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    Just bought a not running WR450F. I think it was a deal and look forward to getting it up and running, making it mine, and then crushing some trails!!
    Xtremesldr12
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    To appreciate this bike, you have to think about what it is and isn't.  It's not a big displacement European adventure bike and it's not motorcross racer either.  It's the go just about everywhere bike and it does a great job at it.  I rode 125 miles today (50 on trails and 75 on pavement) and it did perfectly.  I was amazed how competent it is on the dirt.  I rolled over rock trails (no dirt just big riprap) and got over it easier than I could have walked the same trail.  It went through the most difficult terrain that is in La Dee Flat just fine, then then I rode home at 65 mph.  Pretty impressive.  Nice job Honda!
     
    mdishner
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    I like Yamaha's so any Yamaha is good.
    CaptainKnobby
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    Bought in a box, rebuilt and still going strong 6 years later.
    Arrowtree551
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    Okay bike, if I had a second chance I probably would've gone for a nicer or newer model.
    emmettman
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    More riding needed before final review 
    Timo2824
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    For my dual sport adventures in Asia.
    Allan Pedersen
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    Retro Rickman Faring makes it stand out!
    Allan Pedersen
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    Little yellow bumblebee. 
    Allan Pedersen
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    thing rips but like every older bike it has problems
    03cr125r_2002
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    Heavy compared to newer models but still packs a punch
    Allan Pedersen
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    A trusted bike that I've toured Europe on.
    Allan Pedersen
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    awsome bike
    jeremy king
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    This bike is a super easy bike to ride. I took it out on exactly the same trail as my usual old WR250F and was able to ride it with more speed and confidence. I was expecting the Suzuki to be more difficult to ride with the stiffer springs, heavier weight and bigger engine but the opposite was true.
    The thing that really set the two bikes apart was the confident handling at the front end of the Suzuki. Whenever it hit a large rock I could find the front deflected to an extent and having to steer the bike back onto the trail. The Yamaha tends to get horribly rattled on the same obstacles. It feels like the wheel gets deflected sideways and it's a violent, slipping over feeling (to be fair to the WR it could be a suspension problem and I plan to work on it).
    The heavier weight of the DR-Z gives it a stable feel on the trail and irons out the stiff bumps somewhat. The only time the extra weight was really noticeable was when the bike was airborne and flicked a bit. The suspension was smooth, responsive and predictable.
    The engine was very smooth, with plenty of torque. It's also pretty responsive for a 400cc single and I'm keen to see what it's like when worn in. Minimal gear changes were necessary since the sweet spot is huge. What it puts up with before it stalls makes it very learner friendly.
    The ergonomics are very comfy for my height. The height of the bike (with stock seat, sag not set) was very comfortable with my 80cm (31.5") inseam. I found my back a little fatigued standing with the stock handlebars, but I did have a tendency to try to get my weight back on this bike. I can't really explain why I was doing that, I can only guess it's because it's geometry feels different to what I'm used to and I'm compensating unnecessarily. The ergonomics of the Suzuki actually seem more suited to my size than the WR250F (2002), which seems like it's for someone a little taller.
    A negative is the lack of a 6th gear. For trail riding it doesn't need one, but if you want a bike you can ride on the highway and the trails (which is pretty much the purpose of road legal dirt bike) this would be something that would make you look around rather than get this bike. The looks of this bike are ok, but not stunning. You know it's a dual sport from the looks. The stock graphics are attractive and minimalist. If you buy at the right time of year (pre-Christmas promotions) they throw in a bonus enduro kit by redemption with spark arrestor, Suzuki bash plate, Suzuki radiator guards and Barkbusters 'Ego' hand guards. The Ego model is a low profile small model meant for shorty levers. The stock DR-Z doesn't have shorty levers so I think 'Jet' would have been a better choice so that there is no buzzing against them. The bash plate also makes a hideous rattling noise that turns heads. It was coming from the rear bracket rattling against the cross-member it rests on and I can't do it up any firmer or adjust it. So I solved the problem with a piece of foam beer can cozy.

