HONDA CRF450L MEGA THREAD

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

  1. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Base Camping and Day Tripping

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    Me too. I had the same issue.
  2. Leystone

    Leystone Back in the saddle

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    Same! I bought a new one though as I bent the crap out of it.
  3. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP Long timer Supporter

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    Yep. I used a long punch and a small dead blow hammer.

    It helps to clean the threads on the shock body, and to lubricate the threads and rings. When done adjusting, clean off the lube to keep from attracting as much dirt. If a light lube is used, it's easier to clean, and it won't end up splattered everywhere.
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  4. Hoop68

    Hoop68 Adventurer

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    Thanks. I thought I was the only neanderthal left hitting things with a hammer. Going to go to Lowes later for aluminum rod.
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  5. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer Supporter

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    Or brass rod.
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  6. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Base Camping and Day Tripping

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    It was another awesome day on the Blue Ridge Parkway today.
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    I made a few side trips.

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    I've got to head back to Kentucky tomorrow but I plan to take a scenic route.
  7. Brokebrute

    Brokebrute Been here awhile

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  8. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Spare the rod, spoil the child?
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  9. Leystone

    Leystone Back in the saddle

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    Super tidy setup, those bags look perfect on the bike. Weather looks like it was a hit too.
  10. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    @KYwoodsrider how are you making it through 40 degree nights? Despite my svelte XXXL frame, once I hit my 50's, I lost my resistance to cold.
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  11. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Base Camping and Day Tripping

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    I use an insulated sleeping pad with a 20F rated goose down quilt.
    I'm also a really tough dude. :rofl
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  12. nokturnal

    nokturnal Been here awhile

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    Also, bourbon
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  13. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    Those from the great white north don't count, you have an unfair advantage!
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  14. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Base Camping and Day Tripping

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    After 3 days of perfect weather today was a mix of rain, fog, sun and strong wind
    I had to pack up in the rain and left in the rain.
    My route was taking hwy 28 through Fontana to Deals Gap then hwy 129 (aka "The Dragon").
    I love this route but it's steep and curvy. In the rain with some wet leaves it deserves a very high level of respect.
    Ask the guy who flipped a Ferrari on the Dragon yesterday.
    https://www.thedrive.com/news/42824...ws-how-dangerous-tail-of-the-dragon-really-is
    Only a few pics today
    Here we are some where on the Dragon.
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    This is from the famous overlook on the Dragon of Calderwood Dam

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    Trip summary: 912 miles
    4 states
    57 mpg
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  15. HeLikesIt

    HeLikesIt Adventurer

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    hey folks. After waiting 2 months for an Arrow muffler to arrive from Italy, I immediately installed it - which was quite simple. While I appreciate the nearly 6lbs drop in weight, I don't like the increase in sound. I knew it would be louder than stock, which i was fine with, but didn't expect it to bother me this much. I picked the Arrow because I heard it was quieter than the Yoshi. Well, it looks like I'm going to go back to stock and stick with that. Too bad, cuz it looks nice.
    I'll probably post this up for sale sooner than later.

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  16. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    And I have also ground the tip of the rod to fit nice into the segments of the spaner notches,
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  17. NEPA 450x

    NEPA 450x Still riding after all these years, Supporter

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    If some of you would sell me your old stock cans I’ll “ Off-road “ them as an exchange,
    With Baffle Mod BM,
    Cuts weight, frees up top end and is quieter than stock,,,,

    And had been providing me with 10,000 miles
    Of Happiness on my 19 L !!
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  18. saxons94

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    Putting in some work in Bucks County, PA 20211023_141918.jpg
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  19. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    Looks like Sheep Hole Rd between Geigel Hill and Headquarters roads. Fun area… :ricky
  20. saxons94

    saxons94 Adventurer

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    Winner winner chicken dinner!!! With a pit stop at Brig O Doon

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