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deblaw2232

Got an 03 WR450. Opinion on the 05 CR 450?

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I've got an 03 WR450. I recall back when the Honda 2003 CR450s were having lots of valve problems. I have a chance to pick up a Honda 05 CR 450 for a good price. While not a WR, I know, do they still have valve issues or other things that should discourage me from picking it up?

Same question for the 2006 CR 450?

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The red color for one thing. Why get a crf450? I was riding yesterday with my buddy that has a 05 crf450 and there is no difference in the power of the bikes. We ran down the road side by side do a cat walk in fourth shifting to fifth, and my '03 actually pulled his slightly. GO BLUE TEAM!!!

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Why buy the Honda? Because of the price, and I need another bike now for a buddy coming to town to replace my other backup bike that has crapped out.

I'm not interested in which bike is faster--I just want a reliable back up and one for when a buddy comes to town.

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I have a couple of buddies with the crf 450 and they don't seem to have any problems with them. They do have to check their valve clearances more often though i have been told, which isn't a big deal.

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