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  1. I can assume that you have both the section of the seat attached to the round "peg" on the tank AND also the clip on the bottom of the seat (about mid way on the seat base) slid into the frame recess? My guess is that the mid way clip is not seated properly. It will cause the middle to rise up. Take a look at the seat base before installing and you'll see it. Just a guess.
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    Years to stay away from???

    I've read that too. Somehow my reality differs.
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    Need Opinions On Break-In and Oil Changes

    I would do a warm up in the garage and a quick spin around the neighborhood/yard and do a quick oil change before the CamP or Motoman break-in techniques. I've been using a similar approach to the Motoman tips and have had great luck - I don't use any oil or get any significant blow-by. I second using a strict dino oil break in (no synthetics on my first 2 oil changes). Doing a quick change before your break-in will give you piece of mind. Cheap insurance and you'll never doubt yourself. Why not?
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    PICS: My 2010 ride.....finally ready !

    What is the rise & forward dimension on the top triple clamp? What bar rise do you have? I'm looking to experiment with my cockpit to get some extra room this year. I'm 6 feet. What hubs are you running? Looks great.
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    Best Aftermarket Plastic for an 09?

    ...but is it available for the 2009? I see front fender and number plate but no shrouds, side panels, disk guard...
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    2010 crf 450 ?

    I heard a rumor about man made global warming. That science doesn't seem to be proving out. Moral: don't believe everything that you read. The new CRF can be made into a perfect ride with a bit of suspension tuning.
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    I Rode A 2010 450 Today

    Oh no. A 2009 owner bought a 2010! You mean the 2009 is not the roach that you would believe from this forum! Don't let the haters see this sort of credential! Sent from a happy 2009 owner.
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    Pick up my new 09 Tomorrow

    Be prepared to strap on about 30 pounds of lead to the new bike to make you feel comfortable. My transition from Blue to Red really opened my eyes - I still feel that way when I transition to a pre-'10 Yamaha (haven't tried the new one) or even the new Kawasaki - they just feel heavy to me - almost "top heavy" at speed. You'll love it.
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    2010 geico crf450

    From the other pictures, it looks like the Cycra shrouds will soon be available for 09/10 models. They've only had the stadium plate and front fender available until now.
  10. Super trick and I would consider this for my CRF450R if available. Timing the engine removal with my "spring prep" is really not much extra work. Finding a welder that will get it right is another story! If they come available for the 450, let me know.
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    CRF STUFF Holiday Special

    I'm in on the group buy for the "The Blade" Works Replica Pro Kit for my 2009 CRF450R. I may add a few other bits under the free shipping offer too. How are we doing on the group buy? I opted to post here due to activity vs. the 450R thread.
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    Skid plate foam.....Way heavy

    I run my skidplate without foam. I ride MX only and as a Vet guy have the option to stay out of the very wet days and thus that I find no reason to keep the foam.
  13. Now...what brand of plastic should I get to replace my aging OEM set? UFO? When is the full Cycra set available? Graphics and trim kit available on TJ's website. A bit pricey for the whole thing - hoping that BTO lists it soon for less.
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    Cool CRF '09

    Looks great. This would be trouble for me - I'd probably ride it like I do my '09 at the track. I'll stick with dirt to stay alive!
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    Pics of Your 450....

    My '09 at the beginning of the season...still looks the same - love it. More pictures in My Garage: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vid=17271
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    09-10 CRF450R Plastic Replacement

    $13.93/side from Service Honda. 17232-MEN-A31 17231-MEN-A31
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    What goggles fit Arai helmet??

    Man, you must have a universal head. My Large Arai fits like a glove. The new Shoei just doesn't fit quite right. Medium is too small. Large is a pinch too big. I guess I have an Arai head.
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    What goggles fit Arai helmet??

    I still wear both Oakley Crowbar and O-Frames with my VX Pro 3. Both googles work great.
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    I can't do much of a comparison, but I've had extremely good luck with Twin-Air filters. I've used them exclusively with my '02, '05, and now '09 CRFs. No ripping, tearing, separation/delaminating. Great sealing. Great filtering. I clean using Kerosene and rinse with soapy water then clean water. Dry thoroughly. Then use Bel-Ray oil. I keep 4 filters - I wait till the 4th one is dirty then do a "assembly line" cleaning and oiling process. I never use grease on the seal and always use a white paper towel to check the interior of the boot with each removal. NEVER a speck of dust. Works great. I don't think that I'll switch. My 2-cents.
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    350 r ???

    I guess that the revolutionary 2010 Yamaha "reverse" engine didn't catch on by 2018. Good to know.
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    Winterization 07 crf450r

    This is about my list too, but as the last step, I tend to pull the spark plug and add an ounce or so of oil to the cylinder and than do a nice rotation on the bike to make sure that the oil lines the cylinder walls with a couple of light kicks. Corrosion in the cylinder is quite common and this helps. The debate this year is whether I continue to ride indoors vs. buying a snowmobile for my speed-needs.
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    Bike with no title?????

    Correct...if you register/title it. I'm not sure why anyone feels compelled to title a closed-course vehicle. Kinda like registering your lawn tractor or the kid's go-cart.
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    Bike with no title?????

    Verify that that it has an original Certificate of Origin and the original sales paperwork. No big deal if you then want to get it titled - you'll have everything that you need. In no way would the lack of a title stop me from buying if all of the other paperwork was original and complete. The owner very likely bought it out of state - did not pay sales tax - did not register/title it in his home state to simply avoid sales tax. That will not stop you from getting a title however. However, I'm not sure why you would want to title it unless you need it for OHV trail registration or to make it street legal.
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    2010 CRF-450R RacerX Bike Test Vid

    I learned a few things from the video that seemingly where not published previously (or I missed it): 1. Bigger shock piston 2. New cam timing 3. New front fork springs (this might have been noted) 4. New ECU mapping "for better starting" (the new map was a sure thing but didn't know that it was geared towards better starting). Still sounds VERY close to the '09.
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    Where is that "my garage" button ???

    There is the "Garage" tab across the top of the screen. All of my information was in-tact. No issues.