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    Finally got a bike!!!!!

    2014 CRF450XRL.

    The few times I've been out on it have left a huge grin.....
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    that looks very nice !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchrocket View Post
    The weight sounds great! interesting about the power valve too thanks. I will do some googling this weekend. A couple of friends have the 450 EXC's so I will have to give one a go.
    I always found the 450 a bit too much in the power delivery department for laning and much preferred my 525
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbd View Post
    I'm thinking of trying a CB500x with the Rally Raid adventure kit. Seems like a good compromise between lightweight adventure bike and decent off-road capability...
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Humour me...

    Given where I live, I need a bike for this that can comfortably be ridden quite a distance (i.e. 40 - 50 miles plus) before going off-road and I don't have/want a van.

    Unless I'm missing something, the RR version is an interesting alternative to something like a CCM 450...

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbd View Post
    Humour me...

    Given where I live, I need a bike for this that can comfortably be ridden quite a distance (i.e. 40 - 50 miles plus) before going off-road and I don't have/want a van.

    Unless I'm missing something, the RR version is an interesting alternative to something like a CCM 450...

    Nothing like a ccm 450

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I always found the 450 a bit too much in the power delivery department for laning and much preferred my 525
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    True, but the 450 will come on cam mid throttle like a power valve opening on a 2T whereas the 525 is just a big old lugger from anywhere in the rev range
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    True, but the 450 will come on cam mid throttle like a power valve opening on a 2T whereas the 525 is just a big old lugger from anywhere in the rev range
    Never had any problem with mine . . perhaps I just don't open it that far!!

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    how about a GSA?

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    gsa

    why would you want to feck gsa up, light and nimble its the way to go! go out on your own and drop it and see..

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    Saw this bike on Auto Trader’s Android App. Thought you might be interested. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01604062702773


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    Quote Originally Posted by red1 View Post
    Saw this bike on Auto Trader’s Android App. Thought you might be interested. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01604062702773


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    thats very cool!! and i bet a right laugh on the road with the supermoto wheels!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by suffolk View Post
    why would you want to feck gsa up, light and nimble its the way to go! go out on your own and drop it and see..
    Aren't GSAs to be used for off-roading?
    I realise they are big bikes, but it's in the name: Gelände&Strasse.
    An all in one bike

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    ride if you like but for green lanes a bit over kill, why ruin a great bike when you drop it . any old trail bike will do you dont have to worry about the repair bill.

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    Fair point.

    Thus, after having spent all that money on a GSA, can anyone recommend a good, solid trail bike for a bit of weekend fun for less than £1500?

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    how's a AJP 200 for a trail bike?
    Or rather a CRF250?

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