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It's a great improvement over their prior dual sport jokes, but still way short.

When the 1993 XR650L came out, it was considered the most advanced and serious "dual sport" bike available to the masses.  Of course it has NOT changed in 25+ years.

But I get what you are saying.

This is a move in the right direction for Honda and it is now the most serious Japanese dual sport bike, dethroing the DRZ400S ... albeit at twice the price.

It may even be a better "dual sport" bike than the KTM and Husky offerings, but they are 30 lbs lighter and way better street-legal dirt bikes.

It'll be interesting to see what the after-market can do to uncork and remove some weight from the CRF450L.
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That seems about what you'd expect for Honda.

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The Honda is a much better bike in third gear than it is in second or firstĖthat is to say, it works best on terrain that would put you in their gear. Above 20 mph and the bike is awesome. Itís the king of fireroads, but itís not something you would want to ride in a GNCC.

This isn't a KTM or even a serious competitor to one. 

It's a great improvment over their prior dual sport jokes,b ut still way short.
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Craigslist and Ebay ads / Re: The Suzuki Cougar???
« Last post by Brenden on December 01, 2018, 03:34:10 pm »
Neighbor kid had one of those.  I think it might have had a suzuki engine, but was from pep boys or something like that
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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« Last post by Trail Ryder on November 29, 2018, 08:36:44 am »
Sorry for your loss and the hassle that followed.

I "flip" or sell at least one bike or a snowquad year to help fund my hobbies.  I tell prospective buyers to drive to a Walmart about a mile from house and once they are there, I text them my address and warn them to stay in there vehicle until I come out to meet them because I have nasty, overprotective dog (which is true).   When they arrive at my house, my garage is all closed up, and whatever I am selling is in my driveway.

I do not offer test drives without them handing over my full asking price in cash for me to hold.

In this particular theft case, my buddy thinks it was a a kid in his neighborhood who probably needed cash for drugs.

In addition to my other precautions, everything is locked inside my garage and has a Kyptonite lock on it (not easy to remove without power tools and a lot of noise).  If I happen to be home and hear something in my garage, Cujo goes out first followed by me with the proper personal defense device.  God have mercy on them because Cujo won't.
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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« Last post by funnie on November 28, 2018, 08:29:57 pm »
I don't comment on here much but Alan and Chris know who I am.  Heres my story about having a bike stole.  While trying to sell a bike I stupidly gave someone my address.  Of course they never showed up.  2 days later the my bike, not the one I was trying to sell was stole out of my shed.  I had the shed locked and a chain on the bike.  Both were cut with bolt cutters.   Called the greece police, came and made a report.  A detective came out and took the phone# of the dude that called me..I was told it was a obama phone and couldnt be tracked.  I have insurance on all my bikes  but after the deductable they gave me 394 bucks. One month later I saw it for sale on craigslist, called was told it was sold.  Call gpd again, gave them the ad and phone# was told the couldnt help me.  Another obama phone.  In august, 18 months later I swa it for sale in Sandy Creek on facebook marketplace.  Called the detective at gpd, didnt answer his phone or return my calls for 2 days.  Call state troupers in Pulaski and a human answered the phone.  Told them the story, fax them the police report and the dudes name.  Went to the house and found my bike.  Painted black and beat to shit..They didnt run premix in it.  Had to go pick it up myself.. Dude told me he bought it fron a guy in rochester.  Call progresive to tell them I got my bike back and wanted to give them back there 394 bucks and was told no way.  They wanted to take it and sell it at auction. I got big time pissed, told them if the come get it I would cancel all 4 of my polices.  They backpedaled,sent out a adjuster to give me a price so I could keep it.  Adjuster looked it over, told me it had aftermarket parts on it and was worth more then they said at first and gave me a check for 287 bucks.  I got to keep it but by the time I rebuild everything I'll have about 1500 bucks in a bike worth around 1000.  Now  i take the wheels off my bikes so the bastereds will have to carry them.  If your bike get stole, don't give up looking for it cause no one else will.took me over a year to find it.  Take lots of pic of your bikes with the vin to help identify it.  Don't quit looking for your bike buddy.
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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« Last post by redrider911 on November 28, 2018, 07:01:33 pm »
I would take my bike apart and carry it to the basement before Iíd keep it in a shed
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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« Last post by Trail Ryder on November 28, 2018, 11:45:37 am »
I would think retard chariots would be stolen more, as more people can ride them.

He does not commute on the bike.  He lives in a rice neighborhood in Webster ($250,000+ houses) and I am sure it has been out in his driveway while washing or maintaining it or while loading up to go riding.  The bike was chained and locked to a much newer KTM 300 XC and both bikes were locked in his backyard shed.  The older 400 EXC was closer to the shed door, so that is why he thinks it was stolen over the better bike.

He has liability insurance on both bikes, but no comprehensive or theft coverage as that would have been like an additional $18 on his policy.  I don't understand why more people do not insure their stuff for theft as it doesn't cost that much more.

He is pretty sure that a neighbor's kid or friend stole it .... probably for drug money.
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Pictures and Video / Re: Stolen 2002 KTM 400 EXC, Webster, NY
« Last post by bardeenm1 on November 28, 2018, 11:18:58 am »
This is why I have a broke down retard chariot and not a bike ;)

HAHA scum bags.  Did he ride the bike to and from his house for people to know he had it in his shed? Or did he pull it out and load it up and leave when he was using it?
I'm curious on how these scum bags find all the shit they are stealing. 

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