HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    Finally a legit 450L thread is warming up!! :clap

    Just in time for snow! :doh
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  2. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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  3. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    I just was holding a IMS 450L tank in my hands
    It is so nice !!!!
  4. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    And able to read the speedo while doing it. :thumb



    Sean :lol3
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  5. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Bring it on over let’s see how she fits hahaha
  6. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    I’m inviting you to ride with me so you can see first hand.
    You can bring your CRF450L
    And I’m older not blind it doesn’t take much to glance down as the bike is coming up under you
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  7. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Where are you at? I'd love to ride with you. I actually want to ride an elle or at least see one ridden.
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Good man!
  9. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    @Alfred_Bham
    Congrats! and at 71 staying active. Remember it’s just a number with age there is wisdom and experience, sometimes that’s an advantage.
    Enjoy the ride and let us know how it’s working out plus all the goodies you add.
    Much Respect K
  10. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. King of Beers

    King of Beers Been here awhile

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  12. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ahh, , , the Mahal is a good place!! Lots of stuff happens up there!! :jack

    The AT has about an inch up & an inch back risers. I’m Short & it’s not as comfortable as I’d like when standing. I’m right at 25,000 miles now so I’ve learned to live with it!!

    I’ve got a set of Renthal Fat Bars (Enduro Bend) coming for the 450. I ordered the Renthal Fatbar mounts for that easy install!!

    To me the seat is really bad, , like sitting on a 4x4!! I’ve got a Grom & I thought that Seat was bad. Hopefully the 450 Seat Concepts “Comfort Seat” will arrive soon.

    Retirement has been good. Gotta have a bike for every purpose........ :)
  13. a_ron

    a_ron Adventurer

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    Lots of folks with these bikes already and there aren’t a ton of reviews or videos up. I want one I just want to see more information out.
  14. NetMagi

    NetMagi PYR8

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  15. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    I was out washing my bike and a guy who lives in the neighborhood stops with his KTM decals all over his back window, and says as he is walking up I can't believe you paid that much for a Honda with 25hp you could have gotten a KTM 500 for a better deal with way more power BLah BLah BLah crap I just let him rant didn't really say too much other than when you get some free time we should go ride together and I will try my best to keep up hahahaha.
    Too much interweb for people and too much misinformation out there I really hope he takes me up on the ride so he will scratch his head and loose sleep on how a 25hp bike can perform like that.
  16. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    SoCal. You live in the riders dream Wa.
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  17. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    I guess he has some insecurities he needs to deal with ! :razor
  18. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    I also called IMS today inquired about a tank they said mid to end November for a 3 and some change gallon tank and after the first of the year for a bigger one but didn't know the size. Same answers as someone else mentioned.
    But I figured the more that call or email the better.
  19. Mr Head

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    I'm going to find out my future on Wednesday. I think it is orange.
  20. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Some like Orange Kool-Aid some like Red or Blue im not brand loyal I just ride what feels the best to me, but thank god it wasn't a Green bike. :lol3