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Old 06-14-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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So I haven't been on a dirt bike since the 1990s. And they were 2 strokes. I want another one. A Honda CRF450X or RX.

I am not sure whether I want a good used one or go ahead and buy brand new. I want to know if anyone has one that they wouldn't mind me taking for a (short) joy ride to see how much I like his new breed of 4 strokes.

I may give it , but I shouldn't crash it. If I do, I have the mean$ to repair any damage.
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It's street legal isn't it?
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:27 PM   #6
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That would be great. Although I've ridden as big as a cr500. The biggest I've owned was a CR125. And it was a bit weak for it's physical size. I would like to feel out a 250, since I hear a lot of people get scared by the 450's.
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That would be great. Although I've ridden as big as a cr500. The biggest I've owned was a CR125. And it was a bit weak for it's physical size. I would like to feel out a 250, since I hear a lot of people get scared by the 450's.
That WR is gonna be weak compared to a fire breathing water cooled MX based 450. Still will be fun though.

450 MX bikes are easy to ride but they sneak up on you real quick, have you grabbing for those brakes in a hurry.
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That WR is gonna be weak compared to a fire breathing water cooled MX based 450. Still will be fun though.

450 MX bikes are easy to ride but they sneak up on you real quick, have you grabbing for those brakes in a hurry.
The WR is water cooled and twin cammed. lol
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I like KTMs.
I thought about it, but Honda's have always been bullet proof for me. And the KTM's have a rep for costing more to maintain.

If I buy one and get inot it like I used to be. I will be putting at least 10 to 20 hours a week on it, if not more. I have tons of trails around my house. And Rio Bravo is only 6 miles away.

Back in the day, along Greens Bayou from Tidwell Rd. to Rio Bravo used to be among my favorite places to ride.
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I like KTMs.
I thought about it, but Honda's have always been bullet proof for me. And the KTM's have a rep for costing more to maintain.

If I buy one and get inot it like I used to be. I will be putting at least 10 to 20 hours a week on it, if not more. I have tons of trails around my house. And Rio Bravo is only 6 miles away.

Back in the day, along Greens Bayou from Tidwell Rd. to Rio Bravo used to be among my favorite places to ride.
20 hours a week on a modern four stroke! Hope you have deep pockets. You will be rebuilding that whole motor 3 times a year and changing the oil a couple times a week. My last rebuild was about $2,500 for the top and bottom end and I didn't touch the head. Knobbies don't last much more than 30 hours. You will be going through 2 sets a month.
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I like KTMs.
I thought about it, but Honda's have always been bullet proof for me. And the KTM's have a rep for costing more to maintain.

If I buy one and get inot it like I used to be. I will be putting at least 10 to 20 hours a week on it, if not more. I have tons of trails around my house. And Rio Bravo is only 6 miles away.

Back in the day, along Greens Bayou from Tidwell Rd. to Rio Bravo used to be among my favorite places to ride.
I've owned 8 KTM's, currently only 2 strokes, 1 4 stroke in the past which was a 350sx-f, I've not had any unnecessary maintanance and I've literally ridden more than 500 hours on my bikes. I've blown my current 300 engine because of overheating issues in mud races, otherwise, don't believe that about KTM's or any other modern day 2 stroke, I know guys with well over 100 hours on their 4 strokes and have had to do no valve shimming at all.
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Ive had several wr450s. You are going to want the wide ratio trans if you are doing anything other than MX. The wr450 is a monster once its uncorked.
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And I'll probably do the same.

In the past when I had offroad toys. I used to ride every day. Rain or shine, cold or hot, didn't matter. And I didn't rebuild them at the manufacturers recommended intervals.
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And I'll probably do the same.

In the past when I had offroad toys. I used to ride every day. Rain or shine, cold or hot, didn't matter. And I didn't rebuild them at the manufacturers recommended intervals.
According to the manufacturer you are supposed to replace pistons every time you fill up the gas tank. My Husky 510 got about 380 hours before I had to rebuild it. Head still had life left. It didn't grenade. Just started smoking and losing power. You can get 400 to 500 hours out of the 450s. But 20 hours a week will get you there quick.
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