Buying a new bike 06 CRF450R
Posted Today, 01:32 PM
The guy is asking $2000 OBO and I am going to offer him $1700 cash and hope to take it home if it runs well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Posted Today, 01:37 PM
Posted Today, 01:52 PM
If I do get if I will be looking for an exhaust system, k & n air filter, and jet kit. Then it should be just fine for my needs! I'll let you know!
Posted Today, 02:22 PM
YOu seem like you have a good understanding of bikes, Its the same as your xr400 in many ways, keep it clean, take it apart and grease all the bearings when you buy it and once every few months after that. keep the oil fresh ever few hours, I suggest rotella T triple protection 15w40, its works great in both sides and at 70$ for 5 gal pail at walmart you just cant beat it. (its meets and exceeds oil specs required in your owners manual)
Get an hour meter on the bike, change oil every 5-10 hours. filter ever 10.
Clean air filter is paramount, Twin air has been my choice forever. the smallest amount of grit in the motor and you can kiss the valves goodbye.
quality sprockets and o/xring chain go a long way on a 450.
The intake valves are a problem on all crf450s, the more your on the rev limiter the faster they wear out. If it gets hard to start all of a sudden, your valve need tobe adjusted, once they start to move they just keep going. Adjust then 2-3 times max than have the head rebuilt.
Great bike, Dont need pipe or anything fancy, they are monsters in stock form.
Edited by adam8781, Today, 02:23 PM.
Posted Today, 04:03 PM
I prefer no-toil/honda oem>twin air>K&N. Get about three and keep em handy in zip-locks.
For under 2000 thats a killer price. I just paid 2900 for my 05' and it has 300 hours on it (but brand new top and bottom ends)
Have fun on the 450. First thing you'll notice is how much stiffer the suspension is and how much faster it romps!
Keep the XR400 its a awesome trail dig.
Posted Today, 09:04 PM
Best of luck.
Edited by HrcRacing27, Today, 09:13 PM.
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