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I just picked up my 450x from Inglewood. I'm very excited to ride it but want to do the first few upgrades necessary and stay under $150.00. This is what I've concluded in order taking price/performance/weight reduction into consideration. Let me know if I'm missing anything that you guys think is important.

1) JD jetting with setting fuel screw- $67.00

2) Smog Pump eliminator kit. - $24.00

3) Suspension setting motorsports-network.com - Fork oil - $8.50

4) Applied crank case vent kit. - $19.00

5) Fastway case saver - $19.00

Total $ 138.00

Intake and exhaust is definately next! What's the best price/performance/weight reduction pipe for the X?

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I just picked up my 450x from Inglewood. I'm very excited to ride it but want to do the first few upgrades necessary and stay under $150.00. This is what I've concluded in order taking price/performance/weight reduction into consideration. Let me know if I'm missing anything that you guys think is important.

1) JD jetting with setting fuel screw- $67.00

2) Smog Pump eliminator kit. - $24.00

3) Suspension setting motorsports-network.com - Fork oil - $8.50

4) Applied crank case vent kit. - $19.00

5) Fastway case saver - $19.00

Total $ 138.00

Intake and exhaust is definately next! What's the best price/performance/weight reduction pipe for the X?

First, congratulations on the bike. I love mine and I know you will too. That being said, I think you need to re-evaluate this list. if cost was the only real factor (isn't it always), consider this...

1) JD jetting with setting fuel screw- $67.00

The JD kit is sweet, but you can accomplish this by feedback from other owners using specific jets. I used the JD kit, but it is pricey for what you get. Also, get a real mixture screw like the Zip-Tye one. It makes adjustments easier.

2) Smog Pump eliminator kit. - $24.00Has absolutely no impact on performance. The weight saved is negligible. I have done this too, but again, just thinking of cost here.

3) Suspension setting motorsports-network.com - Fork oil - $8.50Adding oil is good, but go for a complete change once you break in the bike. Never keep the factory oil in for long. Is it even oil?? ha ha. Also, consider raising the forks a bit. That made the best improvement for me in corners.

4) Applied crank case vent kit. - $19.00

Again, no performace gain but does offer an improved venting solution. Use the money elsewhere until later.

5) Fastway case saver - $19.00

A little better than stock, but negligible.

For the money, I'd re-jet, open the airbox and dump the stock air filter and screen. The Twin Air kit is my favorite. You can modify the exhaust to get you buy until more money comes available. Depending on your abilities, size and desires, the suspension may need to be beefed up. Of course, this is where the $$ comes in. I have more than $2000 is my suspension alone. It ain't cheep!

Have fun....

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I just picked up my 450x from Inglewood. I'm very excited to ride it but want to do the first few upgrades necessary and stay under $150.00. This is what I've concluded in order taking price/performance/weight reduction into consideration. Let me know if I'm missing anything that you guys think is important.

1) JD jetting with setting fuel screw- $67.00

2) Smog Pump eliminator kit. - $24.00

3) Suspension setting motorsports-network.com - Fork oil - $8.50

4) Applied crank case vent kit. - $19.00

5) Fastway case saver - $19.00

Total $ 138.00

Intake and exhaust is definately next! What's the best price/performance/weight reduction pipe for the X?

Thunder Alley IMO is the best bang for the buck!!!

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First, congratulations on the bike. I love mine and I know you will too. That being said, I think you need to re-evaluate this list. if cost was the only real factor (isn't it always), consider this...

1) JD jetting with setting fuel screw- $67.00

The JD kit is sweet, but you can accomplish this by feedback from other owners using specific jets. I used the JD kit, but it is pricey for what you get. Also, get a real mixture screw like the Zip-Tye one. It makes adjustments easier.

2) Smog Pump eliminator kit. - $24.00Has absolutely no impact on performance. The weight saved is negligible. I have done this too, but again, just thinking of cost here.

3) Suspension setting motorsports-network.com - Fork oil - $8.50Adding oil is good, but go for a complete change once you break in the bike. Never keep the factory oil in for long. Is it even oil?? ha ha. Also, consider raising the forks a bit. That made the best improvement for me in corners.

4) Applied crank case vent kit. - $19.00

Again, no performace gain but does offer an improved venting solution. Use the money elsewhere until later.

5) Fastway case saver - $19.00

A little better than stock, but negligible.

