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. i am soon to be getting my motor in the mail, being that it more than likely has been upside down for the majority of the trip . what is the first thing i should do prior to starting the motor? etc, oil change,or anything else?

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1 Change the oil I recommend using (Non Synthetic) Only

2 put in proper recommended Levels

3 Heat cycle motor at least 2 times before actual Ride

(Bring to proper opereating temp and then let completely cool under no more than 1/4 throttle revs)

4 I change my oil (before the actual ride and after) but you can re-check the level and ride shifting smoothly and not using more than 3/4 throttle for an hour

5 let cool, I then re-torque my head bolts and adjust my valves

6 after about another hour or so I have at it using full throttle (respecting conditions)

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Very good advice there! but you forgot

7. Whip up on you buddies rides!!!

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Very good advice there! but you forgot

7. Whip up on you buddies rides!!!

I was hopeing he could figure that on his own....:confused: Hahahahaha

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1 Change the oil I recommend using (Non Synthetic) Only

2 put in proper recommended Levels

3 Heat cycle motor at least 2 times before actual Ride

(Bring to proper opereating temp and then let completely cool under no more than 1/4 throttle revs)

4 I change my oil (before the actual ride and after) but you can re-check the level and ride shifting smoothly and not using more than 3/4 throttle for an hour

5 let cool, I then re-torque my head bolts and adjust my valves

6 after about another hour or so I have at it using full throttle (respecting conditions)

thank you for all your great input... when you say re torque, do you mean tighten the engine bolts? and how do i adjust my valves? im sorry for the 21 q's just never had to do any of that with my kx80 or maybe just never cared lol

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thank you for all your great input... when you say re torque, do you mean tighten the engine bolts? and how do i adjust my valves? im sorry for the 21 q's just never had to do any of that with my kx80 or maybe just never cared lol

Re-Torque the (Head bolts) and should be periodicly checked throught its life...IMO

Torque Specs:

Refer to an approved Honda CRf50 manual for all the torque specs. Carefully following torque specifications is important.

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i thought adjusting the valves were hard but that looked simple enough with the right tools

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i thought adjusting the valves were hard but that looked simple enough with the right tools

Everything in life works better if your equipped with the right Tool .....:confused:

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Re-Torque the (Head bolts) and should be periodicly checked throught its life...IMO

Torque Specs:

Refer to an approved Honda CRf50 manual for all the torque specs. Carefully following torque specifications is important.

how wouldi get my hands on a crf50 spefications handook anyways?

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