WR450F Max hours on engine?
Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:30 PM
Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:11 PM
Posted June 15, 2013 - 01:03 AM
I haven't been into the engine yet
Oil changes every 10 -15hrs, with filters every other, and valve checks every year
I don't bang it off the rev limiter
The bikes history is more important
What oil has been used?
Hows it been ridden?
Hows it been maintained?
a bike with 20hrs on it that's been run low on oil is gonna be trouble!
WR engines have a reputation for being super reliable with 10000+ miles easily achievable before engine work is needed, but if they've been mis-treated.......
Edited by GuyGraham, June 15, 2013 - 01:04 AM.
Posted June 15, 2013 - 09:14 AM
Posted June 15, 2013 - 03:14 PM
I went 650 hours on my '03 before removing the head for the first time....
Posted June 16, 2013 - 12:02 PM
Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:15 AM
Posted June 22, 2013 - 02:47 PM
If you can get an honest answer from the person you're buying off in terms of how its been treated and maintained, then you're pretty safe with some of the fugures being quoted above.
I've got more than 160hrs and 8500kms on my '08 and still doesn't use a skerrick of oil or blow smoke. Starts perfectly.
Having said that, I'm only a clubman enduro racer. If you look at how hard some of the Pro class guys ride, you'd have to expect it would take a much higher toll on the bike. Many variables to consider.
Posted March 11, 2014 - 10:17 AM
Posted March 11, 2014 - 10:35 AM
I put about 1,000 hrs on my 2006 before I sold it. This is trail riding at 40 expert pace. Never any engine problems. Just did regular oil changes and a few valve checks. These things are solid.
Edited by woods-rider, March 11, 2014 - 10:37 AM.
Posted March 11, 2014 - 12:31 PM
I know this is an old post, but I'm trying to figure out how many hours to go on a wr450f and everyone is telling me 200 hours is the max I should go for trail riding. One guy said he went 300 and it was a little bit too long, and the piston was touching the bore. How are you guys getting 650...!? I mean these are still high revving racing motors...
You will become a believer
Posted March 11, 2014 - 01:31 PM
Posted March 11, 2014 - 01:44 PM
Posted March 11, 2014 - 05:06 PM
There's no way you can go that long without even a piston change..I'm having people tell me 300 hrs is too far...
Give me a year and I will have the 300 hours and I won't do a thing to the top-end. I will have to ride a bit more, but I will be willing to put in the extra effort for the cause
Posted March 11, 2014 - 05:10 PM
And by stock, I mean like not "uncorked" like a lot of people do
Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:55 PM
I just wanted to add my own story here. I have a 2008 wr450f with approx. 25000 miles on it. It has been desert raced, been to Baja many times, is trail ridden about 2 or 3 times a week on very rough and nasty Northern Nevada trails. I'm far from slow as I'm a former local mx pro and a expert rated desert racer . 6000 miles ago it got its first new piston and it just got new valves. Its still on the original crankshaft, but I did have to replace the trans. output shaft because it stripped out. I have always used Rotella T oil and change it often. These bikes are bulletproof if you just take decent care of them. The bike is uncorked, jetted, piped and modded suspension.
Posted March 12, 2014 - 02:51 AM