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    Don't bounce so good anymore

    Been back on the dirt for a few months now with this weapon a 2016 Kawasaki KX450F with some tasty mods done to it.
    My last off road bikes were 48 years ago in order of Honda XR75, Honda CR125 & Honda CR250 the latter 2 being 2 stroke scramblers all or nothing bikes.
    You were either going flat out on the power band which was pretty vicious or they were bogged down with too much fueling.

    But this 450 is on another level as its got the full Yoshimura exhaust and had the ECU re- chipped giving it more aggressiveness.
    I will say its a weapon just gobs of power instantly even for a 4 banger its almost on par pwr/wt ratio as my Panigale V4 except on dirt.
    Anyway on my first outing was lining up for my first corner a Rt hander set up went in hard and accidently kicked it into neutral straight down as I was cranked over.

    The other time was on whoopdee doo's same thing washed out the front went down on the right shoulder again been a month now and its still bloody sore.
    My wife rides her TS185 Suzuki I brought for her it's nice & light, her first outing in the dirt was good as she wants to try it she had fun just going steady got into 2nd gear at one point.

    But yeah gotta agree at my age we do not bounce like we used to.
    Pic # 1 my KX450 Pic # 2 Myself on my CR 250 Honda @1976
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    Lack of bounce-ability in old age, is largely why I hung up my skid lid for good 5 years ago.......
    Just the thing for putting round holes in square heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    went down on the right shoulder
    Mostly 'cause you ain't 20 anymore. Careful...
    Regards, Jim

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