15’ x 15’
That gps uses very little juice, no issue
I’ll take a couple but my AT has been lowered a good bit as well!!
IMS went 3.0g (expands to 3.2 or so over time) and then 4.7 (5.1) on the WRR.
I expect the aprox same game plan for the big tank. They will probably use a Mikuni vacuum pump and lift fuel from the lower wings again.
A jump from 3 to only 4 is not enough for them to warrant a build. Expect larger, at least 1.5g more.
I have a 4.7 and marked each gallon fill line.
For many rides I just fill to 3 or so gallons.
For big remote rides I top it off.
The NVBDR has a 210mi section between stations so use that as a benchmark.
Safari will probably have a monster tank as the Simpson Desert etc requires 300+ miles of range.
I just got the same reply!!
3 gallons will be just right for me!!