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Old 03-17-2005, 07:45   #1
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Crashed CRF

Crashed my CRF250X at about 90Km/h

Shopping list:

Swingarm
Subframe
Handlebars
Plastics
Rear rim
Exhaust

Thank God for insurance.

About R22K damage. ($4k)

Anybody else riding one of these fantastic bikes?

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Old 03-17-2005, 07:58   #2
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I wrecked many times, but have never demolished a swingarm.

Try eBay, maybe someone who's grenaded an engine is selling off the remaining hardware cheap?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...535313484&rd=1

I'd recommend some of these too, if you don't have 'em already.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=35596
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:01   #3
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Re: Crashed CRF

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Old 03-17-2005, 08:03   #4
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:07   #5
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The attachments gives an error, so I linked a hosted picture.

anyway, thanks daisycutter - The swingarm has a dent and the aluminium is showing a stress line - but I should be able to ride.
I'll put the new swingarm on before I sell it.

Anyway now I'm putting a White Brothers pipe on because it's actually cheaper than the stock Honda exhaust!
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:05   #6
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That looked like a bad crash. It's a good thing that you walked away from it without serious injuries.
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Old 03-17-2005, 13:55   #7
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That looked like a bad crash. It's a good thing that you walked away from it without serious injuries.
Yeah, generally a yard sale like that will cost you a wrist, a concussion or a clavicle.
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Old 03-18-2005, 00:15   #8
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That looked like a bad crash. It's a good thing that you walked away from it without serious injuries.
I'm very surprised I didn't break a rib or two, 'cos I wasn't wearing my chest protector. Only scrapes on chest and back, and slightly sprained thumb. Elbow and knee guards and helmet all performed flawlessly.

I'm a big fan of protective gear now.

Like the Honda brochure said: 'Stupid Hurts'
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Old 03-19-2005, 02:38   #9
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Like the Honda brochure said: 'Stupid Hurts'



Stupid hurts on a yamaha too. I just got over a couple of broke ribs from overshooting a 40ft triple;f
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Old 03-19-2005, 18:03   #10
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what

you carry insurance on a dirt bike?Im guessing you crashed moto x in?;g
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Re: what

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you carry insurance on a dirt bike?Im guessing you crashed moto x in?
South Africa.

Bikes are not as relatively cheap here as they are in USA.
In dollar terms I paid about $10 000 for my CRF250X.
And because it was bought on HP, it has to be comprehensively insured.
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Old 03-22-2005, 14:20   #12
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I paid cash for my 2001 CR500, but I still have it insured. It's $6/month for comprehensive.

Also, the gear is a good idea. Here's some images from last weekends ride, note the use of protective gear (I'm on the far left, same bike as my avatar). Also, you can't see the kidney belt and Thor Force kneeguards I wear, but they are there.

Moto Club

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20+ CR500s firing up is deafening.
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:02   #13
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I've only ridden 4-strokes since I started but that CR500 must be quite a handful.

Just Curious - how does it shape against the CRF450 ?
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:09   #14
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In terms of peak horsepower, the CR500 stomps the CRF450. However, the CRF450 does produce considerable power over a larger RPM range than a CR500. The CRF450 power feels more linear, while the hp comes on real fast on the CR500.

In terms of suspension and handling, the CRF450 is more advanced. The difference is more apparent on the track than it is on the trails.

A top-end job for a CR500 costs less than $200. A CRF450 top-end will cost double, triple, or quadruple that. The 4-stroke rebuild is far more extensive.

I don't ride the track much, but that's where I've seen the most CRF450s. They tend to pass me in the air, and I tend to pass them coming out of the corners.

Either bike is fully capable of launching you off a big jump and landing you in the ER.

Here's a link to an asskicker of a shootout. Dirtbike magazine compares a CR500AF (service honda aluminum frame conversion) against a CRF450 sporting a 500 big bore kit.

http://com1.runboard.com/bcre500cr50...tshappening.t6

Here's what one test rider said about the CRF500, "This is the fastest bike I've ever ridden, I can't believe I didn't get the holeshot!"

Yeah, the CR500 is a darn fast bike, wastes a CRF450 sporting a 500 kit.
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Re: Re: what

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South Africa.

Bikes are not as relatively cheap here as they are in USA.
In dollar terms I paid about $10 000 for my CRF250X.
And because it was bought on HP, it has to be comprehensively insured.
Sick crash--or at least the remnants of it. Glad you're okay. RSA prices sound comparable to Oz. Don't see how people can afford it; you're truly enthusiasts.

ETA: BTW, how 'bout Tyla Rattray at the MX2 GP yesterday? Woot!
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