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    Honda oil help

    If I have a bunch of 10w40 from Honda, should I just use that on both sides? I used that last time and it works.
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    07- Rear brake pedal bottoms out over braking bumps

    Talked to a brake guy at last weekends race. He said it might be that the stock lines are not working properly. When I mentioned SS lines, he said they are super sensitive compared to the OEM plastic ones and it takes some getting use to. When trees hit my front brake lever, I like the fact my wheels dont instantly lock and shoot me over the bars, but I also like the idea of less effort to brake.
  3. Hi guys, I noticed on hard braking bumps my brake pedal when constantly held down bumps down lower and lower, until there's almost no more solid power to it. I haven't had them fade out on me, but its not a good feeling for the pedal to go down lower and lower under pressure. Running EBS 600 rear brake fluid and changed it about 10 rides/races ago. Rear pads are new. Rotor is factory and has not been replaced. Front brakes are decent, they sometimes chirp down rocks but are decent now that I got a new front tire. Any thoughts on what makes the rear pedal go lower and lower over braking bumps when constantly holding it? Air? bad disk? technique?
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    2-stroke low-mid rpm ping

    My bike has that same problem, when coming up to a stop sign with the clutch in from 3/4 speed/rpm in a gear it will go crazy higher and higher and I have to engine brake the RPMs down lower to mid or low RPMs so they can idle normal. Heres a video of it in low/mid throttle idling. You can hear a bit of a ping ping but it did it WAY worse at speed. 1971 Yamaha RT1B, 1973 barrel, webco head, bassani exhaust. Carb is bored out and a jet size similar to a YZ 500.
  5. I have an 07 CRF450R that needed a valve job. Sent the head in to AS Racing for TRX valves, rebuild and valve shimming, etc. I followed this guide, but the 2007 450 has that weighted advance thing on the timing gear and different cam retainer bearings since the housing is mounted around the bearings. Guide: How To Remove a Honda CRF250X Head For Shipping What the guide says: (different year crf250) When I was taking off the cam shaft bearing retainers, I could not get the timing chain off and the came out. I had to really work it around with my hand while having the tensioner all the way clockwise to get it off. I am worrying I may have stretched the chain by putting ~30lbs of force or so on the chain to slip it off (yes, I made that number up). I should have unbolted the timing gear on the cam shaft, but the gear kept turning on me, so I couldn't undo the bolt. To replace this, should I just buy an OEM chain and tensioner for ~$150? Should I get a manual one? Aftermarket? Once I am putting it back together, I will follow the timing thread in this forum. Any suggestions on timing chain replacement or other service while I have it apart are appreciated. I have limited funds at the moment and hope to do more engine work next year. I probably have about 60 hours on the engine. Thanks!
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    THIEVES SUCK! How to secure your motorcycle against theft

    When I went down to San Felipe 2012 for the SF 250, I used the New York chain and Xena disk brake lock. Chained my back tire to by buddies on our CRF 450s and put the disk lock on my front tire. That thing is LOUD! It chirps when you try to unlock it, so being at a hotel at 6am and unlocking it might not make you friends, but it keeps your bike there. Hotel at the SF marina also had security. Just left the bikes in the parking lot in Mexico. Good point about finding something stationary to chain it to. Next time I will run a cable to my truck or a steel rail
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    07 CRF450R timing chain replacement question

    I put it back together with the OEM timing chain and tensioner. It wouldn't start at first, but I bump started it down a hill. Started on its own for the next morning about 10+ times in about 4 hours. Then I kicked it and hit the kill switch (30 seconds before the race started) and it died- kinda of a panic kick and stall last minute to warm it up. Maybe I freaked out and kicked it funny. Wouldn't start after that and DNS the race. That's what I get for being cheep. Ended up spending $150 to get down to the race, sign up and gas. Learned a lesson. Don't be cheep. Need to take it apart but it sounded not so good when it stalled, like a cat dying. I think the timing chain slipped a tooth. I half cleaned the carb (couldn't get the Philips float bowl screws out) so maybe that was it too, but I am pretty sure it was the chain that slipped.
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    Kawasaki KX250 (1995)

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    Gave it to my bro, still fun to ride
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    Yamaha RT1 (1971)

