250 and 450 difference's


5 replies to this topic
  • wedge450

Posted January 18, 2008 - 01:10 PM

#1

Hi, i can't find out how to tell the difference between the 2, with honda, the motor and pipe look alot different, with kawi, the frame, motor and kickstart are different. What are some esay ways to tell the 2 apart?

  • socal_sierra

Posted January 18, 2008 - 01:26 PM

#2

the pipe, the size of the head, the sound, tire size..

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted January 18, 2008 - 01:43 PM

#3

Displacement (449 or 250 cc) is cast in the cylinder I believe.

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  • KJ790

Posted January 18, 2008 - 01:56 PM

#4

The waterpump is a dead giveaway for me. The two have completely different looking waterpumps. Also the 250F has more space between the valve cover and the frame.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 18, 2008 - 02:16 PM

#5

The ignition covers on the 250F have not changed since the first one. They are quite different than either 450 is. The clutch covers are also smaller on the 250F, as is the spacing between the head bolts on the right side. In the later models with the aluminum frames, the 450 sits nearly upright, while the 250 slopes slightly forward. The 450 also lacks the external oil tank and the cast in boss on the right side of the head for the decomp shaft, which is still there on the 250F.

  • 642MX

Posted January 18, 2008 - 02:18 PM

#6

Hi, i can't find out how to tell the difference between the 2, with honda, the motor and pipe look alot different, with kawi, the frame, motor and kickstart are different. What are some esay ways to tell the 2 apart?


You could start them up and ride them.......





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