2022 Honda CRF450R Lengthy Haul Evaluation

As a younger moto grom, I can vividly bear in mind the anticipation and pleasure felt whereas ready for the month-to-month two-wheel magazines to reach. Crisp photographs, new merchandise, and using tales from right here to there captivated my consideration and creativeness. From new bike assessments to shootouts to undertaking builds, one thing about bikes and those that run in our circles has all the time had me intrigued.

For 2022, I used to be lucky sufficient to spend greater than my yearly common period of time using new machines, performing each 10-hour opinions, and taking part in Filth Rider’s 2022 450 Motocross Shootout. When all was mentioned and performed, I used to be the fortunate one who acquired to take dwelling the 2022 Honda CRF450R for a Filth Rider throwback: The Lengthy Haul Evaluation.

Test rider Casey Casper kept frugality in mind when making modifications to <i>Dirt Rider</i>’s 2022 Honda CRF450R Long Haul project. Nothing was installed that wouldn’t go on his personal bike.

Check rider Casey Casper stored frugality in thoughts when making modifications to <i>Filth Rider</i>’s 2022 Honda CRF450R Lengthy Haul undertaking. Nothing was put in that wouldn’t go on his private bike. (Mark Kariya/)

Basically, the bike was mine to do as I happy, as long as it was correctly maintained, with modifications famous for our readership. Earlier than we get a lot additional, there are some things which should be talked about. For all intents and functions, I act like a particularly outdated soul: Choices are made thoughtfully, frugality is crucial, and there’s nothing put in that wouldn’t go on my private bike.

Additionally, that half the place I mentioned I used to be the fortunate one who acquired to take dwelling the 2022 Honda CRF450R, which will solely be partially true. At first levels of this endeavor, there have been instances after I felt like the unfortunate one with this bike. A fast rehash of my preliminary opinions tells the story.

The 2021 and 2022 Honda CRF450Rs are merely loads of bike, even for skilled riders and racers. In inventory trim, it was my least favourite 450cc machine of 2022, so the purpose of this undertaking was to 1) Make it extra comfy and a couple of) Doubtlessly construct a motorbike that’s increased up within the rankings, nearer to the rostrum positions.

For 2023, Honda made important strides in taming the ability supply and offering a way more compliant suspension package deal. Modifications which, unbeknownst to me on the time of this undertaking, had been the identical path I went on our 2022 check machine. I’ve listed probably the most worthwhile modifications in a sequence of 4 components under. Learn on to see the transformation of our 2022 Honda CRF450R and to study extra about some real-world fixes for 2021 and 2022 house owners.

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Suspension performance and chassis comfort were the focal points of this long-term test. Additional improvements came from different tires and gearing, and installing some accessories.

Suspension efficiency and chassis consolation had been the focal factors of this long-term check. Further enhancements got here from completely different tires and gearing, and putting in some equipment. (Mark Kariya/)

Enhancing the 2022 Honda CRF450R Half 1: Suspension

Merely put, modern-day 450s are extra bike than a big majority of us can deal with. Which is why I counsel all new bike purchasers: As a substitute of trying ahead to throwing on a brilliant and glossy new exhaust or graphics, it’s greatest to noticeably reevaluate your needs versus wants.

Suspension settings from each producer are very hardly ever an actual match for you, a one-in-roughly-eight-billion particular person. Having ridden the 2022 Honda CRF450R in inventory type for greater than 20 hours, I knew that the suspension motion was solely getting worse because the oil broke down. To make issues worse, in inventory trim and with contemporary(er) fluids, it wasn’t very predictable to start with. The fork was stiffened up for 2022 in an effort to alleviate the 2021′s gentle settings, whereas the shock was workable, although barely undersprung and missing consistency underneath heavy hits.

Proper fork sticker placement.

