CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 am

minkyhead wrote:
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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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by Pint Master » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:34 am

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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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I enquired after that bike a month ago and was told it was sold.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:58 am

Pint Master wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:34 am
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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I enquired after that bike a month ago and was told it was sold.
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Yep, lad in Northumbria TRF bought it, I think
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by petecam » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:35 am

Pint Master wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:10 pm
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 pm

Any more news ?
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by Pint Master » Fri May 03, 2019 9:10 am

Ive done 1200 miles on the bike now and its not improved it is impossible to ride at a steady 20mph without the power cutting in and out making it very hard to stand up because of the rocking backwards and forwards, Im not prepared to take the bike back to the supplying dealers five hour round trip and then another to collect it because I dont believe there's anything wrong with it as such I think the stuttering is because the engine is strangled to get it through Euro4 ,for the time being Ill put up with it until I find out the best way forward be it replacement throttle body , ECU or and exhaust, if anybody else has one Id love to swap bikes with them to see if theirs is the same.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 am

Sounds bad for a £8-9k bike
I bet Rocky & technical lanes are a nightmare
Not a good bike for Wales/Yorkshire and Lakes then
Very disappointing for you
The Honda 4Ride is e4 compliant with efi and rides mint without any fuelling glitches
It would be good to ride another uk 450L to compare with yours
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by Brenhden » Fri May 03, 2019 12:29 pm

That does sound bad, I wonder what the Adventure Spec people would say about it as they did a massive review on the bike.

Hope it gets sorted. Maybe there will be a Kev mod style upgrade in the UK like for the Tenere.

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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri May 03, 2019 2:57 pm

I would speak to Dave at AdvSpec and tell him about your bike
He has a 450L on long term loan from Honda
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Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

Post by daveuprite » Fri May 03, 2019 3:19 pm

This feeds in to a hot debate on Thumpertalk about the user readiness of brand new enduro bikes.

One school of thought says that any bike bought brand new from a dealership should be absolutely ready and prepared for its intended purpose without any further work on the part of the customer. In other words you should be able to give a KTM dealer 9000 Euros, take delivery of your brand new 350EXCF, ride it straight to your favourite forest trails and use it as intended without expecting to do anything at all before hand.

The other school of thought says that these are performance off-road bikes that need to be set up and prepared by the owner before taking them out in the dirt. Many even strip the bike right back before the first ride, change the manufacturer's bearing grease for their own stuff, add dialectic grease to all electrical connections, dismantle and check linkages, head races, swing arm bearings etc etc and re-torque everywhere.

Personally I'd be a bit unhappy to shell out that kind of money and not be buying a bike that was 'ready to race'. Others think it's naive to expect the bike to be ready for abuse until the owner has done his/her set-up prep.

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