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    RIP Bobbles, 1. I bought the RT-1B new from Hollywood Yamaha in April, 1971 for list price ($925) 2. Modifications 3. Front hub is early YZ 4. Front forks have Terrykit dampening units, about 8” travel 5. The slider tubes are turned down to 1.750 diameter, I left two ears on for the attachment points for the fork brace 6. Front fender is a Yamaha part made for the 1985 TT600 7. Rear suspension is Works Performance gas emulsion shocks, about 7.5” wheel travel 8. I made the Aluminum (6061T6) swingarm, kickstand and brake tension bar 9. (I’m a machinist and did the work) 10. Preston Petty IT rear fender 11. Malcolm Smith 3.8 gal gas tank 12. Webco head 13. 1973 reed valve barrel 14. Bassani pipe with Skyway spark arrester 15. 32mm carburetor bored to 33.5 mm 16. Boost bottle (Yamaha started using them on their 1985 YZ490 and called it Y.E.I.S.) 17. I have two ignition coils, (one to each sparkplug) that are wired to a switch that controls which one fires 18. 12 volt halogen headlight 19. All the above mods were done over 20 years ago so they have stood the test of time 20. One mod that did not last was a set of straight cut gears. The large gear, attached to the clutch, wore out after about 10 years of use 21. Bottom line to the changes I have made; keep it street legal, reduce the bike’s weight and increase performance
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    Yamaha RT1 (1971)

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    Webco head 1974 Head with read cage Lowered rear end shocks Front Conical hub off a 1974 RT 400 "H" Style rims To Do: Add Bossani pipe/ rejet charb (my dad saids its already loud enough) Get it running smoother Convert lighting from 6v to 12v system
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    Kawasaki KX250 1995

    Gave it to my bro, still fun to ride
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    Yamaha WR500 (1992)

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    Green sticker Air cooled Tough as nails
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    Yamaha WR500 1992

    Green sticker Air cooled Tough as nails
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    Suzuki DR-Z400S 2009

    Luggage rack Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Tires
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    Suzuki DR-Z400S (2009)

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    Luggage rack Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Tires
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    Yamaha RT1 1971

    RIP Bobbles, 1. I bought the RT-1B new from Hollywood Yamaha in April, 1971 for list price ($925) 2. Modifications 3. Front hub is early YZ 4. Front forks have Terrykit dampening units, about 8” travel 5. The slider tubes are turned down to 1.750 diameter, I left two ears on for the attachment points for the fork brace 6. Front fender is a Yamaha part made for the 1985 TT600 7. Rear suspension is Works Performance gas emulsion shocks, about 7.5” wheel travel 8. I made the Aluminum (6061T6) swingarm, kickstand and brake tension bar 9. (I’m a machinist and did the work) 10. Preston Petty IT rear fender 11. Malcolm Smith 3.8 gal gas tank 12. Webco head 13. 1973 reed valve barrel 14. Bassani pipe with Skyway spark arrester 15. 32mm carburetor bored to 33.5 mm 16. Boost bottle (Yamaha started using them on their 1985 YZ490 and called it Y.E.I.S.) 17. I have two ignition coils, (one to each sparkplug) that are wired to a switch that controls which one fires 18. 12 volt halogen headlight 19. All the above mods were done over 20 years ago so they have stood the test of time 20. One mod that did not last was a set of straight cut gears. The large gear, attached to the clutch, wore out after about 10 years of use 21. Bottom line to the changes I have made; keep it street legal, reduce the bike’s weight and increase performance
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    GPR Stabilizer V4

    V4 Stabilizer - 05-08 Honda CRF450R Red/Black- Fat Bar Kit
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    Honda CRF450R (2007)

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    Steering 1. V4 Stabilizer - 05-08 Honda CRF450R Red/Black- Fat Bar Kit 2. Pro Taper EVO 1-1/8" Oversized Handlebars, Color- Magnesium, Size- CR High 3. Factory Effex Grip Donuts Honda CR 4. Pro-Taper Pillow Top MX Grips Black/Grey/Red Air/Fuel 1. IMS 3.2 Dry Break Ready Natural gas tank 2. IMS Dry Break full receiver 3. No Toil Pre-Oiled Air Filter Carb/Ignition/Engine 1. Tokyomods Carb Mod 2. Tokyomods 10 Map Ignition System 3. SS TRX Head valves, AS Racing Drive 1. 14/48 JT steel sprockets Rear Wheel 1. D.I.D 18X215VS01H Dirt Star Silver 2.15x18 OEM Profile Rear Rim 2. Bulldog Splined Spokes 3. Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Motorcycle Tube 110/100x18 4. 110/100x18 Maxxis Maxx Cross Desert Intermediate Terrain Tire 5. Two Motion Pro LiteLoc Rim Lock 2.15" 6. Motion Pro Armor Rim Strip Tape 18"/19" Front Wheel 1. Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Motorcycle Tube 80/100x21 2. Motion Pro LiteLoc Rim Lock 1.60/1.40 3. Motion Pro Armor Rim Strip Tape 21 4. Three Motion Pro Rim Lock Dampeners Suspension 1. Precision Concepts suspension rebuild w/ Factory Mid-valve Mod 2. Seal Savers Fork Covers - Inverted Forks 44-50mm Fork Tube, Long, Red Carb Settings: • Starter jet k72 • Main jet k178 • Needle jet • Slow jet k45 • Pilot screw 2 1/2 turns from out • Jet Needle NJYR. Clip 3rd from bottom • Slow air jet k100
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    Honda CRF450R 2007

