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8/5/2018 7:27 AM

This isn’t a two stroke thread, but as a long time two stroke rider I am excited about my first ever Kawasaki, and my first brand new 450. Photo

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8/5/2018 8:34 AM

Awesome looking bike and hopefully as good as the mags are making it out to be. I'll hopefully be looking for one next year when I'm back riding.

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8/5/2018 8:36 AM

gosh....jealous

if I could sell my 16 I would pick one up!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

8/5/2018 10:33 AM

Looks good, great bike!

Enjoy!

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8/5/2018 10:36 AM

PNWOffroad wrote:

This isn’t a two stroke thread, but as a long time two stroke rider I am excited about my first ever Kawasaki, and my first brand new 450. Photo

What were your previous bikes?

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8/5/2018 11:03 AM

Ramrod wrote:

Looks good, great bike!

Enjoy!

me giv u tree-fiddy



You knew that was coming ... wink

hope you sell your scoot soonsmile

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8/5/2018 11:55 AM

Congrats, those things look awesome!

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Go Hawks!

8/6/2018 10:10 AM

Nice bike!

I love mine smile

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8/6/2018 10:17 AM

Im jelly

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8/6/2018 10:48 AM

Like to hear your thoughts on this 450 vs a 2-stroke (125 or 250).

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8/6/2018 10:50 AM

I just picked up a Kawi for the first time in decades, nobody makes kick ass green riding gear anymore???

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8/6/2018 10:58 AM

gt80rider wrote:

I just picked up a Kawi for the first time in decades, nobody makes kick ass green riding gear anymore???

Yeah it's all high viz crap for trendy millennials. I would love some basic (but not trendy) looking green gear.

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8/6/2018 11:10 AM

Saw a racer on one in the 450 class at the Rockstar Canadian Motocross National at Deschambault, yesterday.

It seemed to work awfully damn well for a bike that appeared to be stock.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

8/6/2018 12:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/6/2018 12:50 PM

First ride yesterday, I can’t even begin to explain how good this bike feels. I’m coming off a 16 Husqvarna TC250 by the way. The motor is so smooth and free revving that it really does make the whole bike feel light and flickable. I need to put some more time playing with the suspension before I say too much, but at 165lbs, it feels pretty dang good to me. The front end felt very settled and gave me a lot of confidence coming into loose corners at speed. The electric start worked flawlessly and I’m not going to lie, I can’t imagine not having it already.

Two other things to note: the hydraulic clutch is amazing, it is not so on and off like the KTM/Husqvarna unit. It has a more gradual feel, yet stays absolutely consistent and smooth. The other thing to note, these brakes are no joke on this machine. Incredible stopping power with great feel at the lever.

I will try to keep this thread updated as the time goes on so that those looking to spend their hard earned money on the bike may have a little insight on what to expect. Please feel free to ask any questions here.

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8/6/2018 12:46 PM

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8/6/2018 12:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/6/2018 12:52 PM

PNWOffroad wrote:

This isn’t a two stroke thread, but as a long time two stroke rider I am excited about my first ever Kawasaki, and my first brand new 450. Photo

If you can make it to Albany this weekend , I'd be more than willing to swap bikes for a Moto if you want to try my 125. Saw your post in my other thread! And congrats on that new bike man!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

8/6/2018 12:54 PM

PNWOffroad wrote:

This isn’t a two stroke thread, but as a long time two stroke rider I am excited about my first ever Kawasaki, and my first brand new 450. Photo

jeffro503 wrote:

If you can make it to Albany this weekend , I'd be more than willing to swap bikes for a Moto if you want to try my 125. Saw your post in my other thread! And congrats on that new bike man!

Right on! Thanks man, feels really good. Took some time off from riding and worked hard for this. I’ll let you know as the weekend gets closer if I’ll be making it

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8/6/2018 1:13 PM

I think these bikes are so ugly/dated. I mean honestly, from the engine to the plastics/graphics.
Im sure its a solid bike (we will find out) But I mean as far as looks go. It has looked generally similar for 10+ years.

*Kawi guys throwing there flat brim hats down in rage*

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8/6/2018 1:16 PM

skeef wrote:

I think these bikes are so ugly/dated. I mean honestly, from the engine to the plastics/graphics.
Im sure its a solid bike (we will find out) But I mean as far as looks go. It has looked generally similar for 10+ years.

*Kawi guys throwing there flat brim hats down in rage*

I actually like the kx graphics and look. Tomac and Rv winning a million races helps make them look pretty good too

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8/6/2018 1:20 PM

Calm down, skeet. It will be all right.

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8/6/2018 1:46 PM

PNWOffroad wrote:

First ride yesterday, I can’t even begin to explain how good this bike feels. I’m coming off a 16 Husqvarna TC250 by the way. The motor is so smooth and free revving that it really does make the whole bike feel light and flickable. I need to put some more time playing with the suspension before I say too much, but at 165lbs, it feels pretty dang good to me. The front end felt very settled and gave me a lot of confidence coming into loose corners at speed. The electric start worked flawlessly and I’m not going to lie, I can’t imagine not having it already.

