Have a 2002 450 just started smoking has 8000 miles on it never had a problem.Pulled the head and oil was on top off the piston. Rings,piston and cylinder look good must be valve seals will also replace rings anything else I should be concerned about
even if the cylinder looks good I would still have it checked out. 8000 miles is alot. I am in the process of rebuilding my 01 foreman now, only 1200 miles. The cylinder was alittle out of round close to top and had low compression.
I don't have many miles on my recon but it is already buring oil. I can't afford a major fix right now, how long can I burn the oil until something bad happens? I can't rely on my warrantee to pay for the costs and just my luck they will tear it down and say it is my fault.
well i rode my recon for 200 miles and it smokes bad , i just add oil every ride and dont ride it wide open to long. when you do the top end i would remove the motor and clean the engine with 2 gallons of a solvent and then remove the cooler and clean it ,there is clutch grit - mud - metal -etc in the case , since the recon doesnt have a filter you need to clean it out. then do the top end rebuild.
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