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  1. I took my brothers 07 XR250L out for a spin today, Damn its SOOO much better now! We just got the suspension back from these guys - www.suspensionsrus.com.au They re-sprung, valved & shimmed the forks & shock to our weight. Before this bike was barley ride-able off road, terrible suspension. Contentiously stacking it all the time, because it handled like a brick. But NOW!! Its Sooo nice! The suspension actually WORKS! Its pretty soft & plush compared to my 450X, but it just soaks up everything & goes anywhere now! Just like my CRF450X does too! So for all you guys riding XR's with stock suspension, I HIGHLY recommend getting you suspension re-sprung, valved & shimmed to your weight. I used to own an 03 XR400, I didnt ride it on the beach or dunes much because its handled so badly, I mainly only rode on hard packed gravel roads. I now so wish I had of done the same to my XR suspension.... For the 250L, now we just got to get it breathing better. Need a foam filter & new Muffler. Buckrun has me sorted for a new XR400R OEM muffler. But Im just having a bit of trouble finding a foam filter for it. Twinair hopefully. Here's some photo's from today.
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    Thank you lord

    I agree, my thoughts exactly.
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    Its Back ......

    Yep, you took the words out of my mouth.
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    Its Back ......

    I'd wait 24 hours or so. See what happens. Hopefully all the posts from the last 2 months return. If not, its a bloody joke. They should of given us an ultimatum.
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    Shipped my 450X to Spain!

    Yep it sure has. All posts since the 14/4/10 are gone. 2 whole months of posts threads & photo's..... GONE!! Its Really sucks.
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    expensive lesson

    & same with all of them.....
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    Its Back ......

    Na man, it looks like all posts from the last 2 months are missing. Gone forever I would suspect.... But I hope not. All posts & threads missing since the 14/4/10. My whole 5 page thread about my bike & photo's & everything is gone. Kinda sucks really. They should of just left it & let everyone get used to it.
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    Its Back ......

    Ok I guess. But I was starting to like the new version....
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    Why don't you guys have Service Manuals?

    Where is the best place to get one? eBay?
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    Why don't you guys have Service Manuals?

    Na mate, we get an Owners Manual. Not a Service Manual. Its the same owners manual as everyone else in the world gets.
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    the dreaded oil change...

    Oh sweet! What a good idea! I haven't changed the gearbox oil yet. Ive only just hit 10 hours. I changed the engine oil today. I'll try this trick when I hit 20 hours & change the filter also.
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    CRF 450X...... Wow!!!

    Here's some photo's for you. My lovely Triumph Tiger 1050 that I rode across Australia. My first bike. My next bike. & now the Perfect combination!! DAMN I LOVE THIS NEW BIKE!!!
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    Have we really made progress?

    Yea? Wow sweet! So just upgrading the suspension has made a hell of a difference hey? How does it go in boggy sand? Bit wobly like its too front heavy still? Or it cuts through it like a knife like the 450X does? I guess that answers my question.
  14. Sweet mate! That's where I put it!
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    CRF 450X...... Wow!!!

    & she's MINE!!! I just picked her up from the dealer a few hours ago after work. They had it all nice & clean for me... So I quickly went & dirtied it again! Went for an hour ride or more. Trail riding out the back bush & then down to the Dunes & beach. Man, I still cant get over how well this bike handles!! Its just SO GOOD!!!!! I got home & parked her in my Kitchen! One thing, when I parked her up I went to lock the steering.... ?? Ahh, how do I do that? I couldnt find a lock on the steering head. & Im pretty sure the ignition key doesnt lock it. How do you lock it? Cheers!
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    Have we really made progress?

    OH!! That is one NICE XR400!!!! The forks look very nice! & What do you mean no photo's?? I have HEAPS of photo's of my XR400! Or do you mean where are the photo's of my 450X?... Well there arnt any yet because I only Just picked her up from the dealer Today at 4.30pm! 3 hours ago to be precise! I took her for a 1.5 hour spin through some tracks & the Dunes after work. MAN that thing is FUN!! Have fun with the bikes!
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    Have we really made progress?

    Hey Johnny, Yea I read your thread about you wanting an XR400. Good idea for the long rides. The engine is bullet proof & goes well. Its a good bike, I loved mine!! (as you may be able to tell from all the photo's of it in my Garage!) But I just cant get over the handling improvement on the CRF! Its Awesome! You might want to upgrade the suspension on the XR.... I think you mentioned that.... & you know they don't handle too well in the boggy dirt don't you? I didn't do much with my XR4 Suspension, but I did put a 440 kit & cam in it. For an XR4, It hauled ass! Good luck with that mate. Paul.
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    Have we really made progress?

    This thread was also very interesting to me. Having come from an XR400 years ago, thats what Im used to. Only 2 days to go till I get my new 450x! & Im very happy you all hold it in such high regard!! I cant wait!!
  19. In Oz, the X comes with a nice big digital speedo/odometer! Its got all the info on it that any street bike would have. Even a lap timer! What do youse get? Just an analog Odometer?.... Oh weak.
  20. Yep ok thanks guys I will definitely get an hour meter fitted. But, how many hours before a service? 10?
  21. Ive long time been a Unifilter fan. & was just about to buy one of these kits for my 450X (Which Im picking up from the dealer next Wednesday. Cant Wait!) PROCOMP2 Combo Packs Ive had a look at the Twin Air filters, but I still think the Uni's are the best. But! What about the stock air filter!? Should I even change it? Maybe the stock is very good!? I don't know yet. What do you recommend? Cheers. Paul.
  22. Thanks for all the reply's! Looks like I don't need to order a UNIfilter after all! The Stock filter will do! Thanks guys! You just saved me $120.
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    CRF 450X...... Wow!!!

    Yea? Ok it must be my wrong technique. When I do it, it definitely doesn't want to stand up. It just spins the tire & it accelerates. Do I need to stand up?
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    Colored rims on your x

    The Black rims do look awesome! Allot better that Silver. Looks mean!
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    CRF450X vs. CRF250X

    I went to the local honda shop last week to look at buying a 250x. & thats pretty much exaclty what they told me. Dont get the 250 because you'll always be ringing its little neck for more power & it doesnt have enough torque to get through boggy sand. Where as the 450 has the balls to do it all & you dont have to thrash it! Just cruise & it gets through it all! Cuse its got the power! They had a very nice 08 450X in the yard, So I took it for a ride. It was the best & most fun demo ride of my life! So I'm buying it!