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I ride probably spend 60% of my time on track and 40% on trails, alot of which can be very tight. What is the cheapest way to make my 450 slow down in the tight stuff. I am tired of working the clutch so much. I know the best remedy would be a Rekluse Z start Pro. Not sure I want to drop the money for that having never ridden one and well, that is pretty expensive. Would you guys recommend a flywheel weight, or what sprockets would you use for this type of riding.

Basically, What is the cheapest way to get my bike single track friendly?

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I have a 06 Kx 450 all i ride is woods . #1 get a rekluse pro you will never regreat it just remimber the bike will not bump start and it will roll back on a hill if you are not putting power to the ground. The #2 Some brand of throttel cam system , mine is made by Ergo , i use the #400 . A zip ty adjustable fuel screw and a 50 tooth sproket . Dont forget a real skid plait and a water pump gaurd. also i would suggest engine ice or somthing like it because the clutch adds a little extra heat .I tried a fly wheel weight and it did not seam to help much if at all so i would not wast your money , get the rekluse. Well i hope this helps , it is the way mine is set up and it works for me.:banana:

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I ride a '06 in the woods and on the track. I would say the cheapest way to make it a woods bike without going the Rekluse way is to lower the gearing to a 50, 51 or 52, add a flywheel weight and pick up a used header from a KLX450. The low pipe takes a fair bit of hit out of the motor. The last suggestion is to get an ECU from a '07 or '08, they are both milder in ignition timing. My friends that wanted more hit from their '08s all went with a '06 ECU. Good luck, TRM

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Bike came with a 50 tooth rear-i have been running a 52 and like it alot in the single track. Dont even think about swaping the black box with another year such as the 07 that i have-it is the most agressive engine i have ever raced in the woods!!!! I have also raced the 06 and i thought it was very forgiving.I have installed the oem heavy fly wheel weight and it made a big differance for me. I dont know the actual differance between it and stock but it sure helped with the whisky throttle! The only down side is your 4 speed box and the lower gearing when you want open it up. Also the klx header will not bolt up to your kx silencer-ask me how i know! You wanna buy a stock klx header and a leovince slip on that will fit?

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good input guys...I am reading, learning and thinking of how exactly I want to tackle this. I am probably in a spot where I may have to compromise something....I want every bit of my power for the track, yet I want it to act like a kdx in the woods. Before I moved to Georgia I lived in Colorado...I never thought I would consider this until I started riding these tight southeast trails.....you keep waiting for them to open up.....but the desert section never comes!....

10 minutes later.....:lol:

Well...after I wrote about riding the desert, I remembered that I moved one size from stock in the sprocket arena, and that number may very well be 49 instead of 51, due to the faster, more open riding I did out west. So I ran to the garage and yes I have a 49:banghead:....I suppose the quickest way to get some decent results is a 51 or 52.

Now....Will the 52 still be good on an open gp style mx track?....exactly how much top end will I have left? Anybody know? What number are most gys running? And a big thank you for all the advice thus far. :banana:

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