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    slim1122

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    Join date : 2015-05-17
    Location : Barry

    new bike

    Post by slim1122 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:40 pm

    Hi all
    Well after about twelve years of trying to keep my alfer going I've finally given up and decided to get myself a new bike.
    So I'm looking for a litter advice. I'm thinking of either a wr450 or husqvarna maybe a crf450x so what do you all think of these bikes?
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    steve

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    Join date : 2010-01-26

    Re: new bike

    Post by steve on Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:05 pm

    Wont go far wrong with either. Buy the best one you can aford regardless of age.
    Ive had both alloy and steel framed wr,s the alloy framed on can be a bit tite to work on around the carb.
    The only week point i can remenber was the starter make sure its got a good battery and kick start it from cold.
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    shocker

    Posts : 3144
    Join date : 2010-07-21
    Age : 59
    Location : in exile just over the border

    Re: new bike

    Post by shocker on Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:53 pm

    Anything Jap I'd say - but bet you end up with a KTM like almost everyone else! Very Happy
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    mizzed

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    Join date : 2015-05-04
    Age : 38
    Location : Tafarnaubach

    Re: new bike

    Post by mizzed on Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:57 pm

    shocker wrote:Anything Jap I'd say - but bet you end up with a KTM like almost everyone else! Very Happy

    Even Steve secretly loves his KTM Smile
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    Taffy300

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    Join date : 2013-12-20
    Age : 46

    Re: new bike

    Post by Taffy300 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:03 pm

    Ktm all the way butt. I find them disposable every year. Lol

    slim1122

    Posts : 37
    Join date : 2015-05-17
    Location : Barry

    Re: new bike

    Post by slim1122 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:05 pm

    shocker wrote:Anything Jap I'd say - but bet you end up with a KTM like almost everyone else! Very Happy
    Was going to try my hardest to stay away from ktm. Always promised myself if I could afford a new bike it would be a ktm but the last few years I've heard and seen a lot of horror story's with them. Have they got the quality back now?
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    crm250dude

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    Re: new bike

    Post by crm250dude on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:11 pm

    when you say new - are you buying brand new - as in 0 mileage ?

    cos if i could afford that luxury i think i'd go for the 450x - Honda the power of dreams Very Happy
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    shocker

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    Age : 59
    Location : in exile just over the border

    Re: new bike

    Post by shocker on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:16 pm

    An advantage of buying a KTM is that you can join in all the 'what's wrong with my bike, and how do I fix it' threads that you feel a bit left out of when owning a Honda lol!

    slim1122

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    Join date : 2015-05-17
    Location : Barry

    Re: new bike

    Post by slim1122 on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:18 pm

    crm250dude wrote:when you say new - are you buying brand new - as in 0 mileage ?

    cos if i could afford that luxury i think i'd go for the 450x - Honda the power of dreams Very Happy
    Yep brand new fed up trying to keep old dogs running lol the only reson I was thinking of the 450x was the 0% interest lol had a go of my mate's a few years ago and didn't really got on with it unless I was going flat out felt more crosser tosser than enduro but I think he had some work done on it while it was a supermoto.
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    mufynman

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    Join date : 2012-10-08
    Age : 49
    Location : Wye Valley

    Re: new bike

    Post by mufynman on Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:18 pm

    Don't waste your money on that old iron pig ,get  a KTM350 EXCF and bask in the warm glow of contentment knowing you have the perfect trail bike . cheers

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