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Old 06-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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CRF450X vs Simpson

For all those wondering? Yes it can and easily. From Townsville/Birdsville/Mt Dare/Alice Springs/Boulia/Townsville.
4500km of riding, 1 service in Alice Springs and still starts easy. This bike was not new as it is a 2007 model and has over 300hrs on it.



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Old 06-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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For all those wondering? Yes it can and easily. From Townsville/Birdsville/Mt Dare/Alice Springs/Boulia/Townsville.
4500km of riding, 1 service in Alice Springs and still starts easy. This bike was not new as it is a 2007 model and has over 300hrs on it.


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Old 06-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Reckon the Simpson Xing bit would have been the easy part. The blacktop transport to get to the Desert must have been a pain with only 5 gears. She still on the original Honda inlet valves?

Guts effort!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Err gday mate I just edited your photo to make it work
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Reckon the Simpson Xing bit would have been the easy part. The blacktop transport to get to the Desert must have been a pain with only 5 gears. She still on the original Honda inlet valves?

Guts effort!
It was geared 15/47 and cruised at 105kph. A TRX450 piston and inlet valves were put in at 220hrs.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Well done

Good work- but please give Digger his swag back;)
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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Err gday mate I just edited your photo to make it work
Thanks I have more pics but cant make it work.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #8
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unsupported? how much fuel did you carry.
I was tempted to do it unsupported on the berg but cant think a way to store the amount of fuel needed.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #9
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A TRX450 piston and inlet valves were put in at 220hrs.

Could be the secret to making them hang together?

I reckon pumping an extra litre of oil through it would probably improve durability immensely.

I have been told that adding an external oil tank to the WR450F does wonders for their longevity!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:27 AM   #10
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Lucky you had a nice reliable Tenere as back up even if it is 30 yrs old, any more pics of the Tenere
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:43 AM   #11
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bloody good fishman. how many hours was that 4500km you reckon?

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #12
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Could be the secret to making them hang together?

I reckon pumping an extra litre of oil through it would probably improve durability immensely.

I have been told that adding an external oil tank to the WR450F does wonders for their longevity!!
I have put a oil cooler on so I can put a liter each side

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boody good fishman. how many hours was that 4500km you reckon?
Just of 60hrs

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unsupported? how much fuel did you carry.
I was tempted to do it unsupported on the berg but cant think a way to store the amount of fuel needed.
I got a Safari kit cheap, Front and rear = 30ltr + 12liter fuel bladder. Made it Easy.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:22 AM   #13
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Lucky you had a nice reliable Tenere as back up even if it is 30 yrs old, any more pics of the Tenere
Regards Eric
The Old Ten lost 2nd gear and had to head back East.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #15
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Well done Fish. We spoke on the the French line (2 x Dr's and f800 GS). Sorry to hear of your mates ten playing up as 2 nd gear gets used pretty well in there!
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