Correct fork sticker placement. (Mark Kariya/)

Enter Brandon Petersen and the crew at AHM Manufacturing unit Companies. Underpromising and overdelivering since 2013, they’re a Southern California store with in depth Honda expertise. From motocross to off-road to Baja, they’ve specs for a wide range of riders and supply prospects the flexibility to fine-tune the look and feel of their suspension parts.

Diving in headfirst for a refresh, revalve, and respring, it was determined that the inventory fork spring charges of 5.0 Nm had been satisfactory, however that the shock spring charge of 54 Nm was too mild for my 185–190 pound body. A 56 Nm spring was put in after revalving each the entrance and rear parts.

AHM Manufacturing unit Companies affords further colorways, anodizing, and efficiency components, however for this cost-effective construct, solely the necessities had been utilized. Petersen affords a shock modification that alters the rear experience top for a barely decrease stance and, after reviewing my complaints with the usual settings, he suggested it worthwhile to check on our lengthy haul.

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Suspension setup notes and baselines.

Suspension setup notes and baselines. (Mark Kariya/)

Having a rapport together with your suspension tuner is a superb factor, and the AHM crew nailed the CRF’s settings straight outta the gate. Inside two to a few clicks in both path, I used to be considerably happier going from observe to trace.

From supplied baselines: Two clicks softer on fork compression and a quarter-turn softer on high-speed compression for Glen Helen Raceway calmed the bike down much more for the outdoor-style observe with restricted massive jumps. Two clicks stiffer on fork compression and two clicks softer on shock low-speed compression supplied entrance finish holdup and a plusher shock for the uneven acceleration bumps and larger jumps at Fox Raceway.

It’s vital to do not forget that even after a suspension service, fine-tuning can yield much more optimistic outcomes than merely setting it and forgetting it.

Up entrance, many riders search that elusive firmer however plush sensation, and the Showa 49mm coil-spring fork now had that confidence-inspiring feeling. The rear turned extra planted and constant each on- and off-throttle—an inspiring character for a motorbike that has a lot motor.

AHM Manufacturing unit Companies’ fork settings and up to date shock specs helped not solely on the suspension entrance, but in addition the chassis facet. In inventory trim, present CRF450Rs are inclined to hook while you least count on it. With correct suspension stability, this unnerving character trait was considerably minimized.

Suspension tuning isn’t nearly efficiency; correct setup could make using safer as effectively. Total, I’m all the time amazed at what a tailor-made revalve can do for a motorbike, particularly one as temperamental as a 2021/2022 Honda CRF450R, and AHM Manufacturing unit Companies delivered.

Blue shock spring and Sharpie suspension setup marks.

Blue shock spring and Sharpie suspension setup marks. (Mark Kariya/)

Enhancing the 2022 Honda CRF450R Half 2: Triple Clamps and Chassis Consolation

If this had been an extended haul evaluate of the 2023 Honda CRF450R, with its up to date body and suspension settings, the next info may simply make its option to Half 1 for my most popular modifications. Beginning up entrance, Honda did a wonderful job with the match, end, and flex character of the inventory triple clamps. The key drawback: It missed the correct offset for a majority of customers!

In the event you solely experience second- and third-gear tracks with a lot of tight turns, the usual 22mm offset might not trigger many issues for you. I occur to experience at a wide range of tracks, lots of that are quicker, hard-packed, West Coast places like Glen Helen Raceway, Cahuilla Creek MX, and Fox Raceway. These out of doors tracks have third- and fourth-gear sections that are inclined to get tough and keep that manner all through the course of experience days.

Trying to find extra entrance finish consistency, I turned to a made-in-the-USA product from Journey Engineering, who just lately launched its 23.5mm-offset triple clamps. The Journey Engineering aftermarket triple clamps take note of inventory flex traits, however additional enhance upon the OEM originals with a novel cut up clamp design.

First issues first: I’ve by no means put in a brand new half and instantly felt such an enchancment in general dealing with. The Journey Engineering clamps took a motorbike that may be finicky at instances, and made it not solely extra comfy to experience, however extra comfy to push private boundaries.

