Anyone gonna replace Barcia at Honda? R. Mac perhaps?
Added reply in a thread CRF 450 2009 8/16/2014 2:16 AM
You can let it sit without oil until you fix it, and put a helicoil or timesert to replace the thread. Used a helicoil to fix stripped threads in an engine case before, no problems.
Added reply in a thread Securing valuables at the track? 7/31/2014 1:22 AM
I've never had a problem with theft, but I usually keep everything inside the car and hide my phone and wallet somewhere. Aussies are pretty good people though. Once time our camp blew away in the wind and we came back to people setting it up for us ... more »
Added reply in a thread Honda - don't win Sunday, still sell Monday 7/27/2014 9:03 PM
Just because they don't win championships doesn't mean they're not good bikes. I rode a 2013 CRF450 earlier in the year and it probably was the best (albeit newest) bike I've ridden. Plus, IMO, Honda have very easy engines to work on and parts are easily ... more »
Added reply in a thread Air Forks, Not Happy 6/28/2014 6:03 PM
Had that happen with regular forks. Use a fork block next time.
Added reply in a thread Which VitalMX Member Are You? Take the QUIZ 6/19/2014 6:19 AM
Got 90% Peelout. I'm more Peelout than Peelout is.
Started new thread Replacement rider for Team Honda? 6/16/2014 2:45 AM
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Started new thread Flex hone sizing, how precise does it need to be? 5/31/2014 8:39 PM
So I have a cylinder that has some carbon build up near the bottom (where the rings don't go) and I'd like to remove the glaze on the cylinder walls also. The cylinder has a nominal bore of 83mm, but the 83mm flex hone I've found on eBay is also listed ... more »
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Added reply in a thread What did DeCoster think of TP? 5/8/2014 3:30 AM
Everyone says TP should have focused more when most (not all) of his injuries were from MX/SX or training (not doing random stunts or FMX). And he had Carmichael and Reed to battle against so there was never any point racing when you weren't at your ... more »
Added reply in a thread How many RM's Has Pastrana Used 5/6/2014 1:23 AM
He was a factory rider back then. Plus, they still made them at that point. Last time I looked into it, he leased his bikes from Suzuki so I'm not sure if he has stockpiled them. Some of his RMs have been 125s as well.
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/4/2014 1:29 AM
Well the next thing I'm thinking of doing is removing the fly wheel and doing exactly that (and install the spare fly wheel, even though I have no idea how it would stop "working"). The thing is though, I had the engine completely apart when I rebuilt ... more »
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/3/2014 9:16 AM
No idea, there was no debris of any kind inside the cover. Also, the bit of metal is stuck onto the stator (not held in by oil etc).
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/3/2014 1:29 AM
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 5/2/2014 11:52 PM
So I went ahead and gave the carby a good clean. The only dirty part was under the CR Flat cover at the top of the carb. Otherwise it was pretty clean down in the bowl area. So I had tested it a few days prior and she was sparking up nicely. Fast forward ... more »
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 4/27/2014 5:15 AM
I did check the kill switch for continuity and it seems to be fine. I also have another one and it works the same. And I removed the kill switch from the circuit, same problems.
Added reply in a thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 4/24/2014 7:38 AM
Well I literally swapped over the new and old spark plugs and got blue and orange spark respectively so I'm not sure a grounding issue is the problem (but I won't rule it out). I'm gonna pull the carb off this weekend and triple check everything. I'll ... more »
Started new thread CRF450R Fowling Plugs? Valves and electrics are okay! 4/24/2014 1:06 AM
So the last two times I've taken the 450 out it has lost spark. The first time I had a spare sparkplug (only IFR811s have been used) on stand by so I put it in and kept going. The next time I didn't have a spare (and we were in the sticks so the nearest ... more »
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Added reply in a thread And they say that 4 strokes are hard to start... 4/9/2014 7:25 AM
I never had trouble starting my CRF450 cold (unless it was either bad fuel or sparkplug). Once hot though, it's usually not keen to start too easy.
Started new thread RHS Balancer bearing "loose" inside engine case - CRF450 3/21/2014 4:48 AM
So I rebuilt the engine of my CRF450 (bought it broken, never ran it) and it runs perfectly. The current problem I have is a coolant seal leak which I have narrowed down to the fact the balancer bearing on the right engine crank case sits loosely inside ... more »
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Added reply in a thread How to NOT remove KTM 't-piece' 2/21/2014 6:01 PM
Why would you strip down a brand new bike that far? Judging by the destroyed part, I think it's unlikely you're a race shop!
Added reply in a thread Kick ass two strokes! 1/12/2014 11:40 PM
It's made out of mild stainless steel and I have no idea what they use to weld it, but I'm betting a TIG welder. Each pipe is hand made, but a set of pipes is only ~$650, sometimes cheaper depending which bike you want. Considering an FMF pipe is smaller ... more »