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  1. wykyd450r

    2016 yz250x tranny question

    He's a young boy. In middle school. It's all he does lol. I gotta say, he's an awesome rider. If he keeps at it, I can only imagine his possibilities.
  2. wykyd450r

    2016 yz250x tranny question

    What happened is they ran the oem top end well past a decent amount of time. They figure at least 200 hours. Skirt broke, requiring the cases to be split. New crank and bearings for good measure. Yeah, this was my first time trying rubber bands lesson learnt I use to use rope, but zip ties would be easier Thanks everyone one for the help. I appreciate it.
  3. wykyd450r

    2016 yz250x tranny question

    I'm rebuilding a 2016 yz250x for my friends son. I've always wrapped the tranny up in bands or string when removing them from cases. This time the bands failed from oil and after a few days on bench, they broke. I have the manual and from what I understand, I have it correct. I'm still worried I may not ( I over think, and worry ). Can someone look at my pics and confirm I am right? Main concern is if the forks are facing the correct direction. I installed them in the left case. Thanks !!
  4. wykyd450r

    Help adjusting shift lever

    There's not much room for sure. I'd try the pointy vice grips I believe.
  5. wykyd450r

    Help adjusting shift lever

    It's an 8mm head, just the same as the front fender bolts, shroud bolts, etc. just a different length than those most likely. I'd use the vice grips I mentioned or even a crescent wrench. It can't be in there too tight being the shifter is aluminum.
  6. wykyd450r

    Help adjusting shift lever

    You're welcome. Really only thing I can think of is that they boogered the head of the bolt maybe at the factory? Try a different wrench or a small vice grips ( I hate telling anyone to use those lol ). Maybe a set of pointy tip ones would be easiest to get in there. Maybe see if you can get a 1/4 drive socket (8mm) on the bolt? Might use a small extension depending. Shouldn't be too hard that vice grips wouldn't work though. Replace with a new bolt
  7. wykyd450r

    Help adjusting shift lever

    I just compared part numbers on oem bolts for a 16 and a 13 ( which I have ) and the bolts are the same between both. If I'm not mistaken I used an 8mm on mine to raise it a spline.
  8. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    Did get lucky for decent weather today. It allowed a quick ride.
  9. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    Thanks for the advice. It seems to be kinda common from the research I've done. Really sucks to know you have a new bike that may need torn down. Kind of a poor design I guess. Worst case, I'll tap the outer case as I mentioned earlier. Many older bikes usually had clutch baskets sloshing in oil, so it can't be too bad. I'd never notice 1 hp reduction.
  10. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    Thanks for your help. I believe that's my best choice. I've been putting it off at least 2 months since it's not riding season. I'm just scared to make the jump. Right now it's good and rideable but there's really no better time to hopefully fix it. I get sick and scared when I think of it lol.
  11. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    Yeah, I think I'm gonna try your suggestion. I might even pull the side case off the clutch side and see how opened up I can get it so maybe clean the hole better. I read there are about 10mm of threads past the section that usually strips. I just gotta find out what's stopping the factory length bolt from going in all the way. Hope it's just a burr or something I can clean up and get past. I read where people are using a longer bolt from the subframe mount bolt on older crfs since they will work well in the extra threads I was talking about. I just hope I can get it right the first time. Thanks for your advice.
  12. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    No. I got it from my son in law. He put 7 on it and it mainly sat all the time he had it. I got it and done its first service. He only knew what the dealer told him as far as when to do it's first service. I think they told him 10 or 15 hours. Me, I'd done it first hour. After that 7-8 hours isn't so bad. It's 100% stock. It's never been beat on. I'm gonna pull that flat head bolt and try to get another on in it that the head dips in, so I can drill some holes in various spots for wire I think.
  13. wykyd450r

    2013 crf450 transmission drain thread issues

    I appreciate the reply. I definitely didn't cross thread it. It wouldn't begin to cross thread halfway in. I believe debri got into the threads and pulled the threads on the way out. It's the first time the bolt has been pulled out since the factory installed it. The bike has about 8-1/2 hours on it now. I surely don't want to tear the engine down yet. As it is, I have it in there with about 8ft pounds of torque I'd say with the first few threads. Just concerned it'll vibrate loose. It's been ok for about the last hour though as I have it marked, and hasn't moved.
  14. Like new 2013 crf450. While doing a fluid change, I removed the drain bolt. Changed fluid. While reinstalling the drain bolt, I noticed it got tight before the bolt seated. Pulled bolt back or DNA noticed the end of the bolt was messed up. Got a new bolt and it too wouldn't go dull the way in. It's almost like the treads got messed up while removing the bolt to drain. I ended up buying a 5mm shorter bolt from fastenal and getting it to seal with s new oem washer. I feel uneasy because the shorter bolt don't have as many threads being used. I have searched some and I recall reading of people saying they used special taps, etc. I know best fix would be to split cases but that's last resort. I also recall reading someone say to tap the outer case and use a short bolt. The person also said to add extra oil to make up for the bolts volume. This would be the easiest fix IMO but I'm curious if it'd be safe? Someone in that post said the factory bolt is designed as it is so the clutch basket isn't spinning in so much oil. I can't find the post now but I think they said the clutch assembly spinning in the extra oil would rob a hp or less of power. Honestly I don't care if it did, as I'd never notice anyways. Does this sound right? Would this solution work? I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.
  15. wykyd450r

    Coolant leaking out of weep hole

    Did any of the kits or parts you bought include a new impeller shaft? I'm new to the 450 but any other liquid cooled bikes/quads I've owned would get a groove wore into the shaft where the seals ride. A new seal alone wouldn't fix the leak. As far as I know the weep hole is designed to let you know the pump seal is bad before it gets thru the oil seal and letting coolant into the crankcase. As I said, I'm new to the crf's but I figure they're the same.
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