Who saw this coming... CRF450L

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Leget, May 23, 2018.

  1. Romy

    Romy Been here awhile

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    How does the bike take a fall? Not something you usually see in a magazine review but would be good to know.
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  2. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Does that mean you could buy it right now?

  3. Cartera

    Cartera Been here awhile

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    Yea, up here in Canada we can buy them. Since Monday they have been on the show room floor. The local dealer (powerhouse) has sold one and it's been picked up. The other one is on the floor for $12,641.
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  4. Wingboy

    Wingboy Been here awhile

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  5. Nice Goat

    Nice Goat higher is better

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    With the exchange rate, that’s $9,731 USD.

    I called Cool Springs again for a price, and they wanted $11,800 out the door. They added $400 for assembly and doubled their normal doc fees. I’ve purchased two new bikes from them before without these added fees, so I told them that I won’t be back.
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  6. Xiola_Blue

    Xiola_Blue You Can Build Your Muscles Picking Strawberries...

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    Poor guy. Time to get off his Rekluse and go back to learning the basics.
  7. firephoto

    firephoto Been here awhile

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    Might be a one and done. The excitement starts at 7:40

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  8. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    That's what happens when you invite someone to a MC release based on their YT hit count.
  9. Cartera

    Cartera Been here awhile

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    The only additional cost to the $12,641 is tax (13%). It'd be worth it for you guys in the US to buy a Canadian bike if you live close to the boarder.
  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    No doubt this bike will get moded and used on many future BDR rides.
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  11. Romy

    Romy Been here awhile

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    No way eh? I heard that the Canadian version has only 24hp!
    :hide
  12. King of Beers

    King of Beers Been here awhile

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    You have to at least give the guy credit for taking responsibility for his F-up. We all make mistakes from time to time but not everyone can own up to them. He certainly did not come across as trying to be a jackass.
  13. Romy

    Romy Been here awhile

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    ...when you want to wheelie and you think it only makes 24hp but its really 40-something :fpalm
  14. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    "I wasn't prepared for the amount of power that engine has . . . This 450 has incredible power."

    Well, that oughta put the power debate to an end.






    :hide


    "There's a lot of experience gleaned from this event for me . . . *sigh* I dunno . . . Be more careful, I guess? I don't know that I'll be invited back . . ."
  15. firephoto

    firephoto Been here awhile

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    I've watched the guy on and off for years. He does his share of dumb things catering to his audience and there are a lot of people that eat that up but he comes back to reality usually on the more serious topics that he takes the time to address calmly and seriously. That said, his other antics are what push his view count up and why these are the only two videos of his I've watched in almost 2 years probably. One must ration the consumption of crazy.
  16. jly51

    jly51 Adventurer

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    Give Abernathy,s in Union City,Tn. a call,ask for the sales manager about a price.They have no added fee's added.They are not in stock yet so don't bother talking to a salesperson as they are very busy,if it's not on their inventory sheet they won't know.If you can't reach the sales manager ask for David Younger-parts manager,he will find out for you,he is shops go to dirt bike guy also my son. Good luck.
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  17. King of Beers

    King of Beers Been here awhile

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    Lol. The two videos posted here are the only two of his videos I have seen. I cannot comment on his other work. I do like his van though.

    I will probably watch whatever he puts out about the bike early next week.
  18. firephoto

    firephoto Been here awhile

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    I will only watch his vids about the bike too then go back to not paying attention to him again, or maybe see if I can find any of his other bike vids but I'm afraid I'll find him mounting a gun safe in place of the milk^^ mosko bag. I just caught this one last night by chance right before I clicked on some british guy complaining about the verified 24hp from the Japan articles. He had previously done a reaction video to the the Vancouver's dealer walk around video... top notch stuff.
  19. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Facepalm.jpg
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  20. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    I thought Canadian bikes couldn’t be registered in the USA?