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Old 12-14-2007, 10:51 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:10 PM
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'dog

Nice new ride...nothing like rolling a new bike around in the garage.


You riding this Saturday?
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:16 PM
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grrrr im jealous, im trying to sell my yz250f asap and prolly getting myself a crf250r... tell me how the 450 is once u get a chance to use and abuse!
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: 2008 CRF450R- preride notes

oh man! Both bikes look GREAT!

I can't wait to hear the ride reports.

Jedi, any chance of coaxing rbm to post a ride report?

oh man... this is Motoporn at its best!
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:45 AM
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Hey,

My 08 CRF450 had Blue grease in the links and white in the head set. I Never used the stock rims or disks so cant compair breaks but mine were sweet.

All bolts were sweet. Stock chain didnt last past the 3rd ride.

I saw you put your moto minder on the side of your frame. mine managed to fit on top of the CDI unit and is easy to see.

Still waiting on radiator braces.

Tag CR double high bend is a must or it feels like you are going over the bars.

I did find the bottom end and mid range to be rich so leand it off a tad with the provided jets.

Replaced the leavers with ones that dont break. lol

Next will be re valving the shocks.

Had some good crashes on it to bent a few things. Sub Frame, Clamps for the bars, broken leavers list gose on. But your pushing hard enough if you dont fall off lol.

Here is a pic of mine.




Im jelous of the black and white CRF
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:10 AM
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Nice prep, LD! Good catch on the spokes.

It's amazing how much is overlooked on the new scoots

...and make that 3 schweet bike pics
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:44 AM
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Jedi, any chance of coaxing rbm to post a ride report?
Probably not. He doesn't spend much leisure time in front of his computer. Stays hooked up solid with his own business and all.
I'd like to add that I was the first one to ride it, though. He unloaded it from the trailer and I just jumped on it and rode it around the pits so I could say I was first. That was back in October but he's done a TON of mods since then. He did say it's the sweetest bike he's ever ridden. Batman rode it hard so maybe we can hear from him.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:11 PM
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When I worked at the Honda shop I had a guy working for me that would buy a new bike every year. He would buy them still in the crate because everything had to be disassembled and greased/tightened. Seems like most of the dealers are using apprentice mechanics for their new bike assembly.
BTW NICE NEW BIKE !!!!!!!!!!!




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Old 12-18-2007, 07:14 PM
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Good report James. Shows what you can find out about a new scoot when you check carefully. Hope the first ride is/was great for you. I look forward to a report on any suspension mods too.

Merry Christmas,
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Default Re: 2008 CRF450R- preride notes

Hey, nice ride looks sweet as!!

do you have any other pics of it and how does it run?

what brand rims and hubs are they and what do they value at? What brand braking rotors are they and what do they value at?

Any way it looks sick and the blue rims suit, but i reckon a one industries no fear/sobe/samsung graphics kit would have gone well with the blue!

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