Originally Posted by Michelangelo
Wrenching is good but who's up for some riding out in the west desert? thinking of some exploration!
Also, need someone who is good with CRF450x valves, to walk me through valve adjustment.
Buy a manual, buy the Hotcams shim kit. It's an easy bike to adjust valves on. Cyclepedia.com has good online manuals.
Don't skimp on the shim kit. It's about $80 and will save you a ton of time driving back and forth to the stealership. You can sell the shim kit with the bike when the time comes.