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Crf450r will not start after winter storage

Refilled all fluids,fuel valve opened,regular starting procedure.plug is dry after choking. will run fine when bump started.

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  • chuck hall Apr 28, 2013

    crf450r runs fine,just have to bump start.carb was drained completly for winter


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Carby may need pulling apart and cleaned internal

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: will only run with full choke and absolutely no throttle.

Carbs gummed up. Need a serious cleaning or a full ruubers replacement/rebuild kit. Gas turns to gummy when left stting in the fuel bowls.

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Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 CRF450R Hard to start and wont idle

I would suggest that you have the valve clearances checked.

Also, check that the carb is clean. Pay particular attention to the PILOT JET as this opperates the idle circuit.


Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: hi i have a cr125 on a 96 it starts with a bump

You may need a carb kit. Sputtering is usually one of two things. 1) bad seals in the carb, install a kit.

2) water in the fuel.
Clean the pitcock water trap, check the air cleaner, drain the carb

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Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: bike will not idle witout having choke on a bit

I have a supermagna and used fuel stablizer once and it wasnt fit it gummed my carbs up,ive cleaned mine often and it isnt rocket science,remove the tank airbox assembly,loosen up the boot flanges that hook the carbs to the motor(ones on carb)then remove the carbs,then the cables,choke and throttle,do not remove carbs from assembly(leave all 4 together)remove the bottoms and tops of a carb,removefloat and jet,then remove all the brass jets and clean them so you can see through holes,,blow out all the holes in carbs,and reasemble,works for me every time,about two hours to do,good luck

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SOURCE: 2002 honda crf450r starting problem

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