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    Just revived a pic of my custom CBX from the Vancouver Bike Show on display there.....Glad someone is showing it.
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    I almost pulled the trigger on a plated WR400 with supermoto and dirt wheels a few years back. Glad I didn’t ..... I would have been a total jerk on it.*

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    Congrats, and good seeing you at the show, just too bad we didnt get to chat.

    I think a bike/pub night is in order for a bunch of us, especially in light of those recent events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    Very nice! That was on my short list and I ended up going with a WR250F ...... but it was a difficult decision. * **
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    Congrats, and good seeing you at the show, just too bad we didnt get to chat.

    I think a bike/pub night is in order for a bunch of us, especially in light of those recent events.
    Ditto. Next couple of weeks for sure, been a long time coming. Also a great opportunity to brainstorm future adventures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikorsky View Post
    Very nice! That was on my short list and I ended up going with a WR250F ...... but it was a difficult decision. * **
    I was in the same position. It was this, the 690/701 duo, wr250r, drz400, 390 adv, or 790 adv r; huge range of bikes, yes, but such is the definition of 'adventure'. Ultimately I wanted something I could leave home with that would give me an immediate smile, even at low speeds. I needed something I could drop, easily lift in the bush by myself, and still have enough go to keep up with s2s traffic flow.

    I originally discounted this bike due to the routine service intervals, however upon further research, I decided I would be willing to compromise. Oil takes 15 minutes including clean up and putting the thing on a stand. Parts are much cheaper than your typical sport bike/euro. I can work on this by myself, and manhandle it around if I need to (I'm a tiny being). With a pipe and computer, this thing will put down 8-10 more whp; guys are dyno'ing whp in the mid-high 40's, which on a 275lb-ish bike (on a small diet), is more than enough pucker training for me. I've never had a proper dirt bike before, but this thing is slick. Incredible build quality, and because much of the money is spent on technology rather than the fluff of the sport bike world, it's amazing to see the engineering subtleties. I can't believe that with discounts, this is less than many of the high-end bicycles for sale nowadays. Incredible.

    As to the caveats. Yes, you need to do a top-end at 32k, but I'm not a world traveler nor do I have the time to cross the Simpson or whatever the adv hard-on is at this time. I suspect it will take many many years until I need to worry about it. Per Steve G's point, I see his rationale for having a robust system, but guys ride FI bikes and complicated bikes all over the world and figure it out; hopefully my InReach will work. Regarding range, IMS makes a 3.2 gallon tank, and I can always carry a fuel bladder as backup.

    Overall, this is a great platform to build upon, and that's why I bought it. It is the jack of all trades of trail bikes; small mods will make it rip close to the ktm; no it isn't a lightweight race bike, but most of us aren't racers; I actually want something a little softer and more forgiving if I ham fist it! Moreover, Honda has invested significant R&D into this model, I suspect and hope parts will be available for a long time. Much of the CRF parts will fit, and it will only be time until the aftermarket catches up. Hope to see more out there playing in the dirt, I need people to ride with!

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    Sweet bike! Congrats.

    You got discounts on a Honda? Awesome.

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    Really nice bike! *congrats.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    I was in the same position. It was this, the 690/701 duo, wr250r, drz400, 390 adv, or 790 adv r; huge range of bikes, yes, but such is the definition of 'adventure'. Ultimately I wanted something I could leave home with that would give me an immediate smile, even at low speeds. I needed something I could drop, easily lift in the bush by myself, and still have enough go to keep up with s2s traffic flow.
    if there was a 450L Rally would you have gone that route?
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    Quote Originally Posted by syncro View Post
    if there was a 450L Rally would you have gone that route?
    I assume something like this? https://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/m...rally-concept/

    Yeah, I was thinking about waiting for it as I suspect they'll do something similar with this as the crf250l launch - launch the rally 2 years afterwards. Thing is though, this isn't a crf250l; it's not a turd and doesn't need a rally version to redeem itself. I wanted a bike that I could do everything with, and so this fits the mold - I can easily add a bigger tank or rally fairing if I so choose later on; I suspect I'll be dropping this a lot in the beginning and so I'll stick to the smaller and slimmer setup for now. Larger people may have different considerations. Again, price was a consideration and I suspect it'll be cheaper in the long-run for me to 'rally' my crf450l for my needs.

    Are you itchy? Come play in the dirt, we need to turn this place into BCminiadventurebikes. Also, it's not taboo 'cause it's not an e-bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikorsky View Post
    Very nice! That was on my short list and I ended up going with a WR250F ...... but it was a difficult decision. * **
    Slightly off topic Sikorsky,,,,,,,you riding to Great Falls for the rally this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    Ditto. Next couple of weeks for sure, been a long time coming. Also a great opportunity to brainstorm future adventures!
    Jon, message me on Facebook, and lets get something happening.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    Slightly off topic Sikorsky,,,,,,,you riding to Great Falls for the rally this year?
    Well, let me Google that ..... the bmw rally? Doubtful. The Christian Motorcyclist Association rally? Never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikorsky View Post
    Well, let me Google that ..... the bmw rally? Doubtful. The Christian Motorcyclist Association rally? Never.
    I begged them not to excommunicate you but after all that satanic stuff like wanting to sell the VFR your fate was sealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    Jon, message me on Facebook, and lets get something happening.

    Scott
    PM'd you.

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