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I got it!! My new '05 with lotsa pics!! I can shut up now!!!

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Here it is. I got it Monday (10/04/04) afternoon and did a quick once over and took it to the local MX track. I by no means do not intend to "gloat" about the '05 model, but I love it. I have no basis to compare it to the previous years, as I am sure they are just as fun. But, this being my first 2-wheeled MX bike, I am very happy. It is easy to start, lightweight (for a 450), turns really well, and has very smooth power. But, I can not get over how torquey this thing is!!! I mean, a slight twist of trhe right hand, and it JUMPS forward!!! It almost seems like a little too much for a 2 wheel newbie like me, but I am catching on real quick. Anyway, here are the pics. Some of when it was fresh on the trailer, and some of after the ride and installation of the D.I.D. X-ring chain, and hourmeter. Oh yeah, the spokes were REALLY loose after the first ride. I love this bike!!!

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After stickers, chain, hourmeter, and break-in.

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Bad pic of the hourmeter with .8 hours!

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Congrats Jimbo, sure is a beauty :cry:. I figure once I finish paying off my 05 250 in January I'm gonna pick up the 450. I too was going to get it for my first dirtbike but decided on the 250. Enjoy that beast.....and PLEASE, don't even pick up the drill. :cry:

Dano

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You need to start drilling holes.

I knew that was coming.

:cry:.....second that

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I suggest you order a set of graphics kit to protect those new plasticts before you go riding.

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Hey Man, How much did you pay for that baby. I'm about to buy one and just curious how much I can expect to spend. It's beautiful......

Barry

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Those are nice pics. Congrats on the bike.

Can't tell, which hour meter did you go with? I installed a Sendec, but on the "passenger side"...seemed like a more direct route to the spark plug wire. But, I did have to remove the "2005 Honda CRF450" sticker". :cry:

I haven't rode mine yet (at a track anyway). I'll begin the steering head and linkage greasing tonight.

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Not trying to change the thread, but is that a reloader on the bench.

Sure looks like one to me....wrong color though, should be Blue :cry: like mine.

Dano

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Thanks guys. No, I won't be adding the "speed holes". Ibfurloughed, yes, that is a Lee progressive reloader on my bench. Good eye! I paid $6300 plus tax. The hour meter is the sendec unit with a "Pit Posse" logo. I mounted it on the left side so I can see the tach when making carb adjustments. Now, I just need to get a day off and finish the break in! :cry:

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Man I remember when I got mine last year....I was sportin wood for at least a week.......you will love that beast just make sure you treat it right....congrats bro!! :cry: :cry:

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Not trying to change the thread, but is that a reloader on the bench.

Sure looks like one to me....wrong color though, should be Blue :cry: like mine.

Dano

yeah, ride RED... reload BLUE!!!

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