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Offline Wedgy

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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2013, 03:19:20 pm »
My Durban boy Afrikaans skills are being severely tested today, i had to read that 5 times before it made sense..

I'll pm you, can see closer to the time, but i'd enjoy a nice long ride.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2013, 03:27:44 pm »
haha sorry man, ye pm me if you did not get the gist of it
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2013, 10:08:52 pm »
I dont know why the CRF is not a a bigger contender in SA to the WRF.

The punishment that these bikes can take is astounding!

I hope you have many happy miles on yours!

I think most are put off by the valve "issue", google anything about the X and that is whay comes up time after time. Is it really that bad well I don't know as I have also read about guys barely getting 80km from a tank while I myself get about 180 - 190 km  ! I still cannot believe Honda will build and sell a motor with inherent faults. I really like my X and so far it has been great. Plus side you can buy ba CRF X locally for steal !
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2013, 07:18:43 am »
Agreed, i got 107km on around 6l on Sunday. Mine does have stainless valves though, but the motor is stonking good. I'm a heavy lad, and it just pulls with endless torque.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2013, 07:52:34 am »
Agreed, i got 107km on around 6l on Sunday. Mine does have stainless valves though, but the motor is stonking good. I'm a heavy lad, and it just pulls with endless torque.
Stainless valves in mine too we will keep an eye on Swartskaaps's  :biggrin:
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2013, 08:04:17 am »
What other mods have you done to your CRF?

I'm getting a 17l IMF tank in a few days, just to help with the longer rides.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2013, 09:11:40 am »
Where from Wedgy?
We both are looking for the 12L IMS, seeing as it still uses the standard shrouds.

Too bad they will cost ~4K if shipped
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I will be better off spending that on SS valves
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2013, 09:14:02 am »
I've managed to get a used one from Chris at Desert Lizard, paid 1k for it. If it doesn't look nice, i'll chat to you about the 12l ones, maybe shipping 3 will cost a bit less. JustGasTanks is a bit cheaper, i think a 12l was around 3k incl shipping, and the more you took the cheaper shipping got.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2013, 09:28:30 am »
Sounds like an option

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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2013, 09:33:07 am »
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2013, 10:01:39 am »
Thats not bad at all.
But, the clarke is butt ugly to me:






This is what I was hoping to do:


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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2013, 10:17:56 am »
Yeah you're right, it rises up like a cone. IMS looks spans better.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2013, 10:26:55 am »
But, the clarke is butt ugly to me:

And more likely to take your nutsack off  :deal:
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2013, 12:25:12 pm »
I know it might be overkill but I still dig a big tank
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2013, 12:27:42 pm »
Desert Lizard has clear versions of those for R3500. but its just a bit big for my sunday riding.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2013, 12:31:46 pm »
Desert Lizard has clear versions of those for R3500. but its just a bit big for my sunday riding.
Not bad but my experience with clear tanks is that they yellow over time  :-\
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2013, 12:33:50 pm »
The red acerbis is really nice, i picked on up for Fuzzy Muzzy on the weekend. But its gargantuan.
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2013, 12:41:00 pm »
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2013, 07:02:02 pm »
What other mods have you done to your CRF?

I'm getting a 17l IMF tank in a few days, just to help with the longer rides.
More mods in terms of dual sporting :

- DRC mirrors
- Trail tech switchgear (high/low beam)
- LED stop light
- Brake switch
- Trail tech hour / tachometer
- Lightspeed CF rear disc guard
- Speedo from XR400 / 650
- Fatbars
- Hyde skid plate
- Black annodized rims
- Tusk axle blocks
- Black UFO lower fork guards (tx swartskaap)
- Giant Loop Mojavi saddle bag

- Long range tank to follow
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Re: Rode a CRF450X
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2013, 07:36:24 pm »
Where did you get all the bits to roadworthy it? Switchgear, clocks etc?

And who did the rims for you? I need to licence mine, we're planning a zim trip in August, well, still very early planning stages.
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