WR450 Transmission Problems
Posted July 05, 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted July 05, 2007 - 08:49 PM
5th gear is the weakest, being smallest and all.
If you do lots of flat out riding in 5th, then keep an eye on your oil when you change it for metal shavings / teeth.
These bikes take lots and lots of abuse, personally I wouldn't be worried about it.
Posted July 05, 2007 - 09:53 PM
I read of an 05 WR 450f owner on another fourm where his 3rd gear took a dump him after 5,000+ miles of track riding. Guess what gear he was in most of the time? Thats right, 3rd. For a trail rider that uses all the gears all the time, it shouldn't be too big of an issue.
Why would someone ride a WR on the track? The track was on a county run OHV park (metcalf in Santa Clara county) and the guy needed the green sticker to use the track all year round.
Here is the thread
Posted July 06, 2007 - 12:03 AM
Should i fix my bike then sell it after its done about 1000 kays?
Posted July 06, 2007 - 07:24 AM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 08:39 AM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 08:48 AM
Clark, how in the world would keeping a bike in one gear be hard on the gears?
It's the same thing that was going on with the CRF's people were dual sporting. In comparison with the Honda's, the WR's tranny problems were once in a blue moon, but it happens. The common thread is that many people who dual sport these types of bikes start treating them like street bikes, with much longer intervals between oil changes. As we all know, that's bad ju-ju for a hi-po 4-stroke with about a 1 quart oil supply. If you're dilligent about changing the oil every 150 miles or so, then it's no big deal. When you street a bike though, you hit that kind of mileage very quickly and lots of folks will just blow it off. I wouldn't want to be going through the oil change ritual every couple of days either...SC
Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:11 AM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 10:19 AM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 11:51 AM
Not to start another oil thread...but is there a recommended oil for running desert/high miles? How long between changes? I've gone 750 miles before changing the oil...just because that was the earliest I could.
Just for the record...I've used Castrol Act-evo for the life of the bike. I don't trust Rotella. But I'm thinking about trying Valvoline VR...that's been recommended to me by a few people.
Posted July 06, 2007 - 11:54 AM