I need to know once and for all
Posted April 13, 2009 - 06:19 PM
Posted April 13, 2009 - 07:50 PM
Now, if you go on the KTM, KLX, and CRFX forums, you will find the same issues. These are lightweight performance machines that all have some weaknesses, in order to keep them at a price point, weight, and ease of manufacture.
What are your concerns, specifically? Do you plan to Hooligan the bike?
I personally would say the WR transmission is NOT a problem for this application, but if you want to be 'safer' you could install a cush hub.
I have a 450X which is supposed to have fragile valves, and a terrible third gear that is not suitable for DS use: I have over 300 hours on the stock motor with the stock valves and shims, and have never had a tranny issue.
1. You can't believe everything you read.
2. You get out of it what you put into it: maintain it like it is fragile and it will be fine.
Posted April 14, 2009 - 03:03 AM
Posted April 14, 2009 - 07:36 AM
and 5k as a dual sport
i run 5 days a week 80 miles at 55-70mph. NO PROBLEMS, also running 13/41 gears.
use the clutch thats what its there for
as stated above KEEP THE OIL CLEAN
Posted April 14, 2009 - 08:17 AM