Honda parts in Baja?

stewwalker

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We are prerunning / vacationing for the 500 and our bike has developed a concerning "bag of rocks" sound. Good news is we limped it into colonet and are getting ready to pull the valve cover and take a look. I'm suspecting a worn out wrist pin.

If we need parts, who is the closest dealer/ parts store? Any recommendations on California mechanics with quick turnaround? Bike is an 06 CRF 450R


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El Mamito USMC

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contact Felipe Velez in SF, im sure he should have some parts
 

BajaboundMoto

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You're in Colonet,,, I think your best & closest bet for getting a motor repaired is in Ensenada. Look on FBook for Francisco Septien and his shop Moto Garage 730.
 

stewwalker

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Thanks. Pulled the head off last night and nothing out of the ordinary is jumping out at us. Going to give that guy a call in a bit to see if he has a new head gasket.


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Thanks. Pulled the head off last night and nothing out of the ordinary is jumping out at us. Going to give that guy a call in a bit to see if he has a new head gasket.
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Head Gasket? That sounds like you are just going to put it back together and hope the noise goes away. ha ha. You probably have a bigger issue like a bad crank. Right now you are in town where they have nice restaurants and margaritas, which is a whole lot better than heading out and getting stranded in the middle of f@$&ing nowhere.
Here is Francisco's FB page Francisco Septien
 

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Head Gasket? That sounds like you are just going to put it back together and hope the noise goes away. ha ha. You probably have a bigger issue like a bad crank.

If you are just putting it back together without finding the issue spray paint both sides of the gasket and drop the head back on and tighten it down. Got from BOLA to Cabo on a second life gasket like that once...
 

stewwalker

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Finally got ahold of him. Picked up the parts and the the bike will be back together after our margarita break.

As for the noise. We didn't find anything in the head, piston, cylinder, or crank. No particles in the oil filter either. Wrist pin had some play, but not enough to be concerned about. Putting it all back together and adding some high mileage oil. We'll see if it makes it to scorpion bay.

When it pours it rains. The chase truck now has a whine in the rear end.

Thanks for the help!


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