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  1. Try Penrite 10 tenths. PAO/Ester based, locally made, just as good top premium oil and far cheaper than Motul!!
  2. Make an offer on Red Mesa's PR4. I would if I lived over there. He has found and fixed every possible thing that might go wrong!
  3. Hmmm. relitively speaking, the PR7 is much cheaper in the USA than Australia (A$15,000), and the PR4 is about the same as here. AJP's are Road Registerable in all states here though.
  4. Yeah, or even a Brazilian engine! 🤔
  5. Rick Ramsey weighed his PR4: "1/24/15 stock, all fluids except gas - 233 pounds." I wonder where RM's gained the extra weight?? The Extreme is claimed to be lighter with some extra alloy parts, although I wonder why the larger diameter forks are not slightly heavier. Better materials???
  6. Well. I really like the looks of that one. And the bike also has a more modern looking front end. But no rear disc brake!!
  7. That just looks like the current one to me! Sold like that with headlight in Australia.
  8. Umm... The CRF230F is made in Brazil for the Global Market. Perhaps you were thinking of the CRF230L which I think is made in Japan? Or maybe Europe? Or both?
  9. I just saw that they had a T7 production bike on display here in OZ in the last few days. Must be very close.... Edit: Opps, maybe it was yet another 'concept' bike. https://www.facebook.com/trailridermagazine/videos/10156136811154820/?t=39 and: https://www.facebook.com/trailridermagazine/posts/10156133595074820
  10. RM's google docs on his experiences with the PR4 are a great resource, and I really appreciate the work he has put into it. Value is in the eyes of the buyer though, and I am still planning to get me a PR4. To me, most of the things RM found and modified are relitively minor in my eyes. probably the sort of things you will find on almost all EUROPEAN bikes, and he has kindy made a great list of what I need to keep an eye on or check. Some of the other things are low on my priorities too, like his reports that the forks are not easily serviceable. Not really that important for me, but the current bikes, and the 'extreme' versions have different forks, at least in Australia, anyhow. In comparison with the Honda 230 I have, it is a modern design with far better standard suspension, which does not apparently need to be extensively modified like the CRF230, to stop it trying to kill you. Riders here, I have talked to, like it as it is. What I especially like about the PR4 is that the engine is air cooled, and is capable of major modification, possible using many Honda parts. In my eyes, its main shortcoming is just low engine power. That looks to me, and others who have studied it, to be relatively easily fixed, using the same techniques used on the CRF230f. To me, it is still worth taking a chance on, and I have had my eyes wide open to all reports, especially thanks to RM. When I finally get one, you can be sure I will report how it goes, good or bad. All that said, the PR7 is a very different bike, with a very different engine, and a much higher price point (at least here in Australia - although still considerably less $'s than KTM or Huskies) and there are lots of reports from Europe and Australia that indicate it is quite a decent and reliable bike that fits the niche of the Lightweight Adventure bike, a segment of the market not well serviced by other makes.
  11. Try http://advrider.com/index.php Seen others but I would have to search.... Edit. Might also be worth a look on this facebook group: AJP PR7 AUSTRALIA
  12. Reminds me of that saying: 'Beauty is in the eys of the Beholder" But for bikes, I like: " Beauty is, as Beauty does" It's high on my wish list of Adventure bikes for serious dirt trips with a small amount of tar thrown in. Lots of interest in Australia where they are going well and have been for over 12 months now. It seems there is much more interest in these here than the AJP trail bikes. It stacks up very well compared to the only other similar class bike here, the ancient, heavier and revered (and much modified by nessesity) DR650. Honda 650's were discontinued in Australia many years ago.
  13. Apparently, they are just skipping prduction for 2018 to draw down on existing inventory, and they will resume production when they catch up. It seems that the 2017 models should be available in dealers through 2018. see this thread: From the blog that reported this in the above thread: "Edit / Update: I just heard from a birdie on the wall that Honda isn’t planning to discontinue them from the model lineup forever but rather to skip the 2018 production year and return with the 2019 Honda CRF230F and 2019 CRF150F."
  14. I missed this thread too becasue I have been away for a couple of weeks at a magic spot, windsurfing, surfing and riding my 230(249) in the sand dunes nearby! 66-1/2, and making every day count. I'm growing older but not up, My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck Let the winds of time blow over my head, I'd rather die while I'm living Than live while I'm dead. (Jimmy Buffet)
  15. I wonder how many they made?