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  1. I was wondering if the is a way to de tune a 450 or some modifications that you can or people down to make a 450 motor more reliable?
  2. This popped on a local Craigslist this morning and I went ahead and put a deposit on it for the guy to take down the ad and let me get the cash together. 50 hrs, 1100 miles, comes with a steering damper, guts seat, taller (yeah, taller - he's trying to find the old ones) sprockets, shock bleeders and a nice foldy mirror. $4,750. Very clean in person, a few nicks. Drove it, man the last big thumper I drove was a Husky 610 back in like 2003 - really powerful, night & day, maybe that was weight or just me getting older, I don't know. I do know I'll need to lower the seat height 1 to 2 inches. Onto questions: -Lowering seat height a huge deal? It looks pretty straightforward with the adjuster. -Dude will knock off $250 without the damper. I've never owned one. Any thoughts? -My commute is 10 min with a short 5-mile highway burst - I would be riding to work maybe once a week. Chasing around gravel roads and trails maybe 4 days a month. Not a whole ton of really intensive or dirty riding. Given this usage, thoughts about the maintenance interval? -Lastly, this seems like a heck of a deal with the hours on it but made it hard for me to valuate. Sound too good to be true / just about right / or should I have some wiggle room? Thanks all, appreciate all of the good reads on the site.
  3. Need help or advice on picking a bike. My last bike was an 04crf250. So been off the bike a few years. My dilemma is a 2009 rmz450 or a 2012 kx450f or maybe even a 2014 yzf450. RMZ is from a dealership. Was owned and maintained by an apprentice who works there at the shop so I'm sure maintainence was kept up on it, however the guy is a racer so that bike has been through a lot however taken care of. Guy said the bike practically has a new engine and does have some mods, fmf full system, rekluse clutch and forks have been revalved for I believe 180 or 200lb rider, I am 150. And other small stuff. I think price OTD I can get it for is $3K or $$3200. 2012 kx450f. Don' know much about but seems bike has been taken care of decently. Has KYB suspension. No mods really. Just hand guards and pro taper handle bar. And that's really it. Guy said he is pretty firm on $3800 but I'm sure will take $3600 And then there is a 2014 YZF450 that I've had my eye on but don' really want a Yamaha unless someone can change my mind. Looks like it' in decent condition and guy is asking $3700. Any pros or cons to these bikes or personal experience that you guys can share? Thanks!
  4. Like I said I have a 2008 KTM 450 exc. I live in Southern California along the coast in Dana Point. Riding is almost entirely all desert. So far average altitude is maybe 1-3k pretty much sea level to about 5000 ft is where I normally take it. Whenever I blip the throttle when stationary the bike dies. I’m trying to put some money into the bike to release some more power. I’ve gotten lots of recommendations: jd jetting, new exhaust system, gearing, suspension etc. so I want to get this throttle problem fixed with the right parts. Anybody care to point me in the right direction if jetting or jetting/exhaust is the problem for me ?
  5. Need help ppl. Got a 2008 ktm 450 xc-f and I had trouble with the clutch not engaging properly. I changed the master cylinder( it was leaking/ broken) and the bike still stall when I put in first gear. Is it the slave cylinder? Or do I need a new clutch? Thanks Alex
  6. A 2003 yz450f or a 2006 rmz 450? And how do the bikes compare in general? Just finished a yz basketcase, now starting on the rmz.
  7. Hi guys, I want to get something long term to play around on the weekends out in the fields (no MX racing) and something that wont bore me to death as time goes on. I have never owned a dirt bike yet alone any motorbike, I rid a CBR600 sports bike once which was my friends and I loved it but thats pretty much my whole 2 wheel experience So I narrowed my choices down to a brand new 250F or a 450F. I dont want to get a 2 stroke new because i'll have to wait for the order to come in, the 450Fs and 250fs are always in stock and as for a used dirt bike, thats crossed of my list, where I live they are owned mostly by kids who never take care of them properly especially 4 strokes. So yeah, 250F or 450F? I'm buying brand new so I can't upgrade to a better bike, once I buy, its gonna be with me for a while I've had people telling me a 450F is fine for beginners as long as I take it easy, where as some told me to stay away and get a 250F I'm 200lbs btw What do you guys think I should do?