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Ride Engineering’s 23.5mm triple clamps improved predictability and front end consistency.

Journey Engineering’s 23.5mm triple clamps improved predictability and entrance finish consistency. (Mark Kariya/)

In our 2022 Honda CRF450R Evaluation, we described the CRF as having good general dealing with, but it surely’s additionally the least forgiving when one makes a mistake. In inventory trim, it’s additionally a motorbike that’s extra enjoyable to experience than race. All the pieces occurs faster when pushing at race tempo, and that’s the place the Journey Engineering 23.5mm clamps shine.

These triples took a good-handling bike and made it nice: extra predictability and entrance finish consistency, whereas offering extra belief typically. If Honda scared you away with its knife-edged dealing with package deal, that is the one half that can have you ever coming again underneath the Huge Purple wing.

A couple of issues to notice: To be able to check the 23.5mm clamps back-to-back in opposition to the 22mm commonplace offset, I did have to put in an OEM Honda decrease bearing. Journey Engineering does present a brand new bearing and race for correct set up, however the race taper differs from inventory. To be able to swap forwards and backwards extra accordingly trackside, sustaining OEM spec was most handy. Additionally, be ready to order a Journey Engineering plastic brake line information or a Cycra Stadium entrance quantity plate for that Manufacturing unit HRC look. Journey Engineering opts for symmetrical profiling of the decrease triple clamp, which removes the usual entrance brake line information placement.

So far as settings are involved, it’s greatest to depart your clickers and fork experience top alone after set up. I usually run the CRF’s fork top both flush or at 2.5mm, observe dependent, and located that my most popular settings carried straight over with the Journey Engineering clamps. Apparently, these triple clamps not solely supplied optimistic suggestions on the aforementioned third- and fourth-gear tracks, but in addition at lower-speed second- and third-gear technical tracks like Perris Raceway and State Honest MX.

Because Ride Engineering’s triple clamps don’t allow for the use of a standard front brake line guide, one must be sourced through the aftermarket. Another option is to purchase a Cycra Stadium front number plate, which comes with one.

As a result of Journey Engineering’s triple clamps don’t permit for the usage of a typical entrance brake line information, one should be sourced by means of the aftermarket. An alternative choice is to buy a Cycra Stadium entrance quantity plate, which comes with one. (Mark Kariya/)

In the event you’ve been on the fence about making an offset change, I can wholeheartedly advocate the Journey Engineering 23.5mm triple clamps. Not solely a efficiency piece, they’re additionally lighter by a claimed 8 ounces and look higher than inventory clamps. Even the stamped-on torque specs are a pleasant contact for individuals who worth accuracy above all else. They’re at present stocked in pink and black choices, with bar mounts, new rubbers, and backup posts all accessible to your experience.

Rising chassis consolation was one other merchandise on my to-do record, following the suspension and triple clamp updates. One of the vital inflexible rides in its class, Honda’s CRF450R affords pro-level efficiency, although many people are removed from pro-level riders. To be able to soften up the texture much more than the suspension and triple clamp additions already supplied, I turned to a easy and cost-effective trick: reducing key meeting torque settings. Even official Honda representatives declare {that a} 10 % discount in torque values on choose gadgets are “protected,” so we’re formally within the clear from Honda brass.

I’m comfortably in a position to advocate adjusting the next with a ten % discount within the guide’s torque specs: cylinder head hanger plate bolts, cylinder head hanger bolts, entrance engine hanger nuts, decrease engine hanger, swingarm pivot nut, and rear axle nut. For reference, if the guide states 65 lb.-ft. for the swingarm pivot nut, merely loosen after which readjust the torque to 58.5 lb.-ft.

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Lowering key assembly torque settings by 10 percent is a way to increase chassis comfort. Just be sure to mark bolts and nuts with a Sharpie after doing so.

