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Old 10-16-2014, 09:47 AM
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Hey everyone. I'm back on here after a few years absence. I am taking the CRF450 out of storage and I am getting it ready to ride again after being away for a few years. Are there any suggestions on how to get it up and ready to ride? Gas was left in it for at least two years. Thank you for the help.
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1. Clean the carb. The jets will be clogged. You will need to run a wire through the pilot jet.
2. Clean the tank and filter and replace with new fresh fuel.
3. Drain all oils and fluids and replace new.
4. More than likely the water pump seals will leak after setting that long as they will stick to the shaft, so replace them.
5. Clean coil mounts and connections.
6. Put just about 1/4-1/2 oz on oil in the cylinder through the spark plug hole and kick the bike over several times with the throttle closed and no spark plug in it. This is done to lube the rings, cylinder plus priming the oil pump.
7. When your are ready to fire it up....Twist the throttle about 4 times, turn on the choke and kick. If it tries to fire, then twist the throttle one more time and kick again.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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Thank you PawPaw!!!!
I'm going to start working on this tomorrow.
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Clutch discs can also stick together after that much time. It may pay to disassemble and soak the fibers in oil for a few minutes and reassemble.
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Welcome back!
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This makes me so happy.
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Clutch discs can also stick together after that much time. It may pay to disassemble and soak the fibers in oil for a few minutes and reassemble.
That is good info.. Sorry I for got about it.

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Hmmmmm....

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This is a little more involved but after that long I'd like to refresh the forks and shock-oil change etc... Opinions will vary though on that one
Perhaps a good grease will be good too-I'm thinking linkages etc
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a nice idea to do a regular re-grease, also the do the triple clamp or steering stem when at it. I'd stay away from using wires in carbs there are needle jet cleaners out in the market. You just need to be extra careful not to make those jets larger than they supposed to be.

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I'd hit the like button 10 times if I could, Mr Main.

That was a great weekend of riding and hanging out with friends!
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Thanks for the help everyone. I need a lot of help that is for sure. I'm enjoying being single except for this part. Lol. Time to figure this junk out so I can get back out and ride again.

I will be attempting to do these things. Just got the manual. I will be back to ask a million questions in sure.

Main-wow those are old pics. . Good memories. Nice to see some friends here still.
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