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Old 04-04-2004, 09:31 PM
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Default Oil useage

I had to add oil after my first ride on my CRF450. I went on my third ride today and notice that it needs to be added again. It went from the highline down to halfway between high and low in the site glass both times. This usually just requires no more than four or five ounces of oil each time. All the rides have been around three hours of heavy woods/hill climbing rides. Is this normal? I Just wanted to know from some of you veteran CRF450 Owners. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:32 PM
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i have heard about this with the CRF250 but not on the 450.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:36 PM
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Some people experience this, others dont. I have heard several people talk about this, and i think the solution was to keep adding oil i suppose.
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Old 04-04-2004, 11:11 PM
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It's normal with 4 strokes. MX Action has an article about this in this months mag.
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Old 04-05-2004, 01:41 AM
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No oil use here. I think it has a lot to do with break in, and if you rev it a lot. Check the crank case over flow tube and chances are it's got some oil in it.
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Old 04-05-2004, 01:52 AM
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Just curious, but how did you break your CRF in Woody?
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Old 04-05-2004, 01:57 AM
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I rode it like I normally would have.

I tried to keep the power on, and when not on, I let it use the engine braking to slow it down. Pretty much anything to keep pressure on the rings. Worked good for me.
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:09 AM
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I would that would be fairly the same for a 2stroke. I was told to ride them in fairly easily. Not hard revving but not to easy and it has worked fine for me too!
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:27 AM
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I don't know anything about braking in a 2 stroke. Never researched it or even owned one. Sorry
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:31 AM
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Thanx, anyway.
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