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Idiot buy? Street legal '07 Honda CRF450x

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Bunch of upgrades and looks awesome. Decent price.

 

Will it likely require much maintenence if I use it mostly around town (less than 50mph) while I get trails in my free time? Am I stupid for considering?

 

I know there are better bikes for around town, but I like this one a lot for it's off road capabilities, especially it's weight. Any opions?

 

 

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It's a great bike. As long as you understand the downfalls- that it's gonna need oil changes every 10 hours, a piston every 100, occasional valve maintainence, expensive to service the suspension, etc.  All of this many times more often than a DR-Z (for example) would need.

 

I think it's a terrible choice for any kind of freeway commute but for blasting around town and hooking up trails, and as a true and proper bike off road, it's tough to beat.

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Yeah , around town and trail work would be ok , I would run taller gearing though .

Agreed. It has a low granny 1st and tall 5th so they are pretty decent geared up for the street and you'll still have a short-ish 1st gear for off road.

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