08 450, doing my first valve check, any tips?

i saw an article on here about checking valve on a yz250f 06, is it about the same procedure?

just looking for any help that the menual wont tell me,

btw.. do i need to empty the oil b4?

thanks again, and have a good one:thumbsup:

btw.. do i need to empty the oil b4?

No, you don't.

Heres a tip...

Go out and buy a new hot start nut.. the facotory plastic peice sucks and 99% chance you will strip it trying to put it back in..

Heres a tip...

Go out and buy a new hot start nut.. the facotory plastic peice sucks and 99% chance you will strip it trying to put it back in..

Where did that come from? He doesnt have to remove the hotstart nut, being that its on the carb.

Good advice, but I cant relate the two?

if you read the owners manual it actually tells to you to remove the hot start cable from the carb. It gives you a bit more clearance to remove the valve cover..

I went by the manual the first time i ever checked my valves and i learned the hardway that it was a bitch to put back.

if you read the owners manual it actually tells to you to remove the hot start cable from the carb.
Well, it does also reduce the risk of breaking the aforementioned, ridiculously fragile nut, but you have to watch out for manuals sometimes. They used to tell you to drain the coolant and remove the right radiator, too.

thanks guys. i'm going to to it this weekend being that its kinnda cold

if you read the owners manual it actually tells to you to remove the hot start cable from the carb. It gives you a bit more clearance to remove the valve cover..

I went by the manual the first time i ever checked my valves and i learned the hardway that it was a bitch to put back.

Zip Ty has a red anodized hot start nut. Got it on my WR and soon on the

YZ!:cool:

Heres a tip...

Go out and buy a new hot start nut.. the facotory plastic peice sucks and 99% chance you will strip it trying to put it back in..

I've had mine on and off 5-6 times, and the plastic one is still great!:cool:

I've had mine on and off 5-6 times, and the plastic one is still great!:cool:

Same here, just use the right size wrench and you should never strip anything :applause:

Disclaimer: I said should! :busted:

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