Yeah but if you think about it, your probably riding your bike MAYBE an average of an hour while you ride....unless you ride alot more than you sit. Because most of the time I dont put an actual hour on my bike each time...but sometimes.
You also have a Honda though and they tend to burn oil compared to a Yamaha which is known to have the most reliable motor out of the 5 major brands (yamaha, honda, suzuki, kawasaki, KTM) But I hear KTM has a real strong motor and it is very reliable...so we will have to see.
Post by bottomfeeder on Aug 8, 2005 14:12:30 GMT -5
My DR is an old school four stroke. I change the oil twice a year (once in the fall and again in the middle of summer). I clean the filter every 2-3 rides. Never have cleaned the carb. Pulled the carb a few years back for some jetting and it was spotless ( I run a bottle of techron through the bike first and last tank of gas of the year). Adjusted valves once (every 8,000mi). Top end yearly replacement? I wish it would puke the piston so I could put a 350 kit in it.
10,000mi and 10 years old and runs better then the day I bought it.
Post by bottomfeeder on Aug 8, 2005 14:34:46 GMT -5
ok...it still runs as good as it did with it's first tank of gas run through it
The new four stoke motor-cross bikes are awesome no doubt. Huge torque, smooth power delivery, light, etc... But the one thing they share with their two-stoke cousins are high maintenace schedules, such as your orginal post documented. I wanted a four stroke to get away from rebuilding my top end once a year and constant oil changes.