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post #11 of 49 Old 07-11-2016, 06:33 PM
 
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eh, it's nice for a girls bike...
Ok...that just pisses me off....haha
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post #12 of 49 Old 07-11-2016, 10:18 PM
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It makes me want a bigger bike. Their is a group ride coming up, but I feel like it's not going to keep up.

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If your group can ride at 60-65 mph or so you should be able to keep up OK .

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It makes me want a bigger bike. Their is a group ride coming up, but I feel like it's not going to keep up.
Like Duckster said.....

You should have no problem....

I rode with a couple of friends on hogs....imo...they rode slow, especially in the twisties.
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My biggest complaint is lack of aftermarket support. This of course is in reference to my '86 450. My second complaint is how nobody even knows what the hell a cmx450 is. But that relates back to the lack of parts.
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My biggest complaint is lack of aftermarket support. This of course is in reference to my '86 450. My second complaint is how nobody even knows what the hell a cmx450 is. But that relates back to the lack of parts.
You have to remember you're talking abut a 30 year old Japanese bike that was only made for 2 years. How much aftermarket or even OEM support can you really expect? There comes a time when old bikes survive mainly on used parts traded among enthusiasts. The British bikes are a bit of an exception since new parts are still available for many bikes 50 or more years old.

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Agreed...but it's the only beef I have.

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It's slow, needs a sixth gear. quiet as a church mouse till you hack the exhaust, and vibrates like the old ladys....washing machine hahaha

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I'm pretty sure there was a fair amount of aftermarket support for the 450 when it was in production.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Left side oil seal would be my only real beef. Other bikes have the decency to spit extra oil out the air filters; this one blows out an oil seal. Not only that, the engineers designed it that way, even including a weep hole so the oil could escape when it happens.

I tell people with this bike, with the bike level and the dipstick not screwed in, to never attempt to fill to the top of the cross hatches on the dipstick. 1/2 to 3/4ths (max) is full!

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