WR owner opinions of CRF450X?
Posted September 26, 2004 - 07:14 AM
I had to push my WR home when it spit a key. First year bikes can be a problem.
Posted September 27, 2004 - 12:07 PM
he's got a GSXR1000, so he's not totally Reddified.. but he's got the CRF250x, and is Super Pissed about the valve problem.. he's only had the bike a few months, and is already having valve issues..
he was excited about he 450x coming out, but after his experience with his current 250, he's thinking WR!!!
I also ride a suzuki TL1000 so I'm not a diehard Yamaha guy either, but the WR was the perfect bike for me.. I liked the CRF450 when I was looking around... but it was too track focused.. I'm glad I went WR for sure.
Posted November 02, 2004 - 10:11 AM
However, if you are very mechanically inclined...(I am too lazy to be very mechanically inclined) the CRF might be the only choice. I like only having to change the oil every 5 rides instead of 3 or 2 in race conditions...and no top end rebuilds after every race season.
Posted November 02, 2004 - 04:45 PM
Posted November 02, 2004 - 07:53 PM
Posted November 03, 2004 - 03:28 PM
Posted November 03, 2004 - 03:44 PM
So now the question is why in the world would you put in two steel valves and two titanium valves? Aren't the titanium valves the ones that are crapping out?
Never mind. I'll just shut up and enjoy my Yamaha.
Posted November 03, 2004 - 07:22 PM
Posted November 03, 2004 - 07:44 PM
Posted November 04, 2004 - 08:38 AM
The CRFX isn't gonna hit stores until March and one dealer I talked to thinks the price will be between 7300 to 7800 dollars!
Cost is a good point. With the X model being the latest and greatest that people just gotta have, there will probably be few deals on them as they approach the KTM (Kost too Much) range AND are an unknown quantity. The Yamaha is a known quantity as far as performance and reliability, which cannot be said of the Honda and should be priced much better. It sounds like Honda has gone through great lengths to address the latter issue on the CRF, but...
Posted November 04, 2004 - 08:58 AM
KTM (Kost Too Much)
CRF (Costly Running Fourstroke)
CRF (Crappy Repair Frequency)
CRF (Could Rebuild Frequently)
Posted November 04, 2004 - 12:00 PM
KTM (Kost Too Much)
At least KTM isn't (Kick for Ten Minutes) anymore with their nice electric legs now!
Posted November 04, 2004 - 03:51 PM
Posted November 04, 2004 - 05:38 PM
Posted November 04, 2004 - 05:44 PM
I really liked my 650 except for the right foot peg problem. One of the guys I ride with broke his ankle pretty bad after his foot peg bolts sheared. He went and got the Precision Concepts fix and broke the bolts again racing. After seeing that I decided to sell my XR. If Honda would've addressed the problem I'd probably still be riding it. But I broke my peg bolts three times and after you do it once you never really feel comfortable on that bike again
You guys rage on XR's for being out dated then complain that the new megavalve overhead ti electric trick-o-cycles are unreliable. You can't have it all. My time is the most valuable thing to me, so I ride my XR, and it didn't have any problem staying ahead of Indy's 450 so I guess I don't need any more power yet.
Posted November 05, 2004 - 02:31 PM
No I don't. But I do have 3 XR's a WR426 and just sold a DRZ400 and have rode thumpers since my '79 XR185. My point is most people think they need the latest highest tech whatever (dirt bike in this case), and that almost never will be the most reliable and lowest maintance what ever it is. The manufacturer's are providing what you want, I just don't think it's what a non-racer needs. The XR400 is no more, so the DRZ is the only "trail bike" 400-450cc left, the rest are all race bikes.
We are talking about CRF's and you dont own one Dale!
Anyway I'm sorry I singled you out Indy, I had a few beers and I get tired of all the my bike is better debates. What ever bike you like is the best bike for you.
Indy; do you want to try to ride at Wayne again this year? I think it's the first week of Dec. they close for winter.
Posted November 05, 2004 - 05:14 PM