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  1. barronj

    Gearing for street

    I don't know, I'm learning here. I'd think the inverse of what you said.
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    Gearing for street

    I have an 08 450R that I love to ride, but I'd like to make it more street friendly. Currently it looks like a 13t front and 50 or 51t rear. Please advise, thanks for looking! And if you have a tire you recommend as well, I'm all ears.
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    2008 CFR450R carburetor removal Q

    That's what I did yesterday, turn the idle setscrew a half turn out and it dropped to what I thought was a proper RPM. I took the tank, seat and cable cover off today to look at the cables, but I could see that with the throttle at rest, there was free play before tension triggered throttle response, so I knew* i hadn't affected idle by a change in the cable position.
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    2008 CFR450R carburetor removal Q

    OMG, I assumed that the sticky filter was old filter oil gumming up.
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    2008 CFR450R carburetor removal Q

    Shawn_MC I must have changed a throttle setting. It's idling higher now. I had to loosen the throttle linkages to disconnect them, I think I made one shorter (or longer) in the reconnection process and it affected my idle. I've lowered it with the idle set screw, but I'd rather rebalance it where I created this issue. Do I adjust the upper or lower linkage, and should I do it at the carb again, or adjust from the throttle?
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    2008 CFR450R carburetor removal Q

    I had to take the sub frame off and unbolt the shock at the top to let it fall back and give myself room to get things apart. There is some kind of aftermarket air filter and it was in sore need of cleaning, so I cleaned it and sprayed it with K&N oil, it's a reusable type. I cleaned the top part of the carburetor but a screw head stripped on the bottom part and I couldn't get the bottom off, so I sprayed carb cleaner in the fuel inlet, shook it around and let it drain out. New spark plug, fresh oil (it would appear that's where the gas went), drained the tank and rinsed it with fresh gas, then refilled it after cleaning the fuel filter, the bike fired up on the second kick and it's never done that. Took it for a short ride around the neighborhood.
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    2008 CFR450R carburetor removal Q

    The TPS will just unplug, it's about 12" of wire up to where all electrical connection are on the right side of the bike. I plucked the subframe off tonight in 10 minutes, unbolted the top of the shock and let it fall back, pulled the carb out through the top after disconnecting the linkages.
  8. My bike was left for a year with the fuel valve in the on position, and when I got the bike back, the tank was substantially lower than I had left it, so my presumption is that fuel ran through the carburetor and either into the crankcase or elsewhere, Im looking at the carb and I can't see how to pull it off AND get the throttle controls off. I'd like to take it apart and clean it. Or take it to a shop and let them clean it I've rebuilt a few carbs for automotive/marine applications, but never a bike. Also, I have a clutch issue so if anyone has a recommendation for a shop in Austin TX that I can take the bike to for that, I would appreciate it. The clutch does not ever ful The clutch does not never fully disengage. I ordered a new tusk clutch kit + springs and Barnett basket, but when I pulled the clutch assembly apart, it all looked relatively new
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    I bought the MFR recommended motor oil for it today, wonder if it will hurt to run the motor oil in the ATF soaked friction disks?
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    The transmission oil is regular 4 stroke engine oil? That's what the manual says, more or less. I'm asking because the fluid I drained from the transmission was red.
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    Yes, the outer edge of the friction disc tang, sorry for not being clear.
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    OK, so I drained the transmission fluid, took the cover off, took the pressure plate off, and carefully pulled the disks out, putting them face down in a stack the same way they were installed. There was no grooving on either the outer or inner baskets, they looked perfect. Before I tore this down, I found the cable adjustments to put the free play in the clutch lever that it should have. I'm going to refill it and see if the cable adjustment was what it needed. One question I have on the disks, when I was putting them back in, they had a half moon groove in the outer edge of the tab, for alignment. Are these 1/2 moons to be staggered or in alignment when stacking the disks? I aligned them, but I can pull it back apart and stagger them. I was probably the only person in the world flying commercial with an impact wrench in my luggage yesterday. Maybe all week :^)
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    The parts arrived, I bought the Barnett basket off ebay & the Tusk kit from Rocky Mountain ATV. The Tusk kit came with the rubber bushings for the basket, the Barnett kit did not. Do I need to buy these separately if I intend to use the Barnett basket and return the Tusk to RMATV? EDIT- answered my own question. The tusk kit comes with bushings because they change the style of bushing mount, where Barnett copies the OEM style mount/boss, so I can re-use my stock ones if they're in good shape. Ordered an EBC indexing wrench as well, thanks for all the tips.
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    '08 CRF450R clutch not fully disengaging

    Is this it? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Barnett-Clutch-Basket-Billet-For-Honda-CR250R-CRF450R-/231248226689?hash=item35d777e981:g:dPwAAOSwEgVWT4J0&vxp=mtr
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