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Honda 2005 CRF450X Dirtbike

Basic Info:

Model: Honda CRF 450 X
Year: 2005
Category: Cross / motocross

Displacement: 449.00 ccm (27.40 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Compression: 12.0:1
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.0 mm (3.8 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. Keihin 40mm flat-slide
Ignition: CD with electronic advance
Starter: Electric & kick
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain

Dry weight: 99.1 kg (218.5 pounds)
Seat height: 955 mm (37.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Ground clearance: 340 mm (13.4 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,491 mm (58.7 inches)

Rake (fork angle): 26.8
Trail: 109 mm (4.3 inches)
Front suspension: 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound- and 16-position compression-damping adjustability
Front suspension travel: 315 mm (12.4 inches)
Rear suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns)
Rear suspension travel: 318 mm (12.5 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 80/70-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 100/90-19
Front brakes: Single disc. 2-piston calipers
Front brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches)

Fuel capacity: 7.19 litres (1.90 gallons)

My Experience:

Great Bike for long high desert rides, works well in the dunes as well, easily been on 65 mile rides w/o having to touch reserve, top speed (stock) according to GPS 85 mph




Green sticker


Heavier than the R model

Headlight always on

So far no easy upgrade on lighting due to factory stator output.

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