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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by zzlejeune, Apr 16, 2010.
Love those wheels, is that a cush hub on the rear too?
No, they were a set of used Talons off a bent up CRF450 supermotard. Price was right The RAD cush is pretty nice but seems prone to eating cush bearings. Its a resized knock off of an older design KTM 640/950 hub which does the same. I hear Talon makes a better one though its probably a special order. I also think they offer it in a complete wheel already shod with an Excel double label rim too...if your ok with their spline drive aluminum nipples.
You have a 2005 with the old 3rd gear. They're known to be a little delicate especially if they're ridden on pavement, more or less engineered for the dirt to function as the cush.
I didn't want to lose a transmission screaming down hwy 1 in Baja with no support truck. Figured the cush adds that little bit of give the transmission needs, so far so good.
If I wanted to add cush hub to my XR600 what hub would you suggest?
Those are tough bottom ends. I wouldn't worry about it too much myself. Pretty much the same deal as a XR650L thats ridden on road all the time without complaint.
That said, I dunno. Probably Talon or Rad is your only choice. I was thinking maybe an old XL600 but they were drum brake rears.
hwsnbn, those are two bitchin bikes -nice work! and don't think I didn't see theat 900ss tank...had 4 of those & will have another someday.
Check out this CRF450X going Dakar
here are a couple of shots of my 450X...i love the machine!
i also have done a few vids whilst riding her on some of the local trails around my house here in the UK.
feel free to have a look
Happy New Year and safe riding....
finally one thread on the 450X
this my bike
I work in my garage
Nice looking for sure. Weird the way the exhaust can sticks up so high.
Love what you did. If you dont mind, how much for the anodizing & who did it?
Where is your radiator overflow? I noticed this is different than my 250x.
450x is underneath radiator in front.
Here's updated pics of my CRF450x. Street legal but with more sleek headlight, cleaned up tail and sidepanels. Bike computer installed, lots of little blings.
VERY nice job of integrating the different colors and surface textures. Most people just slap on bling...and think they've have a cool looking bike. Very well thought out...
Hi guys...this my Christmas gifts
Telll us about your clutch over thingy? Is that a protector or just a sticker or what?
Its a stikers in new plastic material....KRYPER!
Kit consists of transparent adhesive KRIPER shaped. Adhesive protection KRYPER made. His special processing, making it by very resistant to abrasion, providing a very high grip in all conditions of use. Applying it as shown in the photo, you protect the clutch housing
Hey there inmates. I am in the market for a 450 and after test riding a WR and a CRF back to back the other day I must admit I came off the CRF with a smile on my dial. It appeared to have alot more torque than the WR and pulled like a freight train which can be quite addictive when owning a KTM 950.
Before I part with my hard earned coin I just wanted to ask a couple of questions about the CRFX from the boys who own them.
I have heard about valve problems associated with pre 06 models, is this true and how can it be avoided and is it still an issue with post 06 models.
I have had a bit of a look at an 07 model with 1400k's on her. Is there anything in particular that I should know about these bikes before possibly considering owning one.
I am a big believer in maintaining a bike so regular oil/filter changes are no problems and how often should the valves be adjusted on these beasties and is it a difficult job. Keen on knowing about the bike inside and out.
Sorry for so many questions guys but keen to know.
Thanks very much,
I have an 05, w regular oil & air filters svcs. its been stone cold reliable. Valves just ckd, right in the middle of the range, perfect. Its never had the cyl head off. I dont know how many miles it has, mech. odo only goes to 100 miles, but its alot. It pulls like a freight train, only hard to start w it gets well below freezing. Rec. to run 1 full qt. of oil on trans side. mine uses no eng oil or smokes at all. My exper. may not be typical, Go ck out crfsonly.com for everything you need to know & tons of parts. Hope this helps.
Top man, thanks very much for your info. Much appreciated.