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 Post subject: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:54 pm 
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So I fancied a new bike and the price was right... I pick it up tonight. What do I need to look out for? Had KTMs before and fancied a change. It's on a 55 plate and has barely been used for the last 2 years or so.

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 Post subject: Re: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Check all linkages especially swing arm
Fork seals
Taps knocks bangs
Also pull it i anything you see wrong and try get it slightly cheaper :)

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 Post subject: Re: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Change the oil

clean the airfilter.

Fresh petrol

Charge battery (if it has one)


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 Post subject: Re: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:10 am 
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She's a beauty! Engine sounds lovely... not a hint of a rattle or knock. 1 Previous owner from new that has OCD and hardly used the poor old girl in the entire time he owned it apart from lavishing it with a full titanium exhaust system, brand new battery, aftermarket bash plate and metal rad guards and had it re-jetted to match the new exhaust. Cheers, I'll be back in touch when it's passed it's MOT and might just see you on the trails some time soon!!

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 Post subject: Re: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:03 am 
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Have a quick look through Thumpertalk and see what goes wrong/right:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/


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 Post subject: Re: What do I need to check on my 2nd hand crf450x?
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:44 pm 
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I have an 09 450x and this is my 3rd CRF they are fantastic bikes, only real problem is they run a bit weak from Honda but if yours has been rejetted then happy days, all it WILL need is regular oil changes with a good quality oil. I do engine and gearbox every 3 rides.

In my opinion these are the best off road bikes availible so get out and enjoy.

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Russell.


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