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post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2017, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sold the old Girl..

After almost 5 years of memories I sold the old girl. I loved every moment I had with her but she was rarely ridden. Once I picked up my crf250l last year I knew her days were numbered...

She ended up getting me enough for a 2007 CRF450R!


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Looking at that terrain a dual sport seems to be the better option for you.
Good luck with the new bike and feel free to keep posting here.

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You had 5 years of good memories on a 250. Most people don't give nearly as much time with these smaller bikes because of the need to "upgrade" to a bigger bike.
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Have fun with the 450R!

Did the previous owner have it have it titled & registered in NM for off road? If not you'll definitely want to get that done. I get checked by USFS LEO's at least once a year on my XR400R. Besides checking for current off road registration, they also will check that the bike's exhaust is equipped with a USFS/USDA approved spark arrestor. FYI, the fine is pretty stiff for not having an approved spark arresting exhaust... something like $500 as I recall.

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You had 5 years of good memories on a 250. Most people don't give nearly as much time with these smaller bikes because of the need to "upgrade" to a bigger bike.
5 Years and 21k miles Rode every bike at the dealership and ended up choosing between a CRF250L and a Fury. Wanted to go with the fury so bad but at the time I still had the CBR so ended up with the CRF. Best decision I ever made. Opened my world to dirt riding and how much fun it is.
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Have fun with the 450R!

Did the previous owner have it have it titled & registered in NM for off road? If not you'll definitely want to get that done. I get checked by USFS LEO's at least once a year on my XR400R. Besides checking for current off road registration, they also will check that the bike's exhaust is equipped with a USFS/USDA approved spark arrestor. FYI, the fine is pretty stiff for not having an approved spark arresting exhaust... something like $500 as I recall.
Yup Titled and Registered. Next step is to get a spark arrestor. Rode 2 other bikes before choosing this one. CR250R a '08 450R and lastly this one. Didn't like the two stroke power, more annoying than anything and the other 450 ran like poop haha. This one ran the best and was the cheapest.

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I've got an FMF Powercore 4 slip-on exhaust, which comes equipped with a spark arrestor, on my XR400R. IMO, these are reasonably priced for a top quality 'Made in the USA' exhaust.

This is the FMF Powercore 4 (p/n 041276) made for the 2007 CRF450R: https://www.amazon.com/FMF-Exhaust-P...ype=motorcycle

OEMcycle is another source... FMF Racing PowerCore 4 SA Muffler 041276 They are a reputable online dealer, and they have it for the same price as Amazon, and also offer free shipping. (FWIW, I've ordered from OEMcycle in the past... they have good customer service)

I didn't do a lot of searching around, but both Amazon and OEMcycle seem to be priced about $50 - $60 less than other online sellers for the same exhaust. FMF's retail price is $329.99... Products - Bike Finder - FMF Racing

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I've got an FMF Powercore 4 slip-on exhaust, which comes equipped with a spark arrestor, on my XR400R. IMO, these are reasonably priced for a top quality 'Made in the USA' exhaust.

This is the FMF Powercore 4 (p/n 041276) made for the 2007 CRF450R: https://www.amazon.com/FMF-Exhaust-P...ype=motorcycle

OEMcycle is another source... FMF Racing PowerCore 4 SA Muffler 041276 They are a reputable online dealer, and they have it for the same price as Amazon, and also offer free shipping. (FWIW, I've ordered from OEMcycle in the past... they have good customer service)

I didn't do a lot of searching around, but both Amazon and OEMcycle seem to be priced about $50 - $60 less than other online sellers for the same exhaust. FMF's retail price is $329.99... Products - Bike Finder - FMF Racing
I'm not a fan of aftermarket. I'm more than likey gonna end up buying close to this and drilling holes where I need them as the exhaust i have now has the sticker saying it "has" a spark arrestor

I would love to find a stock exhaust and just throw that on there so jetting off the book is easier. Sucked when I got it as it was running super lean. Jumped up at least 5 jet sizes before I got it close.

Also adding to the stable is a 2010 Fury couldn't pass one up at $3000

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