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  1. Hello Folks, I ride a YZ250 but swapped out a complete (brand new: caliper, line, master cylinder) CRF450R front brake and want to see if all is well. I bled the system and definitely got all the air out. Brake is awesome and works perfectly (though I have only tried it around my office for a very short time so far). So what is my question? Lever feels "softer" than my old YZ. It is as if I can feel the brake line expanding as I pull the lever. As I said, the braking action is fantastic, with excellent modulation. I have absolutely no complaints regarding function. Just expected a little tighter feel when lever pulled back. - Could it be that since this is literally brand new the hose has to "break in" and expand to some new normal size? Many thanks, LSHD (Mick)
  2. Hi! I'm 15 years old and I've been looking to buy my first dirt bike (i'm 6' 3" by the way). Someone I know offered me 150$CAD for his 2011 Honda CRF450R (the bike is in perfect condition by the way). Is it too big as a first bike (he has 6 bikes and he almost never used it, but he kept it well maintained...)? I would use it probably just for trails and then maybe convert it in a dual-sport when I have my full license. Thank you! Louka
  3. Hello fellow ThumperTalkers! I have been look around for a new bike recently and am considering getting a leftover 2019 CRF450R. I have about 5 years of off-road experience, but I have never owned a 450. Where it becomes problematic is with my size, as I am about 125 pounds and 5 feet 7 inches. Would it be safe to assume that I could effectively ride it with only sag, compression, and rebound adjustments? If not, would I have to change the springs and/or valving? You may be asking why I don’t want a CRF250R, and my answer to that would be that I do not want to deal with constant maintenance since I know I will be riding at much higher RPMs on a 250 compared to a 450. The two bikes are also the same price, so I feel like I would get more value out of a 450, especially when factoring in maintenance saving. Anyways, would I be fine riding a 2019 CRF450R with the stock suspension at 125lbs? Thanks for any feedback in advance!
  4. I purchased a used 2009 CRF450R, in Sept. of 2017, which was used for flat track, as I am using it, also. I have been inspecting and freshening the engine this winter, and as I was putting the bottom end back together I discovered that the Gearshift Drum installed appears to be from a 2013-2016 CRF450R; the left end of the Gearshift Drum is flat with a small hole in the center, it does not have the raised collar with the notch in it, and the Gearshift Drum's left end, which the 2009 Gearshift Drum has, which accepts/engages the Pin on the Gear Position Switch's rod. I did check continuity as described in the Service Manual, but did not note exactly, what position the Switch's Pin was inn before I began moving it and noticing continuity and open. I recall that it tested as described in the Service Manual; 1st and Neutral = ground-light green/red, 2nd = ground-gray. Now, my thinking was ... "the Gearshift Drum has no way to 'actuate' the Gear Position Switch, as it's end is flat/flush, no groove/notch. .. So, the Switch is basically, 'open circuit', not sending anything to the ECM. The switch is now, basically, a 'plug'." .. "I can eliminate the wires from the Gear Position Switch to the Main Wire Harness; one less set of wires to deal with." ... So, I cut the wires off of the Gear Position Switch, Dremel, cut off the switch's rod/pin and applied a thin coat of Yamabond to the Switch's inside, face. Reading this 6 year old, post: This got me to wondering should I, once again, have left well enough alone. Given the fact that I did not make note of the position of the switch's rod/pin when I removed it, if either of the wires are not connected to the harness/ECM, is this going to affect Fuel / Ignition / Starting? .. Given the fact the Gearshift Drum can not actuate/engage the Gear Position Switch, I would think I would not want the switch's position to be Permanently/Constantly set in either of the 1st-Neutral or the 2nd gear positions. So, unplugging it, [or even, eliminating the wires from the switch as I did], should be like the switch's position being in 3rd-5th gear. ... Hoping it will not make it more difficult to Kick Start or affect idle or performance. ... I mean, I wouldn't want any 'signal' to the ECM that the transmission is constantly, in 1st, Neutral or 2nd.