  8. i have a ktm 450 2010 and a Kawasaki kx450f and need new spokes to both of them in the rear, the dealer did not know if ktm spokes do fit on the kawa aswell. problem is that he only had spokes in stock for ktm machines. anyone here knows the answer of this one ? both have stock 19" rear wheels .
  9. I would like to preface this by saying that this might be somewhat of a rookie question, but never the less I am in search of answers. For some time now I have noticed that the front brake on my 2003 450 EXC has been fairly squeaky when coming to stops, even though I have hardly put any miles on the bike since I installed new pads several months ago. Upon closer inspection to the front caliper I noticed that the outside stationary brake pad does not appear to clear the thin channel located at the top of the brake pad for the rotor to pass through (picture provided). I would also like to add that I have an extra front caliper for my model KTM that also appears to have the same "issue", and this caliper is also the one I will be posting photos of, instead of the one currently mounted on the bike. So, is it possible that this is the source of the banshee screech my front brake seems to emit whilst coming to a stop? If so, does anyone know of any fixes for this issue, or is it something that I just shouldn't be worrying about? As a final side note, the only direct, let's call it, "performance" issue I have noticed is that my front brake is unable to keep the front wheel locked whenever I attempt to do burnouts. I could basically be squeezing the lever so hard that I feel like it's going to snap off in my hand, and the front wheel will either slowly roll, or sightly hop. Thanks to all in advance for any help or wisdom given, it is very much appreciated.
  10. I have a 2006 kx250f and was wonderingly if I could swap the engine for a 450f. Does anyone know if I could do this?
  11. So basically. I got this yuuuuggeee RM250 in a trade. It is a really nice bike. I really didn't know much about it when I got it, except that it was very pretty and extremely fast. Anyways, I look it up and find that its the only year of air cooled engine w/ mono shock suspension. Anyways I have been storing the bike ever since on inside of my house and I think its time to make some space. The bike deserves to be ridden more... Honestly, I am a little afraid of how fast it is! And in case you can't tell where this is going... I decided to sell the bike and thought maybe you would be interested. I know its not from the best era or the coolest bike you've ever seen... But it is clean, fast, and pretty dang rare. If you appreciated that I didn't just throw this at you and say BUY MY BIKE and instead wrote a semi-thoughtful write up about it and then hooked in the advertisement at the end. You should check out the bike on Ebay. Ill put the link below. It deserves a good home. Someone like you. Someone like your son who's birthday is coming up. If someone wants it come and get it. No reserve, I sell to highest bidder no questions asked. I will help with shipping, provide more info, etc at jonahdeich@gmail.com. The bike is located in Savannah, Georgia http://www.ebay.com/itm/222475245091?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  12. Hey my buddy has a honda crf450r and started making noises recently, or a while ago, we thought nothing of it, thought maybe the chain or something, the bikes always coming up with problems, but they got louder, and so he stopped riding it and is gonna look into it. Does anyone have any ideas what it is? To be specific, it sounds like a clanking that sounds like if your chain is loose, but in the top end like where the cams or piston is. Any idea?
