CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by garyboy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:52 pm

looks crisp and planted on the road .. you (minky) seem to rate the suspension, a strong point .. but how was the seat? (an important consideration for me)

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by minkyhead » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:32 pm

seat is how it looks ok for a couple of hours ..been on worse ..been on much better ..front suspension is magical its ace .. ,,its super stable and quick steering on the road ..and as advertised as a trail bike capable of road stints bewtween it does whats its advertised to do
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:34 am

Looked a good review and ride

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by garyboy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:50 am

minkyhead wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:32 pm
seat is how it looks ok for a couple of hours ..been on worse ..been on much better ..front suspension is magical its ace .. ,,its super stable and quick steering on the road ..and as advertised as a trail bike capable of road stints bewtween it does whats its advertised to do
Thank you minky .. a very clear answer!

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by petecam » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm

I was quite excited when I heard about this bike.

But......

Must admit I can’t get over the fact this bike has 600 mile oil change intervals. That doesn’t really make it better than a pure Enduro bike which will be lighter cheaper and has more HP (if you want it). Not to mention the ludicrous price of Japanese bike parts compared to KTM.

Shame.....

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by Pint Master » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:14 pm

The oil takes about 20 mins to change a little bit longer than a KTM because it doesn't have a quick release sump guard also the Honda has a plastic crankcase protecter which has to come off to get to the oil filter not really much of a chore if you do it together with a proper clean ,air filter clean/change ,chain adjust ,gives you chance to check the bike for loose nuts/bolts/spokes etc, the recommended piston change for a KTM 450 has come down to 60 hours', a Honda CRF450RX is 15 hours !! OK these are service intervals when using the bike under race conditions but still... my 2015 KTM 450 had 100 hour recommended change interval I changed mine at 200 and it needed it the teflon pads on the sides on the piston had worn through, the CRF450L has a deeper piston and 3 rings and has a service life of 20,000 miles.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by petecam » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:34 am

Pint Master wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:14 pm
the recommended piston change for a KTM 450 has come down to 60 hours', a Honda CRF450RX is 15 hours !! OK these are service intervals when using the bike under race conditions but still... my 2015 KTM 450 had 100 hour recommended change interval I changed mine at 200 and it needed it the teflon pads on the sides on the piston had worn through, the CRF450L has a deeper piston and 3 rings and has a service life of 20,000 miles.
Interesting....I have known many KTM EXCs with 3 - 400 hours on them and the head hasnt been cracked open. That said I havent owned one for a while.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:13 pm

Adv Spec have just launched some tasty CRF 450 L accessories to make the bike TET ready
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by Pint Master » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Interesting....I have known many KTM EXCs with 3 - 400 hours on them and the head hasnt been cracked open. That said I havent owned one for a while.
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by minkyhead » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 pm

johnnyboxer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Adv Spec have just launched some tasty CRF 450 L accessories to make the bike TET ready
may be of interest to you john ..not far away as well .... brand new 8.300 and ex demos 23 miles 7.500 craigs honda shipley


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CRF-45 ... Swd9dcZZLu
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