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Is Your Motorcycle Ready To Ride; Pre-ride Inspection - Honda CRF450X 2017 Owner's Manual & Competition Handbook

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Competitive riding can be tough on a motorcycle,
so it's important to inspect your CRF and correct
any problems you find before each ride. Check
the following items (page numbers are at the
right):
WARNING
Improperly maintaining this motorcycle or
failing to correct a problem before riding
can cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always perform a pre-ride inspection
before every ride and correct any
problems.
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Pre-ride Inspection

Check the following before each ride:
• Engine oil level ............................................. 44
• Transmission oil level ................................... 47
• Coolant for proper level ............................... 48
• Cooling system and hoses for condition ...... 49
• Spark plug for proper heat range, carbon
fouling and spark plug wire terminal for
looseness ....................................................... 61
• Air cleaner for condition and
contamination ............................................... 51
• Clutch operation and freeplay ...................... 56
• Hot start lever freeplay ................................. 60
• Breather drain for cleaning ........................... 53
• Steering head bearings and related parts
for condition ............................................... 102
• Carburetor throttle operation ........................ 55
• Engine idle speed for stable and proper
rpm .............................................................. 140
• Tires for damage or improper inflation
pressure ........................................................ 93
• Spokes for looseness .................................... 92
• Rim locks for looseness ............................... 92
• Front and rear suspension for proper
operation .................................................84, 85
• Front and rear brakes, check operation ........ 88
• Drive chain for correct slack and
adequate lubrication ...............................96, 98
• Drive chain sliders and drive chain rollers
for damage or wear ....................................... 98
• Exhaust pipe/Muffler inspection .................. 62
• Steering damper operation inspection .......... 99
• Every possible part for looseness (such as
cylinder head nuts, engine mounting bolts/
nuts, axle nuts, handlebar holder bolts, fork
bridge pinch bolts, drive chain adjuster,
drive chain guide, wire harness connectors,
kickstarter mounting bolt, etc.) ........160 – 163

Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride?

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Before Riding
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