  13. Hey everyone, I just installed the GYTR FMF slip on exhaust today and got a few different problems. First thing I noticed was after turning the bike off, the exhaust started smoking out the back. Not a whole lot, but a noticeable amount of white smoke. When installing the exhaust I replaced the header gasket, and I also but Ultra Black Sealant on the slip on part of the exhaust. I'm assuming I used the wrong type of gasket sealant and that's what burning and creating smoke? It doesn't smell like burning oil or coolant, kinda smells like burning plastic if I had to describe it. Not very worried about this though, I guess i'll just let it all burn off or if it doesn't stop smoking, I will take it back off and try to clean it and use the right stuff. My big problem is the amount of backfiring; It only happens on deceleration. I did a quick check for exhaust leaks right after installing and didn't find any. I will do a more thorough check tomorrow. The exhaust that was on it before was a super heavy Lexx exhaust that was really quiet and probably very restrictive. Also the current map set is for super smooth and slow acceleration, all 0's and -'s (See picture below of the map). I'm assuming this smooth of a map is where my backfiring problem is? This is making me run lean correct? How safe is it to run the bike like this? Because I need to ride the bike tomorrow and my tuner won't come in until later in the week. Picture of my current map (middle one) & video of crazy backfiring:
  14. Should I buy a 2002 YZ426f OR a 2009 CRF250R? The YZ has alot of extras and looks to be in pretty good shape, the owner used it alot, but took care of it. The CRF is in EXCELLENT condition and looks great Both bikes are for sale at about $1500, but i should be able to talk it down a bit I'm having a difficult time deciding between the two, I'd be sacrificing power for age and vice versa, idk any insight would be helpful. Thanks
  15. Anyone switch from a 450 to a 2017 or newer TC250 or 250SX? I have a 08 CRF450 I like a lot but since the new Husky/KTM redesign in 2017 I have been thinking of making the switch back to 2 strokes. I am 37 with 2 kids and mainly ride at practice tracks and maybe one race a year...so I dont ride competitive but love ripping on tracks. So I was looking for some feedback/input from anyone who rode a new Husky/KTM.
  16. 1 review

    GENERAL INFORMATION Model: Arctic Cat 450 Year: 2011 Category: ATV Rating: 56.7 out of 100. ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION Displacement: 443.00 ccm (27.03 cubic inches) Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke Bore x stroke: 89.0 x 71.2 mm (3.5 x 2.8 inches) Valves per cylinder: 4 Fuel system: Injection. EFI Fuel control: SOHC Cooling system: Liquid Gearbox: Automatic Transmission type, final drive: Belt Driveline: Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range and Reverse. 2/4 WD + Diff Lock Exhaust system: Alternator Capacity: 18 amps. CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND WHEELS Front suspension: Double A-Arm Front suspension travel: 254 mm (10.0 inches) Rear suspension: Double A-Arm Rear suspension travel: 254 mm (10.0 inches) Front tyre dimensions: 25/8-12 Rear tyre dimensions: 25/10-12 Front brakes: Single disc. Hydraulic Rear brakes: Single disc. Hydraulic PHYSICAL MEASURES AND CAPACITIES Dry weight: 313.9 kg (692.0 pounds) Overall height: 1,219 mm (48.0 inches) Overall length: 2,154 mm (84.8 inches) Overall width: 1,206 mm (47.5 inches) Ground clearance: 279 mm (11.0 inches) Wheelbase: 1,270 mm (50.0 inches) Fuel capacity: 21.57 litres (5.70 gallons) OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Starter: Electric Carrying capacity: Front Rack Capacity 100 lbs / 45.4 kg. Rear Rack Capacity 200 lbs / 90.8 kg. Towing Capacity 1,050 lbs / 476.3 kg Color options: Advantage Timber Camo, Lime, Red, Green
  17. I have a Polaris sportsman 570 electronic power steering and fuel injected. I’ve gone through two batteries in two years on this thing, I pulled the battery last fall and had it on a tender in a heated garage until it got warm out. It was perfectly fine at first, then after a few times up and down the street it started dying out. I shut it off, and when I went to start it, it didn’t have enough power to turn it over. I put it on the charger for about 10 minutes and now the led screen won’t even show numbers or anything. This thing has 119 hours on it and I don't think it’s the battery, I domt know much about efi and electronics. Does this sound like a connection issue? Maybe I need to get a Honda instead lol
  18. Hey! Plan to get 1 of these bikes but got some questions on which is best for my situation/need So my use of 1 one of these bikes will be: When im home i will use it as a street bike stock, only supermoto tires and changed gearing for street. I will not be going for more than 1 hour on the Street without pauses. Im often on a country place i know where there is forrests/woods with mixed types of trails all over the place where i have always wanted to go and explore as a kid. When im there i will change to normal stock tires and gearing So my questions are: How is the Fe 350 on road with Supermoto setup compared to the Fe 450 with same setup? What speed can the 350 reach without screaming/very high RPM compared 450? Can the Fe 350 hit 80 mph without very high rev? Because i wont be driving faster than that on road since that is 10 mph faster than the fastest roads here sort of. If the 350 can hit that without problems/super high RPM then is there is there really need for the 450? Why i considered the Fe 450 is because i want something that i will not sell withing in some months, that could be a possibility of happening if its too heavy compared to the Fe 350 etc but i mean POWER wise. I want a bike that i wont be bored of because it lacks power or slow etc, because i am not sure about that with the Fe 350, i dont know if i would want more power after a week of riding with it and thats why considering the Fe 450. On the forrests/woods area, is the 450 super heavy? The lighter the better because i want something that wont be too heavy for me when im exploring areas i have always wanted for years and not sit on a bike that i cant even move with, with my 140 lbs of weight. So the concerns for the 350 is: Too slow for road? Concerns for the 450: To heavy for offroad/forrests? (I will not be able to answer what my riding experince is questions etc, sorry and sorry for a lot of texts) Thanks if you could help ❤️ 🙏
  19. Anyone know if you can change the lug sizes of the cone valves to fit the large axle instead of the small? Found a really good deal on them but my bike has the large axle and the forks have the thin axle.
