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Old 13 March 2018, 23:07
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Though a dual-spot, it's close enough. I picked up a '17 Africa Twin and it's schweet. I didn't feel it necessitated it's own new thread.
Those are damn nice bikes. Just a matter of time before we see you doing this...

https://youtu.be/IjXrg6yTjlQ?t=2m30s
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Old 14 March 2018, 07:00
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Those are damn nice bikes. Just a matter of time before we see you doing this...

https://youtu.be/IjXrg6yTjlQ?t=2m30s
Too heavy of a bike, and I'm too unskilled

I do, however, plan to take it on some long-distance back-road trips. I've always had wanderlust and this thing will help itch it a bit.
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Old 14 March 2018, 18:15
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Too heavy of a bike, and I'm too unskilled

I do, however, plan to take it on some long-distance back-road trips. I've always had wanderlust and this thing will help itch it a bit.
Sounds like you need to take some time off and hit the TAT (Trans Atlantic Trail).

I have literally never been on a running bike, but have gotten the bug lately and been looking at dual sport bikes to occupy my off time. We'll see how that pans out !
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Old 25 March 2018, 20:40
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Picked up another one, and immediately stripped it down

1983 CR480R 2-stroker.

55 horses on 226 lbs. one of the best bikes ever made by Honda.
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Old 25 March 2018, 20:45
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...one of the best bikes ever made by Honda.
Absolutely! Outstanding find!
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Old 25 March 2018, 22:39
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Picked up another one, and immediately stripped it down

1983 CR480R 2-stroker.

55 horses on 226 lbs. one of the best bikes ever made by Honda.
Nice find! You're slowly putting together one hell of a collection.
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Old 26 March 2018, 08:23
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Nice find! You're slowly putting together one hell of a collection.
Luckily I have a supportive wife. She even made the 9 hour round trip with me to get it.

Though I do have to keep coming up with creative justifications - this is the bike that came out when I was 15! This is the bike that I first rode but could never afford! This is the bike that....etc.

In 83 I was 11, and no way could have handled a 480. So I just told her "Look, it's a 480 cc 2-stroke. That's the only reason I want it"
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My latest ride.

EDIT: Been gone a while. Just noticed I already posted this bike along with the KX250F. Oh well. This 2005 now has a brand new crate 2017 engine. Had the 2005 motor transmission rebuilt with YZ250X gears for mountain rides. Takes less than an hour to swap motors.

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Props! (Make sure to look up tech-tips/recalls from Yamaha Japan for those specific years’ motor and transmission)
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Props! (Make sure to look up tech-tips/recalls from Yamaha Japan for those specific yearsí motor and transmission)
The 2005 motor was so good that the 2017 is virtually identical.
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They need to do that more- dont fix it if it aint broke- they dont always have to totally rework a motor if the powerband is good..

My ‘89 YZ250W was heavy and long wheelbased, but it had a ton of torque
Low-to-mid range power...fun bike to jump, but heavy upon landing.

Miss her!
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