Looking to finally move out of the 2 stroke world (current bike '01 CR250) but having some difficulty with the natural progression of moving to the 450X. hearing and reading a bit about honda's trans problems + what I hear to be "constant" valve adjustment. What is "constant" valve adjustment?
Not afraid to turn a wrench, but does the honda require more maintenance than the WR or KTM 450's? Honda uses shims, what about Yamaha and KTM valve adjust? How big of a problem is the trans prob?
I plan to plate it, but most riding will be Michigan trails.
Not hearing a ton of problems about the KTM. Anybody know of any specific problems for the KTM (leaning towards the KTM, I know it's blasphomey)?
Definitely looking for some positive words on the Honda to right the ship.