Who saw this coming... CRF450L

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

  1. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    New Owners - put some rumors to rest for the rest of us.
    How much does it really weigh ready to ride?
    What are the service intervals in the manual?
  2. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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  3. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    Kouba Links installed & it lowered enough that I took the bike for a short familiarization ride, , about 8 miles!! It is cold natured!! It has a “Fast Idle” knob to use to warm it up that also (duh) is the idle adjustment knob!! No surprise to me that the transmission shifts through the gears effortlessly & the clutch is smooth!! I only took a Very short ride so I’ll reserve any transmission ratio, , suspension, , & power comment until I have a few more miles on it, , and I get it a little lower so that I’m more comfortable when searching for the ground with my foot, , hopefully not with my old fat bod!!

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  4. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 motominded

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    Sweet garage setup . Don't forget to update your signature.
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  5. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks, , will do!!

    Done!!
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  6. Nice Goat

    Nice Goat higher is better

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    Nice! Sporting the Barber Vintage Festival t-shirt too!
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  7. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ve been every year & will be there next weekend!! I’m also a Museum Member!!

    My 72 CT90 has a Metal, , Barber Milk Crate on the rear rack!! :happay
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  8. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    How much oil is required for an oil and filter change?
  9. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Stopped by my local dealer after work today and they delivered their first L today. A second one is going out tomorrow and they will get 6 more by the end of October. I hope Honda sells lots of these bikes so we can get some real world feedback from owners.

    I really want to hear from any new owners who have ridden from below 1,000 ft to over 9,000 ft to hear how the fueling is at the varied altitudes in stock trim with nothing removed. Any new owners from Colorado out there?

    If I can connect with the two locals who just picked up the first L's in my area, I want to ride with them up to my local testing area which is at 9,600 ft. If the "L" runs well in stock trim at these altitudes, I'll probably buy one.
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  10. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Can you find out what parts are in the "derestricted kit" and what parts need to be removed? That would help. Thanks.
  11. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I think that's for markets that get the restricted 24 hp engine.
  12. Alfred_Bham

    Alfred_Bham Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like 1.22 Quarts for Oil & Filter Change!!

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  13. Mr.Black999

    Mr.Black999 Been here awhile

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    Total capacity is 1.45 L on tear down.
  14. 2WheelNeal

    2WheelNeal F'n Neal Supporter

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    In your experience, are there any fuel injected bikes that don't run well at altitude?
    I would find it hard to believe that major mfg's can't figure out how to map FI for a wide variation in conditions. I mean, if Indian can do it, anyone should be able to. :norton
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  15. rick danger

    rick danger The further adventures of

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    Could you tell if its got a heavy flywheel with low end torque for a good dualsport ride?........ Or an on off switch for a throttle.
  16. jack4allfriends

    jack4allfriends n00b

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    Does it have rear cush drive?
  17. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    No.
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  18. Belgradian

    Belgradian Been here awhile

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    Local Bozeman dealer has one on the floor now.
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  19. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Has anyone ever said that it does? Heck, Honda doesn't put a cush drive on the countershaft spline chewing XR650L. Why would you expect the Honda bean counters to bestow a cush drive upon this bike which was built just roadworthy enough to connect trails?
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  20. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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