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  1. Yamajeb

    17 450RX Rad Guard Choices, Tips

    Recommendations for manual tensioner?
  2. Yamajeb

    17 450RX Rad Guard Choices, Tips

    Rekluse works very well in this bike. Hooks up instantly yet doesn’t stall.
  3. Greetings, a new 17 450RX for my son brings me for the first time to the Honda forum ... It’s for riding and harescramble racing, maybe on an mx track now and then. What a torquey, gutsy motor this thing has! Makes my Beta 300 seem a bit more mild-mannered! At 15 hours the manual recommends oil change, piston/rings and chain tensioner replacement. Really? I’m thinking more like 5-6 hr for the oil change. But as for a top end and tensioner I’m thinking more like 50hr ... comments? Normally I feel comfortable with oil selection from experience, typically full synthetic, but I did a little searching and saw some comments about staying away from full-synthetic - is there a consensus among the Honda crowd or is a good full synthetic OK? An article suggested Maxima 530mx. I don’t see too many rad guard choices like the BPRs that mount directly on the rad front and that concerns me because I’m considering running a fan. Anybody have both guard and fan (on a 17, 18 R or RX)? Installed the Rekluse Radius X to make the bike a little more forgiving in the tighter stuff, seems to work rather well ... Any general “no-brainer, do this” for these machines? Thanks, folks!
  4. Never mind ... the inner ID is too narrow
  5. Does anyone know if a Fox Racing Shox spring found on one of their shocks for a given bike has the same dimensions as a spring on the OEM shock for that same bike? Or are they specific to Fox Racing Podium RC3 shock, i.e. different dimensions than the OEM spring?
  6. Yamajeb

    Quick Oil Injection Question

    Thanks for all of the replies!
  7. See picture ... should I be worried? I noticed this after transporting our bikes this past weekend. I'm guessing the 5-6 hours of transport, some on bumpy road could have "tamped" some of the oil at the end of the injection tube. I've seen an air bubble or two since I've had the bike but not this. Do I need to "prime" the tube full of oil? Best way to do that? Have I asked too many questions? Any experience or thoughts on this would be much appreciated
  8. See picture ... should I be worried? I noticed this after transporting our bikes this past weekend. I'm guessing the 5-6 hours of transport, some on bumpy road could have "tamped" some of the oil at the end of the injection tube. I've seen an air bubble or two since I've had the bike but not this. Do I need to "prime" the tube full of oil? Best way to do that? Have I asked too many questions? Any experience or thoughts on this would be much appreciated
  9. Yamajeb

    Most tricked out Beta 250/300rr?

    P3 frame grip guards on my new '17 300rr . . .
  10. Yamajeb

    Who is the BEST Beta Suspension Tuner?

    The best tuner for you probably lives close enough for to drive to his house and help you determine whether your bike can be set up as is, BEFORE he touches a shim. I've spent a lot of money over the years sending suspensions off to be revalved only to figure out recently that I likely wasted money along the way. Nothing replaces a good tuner that can actually witness you riding on your bike and make adjustments accordingly. Try to find out who in your area the local racers and riders like, there's a good chance you'll be fortunate enough to hear a few names. 'Could be all you need are the right springs and someone who knows how to adjust the clickers
  11. Yamajeb

    Waiting for your new Beta....? Whine Here.

    I've been waiting for my dealer to contact me when my 300rr has been released from customs and enroute. You've just given me hope!!
  12. Yamajeb

    Redline Racing ATF Type-f for Trans

    That's worth a look. I've encountered shifting issues that "feel" like something's wrong, even not working correctly that end up being related to flaws. My oldest son's '14 RMZ250 wouldn't shift up past second during a harescramble, ended up being the way the shift assembly realigns between shift - had to get creative with the "centering post" on that. Then I had a burr on a KX100's shift assembly that caused notchy feeling problems for quite a while until I spent the time dissecting the shifting mechanism and polished off that silly burr. Eventually my '17 300 RR is going to arrive so, having spent a bunch of time on a KTM 300, I hope to be able to distinguish shifting performance since my foot is calibrated thusly. Don't know how long that will be (unfortunately) but it's an interesting problem that shouldn't be happening.
  13. Yamajeb

    Redline Racing ATF Type-f for Trans

    I concur, I had a Barnett clutch basket with the stainless steel inserts on an RM-250 a few years back. After a riding season there was no noticeable wear. But . . . is a non-OEM Beta basket available? The Rekluse manual kit does NOT include a basket, only the hub, steels, springs, and pressure plate. 'Not saying that there should be an aftermarket basket out there; in fact, I talked to Rekluse and the reason the product options for the Betas is more limited than other bike mfgs is because of Beta makes quality components.
  14. Yamajeb

    Waiting for your new Beta....? Whine Here.

    Today the dealer tells me that the shipment of Betas are "sitting in Customs" and that the minute they are released shipping will start. Sigh . . .
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