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How long can a crf450r sit?

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how long can it sit, selling it to buy newer one, have not cranked it in 2 weeks. do i need to crank it and let idle once a day/week/every other week. also for how long does it idle and rev it a couple of times or just idle

thanks

john

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how long can it sit

Well, I would imagine it will sit until it falls over :cry:

Just kidding, It should be fine for quite a while if you drain the gas and turn the petcock off :cry:

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My bike sits for weeks at a time. I start and ride it about every 2 weeks or so this summer. It is still easy to start. I just turn the fuel off and ride it till the carb is empty when shutting her down. Never a problem starting it. I do use Marvel Mystery oil in my fuel. Have used it sence day one.

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i've had my bikes sit for 4-6 months at a time without being ridden. my yzf250 and crf250 have been sitting since may.

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They can't sit for long or you'll have major problems. tel ya what. Ship it to me and I'll make sure it gets ridden at least once a week until you've sold it. :cry:

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hey antman. i just thru a stone. did you hear it land on your roof?

i havent seen you out a kahuku in a the last 4 months.

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Mine sat since May 8th, the day which will live in infamy as far as my femur, wrist, shoulder, ribs, and lung are concerned :cry:

Seriously. I had the gas off and the carb dry. After a washing by my buddy Loopout, the steel parts were sprayed with WD40 to prevent rust, the chain was well lubed, and I sent my wheels to another buddy Don, to have them relaced with all stainless Bulldog spokes front and rear and some heavy duty tubes. I popped the wheels back on today, along with a new AC Racing subframe, a new 5.7 shock spring, and some TLC to the moving parts. Some fresh gas in the tank, fired it up with only 5 kicks, ran it for a minute or two around the yard, then oil changes on both sides.

Not bad for a bike that has not seen any action since May...one more month and I will be riding an MX track again....WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! :cry: :cry:

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