A cure for the fork bottoming on track jumps
Posted June 16, 2006 - 05:22 PM
I said something along the lines of having a 2nd bike that was more track tuned. She said it made sense. After that all I heard was Blah blah blah as my mind raced.
She left for a few days to Vermont Thursday morning. And would you know that's the same day the local classified weekly comes out. I looked everywhere for a YZ (2 or 4 stroke) Most were pretty whipped sounding. then I see an add for a 03 CRF with a claimed 20 (aprox) hours. I'm aware of the Honda valve issues but had to call and go look.
The thing was pretty nice. Original 44 yr old owner who rode woods around his house. Looked hardly used and no indications of being dropped. Had all the Works Connection armor and adj. clutch / hs lever perch.
Again my pref was a blue one but I couldn't pass this up and got it for $2900 with accessories, riding gear, spare chain, sprocket and a few new oil filters.
I plan to trail ride the WR and whip this on the track and trade it on a YZ450F when they have EFI.
That'll teach her to leave me alone for the weekend.
Posted June 16, 2006 - 05:38 PM
Posted June 17, 2006 - 04:56 AM
Posted June 17, 2006 - 02:44 PM
I've heard the valve probs can be solved by replacing the titanium ones with stainless.
Posted June 17, 2006 - 02:53 PM
Posted June 17, 2006 - 06:16 PM
I'm holding off for a EFI YZ and trying to see if PA will permit me to dual sport my WR.
I will say that the CRF runs quite well. The throttle response it very sharp. They previous owner installed a power now that I assume gives it that response.
Huge difference from the WR. On my test track the big difference is in the tight spots where the WR pretty much 'tractors' along and the CRF takes more rider input to get through.
Lastly, the Pirelli tires really 'hook' differently than the stock WR tires.
Posted June 17, 2006 - 08:41 PM
Jealousy is a curse - now you got others looking for one at the same price!