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About SoCalMule

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    Really Trying Hard
  • Birthday 04/29/1959

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    Borrego Springs, CA
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    Family, Desert Dirt Riding

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  1. 2019 CRF 450 L

    Glad to hear this! It seemed crazy that a 450 would be detuned to such a low horsepower rating. Look forward to seeing one on the trail! Thanks TD!
  2. 2019 CRF 450 L

    Okay, I feel smarter already! below is a link that shows that the HP rating of 25HP that is direct from Honda. Key 2019 CRF450L Info (for those in a hurry): 2019 CRF450L Price / MSRP: $10,399 (targeted) 2019 CRF450L Release Date: September 2018 2019 CRF450L Colors: Red 2019 CRF450L Horsepower: 25 HP 2019 CRF450L Torque: 23.6 ft/lb TQ 2019 CRF450L Miles Per Gallon: TBA 2019 CRF450L Seat Height: 37.1 inches 2019 CRF450L Weight: 289 lbs (curb) Edit / Update: Quite a few people have expressed concern on multiple forums, comment section below and on social media etc that the CRF450L’s horsepower rating on this page is a typo or incorrect. The horsepower rating below is not a typo on my end. The 2019 CRF450L horsepower and torque numbers are directly from Honda. Thanks as always for the feedback though guys, you keep me on my toes when it comes to information like this and at times I do make mistakes so having thousands of extra eyes on the information can be helpful. Power = torque × revs ÷ 9548.8Assuming the (peak) torque figure of 32nm is correct, to get 18.4kw we need to be at 5500rpm. Seems way too low to me for peak power.Even in L configuration tuned for reliability and durability, it surely has to redline at at least 10,000rpm, with peak torque between 7 and 8000 and peak power between 8 and 9??Of course torque output varies throughout the rev range but just at an initial glance the much-touted power and torque figures don't make sense. I guess we will find out once these bikes are out of the crate. Below is the link. Honda may want to address this discrepancy since there are going to be so many reviews out there that will have ambiguous HP ratings. Just like anytime we get information on the internet, "one can find any info they are looking for to back up their claims." Here are a couple of links. http://www.hondaprokevin.com/2019-honda-crf450l-review-specs-motorcycle-dual-sport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CRF450L#cite_note-dualsport-2
  3. 2019 CRF 450 L

    Hey TD, show me this bogusness please. I would like to be schooled.
  4. 2019 CRF 450 L

    I would hate to buy one of theses Hondas and realize that it only makes 25 horse power and the torque ratings are just as dismal... I wonder if it might me nice to have 63 HP in the same class of bike like some of the other manufactures provide in a street legal format? I would prefer owning a bike that I would not have to remove/replace 50% of the stock parts to make it ridable. "Supposed Honda reliability" at such a sacrifice does not make sense to me. I'm glad that the DS market is gaining a foothold with a non European manufacturer. A modern 450cc engine with twenty five horse power though? Come on?!
  5. KTM Manufacturing in China / India

    I want to go surf the sand with you. Plus, that was a very well written rant.
  6. KTM Manufacturing in China / India

    Bring back CZ's!
  7. KTM Manufacturing in China / India

    Back in the mid seventies, while I was in high school, I delivered prescriptions for a pharmacy after school. I was driving a Ford Courier pickup truck. When I checked the oil, I always wondered why there was a label placed in the engine compartment that read "This vehicle is manufactured by the Mazda corporation"... Harrumph!
  8. KTM Manufacturing in China / India

    Here Here!!! "I didn't get a harrumph from that man!"
  9. I rode twice this week.

    God bless you all! Divine timing! So glad to know that Jesse is on the mend!
  10. I rode twice this week.

    Wow Paul! How wonderful! Obviously a trained professional photographer took these spectacular photographs!
  11. SPOT-X

    Your welcome Rick! I'm glad that you now have this helpful feature going!
  12. SPOT-X

    Hey Zubb, I agree with Bags, it would be nice to be able to be precise with what needs you might want those whom are coming to give assistance to know. For the three features that you mentioned the Spot3 will fill the bill; other than the 911 callout feature, the Spot3 covers the "hey guys I'm not hurt bad enough for a medivac" or "I'm broke down beyond what I can repair on the trail." For those that are smart, they will have a tube, tools, and the proper amount of gas for the ride that they planned; probably some JB weld and baling wire, maybe duct tape too. So when the bike needs to be towed or recovered up the cliff that it flew over the Spot3 has you covered. I have mine set to send a message (other than the I'm Okay Message) that lets my sweetie know that I'm fine, it's just I will be back later that I said. As I mentioned earlier, I like the feature that if I'm inactive for an hour, my wife can call those on my contact list and a ranger to please come to my last known position. For $0.80 a day this works for me just fine. I ride the Anza Borrego Desert State Park alone a lot, and it's interesting to me that it feels like I have a riding buddy along with me. I just don't have to deal with the dust.
  13. Baja Noob Ride 2.0

    Very nice Van and MauleR! Looked fun!
  14. SPOT-X

    Hey guys, something felt funny about the discussion of a Spot Gen3 sending an inactivity message if the device is stationary for a while. I just logged in to my Spot account to verify this, and found that "I do have" the "Movement Alert" feature enabled. Here is how it's done: Log in to your Spot account. Select your device and go to "device settings" "Enable Movement Alerts" (orange section) Then, Select "Movement Alert Rate" you can choose from 30 min, 1 hr, 4 hr, or 12 hr. I chose 1 hr. Since I figure that we stop for 30 min max on our rides for water and pee breaks, so a one hour setting would be about right for me. Then type in the message that you want sent and the email address and phone number (s) that you would like to contact. It's that easy. Hopefully I'm not bleeding out... but hey, you know what they say "He was doing what he loved" Hope this helps folks decide on a tracker that fits what they want for it to provide. Looking forward to our next ride! Peace, Mark