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  1. JRM

    New to TT! Just got my 450L! USED!

    lots of folks don't realize that the crf450l is what it is- a plated bottled up X that is not good for long pavement journeys
  2. the Honda cr450r was the worst kick back, toggle switch power band explosive engine Honda ever made, the cr480r was a bit more refined then the liquid cooled 1985 cr500r was crazy fast- Honda tried to smooth out the cr500r every year after, great bikes but that 85 is a monster!
  3. JRM

    PNW Helmet Cam Vids

    Hmm, id have to ride one prior to forking out 4k on a kit for my 450x
  4. true, I was thinkin more skibowl- but yeah meadows uses parking lot snow *** Edit, wow snow levels dipped lower than I thought, my bad- looks like its a season ending for the high stuff- still curious where that was at
  5. where on earth you guys seeing snow at? its 50F with snow levels at 8000 feet, even the ski resorts have grass showing
  6. JRM

    W.I.P. 1984 Honda XR250 Phoenix

    if memory serves me right, the 83 had a weak kick start gear and a weak 3rd gear, so just make sure you feel compression before kicking to hard- don't jump down from the very top of the kick start stroke
  7. JRM

    Do I need new tires?

    6 years, hmm I took my old xr out for a ride last month, still on the OEM IRC VE33's that came on it back in 1990! And yes, new rubber will be put on before any sort of "real" ride as they are hardened up and slick on anything- even concrete To answer your question, get a new front- rounded knobs suck up front- id run the rear as they don't last long anyway
  8. JRM

    facts on the new CRF250f

    I don't think that 1978 had roller rockers that part I'm sure has been completely redesigned Sent from my LG-H871 using ThumperTalk mobile app
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    facts on the new CRF250f

    Exactly, its very close to the 1978-82 xr250 prior to the RFVC radial head that uses sub rocker arms used from 83-04 here is the left side of that 1978 engine im talking about- the 2019 is indeed slimmed down, but the basic design is strait up out of the history books!
  10. JRM

    facts on the new CRF250f

    This "new" engine looks a lot like the first generation XR250 engine that Honda used in 1978-1982 prior to the RFVC! Both are a pent roof 4 valve SOHC with right side cam chain- both even have the same rubber cam plug and a 5 speed engine! bottom end is totally redesigned but that top end looks awfully close to this> https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xr250r 79.htm
  11. yeah its a mess down here, on a serious note- a guy faded on H and floored his chevy avalanche into my parked car and totaled it
  12. JRM

    Search & Rescue Question

    Can absolutely be used and alone and you can add pre typed canned messages. Sent from my LG-H871 using ThumperTalk mobile app
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    Search & Rescue Question

    use the phone (or tablet) for everything, even voice texting- works nearly real time, maybe a 1 minute delay during a recent chat with the wife up at cat creek campground
  14. JRM

    2015 crf450x fuel screw replacement

    I did mine this past spring, found a old thread from a decade ago- its strait forward. used a red electrical butt connector- some use a 22 mag shell- just hammer it on as it will bend and form to the D shaped original screw and then its a simple unscrew, but make 100% sure that the ultra tiny washer and O ring also come out- then install the new adjustable screw making sure that the tiny o ring and washer stay in place (not super easy) but once installed, you will love how it rides, and idles when cold too
  15. JRM

    Castrol 10w 30 in 1995 kdx 200 tranny?

    oil topics are like religion, a few things to remember- some automotive oils contain super slick additives that can bond to the clutch and cause clutch chatter or slipping. ATF is pretty thin, keep in mind that bikes can put big power to some tiny bearings loading them harder than a automotive tranny. But the most important is to keep it fresh, clutch crap and dust sucked up from the breather will wear out a tranny faster than the wrong oil ever will