  20. Hi all. Spring is coming and with it trail riding season. That being said I’m getting my bike ready and was wanting to undo what the previous owner has done. I bought my bike without a starter and it’s components. I’m not concerned about “saving weight.” What I would like is to be able to start my bike in awkward places on the trail when needed. I never received any parts with the bike that is involved with the electric start. It appears that everything from the wiring to the components in the case are missing. What all parts would I need to put this system back together? Maybe someone who has removed their electric start system years ago has one laying around that they might part with? 😅
  21. I have 2004 yz450f lowered suspension on my 2006 yz250f but I'm looking to move to 450 but want fuel injection. Can I use both front and rear suspension on any year yz that's fuel injected?
  22. Yes, I am asking what to buy, I’m sure there are a million other threads with a very similar question, but before bashing me for posting, please understand that although I am talking about the whole topic, I want to focus a large portion of this post on the expense of the two bikes, mostly the repair expense. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, I’m an intermediate rider, bought a brand new 2018 250XC last year and love the bike. I race hare scrambles, but lately I’ve been riding MX a lot and thinking about trying a new 4 stroke and getting something that will handle the track a bit better (suspension-wise). I’ve been told the 350’s are about as expensive as they get to repair when it comes to the engine, but I don’t truly know what the case is. Does anyone have some round-about numbers, any comparisons to the expense of the 450? Yes, I know the 450 costs a few hundred more up front, I don’t care about that, just looking at maintenance. Also, I’m worried that being used to the 250 2 stroke (and I ride with the red spring in, I like an aggressive feel) I will have a hard time getting used to a 350F, kind of like getting on a 250F where I feel like I’m pounding on the throttle to keep it moving. Is this anything to be worried about? In every other way I lean towards 350, being a 2 stroke guy, liking the lighter-weight, more nimble-feeling bikes.
  23. Ok so we have a thread in Northwest that is for helmet cam vids, well lots of mine are shot with my mobile, so sort of rules that out, also we have Short Attention Span Theatre, but those are 45 seconds max. Here in the Pics and Vid section there is a thread on Technical Trails, but the Secret Training Ground has lots of technical bits, these climbs are semi-technical. The more we ride them, the easier they get. There are also lots of short, technical spots generally steep with roots but those are all short sections. I will post up vids from the Secret Training Ground. If you have some Secret location vids, post em up, but it has to be a secret location. No telling where you're at. Backstory here... we keep making little climbs that are more difficult than the last one. First Hill, No Way, Rock Face, then OhEmEffGee, each time we're thinking man, not sure we'll get up it, then after wearing it down a bit we start to make it up on a regular basis. Cheers. Latest- hot off the press from the last 3-4 weeks. Rock Face Revisited bit is from last weekend. Super muddy slick (not as slick as wet clay though)... https://youtu.be/ZldYXmPAy9E
  24. Hey everyone! I went out to the desert last weekend and decided to record it. We rode mostly tight sand washes. Check it out! PS Turn up the resolution and the cameras were faced too far down but I tried to make it work
  25. I was going to change the oil on my dirt bike and i was going to use Rotella T Triple protection but the only one I could find was Rotella t4 15-40w. I think its the same thing but I just wanted to make sure. Can anyone confirm this?
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