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   Posted 8/20/2004 1:03 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
We just got through testing the new 2005 Honda CRF450R at the I-5 MX Track in Gorman Ca., and guess what? It kicks ass!


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   Posted 8/20/2004 1:59 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
When wasnt it? :p :-)


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   Posted 8/20/2004 5:26 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks for the test of the 2005 CRF450F. I haven't been to California in 20 years, but if I'm not mistaken, Gorman is over a mile high. Wonder why HONDA chose it since it has to affect horsepower vs. sea-level. It's also very slippery, not the place to test the maximum handling capabilities of ANY bike.
Get back to us when you can test it on loamy Oregon soil...
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   Posted 8/22/2004 6:26 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jaime said...
Thanks for the test of the 2005 CRF450F. I haven't been to California in 20 years, but if I'm not mistaken, Gorman is over a mile high. Wonder why HONDA chose it since it has to affect horsepower vs. sea-level. It's also very slippery, not the place to test the maximum handling capabilities of ANY bike.
Get back to us when you can test it on loamy Oregon soil...
JaimeB 
 haha, when you find that loamy Oregon soil, let me know.  Everywhere I go is hardpack.


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   Posted 8/24/2004 12:34 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yeah, there is clay that is snot when wet, totally hard when dry, Centeral Oregon desert sand soil that is great when damp, but, unless you live in Bend/Redman area, rotsa ruck finding it that way, when it's dry it's dust factory, and loose as snow. Where is this loam stuff that you speak of? :-)


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   Posted 8/24/2004 6:34 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Aparently nowhere in Oregon! But neither is it in Gorman! That topsoil is so slippery, I thought better soil was to be found near the MCUSA plush offices. Thanks for the feedback, never been to Oregon.
Nevertheless, my objection to the evaluation at Gorman still stands.
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   Posted 2/7/2005 7:40 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
"The internals of the simple and light (64 pounds) SOHC powerplant"

LoL, i thought i read that wrong the first time. I come from the ATV/Dirtbike world where magazines praise this engine as being super high-tech and anything but simple. Also, im surprised you noted it as SOHC when it Hondas praised UniCam that is supposidly as light as SOHC but with the power of DOHC. Usually SOHC and Hondas UniCam are destingished as seperate.
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