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Same problem hard to start using kick start

I took my 2005 crf 450 to honda and they told me that my valves need re shimmed and that was the problem...they said it was commen on crf's with the unicam because it only uses 2 cam lobes for intake and exaust and it puts alot of wear on the shimmes

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Sounds right, but shims dont really wear the valve sits in or the lobe wears, hence the need for re-shimming

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04 crf 450 starts hard most times we have to push start it but after that it starts fairly easy.


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I have a real hard time getting the bike started. When its cold i can kick it...but once it dies out I cannot rekick it I have to pop start it. Its also very choppy does not run smoothly.


Many of those CRF have problems with the valves, check the valve clearances, as well as all the general maintenance items, clean carb, clean air filter, new plug.
If the clearances need more than one number smaller on the shims, it may be the start of valve regression.

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1. First thing is when was the last time you had your valves adjusted
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what plug you ruinning in there buddy also 4 strokes all have problems when starting 4 kick+1 revolution

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