Folks, I'm on the Verge of Going RED!


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  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 04:54 PM

#1

I can't believe it, I may be actually going to the dark side - RED that is...So sad to think that I won't be asking dumb questions here any longer.

Tomorrow's another day and as you all know when agonizing on which color to get, I'm sure to change my mind a few more times before the sun rises! :goofy:

We'll see what color I end up bleeding in the morning, but as of this moment, 5:53pm on Friday, Oct 26, 2007, I'm seeing RED. :eek: :lol: :lol: :foul: :moon: :ride: :) :p :p :prof: :bonk: :mad: :eek: :eek: :worthy: :crazy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

  • motofreakboy

Posted October 26, 2007 - 04:56 PM

#2

You wont be sorry!!!!!

  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 04:57 PM

#3

You wont be sorry!!!!!


:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :eek:

  • 917 rider

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:04 PM

#4

you mean going to the check my valves every month side:prof: i was in your shoes two weeks ago but made the right choice. i got the 08 yz 450 and love it dont regrett it at all tons of usable power great handling :worthy: :worthy:

  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:06 PM

#5

you mean going to the check my valves every month side:prof: i was in your shoes two weeks ago but made the right choice. i got the 08 yz 450 and love it dont regrett it at all tons of usable power great handling :worthy: :worthy:


Yea, it's a nice bike...I forget, but what were you coming off of again?

Thanks

  • usmcpaul

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:21 PM

#6

Don't be to hasty. I am currently trolling this site because I went red and I am thinking of changing colors after a nice 'short' talk with Honda customer service. I have had my 06 450x for 9 months and had to do the valves 3 times already. I like the bike .....when it runs, but for a weekend warrior, 3 valve jobs in 9 months is getting to be ridiculus. On the up side, I was assured by Steve at Honda customer service "there is no problem".

Do your homework.

  • 917 rider

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:30 PM

#7

i had a 07 kx 450 this last season because i wanted to change from red last year before that i had a 06 honda -04 honda the kx felt alot like the 04 cr 450 i had and i really didnt like it to much. ive been wanting to go back blue for a few years now. ive ridden all the new bikes and they are good but yamis are on a differnt level:ride:

  • NorCal

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:44 PM

#8

I can't believe it, I may be actually going to the dark side - RED that is...So sad to think that I won't be asking dumb questions here any longer.

Tomorrow's another day and as you all know when agonizing on which color to get, I'm sure to change my mind a few more times before the sun rises! :goofy:

We'll see what color I end up bleeding in the morning, but as of this moment, 5:53pm on Friday, Oct 26, 2007, I'm seeing RED. :eek: :lol: :lol: :foul: :moon: :ride: :) :p :p :prof: :bonk: :mad: :eek: :eek: :worthy: :crazy: :worthy: :worthy:


At least you'll be good at adjusting the valves!:worthy:

  • Drfletcherdc

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:46 PM

#9

Better dead than red.

  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:49 PM

#10

At least you'll be good at adjusting the valves!:worthy:


And on their forum, they swear there's no longer valve issues like in the past.
My concern as well, but I'm hoping that Honda has worked out many of the kinks by 2008.

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  • MidWest X

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:53 PM

#11

I like Red even though I own the bike I call the "Red Valve Eating Pig" :worthy:

I'm switching to SS valves and hope to rename my bike soon !!

  • wildman250x

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:58 PM

#12

i have a 2006 250x and love this bike. havent checked the valves yet. i will in about a month, hope to see the correct valve lash. but no matter what bike you decide to buy, make sure you buy the correct one for what you plan on riding. dont buy a super motocross bike for the woods or a 250x for the motocross track. good luck and wear a helmet.......

  • bboyce

Posted October 26, 2007 - 05:59 PM

#13

And on their forum, they swear there's no longer valve issues like in the past.
My concern as well, but I'm hoping that Honda has worked out many of the kinks by 2008.


From my understanding. Red bikes obviously DO have a valve problem. However, not nearly as bad as most people will talk them up to be. But, when comparing the Honda to the Yami in the valve department, its not even close, I would love to see a Honda go 100 hours without needing an adjustment.

I may not be the greatest rider, but im a fairly fast B rider, and I do rev my bike alot. I also ride indoor tracks and don't shift when I am indoors. Needless to say, my bike hasn't had it easy yet it still runs like the day I got it.

Sure the Honda may have a harder-hitting motor, and that steering stablizer, but the YZ's have excellant stability, and can very easibly made just as hard hitting.

For me, the choice would be simple. You know how your Blue bike does on maintance, so its your choice.

My .02

  • grayracer513

Posted October 26, 2007 - 06:34 PM

#14

Sure the Honda may have a harder-hitting motor, and that steering stablizer, but the YZ's have excellant stability, and can very easibly made just as hard hitting.

From what I know of Rick, the engine isn't the attraction. :worthy:

  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 07:18 PM

#15

From what I know of Rick, the engine isn't the attraction. :worthy:


:worthy: Yes, a few threads here and there on the geometry of the bike for sure. :worthy:

  • elmo450x

Posted October 26, 2007 - 07:30 PM

#16

I've just turned 50hrs on my '07 450x... My valve clearances are within spec, and I haven't had a single issue with the bike.

  • twenty34

Posted October 26, 2007 - 07:34 PM

#17

I've just turned 50hrs on my '07 450x... My valve clearances are within spec, and I haven't had a single issue with the bike.


Wow, where did all the RED riders come lurking from out of the "blue" here?
I guess they come in packs and are pretty supportive of their brand...Good to see.

  • 642MX

Posted October 26, 2007 - 07:36 PM

#18

Do they still make CRF's? ...................... Just kidding. The CRF's look really good, but they all sound like someone threw a handful of marbles in the crank case. I think the engine noise would drive me nuts.

  • todds924

Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:47 PM

#19

At least you'll be good at adjusting the valves!:worthy:


Adjusting the valves????? REPLACING the valves!!!

  • grayracer513

Posted October 26, 2007 - 08:55 PM

#20

Ride a '08 before you jump ship, Rick. :worthy:

For that matter, ride the CRF, too. Then ride what you like best. I find CRF's to be very responsive, but not entirely trustworthy in the turns, and they make me a little bit nervous at speed. But I'm not you.

Good luck in your quest. :worthy:





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