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May 8th, 2019, 01:40 AM   #1
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FE 450 non starting

I recently bought a 2004 FE 450. I was riding yesterday on the highway and the bike backfired a couple of times and cut out. Now it wont start when using electric start or kick start. I have checked main fuses and the boots around carburetor. Any common problems like this, what must i look for

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May 8th, 2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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fuel starvation. check the valve clearances which while doing them will allow you to look for anomolies around broken valve springs and rocker arms and even on the 450s; the valve heads falling off!

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Unscrew the fuel tank cap.....listen for a sucking noise as air goes in?
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