Washing the WR450F
Posted March 14, 2003 - 05:54 PM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:19 PM
03 WR450 free mods,jetted,BRP clamp shark fin & skid plate, scotts stabilizer, pro rally hand guards, factory connection frame guards & radiator braces, renthal fatbars,spider grips, race tech suspension
Posted March 14, 2003 - 07:54 PM
Posted March 15, 2003 - 02:02 AM
Posted March 15, 2003 - 02:43 AM
If you have ever tried to remove any seized bearings/bushings, you'll know EXACTLY what I mean.
I had a seized swingarm pivot bolt on my 1991 Honda CR250. I tried everything to get it out: heat, hammer, even a GIANT bench vise to force it out >> NOTHING.
I eventually slid a hacksaw blade in between the swingarm and frame. I sawed the swingarm pivot in 2 (or was it 3??) places before I could pull it apart.
$180.00 later, it was all like new.
Point is if you pressure wash you bike, or even if you don't, GREASE ALL YOUR PIVOT PINTS/BEARINGS/BUSHINGS regularly.
Posted March 15, 2003 - 03:04 AM
Posted March 15, 2003 - 03:24 AM
Don't forget your spokes. Every couple of rides use a good penetrant to lube the spoke nipples on the bottom half of the wheel. Let it sit overnight, rotate the wheel and do it again. Liquid Wrench or CRC breakfree work well. The spokes will seize up without some lube.