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Hi a little advise please.

i maybe getting this bike but need to know if its a good bike and a good deal.

thanks

i just got rid of my wr450 08 dident like it.

Honda crf 450x 2008 model (with integeral steering damper).

This great bike has had a few improvements to make it even better these include :

Moose racing jet kit - to improve fueling and throttle response.

Deep sump - to reduce bogging and further improve throttle response.

Trail tech vapour - includes spedometer, tachometer, temperature, ambient temp, hour meter, and is fully waterproof.

Evotech spocket saver.

Clutch case cover.

Headlamp on/off switch.

Flexible licence plate.

Full factory service manual - illustrates full stripdown of bike.

Not forgeting a full 12 months TAX, it comes with a spare air filter and 2 oil filters.

This bike has been serviced to the book and always cleaned after use.

It has had a total of around 40 to 50 hours use.

What you think lads let me know asap please.

thanks

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well...

no pix or price, so an honest appraisal is not possible..

i'm not crazy about the decompressor arrangement on the '08s, but that's not a true deal breaker in my opinion.

but since it has a flexible license plate, i say GO for it

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That's a GREAT looking bike! I say go for it! I have no idea what these bikes sell for across the pond so I couldn't comment on the price.

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Ask the requisite questions:

- How often was the engine/tranny oil changed?

- How often did you check the valves (have they needed any shimming)

- How often did you clean the air filter?

I would expect a maintenance log if buying a used bike, with all that stuff accurately documented.

I would remove the air filter and run a slightly damp paper towel along the inside of the air filter boot, especially up near the carb intake. If there's excessive dirt and grime, the bike's owner didn't do a good job keeping the air filter clean. It should be pretty spotless. I would be concerned about that.

Being an '08 with roughly 50 hours, the previous owner shouldn't have had to shim the valves yet. If he's had to shim the valves (intakes especially) so soon, I would be a little worried about the the motor.

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he said the velves have been checked the last time he road it at 5 hours riding and they wer spot on,all the seals are ok and only had 1 back tire everything like the chain and sprockets are the orig.

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i need to know if thease are better than the wr450 08 mine ran shit most of the time and i think was way to heavy,i had a wr400 and that was ok i could chuck that about no prob.

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i need to know if thease are better than the wr450 08 mine ran shit most of the time and i think was way to heavy,i had a wr400 and that was ok i could chuck that about no prob.

thanks

The fact that your WR450 ran poorly was not the fault of the bike, most likely.

All bikes need fine tuning. Most 'enduro's need the most.

The WR needs re-jetting, uncorking, and stiffer springs, just to be 'normal'.

The 450X is not as bad in this regard, but it makes a world of difference if you do the same.

The 450X is actually heavier than the WR450, but it doesn't feel like it. It's also taller, and has about 10 more hp stock vs an un-corked WR.

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just one more thing thats realy buging me is Why do you have to change so much stuff on this bike after not so many miles of riding, what hapend to breaking them in after 500 mile,it sound like to me they don't make it to that amount of miles without lots of this going wrong with them,they don't sound worth the money or the asel to me,i want a bike to keep going without all this shit having to be done to them every 50 hours of riding, 4 strokes never used to me like this,the bike is realy nice but is it worth all this,i think i may go without unless somone can tell me they don't need all this,velves conrod pistons and what not all the time,or is this if there being reaced all the time.

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just one more thing thats realy buging me is Why do you have to change so much stuff on this bike after not so many miles of riding, what hapend to breaking them in after 500 mile,it sound like to me they don't make it to that amount of miles without lots of this going wrong with them,they don't sound worth the money or the asel to me,i want a bike to keep going without all this shit having to be done to them every 50 hours of riding, 4 strokes never used to me like this,the bike is realy nice but is it worth all this,i think i may go without unless somone can tell me they don't need all this,velves conrod pistons and what not all the time,or is this if there being reaced all the time.

thanks

Why do you have to change so much stuff?

You don't have to do anything.

If it's too much for you, maybe you should consider changing your bike out for a XR400.

Everything has a price.

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its just from what i'v read they seem to need alot of stuff doing to them all the time,like i said is this only if your racing it,i will only be useing it for road use and maybe off road every now and then,i don't have the money to keep spending on somthing thats already the earth.

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its just from what i'v read they seem to need alot of stuff doing to them all the time,like i said is this only if your racing it,i will only be useing it for road use and maybe off road every now and then,i don't have the money to keep spending on somthing thats already the earth.

thanks

I'm not sure what it is you are looking for in a motorcycle, but as I stated before, perhaps you chose the wrong bike.

The X is a performance motorcycle, that requires more maintenance than a XR/XLor a TT or a DR or a KLX. The engine holds HALF the amount of oil of those other bikes. It needs to be checked and changed twice as often.

If you bought a Ford Escort Cosworth for commuting, you might have the same complaints: why does it overheat in traffic? Why is the clutch so stiff? Why do the valves need adjustment so often? It's because that's what you get when you buy a performance vehicle.

The X will be just fine IF YOU TAKE CARE OF IT and maintain it:

- check the engine oil level at the end of every ride

- change the oil every 10 hours or less (dirt) 40 hours or less (street)

- change the oil filter with every oil change

- always keep off the rev limiter

- clean the air filter when you change the oil. Make sure the filter is properly seated against the airbox.

- keep the chain adjusted and NEVER overtighten it

- Change the piston and rings at no more than 250 hours

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ok thanks i see now but i never had to do all this with my wr400 and that had some shit off me and others the only reason i don't till have it, is that it got stolen 8 months ago.

thanks for all your help lads

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i'm back lol,if i don't race this bike and just use it for road use will it still need all the same thing done to it as often or can it be riden for longer hour if i don't race it,Should all this have been done to my wr400/450 as often.

ps having saying all this we can cover alot of miles in 10 hour so maybe its not that bad.

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i'm back lol,if i don't race this bike and just use it for road use will it still need all the same thing done to it as often or can it be riden for longer hour if i don't race it,Should all this have been done to my wr400/450 as often.

ps having saying all this we can cover alot of miles in 10 hour so maybe its not that bad.

thanks

Yeah the WR has about the same maintenance schedule as the CRF. Personally I wouldn't choose the X for a road use only bike. I don't know what the choices are in the UK but I thought there were a lot of bikes set up for motard from the dealership. I would probably choose something with more oil capacity and a softer seat. Good luck.

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like what mate i still want the speed and power cuzz i will go off road aswell but not much.

thanks

how much oil do they hold

Edited by madbriuk
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