Decreasing key meeting torque settings by 10 % is a option to improve chassis consolation. Simply remember to mark bolts and nuts with a Sharpie after doing so. (Mark Kariya/)

In the event you’re studying this and considering, “There’s no manner I’m ever going to really feel such a minute distinction like 10 %,” do me one favor subsequent time you’re practising in your CRF450R. Take a Sharpie and mark your swingarm pivot bolt and nut within the 12 o’clock place. Unfold the rear brake pads so that you could decrease the rear brake pedal and insert a 22mm socket onto the swingarm pivot nut. Take a quarter-turn out of the nut, ending within the 9 o’clock place. Readjust rear brake strain with a couple of pumps and go experience.

In the event you really feel {that a} shock change has been made with a “completely different” feeling on the rear finish, you possibly can formally name your self a bona fide tester. In the event you really feel nothing, reverse the method by torquing the swingarm pivot nut again to 12 o’clock and go in your merry manner. If, by likelihood, you possibly can really feel this distinction that one adjustment makes, perceive that making a number of changes can yield even larger outcomes. It’s a good suggestion to Sharpie mark or paint pen altered gadgets as you dive head first into the torque values sport. 1) It exhibits if any motion happens by means of the course of standard using/racing. 2) You received’t lose observe of what already has or hasn’t been adjusted.

If doubtful, it’s often all the time a protected wager to make use of a medium energy threadlocker to make sure that the discount in torque doesn’t trigger future loosening. Some will argue this inherently modifications the torque accuracy by making use of an out of doors compound to the threads, however my storage motto has all the time been grease or threadlocker on each final piece that the guide requires.

Enhancing the 2022 Honda CRF450R Half 3: Tires and Gearing

No different bike included in our 2022 450 Motocross Shootout is as delicate to entrance tire selection because the Honda CRF450R. It’s a motorbike that lives on the entrance wheel, with a weight bias that feels considerably skewed in a single path. After testing the inventory Dunlop Geomax MX33 back-to-back in opposition to a Dunlop Geomax MX3S, I can confidently advocate making an attempt the MX3S in your subsequent alternative. Billed as a soft-to-intermediate-terrain tire, it additionally transitions effectively into hardpack—a staple in our assorted SoCal terrain.

My go-to psi is 14 kilos, however I’ll go as excessive as 14.5 kilos for tougher dust or as soon as the carcass begins to get gentle six to eight hours in. Tires are put on gadgets and as quickly as yours are prepared for a change, a Dunlop Geomax MX3S entrance could be a wonderful addition to your CRF450R. As riders and racers, tires are additionally the one two factors of contact now we have to terra firma—another excuse why correct tires and pressures are of utmost significance for each MXer.

On the rear, Dunlop’s Geomax MX33 in a 120/80-19 dimension is an excellent OEM providing. Nevertheless, the 2022 Honda CRF450R is a motorbike that likes excellent setup and stability to realize optimum really feel. As soon as the entrance to again stability was sorted between AHM Manufacturing unit Companies suspension modifications and Journey Engineering triple clamps, I had extra leeway to attempt completely different sizes out again.

I settled on a Dunlop Geomax MX33 rear within the 120/90-19 dimension for a majority of my motos. 2023 Honda CRF450R house owners can in all probability get by with a 110/90-19 rear, as the most recent version is pleasantly smoothed out over the 2021 and 2022 powerhouses, however I most popular the 120/90-19 on our 2022 check machine as on-throttle hookup is actually unreal. The larger carcass and taller top transitions effectively facet to facet, however has considerably extra straight-line grip than anything examined.

Dunlop’s Geomax MX3S is a great choice of front tire, especially for the CRF450R.

Dunlop’s Geomax MX3S is a superb selection of entrance tire, particularly for the CRF450R. (Mark Kariya/)

For a lot of, gearing on Huge Purple can go certainly one of two methods: Some will gear it down to make use of third gear extra readily, whereas others will gear it as much as reduce the hit and unfold out the spacing. The inventory 13/49 gearing (3.77 ratio) all however facilities the rear axle within the adjustment vary. Attention-grabbing to notice as gearing modifications also can have an effect on chassis really feel, because the sprocket modifications not solely alter the place the rear axle lands, but in addition how the chain torque impacts the chassis character.

