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  1. freeride7

    first valve check on a 450

    You intakes need replacement. They do go well before the exhaust do. I did 3 valve jobs on my old 04 Crf 450..and just did one on a 05 crf 250x. No issues on my 06 so far... The feeler should slip in with some slight resistance...if it isn't, the valves are zeroed....replace them. A reshim will only get you a few more rides ( Believe me, I tried the quick fix and my 7 day ride in Baja Mexico ended on day 6!! )
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    Tell me she's OK

    awwww, your SMRT and cute. Mullet...thats a good one... yup, told you to buy a quad.
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    Tell me she's OK

    Hey Nova Scotia boy...get your head out of your a#$...your giving Canada a bad name. You asked the questions, no take the feedback. If you dont like it, sell the bike and buy a quad.
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    July's issue of Dirtbike has a CRF 450 top end rebuild which will help. Also do a search on this site and somewhere there is a pic by pic of a valve shimming job on a CRF 250 I beleive. Cam tower assembly is a little different but close enough. T
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    Bike won't start!

    I agree valves. One day 1-2 kicks...middle of a ride 20 + kicks....my valves were .000...clapped right out. Just installed the new ones last night, 1 kick and it fired, runs like new.
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    First Valve Clearance results

    Had the same problem when I checked mine at the start of the season....leave them. The exhaust are fine...HOWEVER, pay close attention to the intakes. Mine were good start of the season and I just replaced them after about 10 rides....they were done!!
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    450R won't start or idle

    yup. Just happenned to me. Took my head off and my intake valves were shot. Hammered into the seats, no clearence. I would check your valve clearences. My bike did the identical thing...wouldn't idle, ran lousy, hard starting. T
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    Crf is hard to start...HELP PLEASE

    Just went through this with 04. One day starting fine, then brutal to start. So I took off my valve cover and checked my valves. Intakes were hammerred into the seats...no clearence. Tore apart the top end....intakes were bad!! I checked them 8 rides ago and they were bang on...when they go, they go. Putting new intakes in tonight. T
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    05 crf450r rad guard recommendations?

    I glanced off a tree branch this weekend and it ripped my rad in half lenghtwise from bottom to top. I was running the Works Connection guards. They may be ok for side impacts, not worth much for front impacts. I have a few pics of it, how do I attach...I am having troubles. Thanks T