Any of you other guys drooling over the Honda CR450R?
Posted August 30, 2001 - 01:45 PM
I almost anticipate buying a 2003 model...dependent upon the performance.
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted August 30, 2001 - 02:26 PM
Looks pretty dang sweet though
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted August 30, 2001 - 04:50 PM
One thing I noticed on the cr450f at washougal was just how far the engine cases stick out beyond the frame. Honda has some pretty cheesy sheet metal gaurds that bolt to the frame but are never going to offer any real protection for a woods rider. Aftermarket skidplates are going to be the first mod done to the cr450f.
Posted August 30, 2001 - 05:00 PM
I think I'll wait a few years until they work out the weaknesses and come out with an off-road version before I think about getting one.
Posted August 30, 2001 - 06:42 PM
[This message has been edited by Tim Heslip (edited August 30, 2001).]
Posted August 30, 2001 - 08:25 PM
The bikes at the press intro weighed between 231 and 234 ready to ride. Don't know what the 3 pound difference was?
'92 GSXR 7/11 (For sale, click on link)
'99 YZ400F - Exciting new pics!
'02 Honda CR450F - Coming soon!!!
Posted August 30, 2001 - 08:45 PM
Posted August 31, 2001 - 12:29 AM
Kev, they way your bike ran at bills you got nothing to loose. Got it fixed yet?
Posted August 31, 2001 - 05:02 AM
I am a big Honda fan. But, the alumimun frame creatures have not been to my liking. My 95 CR250 was a great bike. I had a chance to ride a 01 CR250 and a 01 YZ250. The honda was a fast and light. The Yamaha was very user freindly. So, if I was buying a 250 it would be a Yamaha.
My 2 cents,
01 YZ426F #85 Vet C
Posted August 31, 2001 - 09:35 PM
Posted August 31, 2001 - 02:15 PM
thanks for the info about the BK mod on 98-99's.
When you have money to burn, I guess you don't have to tune
Just kidding Kev
Posted September 01, 2001 - 04:18 PM
Posted September 02, 2001 - 03:18 AM
You know the off-road version is coming. It has to be!
Mike, still have not located lost HP. I am seriously considering going back to WR timing and see what happens...
I am going on a dual sport ride here in NH w/ Ron S. out of East Lyme, CT (where all those nasty ass lyme ticks come from !) in Sept and the bike, at least, cannot foul any plugs.
Posted September 02, 2001 - 06:29 AM
Sure, those pictures due look good. But, you cant't ride a picture and pictures dont't break down. My point is that none of us know how good or bad this bike is. Unless you are a die hard Honda fan I don't think its a good idea to jump on a band wagon that hasn't been proven.
We all know that the aluminum frame Honda's are not the dominant bikes that Honda produced in the late 80's early 90's. Our Yamaha steeds are proven machines and have more power than most of us could ever use.
Unlike 2 stroke technology, 4 stroke technology is advancing like wildfire. I'm sure that there will several bikes within the next few years that we will all ooh and aahh about.
I think, in my meaningless opinion, that the wise thing to do, for now, is stick with the proven technology of Yamaha while we wait and see what the other factories produce. Maybe wait and see what Yamaha's answer to the new technology is, because we know that they are not asleep. Somewhere, someone is designing it right now!!
Sorry, I'll get off of my soapbox now.
Posted September 02, 2001 - 06:05 PM
Bugs like you said...!!!
Posted September 03, 2001 - 08:36 AM
Posted September 05, 2001 - 06:01 AM