The 14/52 (3.71 ratio) definitely smoothed out the engine and positively affected the Honda’s general really feel as effectively. Laborious to explain, but it surely frees up the again finish in braking bumps and in addition makes it really feel plusher when hitting acceleration chop. This alteration makes the shock motion really feel one of the best, however comes with prices. An O-ring or X-ring chain could be a decent match close to the hydraulic clutch meeting. I solely ran a non-sealed D.I.D 520 MX chain with this setup because it has a particularly excessive tensile energy ranking, so proceed with warning.

One thing else to notice with 14/52 gearing is the rear chain information will get eaten up quicker than regular. I ended up operating an older fashion, one-piece chain block (Honda half No. 52146-MEN-J00) to reduce accelerated put on that the newer fashion two-piece block encountered. As you possibly can see within the photographs, the black rear sprocket didn’t care an excessive amount of for the sloppy two-piece chain block that flexes into its path. The larger sprockets additionally require an extended chain, so issue that into the price of the mod as effectively. Lastly, it positioned the axle most ahead in comparison with the 13/49 OE spec and one other most popular suggestion of 13/48 (3.69 ratio).

The 13/48 was probably the most handy and doubtless my most really helpful trial for these on the fence when various from inventory specs. This new ratio mellows out the engine simply sufficient, in an analogous vein to the 14/52 famous above, and is a neater swap than going all-in with the entrance and rear sprocket, and required chain buy. The smaller rear sprocket shall be much less taxing on the chain block, whereas positioning the axle extra rearward supplies elevated stability as a result of longer wheelbase.

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A look at the chain, rear sprocket, and rear tire wear.

A take a look at the chain, rear sprocket, and rear tire put on. (Mark Kariya/)

Sure, you’ll be utilizing extra second gear in corners than with the usual 13/49 gearing, however the Honda’s temperamental low-end to midrange transition is cleaned up with the taller choices as you’ll be increased within the rpm in second opposed to 3rd gear lugging. In abstract, gearing is one other piece of the Honda puzzle that shall be extraordinarily rider and utilization dependent, so don’t be afraid to experiment. I’ve heard of native MX riders starting from 13/48 to 14/53, and even an HRC rider or two have been noticed operating 14/51 (3.64 ratio).

Enhancing the 2022 Honda CRF450R Half 4: Creature Comforts and Equipment

Being a rider with 30-plus years of throttle enjoyable underneath my belt, there are a plethora of components that I want to make use of on all my private bikes. A’ME grips have been round lengthy earlier than me, and their full waffles are a few of the comfiest round. A staple in Baja racing for a few years, they’re additionally nice for moto guys as effectively. Supplied in a wide range of colours and made within the USA, they’re often my first addition to all inventory dust bikes.

Grips from the Japanese producers are significantly uncomfortable, with choice makers selecting sturdiness over consolation and management. Merely putting in A’ME grips can take a few of the sting out of inflexible chassis bikes just like the Honda CRFs and Suzuki RM-Zs. Plus, it sells all the pieces from BMX to mountain bike to watercraft to heated items, so all of the storage toys are coated.

There are a selection of high quality handlebar producers, however I’ve had significantly good luck operating ProTaper bars as of late. The Evo line makes use of 4mm tubing, which is 20 % thinner than rivals who provide 5mm wall thicknesses. That further flex may be very welcomed on Honda’s CRF450R, and the number of bends produced signifies that each rider can fine-tune their cockpit.

Handlebar, grips, cockpit layout.

Handlebar, grips, cockpit structure. (Mark Kariya/)

I’m keen on ProTaper’s Husqvarna-bend because the decrease general top and wider fitment supplies higher management and general consolation. The usual Renthal Fatbar 839-bend is superb for a inventory machine, however getting one hundred pc comfy on any bike within the ergonomics division could make for higher experience days.

