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    Anyone looking for a new cam?

    I have a 08 trx450er and i know the motors are really close. I'm not sure which one fits the 2-wheeler but if you want a lot more power and don't want t gut the head, this is a good one. Go to www.ctracing.com - honda - trx450 and look. You don't lose anything and at 3/4 with the wire cut on the cdi, it comes unglued. You'll notice it building more at 1/3 throttle. Then twist it back and hang on.

    Is it smart to try and learn on a CRF450x?

    I got my first dirtbike in 2005 when I was 24. I always wanted to learn to ride one but had always ridden and raced atvs. I bought a wr450 and I would've been better off with a yz 2 or 4 stroke. i thought the wr would be better because it was a trail bike and would be easier to ride and it was. However, I was used to a lot of power hitting hard and the yz had better forks and a better shock set-up for my preference. The trail bikes are heavier and not as nimble.

    Lucas gear oil?

    I use the honda tranny oil and Lucas semi synthetic in the top end. The Honda dealer is a pretty good haul for me and I get the Lucas oil at orielly in town. They have the 80/85 gear oil. Will any other that work in place of the Honda tranny oil? It just says gear oil on the bottle.
  4. My 08 450er Ct racing pipe and ct grind web cam Wife's banshee (going through extensive overhaul) Pro circuit pipes and that's it. The best thing on it are the Easton extra fat bars I got on sale for $30 at Christmas. They mounted up perfect on the stock stem. The one I had to bring home because he found it and screamed 1990 powerwheels! He has one that runs

    Manual can chain tensioner

    The motor doesn't have but 2 rides on it that lasted more than 20 minutes. Those trips were at a local riding area and it didn't run but 30 minutes at a time. The rest of the time I just put around the house. I started hearing it after the cam instal. I bought the bike new nov/2010. The dude who put the cam in said it looked fine and that he started having that trouble after he changed his cam and assumed the tensioner just never worked right again after it was taken off. I thought i'd reset it this weekend and see what happened. If that doesn't work, I'm buying the manual.

    Manual can chain tensioner

    I have a 2008 trx450er. The motor is real close to the 450x and atv forumers aren't the most mechanically inclined so I'm asking here. I got a cam from ct racing. It's a web cam in his grind. It's a "drop in" and doesn't require any changes but I hear the timing chain ticking. I asked the dude who put the cam in and he said the stock auto tensioners are junk. Ape and tokyo mods have them. If you use/know anything about them, let me know a few details like how to tighten the chain. The tokyo mods and ape pro are about the same price. From what I've read about the tightening procedure, the tokyo mods version actually looks like the better one. I need some input. Thanks Travis
  7. I'll have my wife's banshee up in a couple months. I have a way to go with it.

    87 Quadrunner runs odd.

    Does the motor make weird sounds?
  9. You mite check for air leaks. Mine was pulling air from the base gasket and idling up. Mine was a whole lot worse though. That would be step 2.
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    trx 250 r wonderbike?

    The power issue always gets me. My 89 had a krank-it built motor. I'm 6'1" and 220 in great shape(rarely) and a 3rd gear take off wasn't as simple as 2nd but it would do it with my over-sized ass on it with 13/37 gearing and 11" wide grooved turftamers. I loved mine but sold it after highschool. I have a 08 trx450 now and I like it better but there's nothing like a 2stroke for the thrill. For what I paid for a pipe, you could get the 250 ported and a pipe.
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    trx 250 r wonderbike?

    The 450 engines werent around till 98 when Yamaha built the 400 yz. If you compare cost of operation, the 250r is still cheaper and just as fun.
  12. I really missed mine too so I bought a 2001 clinker a few months ago. 3 stripped foot peg bolts, coil crapped out after maybe 3 hours of riding it, swingarm and axle bearings were bad, reeds are bad, ..... Nothing like one though. I actually got it for my wife and the look on her face with the new coil was great. It has a ways to go($) but it will be worth it. My son is 10 months and it will be here for him.
  13. I want to use 2 left blaster pegs on my wife's banshee but I have to have nerfbars. I can't think of ever seeing this set-up so I have no idea what nerfs will work. Anyone know what will work?
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    Banshee rear suspension swap?

    I have to agree with this dude. I liked the stock rear shock. It adjust really well and the travel is fine as long as you aren't running MX and really pushing it. Elka rebuilt my stock rear shock and it was fine. It matched the front Elkas. The only place I could complain was that I was over-riding it. If I had a Banshee and was doing it over, I would buy the linkage and an Elka shock. Mine gave out really bad past half stroke. It was set up for "pro" mx rider. Not knocking Elka. The stock rear has its limitations. You really have to push it to find them though,
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    It will be totally different from the 400; The over-all power will be similar but only at peak. If you like a 4 stroke, stick with them. A 2 stroke takes some practice.