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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2021, 03:19:14 pm »
Last photo is stunning teebag!! :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2021, 03:28:28 pm »
looks good.. liking your work  :thumleft:
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2021, 07:22:40 pm »
@teebag: You may just succeed in waking Honda SA and finally put the 450L on the Adv-map, which is a position it very well deserves!  ;)
We've beat you to the Hell though... :P
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #104 on: July 26, 2021, 08:29:56 am »
Took my CRF450L to Atlantis dunes yesterday. First time I really enjoyed the bike. In the sand dunes, the bad on/off throttle was not a problem, since you never really completely close the throttle.
Suspension and power was perfect for sand riding.
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2021, 01:00:44 pm »
Some cool pictures there Teebag!!
 
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2021, 05:48:37 pm »
Ok one of the issues I had was the rear fender “un-clipping” over bumps, the weight of the toolkit would pull the rack and fender upward and it would un-clip at the rear.  A simple RokStrap around the whole thing solved the problem for the rest of the trip.

Most aftermarket racks bolt to subframe brackets so this would not be an issue.



Not a great design, but at least the plastic is flexible.







Feels solid now so shouldn’t have the problem again.
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2021, 05:51:01 pm »
You have the knack to make a brand new bike better!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2021, 03:56:34 pm »

 
Let’s see if this can work, modified @giantloopmoto tabs and some generic straps for the front, to mount the Enduristan Sandstorm 4X
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #109 on: August 05, 2021, 05:35:48 pm »
Well if I am going to be changing the oil a lot then I may as well try to make the process a little slicker.

So I made something







You can buy a bling billet version of this… in America, when they have stock which they haven’t, for the past few months, it would probably also set you back around R1000 landed

How do you use it? Well you warm the oil up then throw the bike down on the RHS, remove the drain plug, and insert one freshly printed tool. Stand the bike back up and remove stopper, drain the oil into a suitable container and continue from there as normal.





No need to remove the bash plate, no mess, no fuss.

Oh and I didn’t forget the magnet



It seemed to do it’s job This time only small debris and almost nothing in the filter on inspection after cutting it open.
 
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #110 on: August 11, 2021, 04:11:40 pm »
Even though ive spent a bucket load of money on my 450X rally bike, I think this will be my next Honda, the 450X is a beast and i'm getting old  :imaposer: I recon an Africa Twin and the 450L is a good combo
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« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2021, 04:22:59 pm »
 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2021, 03:58:40 pm »
Went for an overnighter in the Karoo with @deapsquatter and Marcus to compare notes - 3 CRF450L's

+- 450km per day, with an AVG consumption of 22 km/L with the American ECU, which gives me a range of between 230-250km on the IMS 3 gal tank. The Vortex bikes were slightly thirstier but definitely had a slight edge on power.

Marcus proved the stock chain is crap, but other than that - no issues.
 
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« Reply #113 on: September 15, 2021, 03:59:54 pm »
 :ricky:

 
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #114 on: September 15, 2021, 05:04:04 pm »
That last photo is pure magic :drif:

Rest also nice. Ouberg never disappoints <3
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2021, 09:31:34 pm »
Second pic with Ouberg in the background. WOW!!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #116 on: September 18, 2021, 11:40:06 am »
Quite informative video.

https://youtu.be/Qz9TjJS3EQU

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #117 on: September 21, 2021, 02:41:39 pm »
Did the 3rd oil change, not enough debris to photograph.  This was at +- 1500km interval and the oil (Motul 7100 full synthetic) though dirty, still had a reddish tinge and the filter still looked clean so could probably extend to 2K km between changes and maybe the filter only every 2nd change although they are cheap enough to change every time.

I didn't forget the magnet ;)
 

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #118 on: October 29, 2021, 01:06:36 am »
That last photo is pure magic :drif:

Rest also nice. Ouberg never disappoints <3

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Re: Back to Honda - (This time with a CRF450L)
« Reply #119 on: November 03, 2021, 02:57:45 pm »


Is that the 450 Adventure Spec Mini Fairing for the on there?

Looks good!!  :drif:

You enjoying it?

Friend of mine is bringing me the universal one from England in December.
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