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Has anyone found the "right" combination of head, cam, pipe, ignition, athena or whatever for the CRF450X??

I need more power throughout the rpm range. I've seen the articles on the Athena for the R, but what about the X?

More power needed.

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you have to wonder what an RHC 187 and a J&E piston would do for the x

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hell buy a R head prep it with RHC porting and 187 cam and a JE piston head only costs about $220

what do you think Ron would it make usable power for a trailbike I.E good lowend and mid with some top end to boot?

I was thinking of trying this with mine later this year

Bryce

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I've done all the uncorking and jetting, But with the extra weight, it screams for more power.

RHC; That's east coast, no?

I hear ta there I was happy with the power for the first ride and have been scheming on how to get more ever since

Bryce

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The tranny, crank, and flywheel are all different than the R, so just knowing the flywheel weight difference (2oz) doesn't tell you much. The whole drive and driven sections are beefier.

I want 10 more HP!

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hell 10 hp I want 15 more I figure RHC should be able to get me around there gunna ride some motard on it next year and I figure about 60hp would work nice as long as it doesn't create too big of a hit for trailriding

Bryce

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im just wondernig what you need the extra power for ? In most cases its the rider, not the amount of power that makes you faster. I weigh 190, did the mods, put a pipe on and a cam, dialed in the jetting and the thing rips. For being the weight it is and the bike it is in regards to its purpose, its one helluva bike - and i have 3 other newer models and ill take the x any day over anything else

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when everyone you race with makes 55+hp you need it plus power is never bad as long as it has a usable torque curve

Bryce

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An '02 CRFR (green sticker) makes 50-ish hp. An '05 CRFX (also green) makes 40ish hp, and weighs 28lbs more. The '02 CRFR turns funny, and has a lightswitch powerband. It is the only other green sticker bike I would consider (and own).

The X is the only NEW green sticker bike offered that comes close to my riding needs. But it is too slow and heavy. Heavy is moot. Slow is not.

That's why.

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