Lowest Maintenance WR 450 vs. CRF 450X
Posted November 16, 2005 - 05:58 PM
Looking at a WR 450 vs. CRF 450X to replace my DRZ400.
One thing I really like about the DRZ is the low maintenance...I've got 4,200 miles and looked at the valves twice...in-spec both times.
Is the WR lower maintenance than the CRF?
Thanks for input/thoughts...
Posted November 16, 2005 - 06:01 PM
Posted November 18, 2005 - 09:53 AM
Is it just as bad with a CRF?
Posted November 18, 2005 - 11:13 AM
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Posted November 18, 2005 - 12:48 PM
Posted November 18, 2005 - 02:18 PM
Posted November 18, 2005 - 11:08 PM
I change my oil after every couple of rides no mater what kind of bike it is. You have to different oils to change on the crf, it has seperate oil for the cylinder and the gearbox. I would say the wr is more reliable than the crf IMO.
Shoot I have 600+ miles on my WR450 since it's last oil change. Think I might change it now
Posted November 19, 2005 - 03:24 AM
Seriously, Oil like engines these days has advanced technologically & most Oil manufacturers would like you to change oil as often as possible......thats how they make their money.
Posted November 19, 2005 - 06:58 AM
Of all the "racing" four strokes the WR is probably the one that comes closest to traditional thumper maintenance and durability. Whether that's the same as a DRZ (or XR) is arguable but it compares pretty well to it's direct competition in that department. Might just have an aluminum framed 07' on my short list next year!
One thing I really like about the DRZ is the low maintenance...I've got 4,200 miles and looked at the valves twice...in-spec both times. Is the WR lower maintenance than the CRF?
Posted November 19, 2005 - 07:56 AM
Don't get me wrong I change my WR oil every other ride and on my diesel truck and wifes gas SUV they get changed every 3000 to 4500 miles. That is just preventative maintenance.
But, from what I have been told, from what I consider experts. Changing oil in your car/ truck at 3000 miles there is absolutely no viscosity difference than at 6,000.
I would think that the same could be said at changing your oil in your WR at 200 miles or 1000 miles would make no difference. However I would consider the type of riding done. If it were a 90+ mile Enduro I would change it or if it were a really muddy ride that caused the engine to get hotter than normal. I would have no problem riding my WR on a dual sport ride 1000+ miles with the same oil.
Just my, non mechanically enclined opinion
Posted November 19, 2005 - 08:55 AM
Posted November 19, 2005 - 09:07 AM
all bikes have the same amount chassis maintenance!
all motors need to have there oil changed all the time drz, wr, crf. every 200-500km.
all motors need there valves adjusted. some more then others but who cares.
the question should be reliability!!!!!!!!!!
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