Two other things to note: the hydraulic clutch is amazing, it is not so on and off like the KTM/Husqvarna unit. It has a more gradual feel, yet stays absolutely consistent and smooth. The other thing to note, these brakes are no joke on this machine. Incredible stopping power with great feel at the lever.

I will try to keep this thread updated as the time goes on so that those looking to spend their hard earned money on the bike may have a little insight on what to expect. Please feel free to ask any questions here.

Were you at Greys Harbor?

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8/6/2018 1:49 PM

PNWOffroad wrote:

First ride yesterday, I can’t even begin to explain how good this bike feels. I’m coming off a 16 Husqvarna TC250 by the way. The motor is so smooth and free revving that it really does make the whole bike feel light and flickable. I need to put some more time playing with the suspension before I say too much, but at 165lbs, it feels pretty dang good to me. The front end felt very settled and gave me a lot of confidence coming into loose corners at speed. The electric start worked flawlessly and I’m not going to lie, I can’t imagine not having it already.

Two other things to note: the hydraulic clutch is amazing, it is not so on and off like the KTM/Husqvarna unit. It has a more gradual feel, yet stays absolutely consistent and smooth. The other thing to note, these brakes are no joke on this machine. Incredible stopping power with great feel at the lever.

I will try to keep this thread updated as the time goes on so that those looking to spend their hard earned money on the bike may have a little insight on what to expect. Please feel free to ask any questions here.

Wade221 wrote:

Were you at Greys Harbor?

I was not

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8/6/2018 1:52 PM

skeef wrote:

I think these bikes are so ugly/dated. I mean honestly, from the engine to the plastics/graphics.
Im sure its a solid bike (we will find out) But I mean as far as looks go. It has looked generally similar for 10+ years.

*Kawi guys throwing there flat brim hats down in rage*

Too each their own I guess. I think since 2016 , the Kawi are a great looking bike. And they run even better!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

8/6/2018 1:53 PM

PNWOffroad wrote:

This isn’t a two stroke thread, but as a long time two stroke rider I am excited about my first ever Kawasaki, and my first brand new 450. Photo

jeffro503 wrote:

If you can make it to Albany this weekend , I'd be more than willing to swap bikes for a Moto if you want to try my 125. Saw your post in my other thread! And congrats on that new bike man!

PNWOffroad wrote:

Right on! Thanks man, feels really good. Took some time off from riding and worked hard for this. I’ll let you know as the weekend gets closer if I’ll be making it

Sure man. Send me a pm or something like that. I " should " be there , but it depends on how brutal work is this week.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

8/6/2018 5:33 PM

raced a guy with one this weekend. he has had them for years. he said its not even close . he loves it. congrats and have fun on the green machine. ps it throws very hard roostsilly

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

8/6/2018 5:59 PM

“Hi viz millenials” yet it’s an 80’s thing

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8/7/2018 2:49 AM

Awesome, Congrats! I've had my first 450 for a bit over a year now, coming off a lifetime of two strokes.
Ive been struggling with it ( 17 yz 450 ) but I'm getting it setup better now.
I still love my 125, still love my 250 f..getting that thing sorted too..., got a new yz 250 two stroke in the garage, haven't ridden it yet...
You know what? They're all my favourite bike!
Have fun and stay safe!

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2020 YZ450F
2006 YZ125
2013 YZ 250F special edition
2017 YZ 250
2015 YZ 250f soecial edition
2019 KTM 85 big wheel
1979 YZ 250

9/13/2018 10:26 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

If you can make it to Albany this weekend , I'd be more than willing to swap bikes for a Moto if you want to try my 125. Saw your post in my other thread! And congrats on that new bike man!

PNWOffroad wrote:

Right on! Thanks man, feels really good. Took some time off from riding and worked hard for this. I’ll let you know as the weekend gets closer if I’ll be making it

jeffro503 wrote:

Sure man. Send me a pm or something like that. I " should " be there , but it depends on how brutal work is this week.

Hey Jeffro! You get to throw your leg over one yet?

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9/13/2018 10:32 AM

PNWOffroad wrote:

Right on! Thanks man, feels really good. Took some time off from riding and worked hard for this. I’ll let you know as the weekend gets closer if I’ll be making it

jeffro503 wrote:

Sure man. Send me a pm or something like that. I " should " be there , but it depends on how brutal work is this week.

PNWOffroad wrote:

Hey Jeffro! You get to throw your leg over one yet?

No I haven't had the chance yet. I'm heading to the coast for 3 days tomorrow morning , for fishing and crabbing. But the following weekend , I'd like to try and ride some where. The good weather seems to be fading pretty quickly. What's your plan over the next couple weeks?

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

9/13/2018 10:35 AM

I’ll be at Albany this weekend, thinking Mountain View or might try the new track at pats acres the following weekend

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