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  1. slo mo

    2013 RMZ450

    I have 6 hours on the meter. Not sure the suspension is totally broken in but the feel has definately changed from the initial ride. I havent had front tire traction at any point during the 6 hours. Do you think adjusting the weight bias will help with front end traction coming thru fast sweepers? Seems like it would be the opposite but I know little about proper suspension setup. I was thinking about an RG3 revalve and they told me to actually try 100mm of sag. Thanks
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    2013 RMZ450

    I posted this in the Suzuki RMZ450 Forum, but its pretty slow over there so hopefully someone here can give me some feedback. I'm searching for some cures to my 2013. It was very very harsh out of the box, but it's getting somewhat better but I need some front tire traction, particularly on sweepers. I can't get on the gas coming thru fast corners without losing front tire traction. The bike tracks well thru the rough stuff and turns in on a dime, but the lack of traction keeps me from pushing real hard. I also tend to get a little headshake from time to time but nothing severe. My settings are: 105 sag 12 comp shock 12 rebound shock 2.5 out on hs comp Forks 7mm up in clamps 4 from full soft on preload 15 comp fork 12 rebound fork 40 cc oil removed from right leg I weigh 190 in street cloths and ride C speed.
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    2013 suspension

    I'm searching for some cures to my 2013 as well. It's getting somewhat better but I need some front tire traction, particularly on sweepers. I can't get on the gas coming thru fast corners without losing front tire traction. The bike tracks well thru the rough stuff and turns in on a dime, but the lack of traction keeps me from pushing real hard. I also tend to get a little headshake from time to time but nothing severe. My settings are: 105 sag 12 comp shock 12 rebound shock 2.5 out on hs comp Forks 7mm up in clamps 4 from full soft on preload 15 comp fork 12 rebound fork 40 cc oil removed from right leg I weigh 190 in street cloths and ride C speed.
  4. OEM...but I have been thinking about the new Rekluse EXP when mine is done, but who knows how long that will be. I agree, my 07 would be hard to squeeze off my hands...absolutely great machine!!!!
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    My new 2007 450r

    My 07 450 has 45 hours on it...started first kick, ran fine, and the valves had never moved. That being said, for some reason I felt the need to go into the top end for a look see. Found the ring end gap was huge and the piston was definately showing signs of blow-by and pretty substantial carbon build-up. The head looked good other than some small build up. Ending up replacing the piston, rings, cam chain and cleaning the heads....after I got her bolted back together and a few heat cycles, it was quite amazing how much stronger the engine was. I guess I didnt notice the gradual decrease in power, but glad I went in for a closer look.
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    How to remedy x-ring chain rub on case?

    Yep, trust me on that one! See my active thread about the CS coming off!!
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    Countershaft Sprocket Came Off!! UPDATED

    OK - got all the parts this week and went out in the garage for the 15 minute repair. You know that NEVER happens!! Anyway, I install the new chain and adjust tension to 1.25 inches. Torque the rear wheel, go to spin the rear tire and notice the chain riding up and down. So, i check tension in a few different spots and there is a .5 inch variance. I lube the chain and check for sticking links, but no luck. I see that the chain is at its tighest at a certain location on the rear sprocket. I then remove the chain and re-install it with the masterlink at a different location but the tight spot remains at the same location on the rear sprocket. At this time I rule out the chain. Next I rule out the front sprocket, check the rear sprocket bolts which are tight, check rear wheel alignment which is good, and check the wheel bearings which are good and tight. I am thinking it must be the rear sprocket so I start to check for bends and out-of-round. The sprocket is straight, but I did measure about 1/32 (max, maybe smaller) out-of-round at a few locations. The sprocket is a bi-metal supersprox with 4 rides on it so I did not buy a new sprocket with the new chain. I always replace chain and sprockets at one time but with so little time on the rear sprocket I didnt see any issue. Do you think the the chain just isnt seating into the sprocket? I may swap rear wheels from my brother-laws 06 crf450 and see if the problem still exist. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
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    Countershaft Sprocket Came Off!! UPDATED

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-CR-CRF-TRX-250-450-CRF250-CRF450-Sprocket-Washer_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2a04c31070QQitemZ180468519024QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories I assume this setup would take the place of BOTH the cup washer and the outside washer, correct? Also, would it affect the torque setting for the bolt? Anyone tried these - they look like an decent option. I would still like to see some type of safety mechanism!
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    Countershaft Sprocket Came Off!! UPDATED

    Even though I have run X-rings for quite a while, I bought a non-sealed chain and am going to run so that I can get rid of the spacer. I just hope this keeps the washer from cracking again. If so, it will be worth my money to change chain/sprocket more often.
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    Countershaft Sprocket Install ?

