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    Any thoughts on 2019 crf 450l?
    i want a dual sport but not sure which one. The bike is $10300 starting

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    Real nice bike, but the Find out what the hour time is for major engine services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwg1961 View Post
    Real nice bike, but the Find out what the hour time is for major engine services.
    Servicing on a Honda? It is probably done on the same service schedule as the ball peen hammer in your toolbox and the bike is probably about as reliable.

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    I heard it is a true street legal dirtbike. Unlike the XRs, DRs, CRF250Ls, and KLRs, which are more street oriented (designed for higher miles, less maintenance, passengers, sturdier/heavier, etc..) the 450 is a true dirtbike with lights. In NJ we can not go into state land without plates and insurance, so I expect they may sell well here and other states like NJ. The price is daunting though. Although apples to oranges, you can get a new DR-Z400 for $7,000.00.

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    The bike looks great, the 10,300 is personally more then I'd want to spend on a bike that I would ride in areas that it would surely show where I'd been. Ive been into dual sporting for years and actually sold my DRZ400 when I purchased my XR, I paid 5,600 OTD for the DRZ in 2006 and I was hesitant taking it some places as I didn't want to scratch it up On the plus side the CRF is definitely more dirt oriented then the DRZ and will probably hold up better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    Servicing on a Honda? It is probably done on the same service schedule as the ball peen hammer in your toolbox and the bike is probably about as reliable.

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    I looked it up 600mi oil changes and 1800mi valve adjustments. I wonder how long the piston and rings will last. This bike is closer to an MX Bike than a dual purpose bike like the XR650 or DRZ400. I don't put the miles on my street titled Yamaha WR450f supermoto because I would spend as much time riding it as wrenching on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwg1961 View Post
    I looked it up 600mi oil changes and 1800mi valve adjustments. I wonder how long the piston and rings will last. This bike is closer to an MX Bike than a dual purpose bike like the XR650 or DRZ400. I don't put the miles on my street titled Yamaha WR450f supermoto because I would spend as much time riding it as wrenching on it.
    That surprises me on the valve adjustment being that few miles on intervals or is that a break-in thing and after the first adjustment the miles per interval adjustments stretch out to something reasonable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    That surprises me on the valve adjustment being that few miles on intervals or is that a break-in thing and after the first adjustment the miles per interval adjustments stretch out to something reasonable?
    It would not surprise me if that's correct being 90% off road, 1800 miles is a lot off road and they are usually hard miles. I change my oil on my dirt bike about every 3rd to 4th ride, so probably about every 150 miles and my air filter get cleaned about the same, valves I've been adjusting once a year which I would guess would be about 600 miles or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbikenut View Post
    It would not surprise me if that's correct being 90% off road, 1800 miles is a lot off road and they are usually hard miles. I change my oil on my dirt bike about every 3rd to 4th ride, so probably about every 150 miles and my air filter get cleaned about the same, valves I've been adjusting once a year which I would guess would be about 600 miles or so.
    Sad to say I haven't had a dirt bike since I was 18 or so and the last one I had was a woefully underpowered Honda XL100 that I absolutely loved and loved to hate and loved to ride.

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    What are you going to use it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwg1961 View Post
    I looked it up 600mi oil changes and 1800mi valve adjustments. I wonder how long the piston and rings will last. This bike is closer to an MX Bike than a dual purpose bike like the XR650 or DRZ400. I don't put the miles on my street titled Yamaha WR450f supermoto because I would spend as much time riding it as wrenching on it.
    That's pretty crazy. I completely agree with your assessment of it's purpose. Here in the Northeast, trails are limited and lights and street plates are required for sanctioned Enduro racing. This bike seems great for that.

    A long time back I was at a track day and saw the aftermath of supermoto'd YZ or WR 426 that went crunch. Knocked 5 holes in the head/cylinder and cases. I wouldn't want to have to do frequent teardowns to avoid that either...

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    The CRF450L had an industry test / impression ride this week. The reviews and specific details are sequestered until next week. One source said information will be released Monday the 17th, another said the 19Th. From everything I've found, it's a Japanese KTM EXC that weighs about 20 extra pounds. I read it weighs 289 LBS. Honda claims the subframe was designed to carry the weight adventure supplies, what ever that means. This should be much more clear sometime next week.
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    i'll stick with my 525 EXC.
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    I just put a set of Shinko 804/805s on my KTM 1190 Adv (standard). I swore I would keep this a street bike, but i have camping/fishing trip coming up in Pittsburg, NH and wanted to do a little exploring. So I guess that makes it a dual sport... It will be interesting to see how she handles the 10+ hour ride on wet highways.....

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    I'd put my money in a KTM 500 EXC. My 2012 is all I could ever want.

 

 

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