    The rider:
    5'8"
    65 kg (143 lb)
    39 year old female
    Moderate fitness level
    Intermediate level trail rider

    The bike set up:
    It has an SDG tall seat and Moose Hybrid footpegs with rear offset as the only aftermarket changes.
    The exhaust and jetting are unchanged and the road restrictor remains installed in the muffler.
    Wait-A-While
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    I am trying to figure out why every time I start my bike, crf, it dumps gas in the engine case. Literally at idle for 30 seconds gas and oil start coming out of overflow. Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions?
    AllAboutHondas
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    I am trying to figure out why every time I start my bike, it dumps gas in the engine case. Literally at idle for 30 seconds gas and oil start coming out of overflow. Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions?
    AllAboutHondas
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    Only ridden it about an hour.
    Power is GREAT, surprisingly good handling and suspension (a bit soft tho) or an old bike. Front brakes don't do anything (I think the pads are contaminated-new ones coming) rear is fine.
    Was down on compression ( 90ish psi despite supposedly having a recent rebuild) so I've pulled it down to bore, replace the piston, and do the mains and a rod kit.
    Trying Wossner stuff (piston and rod) which I've never used before.
    DEATH_INC.
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    Bought it for $400 AUD, Owner didn’t know it was running even though he knew about bikes and was restoring a 1881 rm80, took it home opened the carb and all the jets were clear so I cleaned out the gunk in the float bowl and it started straight away when I bump started it.
    Christo6060
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    Bought out the eBay auction for the rm for $780 AUD, running riding and everything works perfect.
    Christo6060
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    Reliable Honda good quality nice power perfect trail bike
    Eclipse Private
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    Love almost everything about this bike, except for its weight.
    Desert Panther
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    More fun than my 500 in tight stuff
    Ricker253
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    Fun
    Ricker253
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    The 2017 CRF1000D is amazing!
    This "ULTRA DUAL SPORT" is an Adventure bike more oriented toward off road riding than most in its class. Purchased as an upgrade to our smaller Dual Sport machines, it handles great and rides smooth & comfortable. We can now add Interstate riding to our dual sport experience with all the confidence of a 1 liter machine where highway power and acceleration are key factors. It handles its weight quite well and feels like a much lighter bike in most cases. Very capable off road. Fast and efficient on the highway. Dual Clutch Transmission technology (DCT) is remarkably accurate toward gear selections most riders would likely make on their own. Having no clutch lever or foot shifter is different at first, but one gets used to it quickly. It's enjoyable that no down shifting or clutch attending are required when pulling up to a traffic light on the way to the forest roads. It does it all on its own. I've done ten hours in the saddle on one ride/day with little discomfort noted. Does need a tire change if one desires to ride it on gravel, it comes equipped with highway tires and "carves the twisties" quite well when they are installed. With appropriate off road tires it handles gravel, rocks and mud just as good as, if not better than, our smaller dual sport machines. Not a trail bike yet quite appropriate everywhere else we have rode them. It certainly filled the niche we were intending to cover with the CRF1000L. No regrets to note.
     
    Oldmossyspokes
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    This is probably the best bike I have ever owned. I loved my 17, this puts it to shame. Well, that's a bit over the top but it is superior in every way. Feels like a 250F, suspension works well (though I will tweak it a bit) and the magic button is worth the price of admission.

    Apparently the rear muffler mount is breaking off, mainly with aftermarket pipes with solid mounts but there have been reports of them breaking with the stock mufflers as well. Pro Circuit recommends having the mount beefed up, which I did. And props to Pro Circuit; their original systems had solid mounts but they are now upgrading them to rubber mounts free of charge, except for the shipping there. They will pay for the return shipping. Kawasaki is also warranting the sub frames as well. I think the mount is welded on crooked as shown in one of my pics.
    HONDA65
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