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Old 10-24-2007, 12:35 PM   #21
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keep prodding me guys!!!

i need to find out what the true maintenance is on a crf450 before i actually decide what to get. I'd like the honda..

def. gonna have to be lowered a bit to suit my size!

Cliff, did you lower yours any?
don't lower it, just shave the seat!!!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #22
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the bike has to be kick started, that is my issue??!!
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the bike has to be kick started, that is my issue??!!
bump start with a little help pushing
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:38 PM   #24
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Get a CRF 450 if you want just to track.
no he'll be going through cylinder heads like crazy go suzuki yam or kawi.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:42 PM   #25
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But if you did it BEFORE the wedding, you could ride off together on the SM in a wheelie, tossing the bouquet over your head!

That's every girl's dream isn't it?????
no!
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:42 PM   #26
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get a sm , but i hear maintaining those things can be pain after beating on them on the track alot
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:44 PM   #27
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I have not lowered mine. I ordered a set of forks and a shock on ebay that I will play around with. the forks and shock currently on there are way too stiff. I think i sag the bike about 1 cm

I think I am going to keep the ride height the same, just set sag, preload, and all the other good stuff. if I find that I need to lower it, I will do it internally. But I kinda don't think its a big deal, i'm kinda used to being vertically challenged. if anything, i will cut the foam down, but i don't think that's a big deal either.

anyhow, on the bike, i stand on my tip toes. I have to lean it way over to kick start, but this again, is nothing out of the ordinary for me on a dirtbike.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:46 PM   #28
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the bike has to be kick started, that is my issue??!!
kick starting is easy on the newer 4-strokes. it's a pain in the on my 426. I bump start a lot.
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kick starting is easy on the newer 4-strokes. it's a pain in the on my 426. I bump start a lot.
i dunno about that , c0reys brand new crf450 makes me want to shoot myself sometimes trying to kick start it
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #31
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i <3 bump start.

but for real, james, if you'd like to come by and gather your own oppinions, feel free.

while searching, keep an eye out for a good deal on a 250f for me. I want to get back on the dirt.
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I am probbaly going to sell the GSXR and build an SM for next year.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #33
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i dunno about that , c0reys brand new crf450 makes me want to shoot myself sometimes trying to kick start it
should have said "easier", since now they have the decomp stuff, and acceleartor pumps, and what not, plus they are lighter too these days. I get tired trying to start mine with me being short and the bike being heavy and hard to start.
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What is the consensus on brand to build and getting them street legal?
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:59 PM   #35
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honda, yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki bought in dirt trim and converted

ktm, aprilia, ducati, and suzuki bought new in SM trim.

about $400 more I could change the stator, flywheel, add the required components, and probably get it street legal. since I have the title. A lot of dirtbikes that you will buy will be strictly bill of sale.
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Man, I wish I would have bought this bike a year ago...
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honda, yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki bought in dirt trim and converted

ktm, aprilia, ducati, and suzuki bought new in SM trim.
Is it possible to make any of the dirt trim ones street legal?
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if it has a title.
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they make honda 50's street legal
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What model of KTM is that?
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