ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-18-2008, 02:03 AM   #1
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
Honda CRF 450 X pics and tricks

what about Honda CRF 450 X ?

I just bought a new one and I would like to see some pictures of your 450 & 250 CRF-X's

can you ride it like e hobby enduro bike ?
it is to much to use it for hobby ?
what extra do you have on it ?
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
BikePilot
Beastly Adventurer
 
BikePilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa
Oddometer: 11,243
I'm not sure what hobby means but its a fantastic bike. You can ride it on the street some, but try to avoid extended high rpm use as its not really built for that and keep an eye on the oil level. Enjoy one of the best handling and the best suspended off road bike made
__________________
'09 Buell XB12XT, TL1000S, H1F, M620, CR250R, KX100, XR650R, Cota 315R

Summer 2009 Ride Report http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1509c&t=507038
Summer 2008 RR. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367703
BikePilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 07:18 AM   #3
Ruffus
Dirty Old Mudder
 
Ruffus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Fort Erie,Ontario
Oddometer: 4,057
I hear you should run a full quart of oil in the tranny side, I guess the manual calls for less. Yanni on this board has numerous dualsport miles on his 450X & would be an exellent source of info for you. His member link is below, just give a PM

http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=57350
__________________
We spend our lives chipping away at our ignorance :wisdom by Dakez

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you
can feel the true warmth.: wisdom by ??



Reverse Darwinism...he's only alive because he's to stupid to die. : wisdom by AZRamjet

06 Husky TE510

Ruffus screwed with this post 08-18-2008 at 07:31 AM
Ruffus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
yanni23
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2007
Oddometer: 655
Thumb Yanni Checkin' In.

I give guided dual-sport tours here in the mountains of WNC/EastTN aboard my '05. 12,000 miles last season...still rollin' hard. Run a full quart in the tranny, swap to SS valves whenever the stock Ti valves zero out, and change your oil when you feel like it. I run regular Castrol 10w-40 on both sides. This bike has been drowned, flipped, and had the wheels ridden off of it. Go to my link in my signature to see all the mods I've done. It's a great bike and will do anything you could ever ask of it.

















yanni23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 09:49 AM   #5
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
thank you guys for the info
I changed the oil for the first time after 150 km (100 miles) and I put a little more than in the manual
I will soon put some pictures with the bike
Now it is stock and I run 2-3 miles on road until I reach the trails, so I will not change gearing for the moment.

I will soon try to make it dual sport (blinkers, mirror and a stoplight, a good skid plate) and then I will try to register it.

I am a begineer with this bike (I rode a DR 650 SE and I still have it) and it's powerful and really fun to ride, very light and agile.

I will do my best to ride it well and have fun.
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
and an important question: what do you mean a full quarter of oil ?

1 liter ? to put it in the engine ? instead of 0.75 liter ?

I use MOTUL 10W-40 both sides, and I belive I will change oil and filter after 500-800 km not after 1000 km like in the book
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
justlookin
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Ohio
Oddometer: 231
Thumb

Entire quart oil in transmission side only. Also do not overfill engine side as it will push oil into air box. one more thing I do when changing engine side is, after engine stops draining I push kick starter down a couple of times by hand and get quite a bit more oil to drain. I don't use the button for this as I don't want it to start. You have a great bike that requires more maintenance than the old "bulletproof" XR. I broke those too. Remember that the bike carries very little engine side oil so keep the oil changed often and the valves checked.
justlookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #8
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
ok, I got it, a full quarter in transmission side, I will do that.
I did the thing with the kickstarter to drain more oil, it's working well, and I think no harm is done.

I also have to mention that my bike is an US model, not an european one.

How often do you guys check/replace the coolant ?

I wait all of you guys in Romania to have some nice rides.
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 09:54 AM   #9
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
here are some pics of mine, made by mobile phone
sorry for pour quality

MihaiVeniamin screwed with this post 12-07-2010 at 03:35 AM
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #10
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
another one, I'm sorry but I stink on putting some pics here

MihaiVeniamin screwed with this post 12-07-2010 at 03:35 AM
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 09:57 AM   #11
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
another one

MihaiVeniamin screwed with this post 12-07-2010 at 03:35 AM
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 09:59 AM   #12
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
pictures made near my hometown Galati, Romania in a beautiful forest where me and my friends go very often

MihaiVeniamin screwed with this post 12-07-2010 at 03:35 AM
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 03:22 PM   #13
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
Do you know how to connect blinkers, horn, high beam and stop light on this bike ?

MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 07:35 AM   #14
MihaiVeniamin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MihaiVeniamin's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Romania, land of enduro
Oddometer: 104
I noticed that the headlight has 2 filaments, it is possible to be prepared already for high and low beam ?

or just the two of them are on in the same time ?
MihaiVeniamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 04:24 PM   #15
Sycamore
d00b
 
Sycamore's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Oddometer: 1,697
The CRF 450X is the most popular bike by far where I live, which is 99.9% desert riding. For racing as well as for weekend riding.
I'm one of the weirdos who stays faithful to the 650R, but here are some pics of my buddy's CRF, with the white tank, in full desert trim.

He bought it used after being used as a race bike, it's never given any trouble,










And 3 CRF's at the start of the 5-day UAE desert challenge. I'd say the majority of bikes entered in this race are 450X..





Good solid bike, keep the oil fresh.

And lastly, videos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_PP8Rv78nM

made up from 2 helmet cams, on 450x and Xr 650R. The shots of the front of the bike with the big navigation pod are from the CRF. The shots without are from my XR650R.
If that makes sense.

The second vid is filmed from the 650R so the only bike you're seeing is the CRF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q74LnalEMjw
Sycamore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014