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Offline Jayson Hill

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My new 450
« on: February 07, 2017, 07:30:56 pm »
Hi Gents

So i took delivery of my 450 last night and took it on its 1st ride today after not being on two wheels for 10 years, going to take allot of getting used to! I really enjoyed it and didn't lack any power at all, coming from a 660 Raptor i thought this might be an issue...I did find the standard exhaust very timid and would like to know what options there are, would certainly like more of a growl to her. The previous owner included a ignition switch that can be wired into the bike as a security device, not sure this is the best option though so will not install it just yet, might look into other security measures, again open to suggestion? Finally i will certainly need some soft luggage for tools etc, what do you chaps recon or suggest?

Thanks you to all the guys that helped with advice etc on this machine, much appreciated to!

The bike has 150hrs on the clock and 6000kms on it, condition is very nice to!

Thanks in advance from a very happy chappy
Jayson



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Re: My new 450
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 09:18:19 pm »
I would go Giant Loop Coyote for luggage, expensive but worth it.
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Re: My new 450
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 09:59:38 pm »
Congrats. Looks super neat.

Just beware of adding too much weight. The subframe is notoriously fragile.

Ask Jandre or Chris to provide you with the subframe brace/bracket.

Secondly. If you are going to do long trips - get a pair of cycling bibs. Will save your behind.

Pipes are pretty expensive new. Second hand they are scarce. I have a FMF. Alternative would ne Akro.

You can also ask Jandre to add a switch to the handlebars to flip between high and low power modes if you don't have it already.
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Re: My new 450
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 10:07:03 pm »
Congrats, awesome bike

Offline LanC

Re: My new 450
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 10:26:10 pm »
I have a LeoVince pipe on mine, sounds pretty mean especially when it back fires while decelerating.

Every few months you see a g450x on gumtree being broken up for spares, this is a good place to look for a cheaper second hand aftermarket pipe.

How far do you want to ride with the soft luggage? day trips or over night trips? For day trips you should be able to squeeze most of what you need into a 15-20 litre backpack.
 

Offline Jayson Hill

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Re: My new 450
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 11:41:09 am »
Thanks Chaps!

Yes exhaust options seem rather pricey but i NEED this! 

I dont need loads of soft luggage space, just for some general tools etc...Flying Brick seem to stock a few items, might try them.

Thanks again guys
Jayson
 

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Re: My new 450
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 02:53:38 pm »
Chaps, i see in Europe a few of the guys simply remove the Cat out the exhaust, has this been done locally at all?

Im not after more power, just want to hear that motor a bit more.
 

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Re: My new 450
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 03:54:46 pm »
I also see the bike has a steering lock, my bike never came with that key, i suppose i need to go to BMW for that?