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starting a 450 with my hand

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just got my bike all dialed in .head job ,cam and jetting and piston has about 10 hours.well my bike seemed easy to start so after it was warmed up i reached over the seat with my hand and grabded the kick starter slammed it down and it started .first im no super buff or big guy about 190 average build .

is this normal or the sign of a well tuned bike or a problem ?

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Its called a well tuned HONDA! LOL. I dont think I would worry!

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I wouldn't push my like by trying it again---it'll break your wrist......I'm just sayin....

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r the valves tight?

i mean my bike starts easy but cant do it with my hand or dare to

hell it hurts my foot starting it with regular shoes on

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start it with your hand, WOW!!

it takes me all my might just to get it to roll over once, and I also just rebuilt my engine. it shouldnt be that easy, I think sometimes is wrong with yours unfortunately, or you have superhuman strength!!

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start it with your hand, WOW!!

it takes me all my might just to get it to roll over once, and I also just rebuilt my engine. it shouldnt be that easy, I think sometimes is wrong with yours unfortunately, or you have superhuman strength!!

i agree!

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Yeah my 450 is still pretty fresh And it starts first kick and everything but it hurts if you kick it over with out boots on.. Somethings up..

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Thats funny every 450 i have started from my 04 crf to an 08 yz and 09 kx will all start easily with a fairly light kick. Its not like a xr600 or anything. Automatic decompression release etc. Sitting down with just a nice follow through kick will fire them all up when hot. I dont see why it would be so tough to kick over unless you decompression setting is wrong?

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start it with your hand, WOW!!

it takes me all my might just to get it to roll over once, and I also just rebuilt my engine. it shouldnt be that easy, I think sometimes is wrong with yours unfortunately, or you have superhuman strength!!

I think something is wrong with yours I can start mine with my hand. Check your jetting or your decompression:thumbsup:

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I can start my 04 CRF450 with my hand no worries. Always have been able to. My 250 I could turn over but not start.

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