  5. Looking to buy a black set of wheels for my 2017 CRF 450R. Looking on Craigslist / TT / Ebay to keep the price down and was wondering how many years back I can go to on older models to still fit my 2017. does anyone have any insight on this? Let me know please. Thanks
  6. I recently replaced water pump and seal after I noticed that my '02 CRF450R was spilling coolant on easy trail rides. After the water pump swap (which was successful), I noticed the same problem. It's interesting - the bike only spits coolant (I mean a LOT of coolant) after passing anything above 1/2 throttle. The bike makes this weird 'gurgling' noise, like trying to suck through a straw when your glass is almost empty. This is weird because I properly bled/ burped the radiators with coolant, and filled them to normal operating levels. The coolant spills through overflow hose. anyways - I swapped the radiator because I thought maybe the bike was running hot. I purchased oversized radiators, bought a 1.6 radiator cap (with a temp gauge) and bought engine ice. The bike runs very very cool - the temp gauge allows me to see this. Still, the bike shoots coolant out of the overflow after going above half throttle, making the same weird gurgling noise when it does. Bike has all of its power, top end was replaced not too long ago. I'm lost and don't know what is wrong with the cooling system in my bike. How do I make the bike stop shooting out coolant, and stop making the weird gurgle noise??? Any advice would help me!!! Thank you!👍
  7. Jeremy Martin Leads the Charge for Wiseco Riders at Daytona Supercross Christian Craig Turns in Career Best in 450 Competition MENTOR, Ohio (March 13, 2018) – Jeremy Martin showed the way for Wiseco-sponsored riders in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Daytona Supercross presented by Honda. In a season marred by bad luck and misfortune, Martin put together a near flawless ride to earn his first Eastern Regional 250SX Class podium finish of the season. Martin qualified eighth for the division’s annual visit to the World Center of Racing, finished fourth in his heat race, and came home second in the 250SX main event, missing his first win of the year by less than a second. “It’s Daytona, a real man’s track.” said Martin who sits fourth in points. “It was the toughest race of the year as far as fitness. I had to slow down a little bit, halfway through the main. I was getting close to (race winner) Jordon (Smith) and I was starting to think about where I could make a move on him, then I made some mistakes and he got away from me. Couldn’t quite get close again, but it’s good. We’re on the podium and in contention for wins again. That’s something I haven’t been able to say in supercross in a while. We want to get wins and now we know it’s coming.” Martin’s podium was a bright spot, but the rest of the event was rough for the GEICO Honda/Factory Connection squad. RJ Hampshire crashed hard in his heat race and had to be transported to a local hospital. He injured his back and ribs, but shoulder pain left him with the most concern. “I felt good on the bike all day,” said Hampshire via his Instagram account. “Had some pretty good speed and my foot just slid off hitting my shifter in those rollers during that heat race. After seeing the pictures from the crash I’m very thankful I didn’t take a shot to my head. I have some fractures in my T3/T4 in my back and ribs. Also have some damage to my lungs which is why I’ll be spending a couple nights in the hospital. I’ll be getting some more checkups this week on the shoulder also.” Cameron McAdoo, the third member of the team, was unable to compete at Daytona after being sidelined with a hand injury two races ago in Atlanta. Across the paddock, in the premier 450SX Class, Christian Craig got the call to fill in for Team Honda HRC. With the team’s regular riders Ken Roczen and Cole Seely out with injuries, it was up to Craig to carry the load for the factory team, and the upstart rider didn’t disappoint. The San Diego native was solid in both qualifying sessions, won his heat race and snagged the holeshot in the division’s main event. After relinquishing the lead to eventual winner Justin Brayton, Craig continued to show he was up for the challenge. The 26-year-old rider raced for second and third for most of the 20-minute-plus-one-lap feature before losing one more spot in the late goings to bring his No. 32 Honda CRF450R home fourth in the final rundown. “I had a great week testing with the team,” commented Craig. “They came down to Florida right after Atlanta and I feel like we really improved. Just getting more time on the bike and getting more comfortable was huge. I started off race day feeling really good. My qualifying position didn’t really show it, but overall I was happy with my riding. It’s all about having fun out there, and man, that’s what I did tonight. I was up front in the heat race, fell to third, but then the two guys in front took each other out so I ended up winning. You can call it luck or whatever, but I just put myself in a good position to capitalize on people’s mistakes." “I had a good gate pick and some confidence going into the main. I grabbed the holeshot and led for almost the first lap, but [Justin] Brayton got by me pretty quick. I stayed second for quite a while. I just rode my hardest and did my best. Unfortunately, a couple guys got by me so I ended up fourth. The track was so tough. This is only my second time racing Daytona and last year didn’t go well, so I really wanted to get some revenge this year. It’s better than the week before, but man, I was so close to a podium. I just need to keep putting myself in good positions and work on getting better each weekend.” Monster Energy AMA Supercross rolls on this weekend when the series visits the “Gateway to the West” for its annual race at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. The 11th of 17 races on the 2018 supercross calendar will be televised live on FS1 Saturday, March 17, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 5 p.m. Pacific. -30-
  8. Been reading about changing the front brake to Honda with lots of speculation about what years fit what. Read enough to conclude that a CRF450R front brake would fit. Found an OEM 2017 complete CRF450R front brake on Ebay a few days ago. Bolted right up and feels good. Looking forward to trying it out on my usual trails. NOTE: After install I heard a scraping noise when rotating the wheel. I mounted the caliper without any washers on the 2 mounting bolts (per the manual drawings), even though one bolt had a washer on it when I removed it. Turns out lower bolt was slightly rubbing rotor "rivets". Maybe just an aftermarket rotor issue. Adding washer back cured the problem.
