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Old 02-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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I came across some 86-87 rebel 450s. should i consider one? they run real cheap, for like 750-1500.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Honda CMX450 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
38 HP at 410 lbs wet weight. Parallel twin engine.
Sounds like cheap fun, a little faster than the 250R.
Maybe as a temporary beater transition bike.
I would still steer you to the Suzuki SV650 for a permanent
and lasting upgrade.
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One persistent mistake I see riders make when trying to ride faster: Using too much lean, too late in the corner, well after the apex of a turn. This is precisely where you want to be on the gas not increasing lean. Remedy: use reference points for tip in and use a strong countersteer input to quickly flick the bike to max lean at tip in
Add lean angle or power, never both = highside
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