Attaching the handlebar to the triple clamps was a Journey Engineering bar mount. Utilizing the Journey Engineering one-piece bar mount gave me a stronger mount that doesn’t twist as simply in a minor fall, but in addition supplied a revised bar place that’s 2.5mm ahead of the inventory Honda place.

I like to have the ability to make fork compression modifications and not using a wrestle, positioning my bar simply again sufficient in relation to the triple clamps {that a} flat-blade screwdriver can match straight down on the adjustment screw. The mix of Journey Engineering’s triple clamps and bar mount allowed for this completely.

Shorter riders can profit as effectively, for the reason that farthest again OEM place (bar mounts within the rear holes and rotated backward) is just too shut for all however the shortest riders. Spinning the mounts 180 levels supplies a bar place about midway between the bar mounts being positioned within the farthest again place and having the bar mounts within the rear holes and rotated ahead, so all bases are coated on the ergonomics entrance.

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G2 Ergonomics’ throttle tube and A’ME grips on ProTaper’s Evo Husqvarna-bend handlebar make up the control area.

G2 Ergonomics’ throttle tube and A’ME grips on ProTaper’s Evo Husqvarna-bend handlebar make up the management space. (Mark Kariya/)

G2 Ergonomics produces a really trick throttle tube that permits for much more CRF customization. Machined from 6061 aluminum within the USA, in addition they have Delrin bushings in-built for easy motion. Providing choices from quick-turn to plain pull to prolonged and smoother ratios, the beautiful pink piece was very versatile for testing functions because the interchangeable cams will be swapped trackside with little or no hindrance.

I used to be in a position to attempt the quick-turn, commonplace, and H200 cam (which begins out 10 % smaller than inventory) on the identical day, and would advocate all of them for various riders. The H050 quick-turn is nice for these with restricted wrist motion and hammerheads who need all that energy immediately, however I most popular the H100 commonplace pull a majority of the time. In the event you assume Huge Purple is just too quick even after gearing modifications, the slower pull cams (H200 and H400) could possibly be for you.

Bike aesthetics are a really private topic. Some go wild with customized colours and designs, whereas others follow extra conventional hues. With a number of producers turning to in-mold graphics, I’m extra a believer than ever that inventory is greatest. DeCal Works supplied the quantity plate backgrounds on day 1, they usually held robust all the 30 hours of using.

MotoSeat’s taller foam and ribbed traction cover improved the already-great Honda ergonomics package.

MotoSeat’s taller foam and ribbed traction cowl improved the already-great Honda ergonomics package deal. (Mark Kariya/)

AHM Manufacturing unit Companies was in a position to supply a blue shock spring to match the OEM shroud graphics as I want the pink/white/blue accents discovered all through the construct. Even the silver hoops are a private choice. Discovered on 2018 and older CRFs, they’re a throwback look that I’m fairly keen on. Plus, they don’t scratch or present put on almost as a lot as commonplace black rims. The Filth Rider 2022 Honda CRF450R maintained an in depth look all through our time collectively, because it’s simple retaining your Honda trying contemporary with just a few Daybreak cleaning soap and Scotch-Brite 7447 pads.

Towards the tip of this check, I used to be in a position to attempt an element that stunned me on a number of fronts. With greater than 25 hours on the machine, the inventory seat nonetheless regarded new. I pull the seat each wash to maintain the froth from retaining water, however by no means observed how gentle it had develop into till making an attempt a whole meeting from MotoSeat. The ribbed traction cowl and taller foam choice present a nonslip contact level that additionally felt significantly better when seat-bouncing obstacles. Surprisingly, I fairly appreciated the tall foam.

Honda ergonomics are a few of the greatest, and I by no means thought of testing a taller seat till this feature introduced itself. One of the best half is that it’s accessible in a whole meeting, so no extra stretching covers or reusing your inventory pan. Accessible in both commonplace or tall choices, with colours and rib choices to go well with any fashion, this might be an amazing addition to any CRF that has important time on it. For these on the lookout for extra seated consolation and a softer chassis really feel, this tall seat meeting was a refreshing modification.

