Great Head and Valve info

Krannie, neat stuff, you should send it to Paul for him to check out..

Jack

Krannie, neat stuff, you should send it to Paul for him to check out..

Jack

Done.

Hi,

Great info, thanks.

I have been thinking about having my x redone, the guy I bought it from said it has a lot of hours on it and soon it will be hot here.

I was looking at fastheads.com, Instead of the oem valves, they like some high tech new valve and seat material that will outlast and out perform the stock stuff.....but it's $780. ish, valves, springs, seats, guides and a small bit of porting.

I'm sure those machines cost a LOT of money and it looks like alot of work maybe its a good price.

Has anyone used those guys?

What is the "normal" price?

Thanks Dave

Hi,

Great info, thanks.

I have been thinking about having my x redone, the guy I bought it from said it has a lot of hours on it and soon it will be hot here.

I was looking at fastheads.com, Instead of the oem valves, they like some high tech new valve and seat material that will outlast and out perform the stock stuff.....but it's $780. ish, valves, springs, seats, guides and a small bit of porting.

I'm sure those machines cost a LOT of money and it looks like alot of work maybe its a good price.

Has anyone used those guys?

What is the "normal" price?

Thanks Dave

Having been down the CRF450 valve trail a few times I would say go with OEM steel exhausts and springs and a Kibblewhite SS intake valve and spring kit. I would have ASRacing do the work with Stage 3 porting and that's all the motor work you will need for the best performance and reliability. :thumbsup:

Fascinating stuff! I just love to watch someone like that, the knowledge they have is amazing. :thumbsup:

Tim

If you need headwork done (grinding, new seats, valves, etc) and don't have anyone locally, try out this guy.

http://www.geheads.com/

He doesn't have much flare for the internet, but certainly knows his way around a motor. I had him work on my 450R last year and will definitely use him when my X needs some love.

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