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CRF450 hot start

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I'm picking up my new 04' CRF450 tonight and was hoping to get a better answer on what the "Hot Start" lever is for? Can you thumper guys help?
 

jboomer

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Congrats on the new bike! They're awesome!
As far as the hot start goes, I THINK it leans the jetting. Basically if the motor is warm, pull the hot start in and hold it, then kick until the bike fires up (usually 1-3 kicks), then release the hot start. It's pretty simple. The owners manual will take you through the drill too, it's a really good manual.

Be sure to check the spokes after the first three or four rides, they'll all loosen up---and use the spoke wrench you get with the bike, the nipples are really soft aluminum and will deform easily. Have fun!
 
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yep...just use the hot start when ever the motor gets warm after riding etc.

also be sure to check your chain slack......mine stretches alot after each ride.
 

evil

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the hot start is sweet! um on the chain thing just get a new one right off the bat! mine only lasted about 20-30 miles.