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The only reason I am asking this is because when you look on the 09 CRF450 forum those boys got some major problems and they are in denial. I would be jacked if my new scooter had half of those problems. I own a 09 KX450F but won't be riding until early to mid April so I was wondering if you guys that have some hours on your bike if you ran into anything I should watch for.

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Hi only problem i have had in 6hrs of rideing and racing is the seat keeps coming off the front but i haven't had a good look to see why. Other than that best bike i have ever ridden.

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Hi only problem i have had in 6hrs of rideing and racing is the seat keeps coming off the front but i haven't had a good look to see why. Other than that best bike i have ever ridden.

Wow! That is strange:banghead:

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First i ever heard of that seat thing, plus he is a first time poster :) but anyway i'm pretty sure his seat is just not on properly.

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I only have 45 minutes on mine. The only problem I am having is healing up from my broken hip.

The bike was a blast. I can't wait to put more time on it. Maybe end of Apr.

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I greesed all the bearings, tightened all the bolts and went racing. I did have a few things come loose, but the bike is great! The throttle response off idle is a little scary (at first). The bike starts in gear (when I fell down), not as good as electric start but better than my '03 YZ450.

Check the bolts, sit as far forward as you can and you'll have a great time.

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Mint mint mint!!!!!! One prob tho this thing rips my arms off wow luv it!!!!!! oh ya and i wish i could get it to turn better in the second half of the corner!!! got about 15hrs on it mostly indoors!!!!

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Only problem I've had is wiping the silly grin off my face every time I ride it. I'm also out till about mid April after knee surgery.

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I had a problem with the stock shift lever, but think it’s cause I’m wearing size 13 tech8’s. I hit netural a couple of times. I never had this problem on other bikes, but from some reason the ergonomics on this bike were getting me with the shifter. Easy fix, I switched to a hammerhead (sized for my boot) and haven’t had any problems.

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Yea the shifter sticks out way too far. I took a hac saw to it, cut off half the barrel. Works a lot better now.

Also have a problem with the clutch. It engages at the very end of the lever. Barely touch the lever and it releases..I dont like it. I have brought this up already in another post but no one else seems to have the problem or they dont care. I ordered a thicker steel clutch plate to try to remedy the problem. Dont have the part in yet.

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now this is my 2nd post i must be able to put a seat on now ? First noticed it after a trail ride then after every race on dirt track it was off the front and the middle hold points. Havent had a look since. Only thing i can put it down to is i sit to much and the bike accelerates to hard.

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22hrs on new 09 and not one issue. Change oil, filter occasionally and just ride. Well if I had one issue it would be that the rims scratch easy when changing tires....hello sharpie.

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