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02-06-2019 10:22 PM
Honda400xRider That makes sense
02-06-2019 09:50 PM
SlammedRanger Could be a bad starter clutch. That would be my only concern. I have heard of 450s not starting when valves get to tight. And since 450s head design is for most power and reliability out the door they sink valves in at a very fast rate. Requiring valve service alot and also requiring head machining alot more.
02-06-2019 09:50 PM
Honda400xRider So if I go look at it and we roll start it to make sure it runs is that ok? Like will it hurt to start it just for a second to make sure it runs?
02-06-2019 09:10 PM
Honda400xRider Ohh ok I gotcha.
02-06-2019 09:06 PM
atvrider13 That sounds about right . When the intake valves get tight (need to be reshimmed) the engine doesnt turn over fast enough to start with the valves being too tight. It wont have enough compression to start. But when u push or pull start it it spins over alot faster and can start. Very common problem and is easy to fix. Well if u are mechanically enclined
02-06-2019 08:49 PM
Honda400xRider So in your opinion what do you think could be the problem? He says it won’t start with the button because the valves aren’t adjusted but it will roll start. I’m assuming what he’s saying is it’s turning over but won’t fire. I think it sounds more like timing to me. Surely a 450r chain didn’t stretch and let the cam jump on it. The original owner said it sounds pretty sketch.
02-06-2019 07:54 PM
SlammedRanger Dang thats insane!
02-06-2019 10:59 AM
Honda400xRider Shocks are stock trx revalved triple rate front dual rate rear
02-06-2019 10:55 AM
Honda400xRider So from what I understand. When he had the bike. It was in the best shape. He built it from the ground up. I’m gonna try to get it for 3k or less. I think I can do it because I don’t even know for sure if it runs, it’s been raced, it needs about 1k put in it for updating things and freshening up, and I have to fix whatever is wrong with it lol
02-06-2019 09:52 AM
Honda400xRider I’m talking to the owner that used to race it. He said that guy talking about the electric start and the valves sounds sketch but he loved that quad. He said it was his “practice bike” haha. He said all it’ll need is some freshening up. He bought Adam McGill’s practice bike. So that’s pretty cool.
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