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Old 06-30-2009, 09:45 AM   #1501
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:12 PM   #1502
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I searched this thread and found where it said that the G450X didn't pass CARB in CA. Is there a more recent update? Will this bike ever be available in CA?
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:56 PM   #1503
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Available in California?

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I searched this thread and found where it said that the G450X didn't pass CARB in CA. Is there a more recent update? Will this bike ever be available in CA?
Last update I received was "Looks like October-November of this year" (2009).

Pending no other snafu's, this is the new estimated go date. Just in time for the rainy season too.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:07 AM   #1504
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Let's see, just under 40 hours and almost 1500miles (600 of which in the last 3 weeks on 4 different rides) It's finally getting broken in. Forks are working much better and only casualties thus far are lower radiator bracket where the horn mounts and about 5 side stands (we use my bike as the shop demo and no body seems to understand the sidestand is to hold the bike up only and NOT when mounting/dismounting the bike).

The 5 speed holds me back a little from carrying the street speeds I like to and be optimal for backwoods dual sporting with the 15tooth, haven't even tried the 14 or 13 tooth as I have dedicated single track bikes and that would be going in the wrong direction for doing 70-75 mph in the twisties.

Fuel range seems to be consistantly getting in the 70ish range with 52hp setting and BMW full Akra system with DB insert installed.

Looking forward to installing SpeedBrain clear tank for a little more capacity and their tall soft seat with quick release set-up. Also going to be tweaking the tuning of the front forks, although they are pretty good now that they're broke in for dual sporting.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:28 AM   #1505
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it ain't from touratech, least the bracket aint... as for the roadbook... I know what it is! lol I have one! I'm more interested in the bracket... but no worries... mine is already drawn up in AutoCad...
Maybe a bit late, but the bracket seems to be one from a company in Brazil: Corona Racing. They use to have this. (www.coronaracing.com.br)
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:58 AM   #1506
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Maybe a bit late, but the bracket seems to be one from a company in Brazil: Corona Racing. They use to have this. (www.coronaracing.com.br)
sweet thanx! mine is off at the machine shop now... so I'm getting anxious!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:45 AM   #1507
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Anyone found or made a strong radiator protector yet?

I tried using carbon fibre sheet left over from a yacht but after there were enough slots for air flow it was too flexible and brittle.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #1508
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:04 PM   #1509
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Thanks Brommer, but that's what I already have and have also damaged the radiator with it on. Stick went through the guard like it wasn't really there.
That's why I'm looking for a better one, like this...

http://www.bboffroad.com.au/Rad%20guards/BERG09RG.JPG
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:10 AM   #1510
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but i've come into some $ and I'm wondering what do you guys think of this bike as an every day commuter to work? And of course fun in the PA state forests on the weekends.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #1511
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but i've come into some $ and I'm wondering what do you guys think of this bike as an every day commuter to work? And of course fun in the PA state forests on the weekends.
Dude, this ain't no commuter.... in my opinion.
The service costs alone will mean it will be in dock as much as under your ass.
The characterists of the ride when on the road are almost painful.....
But as for your weekend forest rides, it will be just the job.
Why not get a cheap DRZ400S for your commute and save the G450X for the forest/weekend action?

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:37 PM   #1512
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Dude, this ain't no commuter.... in my opinion.
The service costs alone will mean it will be in dock as much as under your ass.
The characterists of the ride when on the road are almost painful.....
But as for your weekend forest rides, it will be just the job.
Why not get a cheap DRZ400S for your commute and save the G450X for the forest/weekend action?

Timpo.
The 450 would be more expensive to ride to work than driving a car if you add the service costs in. I've gone the other way building up my 650 challenge for forest riding as most of our riding has long section of gravel roads between section stages. I was never going to race and that's what the 450 is for.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:43 PM   #1513
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G450X Exhaust by Staintune



Performance: Testing of the Staintune muffler for the G 450 X revealed a gain right through mid range with no loss off the bottom end so ridability and throttle response is improved with out changing the true nature of the G450X, which still delivers seamless power with an added bonus of increased overall ground speed.

Weight Savings: There is a weight saving of 1.8 Kg

Finish: The muffler on the G450 X is polished to a bright matt finish.

Noise Emissions:
Standard: 93dba @ 3500rpm
Staintune Exhaust 94dba @ 3500rpm

This system is ADR compliant and we can provide compliance labels upon completion and return of the form provided with the muffler.

Part Number: BM MS G 45 X


http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts...0X_Muffler.htm
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:52 AM   #1514
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Whats that silly thin gpon the number plate?
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:07 AM   #1515
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Is it true...the bike cannot be lowered?

I'm 5'4" & don't need a nose bleed bike but really like the stats on this 450.
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