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I was looking at getting some D.I.D wheels or excels and was wondering if my stock Honda CRF450 spokes would lace up through the aftermarket wheels or would I have to buy new ones. I watched a Behind The Bars on Transworld about KW14's bike and they said they have their wheels built with talon hubs and D.I.D wheels with OEM spokes. KW14's mechanic said the OEM spokes were "the best buisness." Struck me as kind of odd. What are you guys thoughts?

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the OEM honda wheels are DID and the new Dirt Star DID's are even better, i dunno about them running stock spokes but the stock spokes are light and super strong and they lace up to the DID dirt stars .

i know that the factory honda bikes run Ti spokes just like factory kawi,

that was all reedy got from honda for the SLC and vegas rounds was the Ti spokes, he still ran the QTM hubs and did dirt star rims

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The DID Dirtstar rims are designed to use the stock OEM spokes. Excellent combo and one of the most popular in the pro pits.

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the OEM honda wheels are DID and the new Dirt Star DID's are even better, i dunno about them running stock spokes but the stock spokes are light and super strong and they lace up to the DID dirt stars .

i know that the factory honda bikes run Ti spokes just like factory kawi,

that was all reedy got from honda for the SLC and vegas rounds was the Ti spokes, he still ran the QTM hubs and did dirt star rims

He also got the hydraulic clutch

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My son say the best improvement we made to the 09 was when we laced Excel rims and their SS spokes to the bike. They're a little heavier but they are much stronger and for severe use much better. They only required one additional tightening since lacing them.

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He also got the hydraulic clutch

i ment as far as wheels went , i dunno y the hydro clutch was something that you would want to change mid season? its not a part thats gonna make or break a race? you know?

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i ment as far as wheels went , i dunno y the hydro clutch was something that you would want to change mid season? its not a part thats gonna make or break a race? you know?

The hydro clutch makes a HUGE difference. What would you choose, stock clutch, or a WORKS hydro clutch that is twice as easy to pull. Thats a lot of relief to the left arm!! :thumbsup:

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The hydro clutch makes a HUGE difference. What would you choose, stock clutch, or a WORKS hydro clutch that is twice as easy to pull. Thats a lot of relief to the left arm!! :thumbsup:

i dunno about being easy to pull ?? all the KTMs i have ridden the hydro clutch has a harder pull then my bikes, i just rode my buddys ktm 350 and from the suspension being to soft for a ballerina dancer and the motor being a slow turd , i was like "get me off this thing !!"

from looking at that hydro setup it looks like they have to have works cases to make that setup work

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i dunno about being easy to pull ?? all the KTMs i have ridden the hydro clutch has a harder pull then my bikes, i just rode my buddys ktm 350 and from the suspension being to soft for a ballerina dancer and the motor being a slow turd , i was like "get me off this thing !!"

from looking at that hydro setup it looks like they have to have works cases to make that setup work

Thats KTM, not Honda. My last bike was a 525XC, I know what you're talking about :thumbsup:

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