  9. Official release from Wiseco MENTOR, Ohio (January 12, 2021) – Wiseco Performance Products is proud to enter its fourth consecutive year supporting Team Honda HRC for the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship seasons. Entering its 80th year of experience designing and manufacturing racing pistons, Wiseco is proud to provide Team Honda HRC with piston and engine package research and development services for the exciting new 2021 Honda CRF450R platform. Supercross veteran and two-time Pro Motocross Champion Ken Roczen will be lining up alongside 450SX Supercross rookie Chase Sexton in the 450SX Class, both aboard the new Honda CRF450R. Coming off a period of rest, Roczen is looking forward to a fresh and healthy start in the 2021 season. “I’m in a good position right now and excited to build on what we learned last year,” Roczen said in Team Honda HRC’s official announcement. “I feel extremely comfortable on the all-new CRF450R and will work hard to put it on the top step in 2021.” “Wiseco is thrilled to extend our relationship with Team Honda HRC for the 2021 season,” explained Wiseco Director of Powersports, Scott Highland. “We’re proud to combine resources for engine development with one of the most recognizable teams in the global powersports industry. Our first three seasons together have shown great success in mutual development and we are looking forward to another great racing season.” Chase Sexton has proven his Supercross savviness in the 250SX Class with back-to-back Eastern Regional Championships. His titles, backed by his impressive 450 Class win at the Pro Motocross finale at Fox Raceway, makes for high anticipation for Sexton entering the 2021 Supercross season. “We’re excited to have Wiseco back on board as a team sponsor for the 2021 season. Engine performance and reliability is crucial if you want to be a contender for the AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships,” said HRC’s team manager, Erik Kehoe. “With Wiseco’s support and access to their knowledgeable R&D staff, it gives us the confidence that our 450 race team engines will perform at the highest level.” The gate drops at the first round of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in Houston on January 16. Find the complete 2021 Supercross schedule here, and check out Team Honda HRC’s official announcement here.
  10. Any advice on what should be replaced while I have the top end off for a valve replacement. Will do headgasket and springs of course, anything other parts you would recommend while I'm going at it? Thanks!
  11. I have been riding dirt bikes for the past 15 years and all my riding life I have always pulled in the clutch in order to brake, when entering a corner. I know that not using the clutch and letting the bike “clatter” when braking into a corner is smoother and more effective. I was wondering if this technique is hard on the bike and if it will cause significant mechanical problems down the road? I am not a Racer, just a motocross enthusiast whom likes to improve technique and lap times; However, I do not want to have to spend a couple hundreds of dollar for a second off my lap time. I am fine if it tends to wear the clutch out a little quicker because that is an easy fix, but I do not want to be shaving down the gears in the transmission at the same time. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  12. Hi Guys! I am in need for some desperate advice / opinions on my dilemma. I picked a 2018 KX250F last week with 0 hours on the bike, basically, brand new, never had oil or gas in the bike. I have ran a few heat cycles in and took it to a track on Saturday to ride around. The total time on the bike is not 30 minutes. 🙂 I have the opportunity to pick up a 2017 CRF450R with 20 hours. Its is in great condition and maintained by a mechanic who I trust. I understand it is really hard compare a 250 vs a 450 and they both have their advantages. My son has a 2017 CRF450R and he loves it. I have ridden it and it is an easy riding 450. The dilemma I have is that I think a 450 would be better suited for my local tracks and riding style, especially the Honda 450 being a milder ride. What are your thoughts/opinions? I am torn. I am going to post this in the CRF forum as well, as I know this area will be slightly skewed towards the kawi.
  13. Hey everyone! Thought I’d finally get an account and introduce myself. I come here for random Honda questions I have. You guys are always great. I have a total Bro bike (that matches my Brodozer ??‍♀️)... a 2006 CR250R (with 2016 plastics to confuse people) and just finished a graphics kit last night on a 2013 CRF450R that will be my dedicated woods bike. I haven’t even ridden her yet as I just bought her with only 12.5 hours. I’m a diehard 2T gal, but it’ll be nice to have a 450 again, especially with a Rekluse. ? Hopefully, I like these air forks... we shall see. ? Anyone on here do a spring conversion on those?
  14. Hi, I have an 02 CRF 450R that Ive owned for about 2 years. Having learned a lot about this bike and doing all maintenance myself, today I got stumped. Time for an oil change, warmed the bike up, drained the oil side and all was good. Thought I might as well drain the transmission side also, which I've done many times, the bolt unscrewed fine but would not come all the way out. It slides out about an inch and then gets stuck. Tried pulling on it lightly with some pliers, but didn't want to yank to hard. Thought I would just screw it back in and top off the tranny side and come ask the crowd, but it won't screw back in either?? It slides in until it gets about a 1/4 inch from the case, the normal spot to find the treads, but wont hook up. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
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