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Fairwell My DRZ Brothers!

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After nearly six good years with my 2004 DRZ400S, I finally made the move to a 450 enduro bike. I picked up one of these leftover 09 KLX450Rs, from a local dealer, this week...

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I got nearly 60% of my original purchase price back, when I sold my DRZ, and it was sold about thirty minutes after I posted it on our local adventure riding forum. So I'm really happy with the DRZ's resale value.

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Well, have fun and enjoy!! (you know, when you are pushing 80 you will be sorry you don't have a DRZ around to enjoy) :lol::ride::smirk:

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You are really going to love that klx off road!

Enjoy it, and don't forget to update us from time to time.

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You are really going to love that klx off road!

Enjoy it, and don't forget to update us from time to time.

Thanks. I have loved every mile aboard my DRZ, but my riding has leaned more and more toward off road exclusivity, on the DRZ, so I just wanted something a little more focused in that direction. And I think the timing was right too, since I had really good service from the DRZ over the past six years, and it was still worth pretty good money on the used market, where as in a few years, it would be worth very little.

What is the size of the tank?

2.1 gallons.

Here's a test article from when the bike debuted last year. The 2009 is unchanged, except for some minor colour and graphics differences.

And the basic spec sheet...

Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve single

Displacement: 449cc

Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm

Compression ratio: 12.0:1

Cooling: Liquid

Carburetion: Keihin FCR40

Ignition: Digital AC-CDI

Starting: Electric, with primary kick backup

Transmission: Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final drive: Sealed chain

Frame: Aluminum, perimeter design

Rake / trail: 27.7 degrees / 4.8 in.

Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted AOS-type cartridge fork with 22-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping / 12.0 in.

Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK single shock system with 22-way low-speed, two-turn variable high-speed compression damping and 22-way rebound damping / 12.4 in.

Front tire: 80/100-21

Rear tire: 110/100-18

Front brake / rear brake: 250mm petal rotor with hydraulic dual-piston caliper / 240mm petal disc with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Overall length: 85.8 in.

Overall width: 32.3 in.

Overall height: 49.4 in.

Seat height: 37.0 in.

Wheelbase: 58.3 in.

Ground clearance: 12.6 in.

Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal.

Dry weight: 253.5 lbs

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Fairwell.......I'm envious of the KLX, let us know what you think of it!

I will do.

BTW...

My new KLX450R is plated.

:smirk:

Here's a little trip down memory lane, featuring me and my DRZ400. Who better to share it with, than you guys. Good times we had...

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Thats awesome ... are you going to be able to get it plated?

and what ya going to do about your site name? :-)

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Thats awesome ... are you going to be able to get it plated, and what ya going to do about your site name?

Yep...

Dealer plated it for me. We can still do that, up here. At least for now.

:smirk:

Looks like I'll have to sign up again as noob. :ride:

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I'l tell you one thing that's really goofy about the KLX450R...

You have to remove the exhaust header pipe, just to change the freakin' oil filter. I shit thee not!

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