For the money, I'd re-jet, open the airbox and dump the stock air filter and screen. The Twin Air kit is my favorite. You can modify the exhaust to get you buy until more money comes available. Depending on your abilities, size and desires, the suspension may need to be beefed up. Of course, this is where the $$ comes in. I have more than $2000 is my suspension alone. It ain't cheep!

Have fun....

Yes I see your point, I really wanted to do the airbox/filter together with a pipe but you may be right I may want to do this first. I'm 6'2" 193lbs intermediate rider. I had my ktm suspension revalved by WER and it made all the difference in the world at my level of riding, I don't know if any of this other tweaks will work well for me except raising the forks for better turning. I will take your advice though and break in the forks before changing and adding oil. Makes sense.

That twin air kit is pricey as well, about $120.00 right. Seen any parts on Ebay for cheaper?

Smog pump has to go, I just can't stand the sight of it.

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Thunder Alley IMO is the best bang for the buck!!!

I'll look into this pipe, how much is the weight savings?

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Virge,

I'd stick with your original plan. Jetting is a real pain in the butt for some of us.

The JD kit gives you OEM mains, too. You'll start with a 165 with stock exhaust, and JD will tell you to go up to 170 with a TwinAir Powerflow and/or a pipe. You get all the jets to do that with the kit, plus a high altitude needle.

The thing runs shockingly strong with the stock exhaust with jetting /intake mods,pretty cool, like a Stealth bomber.Don't forget to open the sides of the airbox, www.crfsonly.com has great "How-To" articles with good pictures on doing that, and how to acces your jets. www.jdjetting.com has good pictures of the airbox mod,too.

When you're ready there are a ton of good pipes, and a slip-on won't give up much or anything noticeable to a full-system.

Don't blame you for getting the smog pump off,either. A Zip-ty fuel screw or similar is pretty much a requirement.

Good luck, sounds like you've thought it through pretty well ! Doug

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Virge,

I'd stick with your original plan. Jetting is a real pain in the butt for some of us.

The JD kit gives you OEM mains, too. You'll start with a 165 with stock exhaust, and JD will tell you to go up to 170 with a TwinAir Powerflow and/or a pipe. You get all the jets to do that with the kit, plus a high altitude needle.

The thing runs shockingly strong with the stock exhaust with jetting /intake mods,pretty cool, like a Stealth bomber.Don't forget to open the sides of the airbox, www.crfsonly.com has great "How-To" articles with good pictures on doing that, and how to acces your jets. www.jdjetting.com has good pictures of the airbox mod,too.

When you're ready there are a ton of good pipes, and a slip-on won't give up much or anything noticeable to a full-system.

Don't blame you for getting the smog pump off,either. A Zip-ty fuel screw or similar is pretty much a requirement.

Good luck, sounds like you've thought it through pretty well ! Doug

I hear ya, now I wish I had saved another $800.00 to put into the bike. I was just at the Honda shop here in Thousand Oaks and they gave me a copy of the 450x mods by Honda tuned for competition closed course only, ( Which is honda's way of telling you they are not liable. ) of course they add the "R" cam and header, make airbox mod, change Main & Leak Jets and do the Pink wire mod.

Ok I'm going for the JD jet kit with the pink wire and airbox mod with the TwinAir filter kit ( that billet frame is probably a nice feature ). From there I'll see how things feel. Smog pump is going, Zip-ty fuel screw and crank case breather because I don't like the idea of getting hot air/oil back into the carb.

Now this will cost a bit more than I wanted but I knew that anyway.

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if u stick w/the stock pipe, take out the baffle, it makes a huge diff. it is the thing in the middle that is held on by 1 screw.

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I hear ya, now I wish I had saved another $800.00 to put into the bike. I was just at the Honda shop here in Thousand Oaks and they gave me a copy of the 450x mods by Honda tuned for competition closed course only, ( Which is honda's way of telling you they are not liable. ) of course they add the "R" cam and header, make airbox mod, change Main & Leak Jets and do the Pink wire mod.

Ok I'm going for the JD jet kit with the pink wire and airbox mod with the TwinAir filter kit ( that billet frame is probably a nice feature ). From there I'll see how things feel. Smog pump is going, Zip-ty fuel screw and crank case breather because I don't like the idea of getting hot air/oil back into the carb.

Now this will cost a bit more than I wanted but I knew that anyway.

All good things. I was just trying to help with the cost factor. The JD kit makes tuning the carb efforless. So much for the max of $130, huh? I think I've dropped at least $3K into my bike with suspension, exhaust, etc. :banghead:

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