    Hold up the new sprocket to the old sprocket and make sure the splines line up. I have seen some that fit really tight, but be careful trying to hammer it on. You could end up with some major headaches. Also, make sure the splines on the counter shaft are clean of any debris or small defects. BTW, can someone give me the torque setting for the countershaft bolt? I think it is 24 ft lbs but I want to make sure as I need to install a new sprocket as well.
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    Countershaft Sprocket Came Off!! UPDATED

    UPDATE - I got the sprocket out after a few beers and a large rubber mallet! The damage to the frame appears very minimal with smaller gouges than I imagined. I was concered about the shifting shaft, but it goes thru the gears just fine. I will get a 2nd opinion on the frame just to make sure. I am DONE with this spacer crap and also going back to a regular DID ERT II. Thanks for the advice for re-installing and cleaning the threads! I guarantee I will check the countershaft before every moto from now on!!
  12. I recently put an RK X-ring chain on my 07 crf450. To get the necessary clearance for the wider chain, I also installed a countershaft spacer. This is when my problems began. The first time out on the bike after the chain swap, the outside washer (part # 27 below) on the countershaft sprocket developed hairline cracks. I caught the issue before any catastrophe and thought maybe that I simply missed my torque spec of 24 ft lbs. I bought another washer, along with a new cup washer, and re-installed it at 24 ft lbs. Same thing - the darn outside washer developed cracks. Again, I caught it before any damage and bought another. This time I installed the bolt at 22 ft lbs thinking I may be applying too much torque or my torque wrench needed re-calibrated. First ride a few weeks ago, things went fine and no signs of cracks in the washer. HOWEVER, I wasn’t so lucky yesterday at Echeconnee MX. I don’t know if the washer cracked or the bolt backed out, but I lost the front sprocket coming over a table top - it was pretty spectacular as the rear sprocket tried to suck the front sprocket back thru the frame thus locking the rear wheel and sending me for one heck of a superman! I am fine, but the bike has some damage that I need to address. Do you think the addition of the countershaft spacer could have affected the torque setting or caused additional stress? I do plan to go back to a regular chain so that I don’t have to run the spacer. This just pre-cautionary as I am a little paranoid right now. By looking at the picture, how do you suggest I remove the countershaft sprocket? It is lodged in between the frame, the chain, the swing arm bolt, and the gear shifter. I plan to disassemble the bike for maintenance but this thing may have to be cut out. Any suggestions on looking for potential frame damage? The sprocket has visibly dug into the frame but I cant get a good look at it until the sprocket is gone. Should I have the frame inspected, x-rayed, welded, etc? Any other suggestions? Thanks for your help - here is a pic!
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    Must Do Items on 07 RMZ250

    Good one!!
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    Must Do Items on 07 RMZ250

    OK...dont shoot me!! The RMZ sold so it looks like I may be picking up a 07 crf450...I know, dont even say it!!!! Thanks
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    Must Do Items on 07 RMZ250

    OK fellas, I am new to TT. I have been riding KTM's for the past 9 years and have decided to make a change. I am looking at possibly picking up a holdover 07 RMZ250. It is still brand new. I have searched this forum trying to research the bike and it seems the big issue with the bike is the tranny and clutch. I see people changing the detent spring, stop plates, etc. Are people also changing the clutch plates and basket? Give me some good info on this tranny and clutch issue as it may be the deciding factor before making an offer on the bike. Also, any other set-up tips or 'need-to-do' items would be much appreciated. I will revalve anything I buy so that isnt a big deal. I was wondering what weight rider the stock springs are set up for? I weigh 173 in street clothes. Thanks,
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