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I've rode for 30+ years and never had or worried about this issue.

i went riding with a new rider i met. he had a sick running KTM and I mean sick in a bad way. To boot his skills were not great either. He couldn't make it up a hill so I rode his bike up the hill and told him to ride my 06 crf450x up the hill. he dropped it cracking the clutch cover so slightly i didn't notice it. Thirty miles into the ride he runs out of gas. Now hes riding bitch and we are in 5th gear on a dirt road doing about 50 mph when the back tire fully locks up. Thats what happens when you have no tranny oil. Totally fried my tranny and top end. to add insult to injury, 2 months earlier I had done the top end.

I've learned to inspect for leaks and cracks after a drop/ crash and to keep JB weld in your pack.

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🤣:lol:🤣

Being that it was a 450X I can't say, "It could have happened to anyone!"

I remember riding with Bushwacker & his KTM 300. Fella on a Honda CRF broke his rear break lever, and Bushy pulled out an exact replacement. 👍

I've ridden entire days with no brakes, flat tires, bumming weed wacker gas, etc. 🙂

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Doesn't your bike have separate engine and transmission oils? How did your top end fry from losing the tranny oil?

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Ahhh...another one to experience the dreaded busted clutch cover phenomenon. We should do a poll on how many of us have been through this. Show of hands?

Lower the rear brake pedal a notch, grind off the inside teeth on that pedal and get you a billet cover. I have a Pro Circuit now that's quite nice, but I think the Hinson and Rekluse covers are even better and have extra capacity. You get a really cool spider on the Rekluse cover.

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I must admit I'm not a mechanic by far. I know a little about alot of things but mechanics isn't one of them. I took the bike to the KTM shop here in Reno because I know them kind of. They said it would cost $1800+ and take 2 weeks cause of ordering parts. The Honda shop said $1600 and a few days. Heres the major things they did: Replaced main bearings and seals, piston and rings and tranny parts: partial parts list- 2 gasket kits, ring set, piston, countershaft, gear 19t, gear 21t, 4 bearings, 2 clutch( one way), clutch bearing, clutch outer, gear 35t, +more misc bearings and seals etc. $909 in parts and 648 labor.

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Im sorry.

+1. Bad things can happen no doubt but at least it seems your Honda shop did it right and didn't bend you over too bad. I could easily see a grand in labor alone. That's a huge job.

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That magniesum cover is brittle as hell. When you buy a new X you should immeadiately:

-Jet It

-Put handguards on

-Replace that clutch cover with a decent billet piece.

Then you can let the ear to ear grinning begin.

-t

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I'm with NorCal - so far I've broken 4 of the clutch covers and question the idea of weight over durability. The last time I did one I'm pretty sure I'd been riding with it for a good 3/4 of an hour. The thing that saved me was that the crack was high enough up for it not to dump all the oil. When I found it it was a bit of a dilemma. Ride home and risk the clutch (rekluse and costly) or call for a pickup. I'd hit a rock and there was a crescent moon crack. When I found it I was stopped in a area with a pile of goat shit so I grabbed a reasonably fresh nugget and smeared it over the crack - worked perfectly to get me home 👍 - I shit you not......

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I was stopped in an area with a pile of goat shit so I grabbed a reasonably fresh nugget and smeared it over the crack - worked perfectly to get me home🤣 - I shit you not......

👍:lol:ROFL. I do not care if it is an old thread it was worth it just to hear that! Not that I would not have done the same to save my bike but it is funny.

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