Thinking Bout Buying
Posted November 19, 2008 - 05:07 PM
I have had several XRs through the years. Honda seems to have a problem of their 450 motors going.
I am wondering about the reliability of the WRs. I am thinking of an 06-07 450.
I like the looks of the super moto and might get rims down the road. I am wondering what the valve adjustments are or known problems that these bikes have or more over, those particular years.
I want to just ride and do routine maintenance...
Posted November 19, 2008 - 05:20 PM
there pretty much bullet proof , my friend did a long distance race on his and hot seized the engine from holding it wide open for a great distance . he stood on the kick stand for about a minute un-seized it and 5 kicks later it ran and he finished the race . sold the bike about a year later .
i have never had a problem with my 450 there great . the new honda's are fine .
Posted November 19, 2008 - 05:27 PM
Posted November 19, 2008 - 06:17 PM
If you are looking for a bike for dual sport motorcycle, than go with the WR, or CRX, or KTM 690 Enduro R, you can't go wrong my friend. They are all wonderful bikes! Trust me, I've tried them all!
Posted November 19, 2008 - 06:53 PM
Posted November 20, 2008 - 09:58 AM
Runs very strong now on long days out in the desert.
If you take care of them they will last you just as long as your XR's do...a little more frequent maintenance than the XR's but a hell of a lot better performance as well (in my opinion that is...coming from an XR650R)
Posted November 20, 2008 - 04:23 PM
Posted November 20, 2008 - 05:05 PM
Honda's CRF is a very high maintenance motor compared to any other brand, Japanese brand. Thing is, Honda has never acknowledged the valve issue. It's not IF, but when.... I must also admit I owned 3 CRF450R's that did not have a single valve issue: changed oil every 300 miles, clean air filter all the time and never rode the rev limiter/lugged it all day long.
I'm sure there are Yamaha owners, current and former, who dislike the brand for whatever reason, maybe a lemon of a bike. But if I only had x-amount of dollars to spend on a quality motorcycle the WR450F and its renowned reliability would be at or near the top.
Posted November 20, 2008 - 05:14 PM