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03 CRF450 R push starts and runs, will not kick start.

The bike will push start and run like a bat. I cannot kick start it and it. I noticed that when I pulled the air cleaner it appeared to have a little engine oil on the inside of the air cleaner.

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I have real bad trbl tryin 2 start my crf450 cold or hot it jus doesnt seem 2 want 2 go, any ideas??

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The bike might have to much oil in the bike so when you try to kickstart it, it sends oil to the piston and soaks the spark plug in oil. But when you push start it the spark plug is going alot so it catches, just kicking it doesnt give enough spark tho. my bike doesnt the same and then somtimes i have to take the spark plug out and clean it with a wire brush then usually its fine. Or you could have the wrong oil in the bike, i would read the maunal to find the perfered oil. hope this helps

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Compression leakdown test should be done first to determine if it has a valve wear problem which is the most common cause of your problem. Oil in the airbox boot is most commonly caused by compression blowby. This would be a function of worn piston/ring/cylinder clearances. The leakdown test would point this out also.

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