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banffboy

Just picked up a CRF450x!!!

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Went to the Calgary bike show this weekend. They had a 450x at the honda booth. Man.........was it heavy, especially because it was beside the CRF450, something like 35lbs heavier. My 01'WR feels lighter and the new 05WR feels much lighter. Just my 02cents worth

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the 450X is way way heavier than the 05 WR. the WR is so much cooler than the 450X in my opinion. damn, those WR's haul ass.

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how did the underside protection look>?

and does any one have any pictures?

Sorry no pics from me Simon. It comes with a glide plate and what looks like replacable case guards(not sure why the didn't go for a one piece set up, the frame rails are still exposed). It might have felt a little lighter if there was a good place to grab a hold and pick the bike up:excuseme:

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Hondas suck. Why anyone would risk their hard earned money on one of those bikes is beyond me. I wouldn't buy one based on their reputation alone. XR's are a different story, but honda hasn't figured it out yet. My 99 wr(second year model) was ROCK SOLID from the first day that I bought it until i sold it.

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I would have no problems riding the 450x... I can't wait to see the bike and find out what it really weighs.. I can't see it being that much heavier than the WR.

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i cant comment for the 450s but if we are talking 250vs250....

i have ridden the wr250f (2000-2004) and the crf250x {2004}. here is what i can tel you:

-i would never buy the first year of a bike (like the 2003 wr450 at the time).

-when riding, the honda feels lighter.

-yamaha feels allot more powerfull (not even comparable with the yz cam).

-honda engine and underside are way too exposed for my liking.

-honda burns/losses/uses oil, LOTS of it, and doesnt hold much.

-yamaha is allot better for doing a home DS convesion.

i think i just need both of the 250s and both of the 450s:thumbsup:

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oh wait. i will get a 450X. only when i see it ditched on the side of a trail i'll bring my truck back there and tow it back to my house, and use it as a target.:cry:

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I would have no problems riding the 450x... I can't wait to see the bike and find out what it really weighs.. I can't see it being that much heavier than the WR.
It's not. I've had both the 450X and the WR450 on my short list for next bike, but I'm still not sure. And just looking at the weight figure can be misleading. It's how heavy the bike's feel that make a difference and my WR400 FELT heavy for it's weight. Even the newer WR450's tend to get compared to 650's here rather then other 450's. We'll see!

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Honda claims 255# for the 450X. But they say the 650R weighs 270. Does that mean the real world 450X will be 20# heavier also?:cry:

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It's not. I've had both the 450X and the WR450 on my short list for next bike, but I'm still not sure. And just looking at the weight figure can be misleading. It's how heavy the bike's feel that make a difference and my WR400 FELT heavy for it's weight. Even the newer WR450's tend to get compared to 650's here rather then other 450's. We'll see!

First off: you have not had both the 450X and the WR450 because the 450X has not made it to the market place yet :cry:

as for the X not being heavier than the WR your wrong, the X is 255 lbs Dry weight that means its 10lbs heavier.

I Hate when people spout stupid sh*t and they dont know jack about what there saying.

Take your short list and buy a brain

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we all know that manufacturers quoted weights are only their estimates anyway. Only ktm seems to have accurate weights in the specs.

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First off: you have not had both the 450X and the WR450 because the 450X has not made it to the market place yet :cry:
That is not what he said........read it again:naughty: :
I've had both the 450X and the WR450 on my short list for next bike, but I'm still not sure.
I Hate when people spout stupid sh*t and they dont know jack about what there saying.

Take your short list and buy a brain

Maybe you should take your own advice........as well as some reading comprehension classes.:cry:

Looks like you owe someone an apology.:cry:

:cry:

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There is no comparison between a wr450 and an xr 650 in the weight department, what are you guys smoking??? big jim:excuseme:

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a stock 04 wr 450 weighs 262 lbs wet w/out gas. (on a balanced double beam scale) yammies dry weight was posted at 247 for that bike. o.k. lets do some math! 2 qts susp. fluid , 1 qt motor oil,8 oz. brake fluid,1 1/2 qts coolant so unless i forgot sumthin' that adds up to 4 3/4 qts. lets call it 5. none of this stuff weighs more than 8 lbs a gallon so using that its 10 lbs. where is the other 5 lbs from? thats alot to be wrong by!!! its also funny how it errs in thier favor!!:cry:

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The Factory Yamaha specs are corrected for true weight at 30,000. feet (Top of Everest). If you ride you Yamaha up there it will weigh exactly as they spec it less fluids!:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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