Question about 2004 Honda CRF 450 R
My 2004 rmz250 has a problem with the clutch release lever shaft, I seem to be able to wiggle it back and forth and it doesn,t return to it proper position. the clutch doesn,t seem to work well at all. Is this just a replacenemt clutch needed?
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Yes the 2005 SUZUKI (please don't call the Honda dealer) RM-Z250 was completely manufactured by Kawasaki. Some 2-stroke MX bikes have an electronic power valve in the carb. This is a 4-stroke with a mechanical accelerator pump in the carb. All of the other starting tips above apply except it doesn't have a battery. That's nice if you have don't know 4-stroke dirt bike starting procedures and you have no mechanical problems. But I'm sure you have tried all the suggested methods and you are frustrated by the continued hard starting like all 250 Kawazuki half breed owners. This is caused by worn valve train, zero valve clearance, and low compression. It's not a tuning or adjustment problem.Since you didn't mention your brand new head and valves they are obviously worn out like any used 2005 would be. The valve train in these are junk when they are new. I have seen new 2004 and 2005's with the valve seats so out of alignment with the valves that they require push starting in less than 5 hours...don't even bother with stock parts - upgrade to aftermarket valves and have a head built with copper beryllium valve seats. Otherwise prepare to repeat the aggravation. I build these engines for a living, I don't know anything about cars.
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
Call a Honda dealer with the frame number on the bike. They should be able to tell you where the bike was manufactured. The valve settings should be the same no matter where the bike was made.
There is a proper way to start the engine. Four controls are on your bike to assist in starting. Below are generic instructions.
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