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Casper with the finished product.

Casper with the completed product. (Mark Kariya/)

One half you possibly can’t see within the photographs that was utilized is a Twin Air air filter. The fitment rivals OE high quality and I had zero points with the sealing edge. Coupled with a second inventory air filter cage, modifications are a snap on the CRF450R. Having a second cage is useful because the reverse design on the brand new Hondas is relatively distinctive, with a system that’s inverted from conventional fitments. The uncovered white plastic cage does get soiled and keep soiled, so the second cage permits me to have one prepped and clear always.

Going one step additional would have been to make use of a Twin Air Powerflow Equipment, which replaces the inventory Honda cage design with an aluminum meeting for even tighter tolerances. I’ve had nice luck with Twin Air merchandise and wouldn’t hesitate utilizing any of its filters on any bike.

That’s a Wrap!

When all’s mentioned and performed, this 2022 Honda CRF450R Lengthy Haul is a motorbike that I truly loved using. My private accoutrements added consolation and consistency to a motorbike that enormously wanted it. Typical Honda high quality was obvious all through my time with the machine: Bike washes are a breeze, it’s very effectively designed, and the bike stays one of the crucial engaging accessible.

There’s one thing to be mentioned concerning the gadgets left untouched—resembling all the engine package deal, clutch, and exhaust—than most of the private hiccups I supposed to repair. The Purple Rider is one bike that’s constructed to final, with little or no wanted on the mechanical facet. Making it yours is simple when you diagnose the areas of enchancment you propose to repair.

Shootouts are an amazing preliminary evaluation of recent bikes, however dwelling with them and making an attempt to raised perceive them over the course of 30 hours is one thing totally completely different. I respect my time with the 2022 Honda CRF450R, and know what areas to enhance for 2023 and past. These had been a couple of modifications that allowed me to seek out happiness with a motorbike that was intimidating to start with, and I hope this info serves different CRF450R house owners as effectively.

We put in 30 hours!

We put in 30 hours! (Mark Kariya/)

Bits and Items

AHM Manufacturing unit Companies


Fork revalve $220

Shock revalve $210

Seals, bushings, oil, and bumper alternative at 22 hours $225

Shock spring (56 Nm) $130

Base plate $30

Journey Engineering


CRF Cut up Triple Clamp Set w/ 23.5mm offset (2021–2023), half No. CR-BTB31-RA $649.90

CR/CRF oversize bar mounts (Gen IV), half No. MX-BBM00-CA $104.95

CR/YZ Polyurethane Cones (Agency), half No. CR-PC000-KT $29.95

Plastic brake line information (half No. MX-BLG00-BK) $9.95



Evo handlebar (Husqvarna-bend), half No. 022026 $94.49

G2 Ergonomics


G2 Throttle Cam System, half No. G2-40-100 $109.95

A’ME Grips


MX full waffle grips, half No. AGBMXFWG $7.95



520 MX chain, half No. D18-520MX-120 $155.95

Dunlop Tires


Geomax MX3S entrance, 80/100-21, half No. 45079466 $124.95

Geomax MX33 rear, 120/90-19, half No. 45234108 $165.95

DeCal Works


Preprinted quantity plate backgrounds $39.95

JT Sprockets


Entrance sprocket (14-tooth), half No. JTF284.14SC $14.95

Rear sprocket (52-tooth), half No. JTA210.52BLK $29.95

Professional Honda Oils & Chemical substances


GN4 4-Stroke Motor Oil (10w-30)

Honda Powersports


Oil filters, half No. 15412-MEN-671 $9.16

Air filter cage, half No. 17216-MKE-AF0 $14.15



Ribbed Traction Full Seat (w/ tall foam) $184.95

Twin Air


Air filter, half No. 150230 $36.95