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I'm new to the 450X. I've owned the 250X and have just upgraded. I'm wondering what the top 5 or so mods are for the bikes performance. From reading the forum, I can guess a few: the JD Jetting kit, open air box, and exhaust.

What else would you suggest for someone who splits his time between tight trails and wide open spaces?

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1. Radiator guards

2. skid plate

3. At the very least change fork and shock oil

4. Hand guards

5. Steering damper

Everyone will be close on this. Bike is very good out of the box, but responds well upgrades. It's only money. You have to spend it somewhere.

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Everyone will be close on this. Bike is very good out of the box, but responds well upgrades. It's only money. You have to spend it somewhere.

This is what I keep telling my S/O but I keep getting yelled at.:applause:

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1. JD Jet Kit

2. Open the air box

3. Protection - Unibiker radiator guards, Works Connection guards all around (skid plate, master cylinder guard, rear caliper guard), scotts or CRF's only shark fin

4. Scotts steering stabilizer

5. Block off smog and install the applied crankcase vent kit

I snuck a few more than 5 in there. But I only numbered them 1-5. :applause:

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Agent from what i hear is you are going to have to start detuning and taking away ugrades or you'll never catch her :applause:

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i won't say nothin'

best 5 mods though are as everyone said but, also i would change the front tire as one of my mods....

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Why would it be necessary to change the fork and shock oil? I understand how to change the fork oil, but didn't even know it was possible with the shock? Is this something you can do without a bunch of fancy shop tools?

Suggestions on oil weight?

Thanks for all the recomendations!

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1. Bike protection first! skid plates ect. Why waist $ on stuff you already have and then broke.

2.Then, go faster stuff

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I am curious to hear about the fork oil too. I have an 05 450X with less then 400 miles on it. Never had a problem. But I maintain it very well.

As for the Trail Tech, do NOT get the Endurance. I just gave mine to my KTM riding buddy. I just installed the Trail Tech Vapor system. I will let you how well it works.

Now what about the fork oil and why revalve the forks on a new suspension?

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night and day difference... will give you a new found confidence in rocks....anywhere actually...you will find yourself faster and less tired with a good suspension....plus they give you cool stickers to put on the fork tubes and we all know the performance gain a nice sticker can give a bike :applause:

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You gotta get your S/O a CRF 250X and just makes sure that when you get an upgrade so does she...wait a minute...she's got ESP suspension and I'm still stock...how the F did that happen???

Because you love her.

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1 derestrict airbox and rejet.

2 suspension.

3 make sure the nut behind the wheel is loose

4 ride

5 ride some more.

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Stock fork and shock oil is JUNK. Just there to keep parts from rusting (imo).

Once I had mine changed I felt the suspenssion worked smoother and felt for plush. Especially up front. Felt like I got a new set of forks.

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1. JD Kit, air box mod instruction in JD kit.

2. Suspension revalve front and rear, oil is changed during this process.

3. Exhaust mod so JD will work better.

4. Scotts Stabilizer with protaper fat bars.

5. Rekluse clutch with rekluse clutch cover.

:lol::eek::applause:

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Re valve respiring-front & rear, if your weight is more or less than 30#s from set up weight. (I think the Hon Manuel says it's set up for a 185# rider)

Skid plate-Works Con

Rad Gard

JD Jet kit / air box- I consider this 1 mod, as you should do them together

Bag the 742, and go with a 756, or an MT-18

If you don't do the suspension, and are strictly limiting yourself to 5. Do the Magura hyd. clutch lever. Besides my suspension,and tires, this is my favorite mod upgrade.

Why stop at 5 anyway, Your eventually going to do more.

Cycra-pro-bend-tripp clamp- hand Gard's

SS brake lines-both

Enduro Engineering fin

Scott's damper

Pro tapers, with spider grips

AP mod

When 756 is beat go with MT16 rear, and MT18 F

Get it registered

Vapor

Twin Air, wait until your OEM is beat first

tune the gearing accordingly

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My top 5, in no particular order:

1. ESP Suspension

2. Scotts Damper

3. JD Jetting w/recommended airbox mods

4. Twin Air PowerFlow

5. Replace stock D742 front tire with a D756

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