Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About macklikesbikes

  • Rank
    TT Bronze Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. macklikesbikes

    New rims needed...suggestions.

    DID dirt star STX up front. Whatever you want in the back (I run warp 9's cuz im a cheap bastard). My logic is that you never want the front wheel to fail so its worth the extra cash. *edit* Someone mentioned the Tusk/Warp 9 stuff. Its a great wheel at a great price however the bearings provided only lasted me about 20 hours. I have since popped in Bearing Connection stuff and they are close to 80 hours. My Talon front hub has never needed a bearing replacement at over 100; take that for what its worth they ain't cheap.
  2. macklikesbikes

    Chain question

    Use the search! Silicon spray on the slider helps w. the honda noise allot.
  3. macklikesbikes

    *Wanted* OEM headlight assembly

    Not sure if this is kosher...but im on a budget and would figured someone might have one lying in that parts bin. Mine met a rock a few weeks ago. PM me!
  4. macklikesbikes

    What's a CRF 450 X like in the woods?

    Not a good woods bike, ever. Unless you are 240 and have 2 guys with you its just too heavy for downed trees. Great trail/dessert bike, shit bike for gnarly tight stuff with obstacles. Go 2 stroke.
  5. macklikesbikes

    Remove Baja Designs Kit

    Also do you have your OEM headlight i smashed mine good in colorado
  6. macklikesbikes

    Remove Baja Designs Kit

    Why dont you come over and we do this together; there are BD wires everywhere its a mess
  7. macklikesbikes

    Which tran oil am I sposed to use?

    Ditto on the Rotella T4 both sides. Its a great oil and if you get it in the big boy can its cheap AF.
  8. Anyone want to come ride White Wash/Green River or Possibly Moab (probably a shit show atm) this week? Thinking about heading down from SLC tomorrow. PM if you wanna ride, I have a SAT phone but all my riding buddys work during the week!
  9. macklikesbikes

    Radiator By-pass Kit

    Have any of you boys made a by-pass kit? I am having trouble finding suitable hose long enough to make this kit work. Possible to source from amazon?
  10. macklikesbikes

    New Piston - Which brand? OEM? Other?

    Ive been running the JE Pistons for a few years now. Always impressed with the machining out of the box. OEM always excellent but can be spendy depending on your source.
  11. macklikesbikes

    Bike Reassembly Questions and Tips

    I did the chain last spring, so about 30 hours ago. Anyone know if I need to apply anti seize to the hanger bolts?
  12. macklikesbikes

    Bike Reassembly Questions and Tips

    The time is near, getting my bottom end back on monday and I have a few questions for y'all. Engine Hanger Bolts: Apply grease or anti-sieze or assemble dry? Rear Engine Hanger Bolt/ Swingarm Bolt: " " Best way to remove surface carbon deposits from head/valves (only has 25 hours on it) Torque Specs for Cylinder Studs: 44 ft/lbs in criss cross pattern (similar to crossing star pattern used on auto wheels?) I am installing a brand new cylinder just because I have one (long story) and new JE piston as well. Will I have to re check the cylinder head stud torque values after the first few hours? I am using OEM gaskets. I've done this a few times before but our service manuals burned down in last years garage fire :/
  13. macklikesbikes

    Crf450x hot start 'weirdo' !

    Pull and rebuild carb. Its something that you will want to familiarize yourself with as a owner. While your at it replace leak jet with #50 and install the updated accelerator pump from crfsonly.com along with the merge racing accelerator pump spring. Grab a 6 pack and get at it!
  14. macklikesbikes

    Rocky Mountain Gaskets

  15. macklikesbikes

    Lightspeed Carbon Fiber Frame Protectors

    Does anyone know how these attach to the frame; are they glued on or bolted?