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garth
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PostPosted: 15:04 - 30 Aug 2016    Post subject: New dirty toy Reply with quote

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I've been looking for a road legal enduro bike for ages, and viewed a couple. Within my budget most were knackered and pretty tired looking. Ended up with this, one year old and 160 miles on the clock.

Has a few extras, new AC10's, 15.5l Acerbis tank (standard fitted at the moment) full yoshimura system, renthal chain and sprockets, kriega grab handles and a toolbag.

Quite pleased with it, build quality is very good indeed, it's pretty quick and powerful, if a little maintenance heavy being a 450 4 stroke.
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PostPosted: 17:34 - 30 Aug 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

WK450?
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PostPosted: 19:27 - 30 Aug 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

STONEY! wrote:
WK450?


Yep.

So far, apart from the carb, everything has been identical to that of the CRF450 Haynes manual.

I've got a CRF clutch case on the way, because it was 10 on eBay and I don't like the WK casting. /tart
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PostPosted: 08:23 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend bought a brand new 250 version and he had no end of problems with it.

The wheel spokes were too light weight,loosened off and elongated the holes in the rim within 500 miles.

The rear shock seized the rebound adjuster and not long after the shaft seal blew and lost all of the damping oil.

The front forks locked solid within 2000 miles.

The engine oil pump seized within 1000 miles and wrote off the engine.

But because it was sold as a competition machine there was no warranty Brick Wall
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PostPosted: 08:57 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fizzer Thou wrote:
A friend bought a brand new 250 version and he had no end of problems with it.

The wheel spokes were too light weight,loosened off and elongated the holes in the rim within 500 miles.

The rear shock seized the rebound adjuster and not long after the shaft seal blew and lost all of the damping oil.

The front forks locked solid within 2000 miles.

The engine oil pump seized within 1000 miles and wrote off the engine.

But because it was sold as a competition machine there was no warranty Brick Wall


There are a lot of horror stories about Chinese bikes. I look after my bikes well, and I've ridden a Chinese c90 through the Sahara desert, and done a few seasons racing on a Stomp supermoto. This is vastly better built than either of those, so we'll see.

The spokes on this one are pretty substantial, and suspension is Kayaba.
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PostPosted: 10:10 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it wasn't for the casing it'd be hard to tell it from the Honda.
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PostPosted: 12:15 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good, fair play. Is the frame a proper ally job? Do you mind divulging the purchase cost? Just curious how much they depreciate by, it would make a good winter bike and mountain tool for me...

I bet I'd break myself in half off-road riding though...
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PostPosted: 16:54 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

nitrosurf wrote:
That looks really good, fair play. Is the frame a proper ally job? Do you mind divulging the purchase cost? Just curious how much they depreciate by, it would make a good winter bike and mountain tool for me...

I bet I'd break myself in half off-road riding though...


Yes, ally frame. It's circa 43bhp and 117kg, though I think I've lost a few pounds ditching the standard heavy system (incl. cat) and the emissions bollocks, which was half a kg alone.

Bear in mind that it's not a road bike. Oils (separate engine and gearbox) I'll be changing every couple of hundred miles.

I'll pm you what I paid.
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PostPosted: 18:21 - 02 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fizzer Thou wrote:
But because it was sold as a competition machine there was no warranty Brick Wall


My Beta came with a massive 30 day warranty. Laughing
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PostPosted: 16:38 - 03 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today amongst pissing about the the zx9r, I put it back to its original ride height. The previous owner was short, and I'm not, so I took the rear shock out and wound the adjusters back to standard, and pulled the forks back through the yokes. Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: 18:03 - 03 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meet us at Box Hill car park sometime and I will show you around the Dorking green lanes if you have not done them before Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: 09:50 - 05 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im game for meeting up for some lanes if anyone else is? Surrey/Hampshire area
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PostPosted: 14:43 - 09 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a new dirty toy too! (She hasn't seen dirt yet though)
http://i.imgur.com/WyqPyoG.jpg?1
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PostPosted: 16:31 - 09 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

STONEY! wrote:
Im game for meeting up for some lanes if anyone else is? Surrey/Hampshire area


Yes mate, what are you riding? I'm in Southampton, but another mate of mine has just bought a 250EXC, and has a van, so can travel a bit.

In other news, white front mudguard because it was A, cheap and B, tart.

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PostPosted: 20:50 - 09 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice looking bike Garth!

Having spent a couple of years keeping an eye on ebay and gumtree for XR400's or WR450's and disappointed with the age/price, I'm interested to see how you get on!

WK don't sell the Enduro any more do they?

How did you find this one?
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PostPosted: 00:08 - 10 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be up for a Hampshire meet sometime.

I live in Bedford, but I ride down that way a lot to visit my dad who lives near Fareham. Have to be on my CRF250L though
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PostPosted: 14:38 - 10 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be on one of the following depending which I get Mot'd and road worthy in time

300 exc
xr250
drz
125 exc
sp400 (actually mot'd and on the road lol)
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PostPosted: 14:42 - 10 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started another thread in the offroad section for Hampshire/Surrey green laning meet up arrangements
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PostPosted: 20:46 - 11 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acemastr wrote:
I got a new dirty toy too! (She hasn't seen dirt yet though)
http://i.imgur.com/WyqPyoG.jpg?1


Is it going to be registered for road use?
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PostPosted: 21:35 - 11 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fizzer Thou wrote:
Acemastr wrote:
I got a new dirty toy too! (She hasn't seen dirt yet though)
http://i.imgur.com/WyqPyoG.jpg?1


Is it going to be registered for road use?


USA, fuck the system
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PostPosted: 12:20 - 12 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
Very nice looking bike Garth!

Having spent a couple of years keeping an eye on ebay and gumtree for XR400's or WR450's and disappointed with the age/price, I'm interested to see how you get on!

WK don't sell the Enduro any more do they?

How did you find this one?


They don't - rumours of some copyright claim. Laughing

I found it by having a saved search on eBay. I was interested when they were available new but didn't have the money. Didn't really have the money for this either, but thought why not. I almost bought a 2 stroke KTM, but after a test ride decided the engine wasn't really what I wanted for green lanes, it wasn't too happy off the pipe.
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PostPosted: 14:14 - 12 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth wrote:
after a test ride decided the engine wasn't really what I wanted for green lanes, it wasn't too happy off the pipe.


Today, I learnt that garth likes it on the pipe.
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