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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:22 PM   #1456
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Brings back memories of my DR250. What is it, the bike I mean? Never seen paddle tires on a bike! How's it ride? That would be fun, but I bet you eat sand for a couple of days!!
The bike is a 2005 RMZ 450 bored out to 490 cc and with a hotter set of cams and a full titanium exhaust. It was my project before the jeep. I bought it and almost immediately seizes the motor because its PO put some kin of plastic in the case which melted into the journals off the clutch. It was in sad shape, now it's beautifully restored.

As for the paddle, at slow speeds it rattles the bike pretty bad, but at medium and high speeds you can't feel a thing and the bike hooks up like its in regular dirt.

As for the sand, it gets EVERYWHERE, especially noticeable in place you don't ever want it, like your mouth for example. It's totally worth it though

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Unread 07-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #1457
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Sweet! Is it pipey? I got to where I really liked the thumpers.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:55 PM   #1458
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Sweet! Is it pipey? I got to where I really liked the thumpers.
Does that mean loud? :laugh haha you'll have to excuse my lack vocabulary.

It's very loud! At full power, there is a vicious snap that turns into a throaty pop. Almost like most of the exhaust blows straight through the pipe followed by what got caught in the glass packing. People behind me always complain about noise
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:41 AM   #1459
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Does that mean loud? :laugh haha you'll have to excuse my lack vocabulary.

It's very loud! At full power, there is a vicious snap that turns into a throaty pop. Almost like most of the exhaust blows straight through the pipe followed by what got caught in the glass packing. People behind me always complain about noise
naw... pipey is typical of 2 stroke motocross bikes. High revs while you fan the clutch to get rolling from a dead stop. It's because of the lack of low-end torque. Unlike a 4 stroke.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #1460
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naw... pipey is typical of 2 stroke motocross bikes. High revs while you fan the clutch to get rolling from a dead stop. It's because of the lack of low-end torque. Unlike a 4 stroke.
Nope. It's a 4-stroke. It's all low and mid power
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Unread 07-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #1461
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That is VERY cool! Me like!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #1462
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Followers behind my 400EX say the same thing. You can feel the exhaust puffs from 10' away.
Love to ride with ya Daniel, if I could keep up, no way is mine as fast as yours.

Keep riding brother. Even at 58 I still like to pull the front tires up. My ATV's are where I learned to pick a line, Jeeps are Just wider.

BTW. What is it like 8 days, I Sincerely hope ya'll's day is a great one.

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Unread 07-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #1463
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That is VERY cool! Me like!
Thanks! It's really fun! And I just love how easy going 4 strokes are on the trail! I sold my last 2 stroke last year. I'm not going back neither!

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Followers behind my 400EX say the same thing. You can feel the exhaust puffs from 10' away.
Love to ride with ya Daniel, if I could keep up, no way is mine as fast as yours.

Keep riding brother. Even at 58 I still like to pull the front tires up. My ATV's are where I learned to pick a line, Jeeps are Just wider.

BTW. What is it like 8 days, I Sincerely hope ya'll's day is a great one.

Billy G.
I think we could really have a good time out on the bikes mine may be fast as heck, bust most the time I just stroll through the hills... Unless I'm in sand

We have a 400 LTZ that's probably very similar to the 400 EX. That's a really good quad for the hills. Good power, mild manners, but still plenty of bike for experienced riders.

Now that the days is so close, I can feel the chaos and stress of wedding planning crawl up my spine into my shoulders, but I know it's going to be a great day!
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Unread 07-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #1464
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I lost 17 pounds prior to my wedding, and I was sick the whole honeymoon! All nerves. If I ever had it to over again I would get married by a JP and be done with it!
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Unread 07-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #1465
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Daniel, my first wedding was a full blown afair , don't really remember that much about it. My second wedding was the complete opposite. A legal Ceremony in front of a JP in a court room my wife and I had both been in for divorce proceedings. The rememberable part of the 2nd one was the Religious ceremony on the beach in CanCun Mexico, preformed by a local Padre, 15' from the Caribbean Sea. Vickis daughters stood up with us, along with 15 close friends.Coolest wedding I was ever at!!! And I've been to a boat load of them.
It's way more about who your marrying than where it's at, who was there, and did everything go as planned

Also remember, the day is about her, not you. Roll with the punches, and let whatever happends, happen.

Enjoy the day!! We'll be thinking of you with smiles on our faces.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:55 PM   #1466
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Thanks Bill! that's a great story and good advice!

I can't believe it's less than 18 hours away! Now that all the odds and ends are taken care of, we are feeling much better.

Thanks again for the warm wishes! And Next time y'all here from me, I'll be a married man!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #1467
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Also remember, the day is about her, not you. Roll with the punches, and let whatever happends, happen.

Enjoy the day!! We'll be thinking of you with smiles on our faces.

Bill

Absolutely perfect advice. The day will be hectic. She will be anxious, as will her mom and dad. The ceremony will be incredible, and you will never forget how she looks when you first see her. But you will be glad when it is over! Enjoy, Brother. I will be lifting you both UP!
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #1468
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We are married! And everything was amazing! We had such a blast

Off on our honeymoon!!
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #1469
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Congrats Daniel!!!

Now your a old married guy like most of us.
Here's to many great years together!

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Unread 07-22-2013, 09:55 PM   #1470
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We are married! And everything was amazing! We had such a blast

Off on our honeymoon!!
Congrats sir!!
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