SanDiego_Blue

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About SanDiego_Blue

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  1. Has anyone had significant valve issues yet on a '06 CRF450? The Honda dealer claims the issue has been minimized due to the new seating material used. Any evidence of this claim? I've got about 10 hours on my '06 CRF450. Obviously, not enough time to tell how the valves are holding up.
  2. Any comments about the Trailtech on a CRF450 would be appreciated. How well does it work?
  3. I just switched from blue (WR450, which was a great bike) to Red (new '06 CRF450). After careful analysis and saving about $1,000 on the purchase price of the CRF450 (new 2006 OTD at $6k versus the YZF at about $7k locally), I am thrilled with the red bike.
  4. Thanks for the post. I purchased a '06 CRF450 yesterday and I LOVE it. I can't wait to test ride it soon. Regards
  5. Yes, that's what I'd expect here as was the case on the YZF450 forum. However, I looking for some input to really help me make the best decision that I won't regret. Thanks
  6. I have enjoyed 3 years of desert riding on my WR450 and now want to get a new '06 MX 450 bike and shed some extra weight. I am struggling with all the great choices and can't decide between the YZF and CRF. My main concern with the YZF is that the '06 is really a first year release and there is limited data so far on any issues or reliability problems. My primary concern on the CRF are the past valve issues, which appear to be minimal now. On the positive side, the CRF has received great reviews and has many aftermarket parts available. The YZF offers me familiarity due to my past 3 years on the WR. I may ride a little at the track, but will primarily be looking for a great desert bike that can handle technical areas, open desert areas (washes) and some hill climbing. The most important items to me are handling/steering, ease of starting, and reliability. Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  7. I have enjoyed 3 years of desert riding on my WR450 and now want to get a new '06 MX 450 bike and shed the extra weight. I am struggling with all the great choices and can't decide between the YZF, KX and CRF. I may ride a little at the track, but will primarily be looking for a great desert bike that can handle technical areas, open desert areas (washes) and some hill climbing. The most important items to me are handling/steering, ease of starting, and reliability. Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.