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About bsmudder

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  1. They were probly packed with grease then pushed together.
  2. Automatic transmition fluid. Some mix it 50/50 with fork oil.
  3. I just got done changing the seals and oil on my CRF 450 forks. I bought the bike used. The left fork had a 49 (stiffer than stock) and the right was a 47 (stock). I was pretty upset when I found the miss match and was considering (still am) buying a matched set. I must admit that when I first jumped the bike thinking wow this suspention is so much better than my old CR 250. Then later at a race hitting some huge breaking bumps and it just soked them right up. Even though the suspention works good, I still think the springs should be the same and adjusted the same to make them work good. You don't adjust the clickers different from one side to the other. You don't add different oil weights or amounts from one side to the other. I don't think the springs should be different either. It would be interesting to hear what some suspention experts have to say about it.
  4. Dirt Rider mag. had an article on this a while back. They said it is commonly a sign of the valves going bad. A little bit of oil in the catch tube after a hard moto or WOT for too long is normal.
  5. Thanks for the info. The only thing that worried me about the PE was reading something about the rubber cushions not fitting right. Did you guys reuse the stock ones or buy new aftermarket cushions? My bike is an 04 and I know the 02 had a different shape. Thanks.
  6. Has any one had GOOD or BAD luck with PE clutch baskets? I'm looking to save some money. If they are trouble I'll go with Hinson. Thanks.
  7. You are right but the small hole should be 1/8 not 3/8. I know that's what you meant. Don't want people confused.
  8. Forgot to ask. Did you check your valves?
  9. The case half the bearing is mounted in can also stretch and the bearing will be loose. You said you replaced all the bearings. Did that one pop out real easy? Not sure how much noise it would make but it will make the seals on your water pump leak. Check to make sure your cam chain tension-er isn't bad. That will make some noise.
  10. When I took my cam sprocket off,the holes looked like they were cut into slots. I'm guessing they are not supposed to be. Should I buy a new one?
  11. When I tore down my 04 the timing marks were off. The auto chain tightener was broke and I think it jumped.
  12. Do not use the oil level check bolt when filling. It needs to be higher than the hole.
  13. Sometimes it helps to tap a flat screwdriver into the slot between the pinch bolts. Make sure you're starting from the right side and never beat the crap out of it.
  14. I've been looking for a used Rekluse clutch with the manual adapter kit. How much do you guys want?
  15. Use 3" pvc pipe. It'll look a lot better then a block of wood but to each their own.