Decisions? WR450, CRF450X
Posted February 21, 2006 - 09:21 AM
Posted February 21, 2006 - 09:40 AM
Posted February 21, 2006 - 10:18 AM
I know a guy that has a crf450x one and he has had absolutely no problems. However, he is pretty handy with a wrench and stays on top of things. I think the Honda guys would tell you to stays on top of things, be religious with your maintenence, and you will never have a problem.
On the other hand, I have the WR and I simply change the oil and clean the filter after a good days ride. I checked the valves and they are just fine. It may be a little easier maintenance wise.
They both are probably really good bikes, but since you are in the Yamaha forum, I will say "Get the Yamaha!"
I did and I am very happy.
Posted February 21, 2006 - 10:20 AM
Posted February 21, 2006 - 10:53 AM
I couldn't decide either after the good folks here and the mag articles then talking to a dealer who has both who said he sells more parts for the CFR450 engines than the WR's.
Also, most everyone says that the WR is eaiser to make fast and the Honda is a few hundred $$ more.
Thought I like the AL frame of the Honda, from a performance perspective its just not enough.
Posted February 21, 2006 - 04:21 PM
Posted February 22, 2006 - 01:22 PM
in some honda threads they talk about running more oil and using valve protectant additives and they are still in the process of 'living' with the crf.
the wr is sorted, and all you need to do is ride and change your oil.
no need to develop close relationship with mechanic, warranty person and lawyer, as some honda owners have.
Posted February 22, 2006 - 01:32 PM
Posted February 22, 2006 - 01:36 PM