About 3 months during that second summer, while driving at 50 miles per hour on a straight highway, grabbed and broke the rod, destroying the cylinder and case. About $3000 in coins only. Almost a new bike, but I didn`t see money pouring money after the bad one. I bought a similar KTM 300 that I still own and ride and that has never been separated. I ride my KTM 125 2000cc in double sport. The 125 is a lot of fun, but it`s not a Husaberg 450 that was a wheelie king at any speed. Just thank you for others to know what`s going on. These racing bikes can handle a road that could only handle tires. I think what I mean is to take care of your bike. It is an exotic performance machine, not a general consumer product. I think it`s worth making a compromise to be able to drive something so great on the road, but you have to be careful. I`m trying to make a Suzuki RMz 450 Street legal, can I do it at all? You misphrased the title. I`ve listened to how an off-road motorcycle behaves on the road, but you`ve only talked about how the engine holds.
I was expecting a check of the quality of cornering, braking and driving. Handling. You didn`t mean «how is it on the road», you mean «how is it with the road». 2018 purchased with 40-53 hours in stock engine, pistons, Vavles, discs, gearbox, everything; Next to a spare Yoshimura exhaust. I checked the vaporizer before driving it and they were all in specification with Suzuki`s service manual. Let`s move on. The bike was mainly used for I don`t know what. The last owner said he was riding in the sand dunes of Oregon. No idea if it was driven before. My goal was to make it a legal double sport for the street. I chose a 2012 RMZ because they are equipped with a dignostic port behind the front license plate on the ECU, which provides a constant voltage of 13.50V to 14.50V when pedaling.
To do all the legal things on the street. Once finished, I replaced the hour counter with a Trail Tech Endurance 2 at 0 miles and 0 hours. In addition to a stainless steel oil filter, a changed spark plug and a cleaned air filter, the engine remained in stock. I used to cycle to work daily, which is 3 miles there and 3 back on 40mph roads. During lunch, I drive about 15-20 miles on forest trails for an hour. Blah blah blah. Fast forward and the bike has a total of 90 hours accumulated. I haven`t checked the vavle permission since I got the bike. Most of the driving was around 45-55 mph on average for a top speed of 35 everywhere else.
My oil change was every 10 hours to give or take, how hard I drove and how many miles I drove. Modified with fully synthetic Maxima Pro plus 10W40 oil. The air filter was cleaned once in between, from the time I got the bike until 90 hours….. Put it on me, but wait until you`re done reading. Okay, so far, I repeat that the engine is still in stock. No high-end reconstruction, no Vavle wedges, NOTHING! All OEMs. At 90 hours I changed gears from standard 13/49 to 15/49, since then I have added 15 hours with the same driving habits as before, with my longest highway/highway ride taking 30 minutes to 18 miles, mostly miles of highway at or around 65 miles per hour. Yes, she shouted that too, with a 5-speed gearbox. It was sketchy, even with this modified gearbox. Blah blah again.
Now I`m at 110 hours and 1500 miles on a still standard engine next to the gearbox. My Vavle distance has not changed. And I decided to demolish the high-end to see what I was working with. Cylinders, pistons, rings, connecting rods, vavels, spark plugs, heads, etc. look great under normal wear. So, in conclusion. I will order a forged plunger to better handle the higher revs I am running. BUT THAT`S IT WHEN IT COMES TO ENGINE MODS. I didn`t notice any loss of power and I love this gearbox. It still works well below.
Now it`s take it or leave it, but it`s an honest follow-up of my driving and mechanical knowledge. I don`t get paid for it or influenced by any company or brand. I`m only posting this because, in my opinion, there is no real knowledge on the subject, but many people are curious. Thank you. @cman60 thank you. I`ve run 92 every time since I got it. I am not sure what was said before. Suggest Kenda K270 for a dual sport tire — always useful on the track and at the same time a long service life (compared to MX buttons) on the road. The swingarm is made of thin but strong materials for better cornering and stable handling. My `02 YZ426 made a terrible double sports bike. Short and robust gearbox for tires. I had to attach a WR stator and flywheel for lighting with the Trick Dual Sport kit.
If I had to do it again, I wouldn`t do it. That`s what the big XRs are for. The lightweight upper fork mount is designed to complement the Showa front suspension and coil spring handlebars. The seat base, inner fenders and side covers are designed to reduce the amount of moisture and dirt that enters the air filter. This prevents dirt from contaminating the air filter element. Let me get your account and routing number, which I will process for this return The Renthal aluminum cone handle has a straighter curvature than previous models to help the driver in aggressive maneuvers. The high-flow exhaust system complies with AMA PA regulations. Adjustment of electronic fuel injection and ignition systems for maximum use. @Sheerider11 Yes, that`s what I heard about Nikosil. This is my first top end that has been rebuilt, but now you have curious me to know these 6 measures.
Much appreciated by the Council. The Suzuki-inspired sipped style has a sharper front mudguard and radiator grilles that blend into the side covers and a rear upwards to give the impression of speed while reducing weight and making it easier to maintain. I was able to ride a lot with a friend with a DRZ400. We often changed bikes. It was comparatively heavier and slower, but more stable and braked better. The DRZ looked like a Cadillac on a long trip. Like the finishing subframe, the entire body is thin, allowing the driver of the RM-Z450 to move freely around the cockpit, especially during capricious driving. I want either my money or a free ticket to your next thread. ? This forum is full of Suzuki hatred, but I found them to be great bikes too. I would definitely buy another one. Inspired by the advanced suspension of the GSX-R1000R superbike, the RM-Z450 is equipped with a Showa BFRC shock absorber.
Made of special density foam, the seat is well formed and slim to make it easier for the rider to control the bike. The seat has a large blue grip plate that runs from nose to tail on the lid. @RawbW yes, I haven`t received any complaints, this is my first off-road bike, but I`m happy with the reliability. Everyone always hits Suzuki, but no one tests them. The springs on each fork foot, combined with large adjustable damping cylinders, provide better response to the terrain and give the rider a strong sense of control. I loved the bike but I had big problems with it. There hasn`t been a month on the road without blowing up the cylinder head gaskets. After 2 dealer conversions, which took most of the first summer, it worked reliably. In the second summer, I had a wonderful time with it.
Put lots and lots of miles on it and get an oil change every Friday. Many of my trips took more than 10 hours, so sometimes it was more than 10 hours when changing the oil. I used it for both travel and leisure. It was a wonderful ride. Great writing. Suzuki long-time owner of different double sports sizes, never a problem. Just curious, what octave did you run? Suzuki`s advanced fuel injection system ensures ultra-smooth power, high fuel efficiency and exceptional reliability.