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About Krink

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  1. Does anyone know what song that is and who sings it?
  2. A friend of mine and I both ride '05s. He has a 13.5/1 piston, mine is stock. He has a power now set up, and some aftermarket valve springs, otherwise bikes are very similar. Biggest difference I can see, and I am a 41 year old intermediate motocrosser at best is, his bike is a beast to start. Reminds me of kick starting a Harley. His bike has noticably more torque in low rpms. He can come off a turn in 4th gear, where I will rev out in 3rd before shifting to 4th. When we drag race, bikes are close. I tend to reve mine higher, but this may be just riding styles. When I do a top end, I plan to go with the higher compression. The seat of the pants increase in low RPM torque is Significant.
  3. Thanks for the responses. It is the left intake valve. I have been checking about every 10 hours, and had to adjust it both times. I suppose once I get to the thinest shim, it's time to pull the head.
  4. Hey Folks, A friend of mine just bought a blinged out '05 450 with a Pro-Action motor on E Bay. We decided to do a routine valve clearance check before he rode it. The cam was installed one tooth retarded. Is this a speed secret, or just a careless error? I reinstalled it corectly, the bike runs awesome. One intake valve keeps tightening up every time we do a valve check, not sure what's going on there. Any thoughts on the cam? Thanks.
  5. Thanks for all the responses. I have been out of town, and was glad to see all the support this morning. The bike is a '05 CRF 450. I love the bike, makes it very easy for an older rider (out of shape) to ride. I don't feel 40, whatever that's supposed to feel like. It's funny, I don't act any different, it just takes longer to get up in the morning. Now that I am getting more comfortable with small doulbes and tabletops, I feel I can ride any MX track and at least have fun. Landing in the flats will wear you out qucik. Anyway, this is a great forum, and I look forward to learning how to ride better. Now I need to start working on a Whip! (just kidding)
  6. I turned 40 in August and I bought a new bike. I had not had a bike since 1985, and that was a 1982 Husky WR 420. These new bikes have incredible power, brakes, and suspension. I cleared my first double ever this week. I don't think I ever would have attempted this jump on my old bike. I must admit, It was not a huge jump by today's standards, but it felt huge to me. I'm glad I made it to 40, and glad I got back into a great sport. Although my knees and back seem to hurt more than I remembered..........