    Steering 1. V4 Stabilizer - 05-08 Honda CRF450R Red/Black- Fat Bar Kit 2. Pro Taper EVO 1-1/8" Oversized Handlebars, Color- Magnesium, Size- CR High 3. Factory Effex Grip Donuts Honda CR 4. Pro-Taper Pillow Top MX Grips Black/Grey/Red Air/Fuel 1. IMS 3.2 Dry Break Ready Natural gas tank 2. IMS Dry Break full receiver 3. No Toil Pre-Oiled Air Filter Carb/Ignition/Engine 1. Tokyomods Carb Mod 2. Tokyomods 10 Map Ignition System 3. SS TRX Head valves, AS Racing Drive 1. 14/48 JT steel sprockets Rear Wheel 1. D.I.D 18X215VS01H Dirt Star Silver 2.15x18 OEM Profile Rear Rim 2. Bulldog Splined Spokes 3. Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Motorcycle Tube 110/100x18 4. 110/100x18 Maxxis Maxx Cross Desert Intermediate Terrain Tire 5. Two Motion Pro LiteLoc Rim Lock 2.15" 6. Motion Pro Armor Rim Strip Tape 18"/19" Front Wheel 1. Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Motorcycle Tube 80/100x21 2. Motion Pro LiteLoc Rim Lock 1.60/1.40 3. Motion Pro Armor Rim Strip Tape 21 4. Three Motion Pro Rim Lock Dampeners Suspension 1. Precision Concepts suspension rebuild w/ Factory Mid-valve Mod 2. Seal Savers Fork Covers - Inverted Forks 44-50mm Fork Tube, Long, Red Carb Settings: • Starter jet k72 • Main jet k178 • Needle jet • Slow jet k45 • Pilot screw 2 1/2 turns from out • Jet Needle NJYR. Clip 3rd from bottom • Slow air jet k100
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    hot?

    Normal. Bike warms up in a few minutes. Exhaust in about 10 seconds. Exhaust is thing Ti so it cools really fast, the cases are magnesium and I think steel and a lot thicker, so they take longer to cool.
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    07 CRF450R timing chain replacement question

    I have a bunch of T handles. no new chain here, having a garage sale Saturday just so I can go racing Sunday Should I oil any places on the head, like the valves, before putting the head back on? I read an article from JCR saying a lot of people mess up the heads by not oiling them when putting them back on after rebuilds.
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    Easy weight reduction...

    I like the feeling of extra rotational weight. Feels like momentum when I get that tire going and have a bigger gyro weight so I don't get thrown off course as easily. I am around 170lbs and 6'4". I know for my old truck when I got 37" BFG Project race tires the extra rotational mass was a lot of fun to roost around with and go at high speeds. The taller tire had extra roll though but it was worth it when I hit large ruts off center. On my 450 I put a 18" 18X215VS01H Dirt Star Silver 2.15x18 Rear Rim, Bulldog heavy duty splined spokes, two Motionpro rimlocks, a Bridgestone Ultra HD tube and a DesertCross rear tire. I feel like it digs in better, takes rocks easier, and keeps me going straight more with high speed desert. But it is not light by any means. The only weight I really hated was the 3.2 IMS tank. Having all that weight above the front suspension took a lot of getting use to down in San Felipe...
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    For all us 08 owners

    This post is a breath of fresh air. I was wondering if I should spend $2k fixing up my 2007 since its almost 10 years old. I have no plans to sell it, so I'm going for it. Spent: valve job- ~$400 AS Racing (w/ shipping) suspension rebuild- ~$400 Precision Concepts (w/ shipping) misc parts- $250 - Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Next steps: Bars- $400 -Flexx bars- 10* moto Pegs- $100 - Fastway Evo III Chain- $100 1DID 520 VT2 narrow Sprockets- $150 - Ironman 14/48 Seat- $120- SRG tall seat Safety: Knee brace- $200- Asterisk Way future: Porting/Piston/Manual Timing Chain tensioner -$1000 -Tokyo Mods
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    Crf450r head pipe getting red hot

    I just meant using the choke to save the engine to limp home if he was on the trail and something happened. Not as the cause of the issue.
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    Crf450r head pipe getting red hot

    Isnt an old trick to cool the engine to run the bike with the choke on? I know this is a temp fix to "limp home" but just wondering if these bikes would work the same way as air cooled two strokes.
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