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  1. Hey guys, Moto 1 of the Canadian nationals I got 6 laps in and the bike bogged, sputtered and then shut down. Luckily it was down a straight away. I checked the valves, they were perfectly in spec, took out the injector and watched it spray as I kicked the bike over, not sure if that's an accurate test for the fuel system but its all I know how to do right now. It has spark and the plug is gapped properly and looks good. I took out all the electrical connections and blew them out. I saw that last guys post about the kill switch. I removed that entire switch from the plug and it still wouldn't start, but I wasn't sure if there was a safety interlock in there somewhere. It looked like there was a bit of moisture in that kill switch. I blew it out and left it In a warm area. I also ripped off the left crankcase cover to see if the stator was burnt/discolored or anything and it all looks great. Bike has 21 hours on it. I was going to get my buddies spare bike and swap out the kill switch/map selector and if that didn't work the gas tank. I get the trouble code 1 short blink and one long one. or whatever it is that indicated fuel system problem bike is shutting down. But that is the code when the bikes doesn't start so it doesn't tell me anything. I heard you can put 12 volts to a cpl terminals and it will simulate a running bike and the map selector should blink the appropriate code. The bike wont start anymore either it just backfires Any other advise or anything. Other than that, this bike is sooooo good! Amazing motor, handling and suspension! Thank you for your time.
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    2014 KX450 whining when hot

    Hey guys, I had a 13 KX450 that ran awesome, picked up a new 14 a month ago. It has 9 hours on it and recently doing longer motos, 20 mins+ it starts to whine in the clutch area. My friends does it to and his cases have been split 6 times and they cant find anything. I also heard it was the clutch push rod and there was a recall on it and your supposed to put it on a lathe and thin it out because when it heats up it can starve oil to the bearing. He did this mod and It still squeals. Does anyone have any advice? Maybe ill try running a better oil? Thanks
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    2016 front fork conversion kit? or and good setting?

    Soften up that low speed compression on the shock, id say in the 14-16 range. Also try 10 on the rebound. Are your forks deflecting at all? On acceleration or deceleration? Harshness can be too stiff or to soft. Keep experimenting. Your probably learning a lot. Just make sure to document what you tried and how it went.
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    2016 front fork conversion kit? or and good setting?

    Good advice, swapping too stiff 90% of the time. And considering this shock is stiff. Id open both the low speed and high speed and that will definitely help. Set up that shock before the forks. These air forks are actually really good. I don't care what people say. They have huge potential. I had a pair of spring forks off an older 450 set up by a guy who was at factory KYB and I swapped back and forth and the air fork outperformed them almost everywhere. The air fork did feel a tiny bit looser in the turns but I fixed that with rebound adjustment.
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    2016 front fork conversion kit? or and good setting?

    Just curious but stock spring is 5.2nm(5.3kg/mm) and you have a 5.4nm or a 5.4 kg/mm? Either way you went up a rate. The stock shock is stiff and your not that heavy. What other symptoms do you have does it tuck or push? I think your shock is too stiff for you for starters. I have the stock spring on my bike and im 180 lbs and race local pro moto. I would bet if you had the correct spring rate in the back your forks would feel much better. I bet if you check a spring calculator youd be in the 5.0kg/mm or 5.1 range
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    2016 KX450F with SFF TAC forks...

    Im a 180lb local midpack pro. I felt like the 185/0/185 Had hardly any bottoming resistance and was dangerous If I overjumped anything. And was way too soft. I went back to 185/14.5/203 and it worked much much better. Another setting that was good was 175/12.5/185.
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    2016 KX450F Motor Blow-Up

    This is actually not true. The kawi 450s never had that problem. This problem was on the 250f when a fast pilot rides it like Barcia and they would break around 35-40 hours. And on a 250 f your due for one anyways. Ive had a 13,14,15, 16 kx450 all ridden hard with lots of hours, taken very well care of mind you. But never one problem other than destroying tires, chains, sprockets. These KX450s are excellent bikes!!
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    Light on 2016 kx450 coming on?

    It means your bikes fine! haha. If you have a problem a code will be on when the bike is running.
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    2016 to 2012 fork swap?

    Your talking about the lower fork tube diameter man. Yes it is now 49mm on the showa tac but the outer tube im pretty sure is the same diameter and will fit the kyb aos forks. Trust me ive done it. And mx317 has as well. If u get an a kit you need different clamps. Vinny friese is running thatvset up in canada this year. 2012 forks on his 16 450
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    2016 to 2012 fork swap?

    The forks will fit like for like on your 16 no need to change clamps.
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    The 2017 reviews are coming in

    None of us can even ride a 450 to its potential why are you complaining about power? And a little popping is that the end of the world? You could line up to a national on this thing and kill it bone stock. So many complaints about the most petty things. All the bikes are more than competitive. Unless its a flaw thats going to grenade the motor is it that big of a deal
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    2016 kx450f clutch whine when hot.

    It doesnt affect anything in the bike. Or lead to any failure, my 16 doesnt do it. But my last few 450s did. I ran motul 300v 15w-50 and it helped in my old bikes.
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    2016 kx450f clutch whine when hot.

    Your over reacting man, it isn't even really a big deal. I know your annoyed and its a brand new bike. But you have an amazing bike. My 13 and 14 both did it. The push rod will be a little scarred up on the end that goes into the motor but that's about it. It doesn't hurt anything, take out the pushrod it takes like 10 minutes and get a flat spot machined in it. I posted the pics and stuff in this forum. Piece of cake
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    2016 SFF TAC Settings thread

    Stock spring
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    Kx450f Suspension Help!

    I think getting the softer rear spring will be a great start. I weighed 180 and I went down a spring rate on my 2015 a it helped a lot. I went to a 5.3kg. I would ride the bike after you get the correct spring and see how you like it. A super stiff rear shock will cause all kind of problems. ALso get yourself the showa Tac app. Its excellent. I have my 2016 450 almost dialed from playing around and trying to remedy certain problems. Its bone stock. Don't be afraid to play around with clickers, pressures and sag. Just record where you started so you can always go back!! Good luck. Start with setting your sag! most guys complain about suspension but don't even start with the basics!! Cheers!
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    2016 SFF TAC Settings thread

    Sorry man but this is not spot on at all. Using common knowledge to what I told him I was running before and the showa App. It is wayyy wayyy to soft. I know how the fork works and had a decent set up. Those recommendations were not good advice. and I said I was going to drop pressure, I didt say inner pressure. I actually dropped outer 1 psi and it felt a bit better. That's softer than the standard setting what he recommended.
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    2016 SFF TAC Settings thread

    Im usually midpack in the canadian nats. 20-28 place. I did make that clear. And there is also a huge difference in speed from the top 20. But regardless that setting was horrendous and its hard to shell out top dollar when thats what is reccomended. But mistakes happen. Maybe i got the janitor by accident haha.
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    2016 SFF TAC Settings thread

    I was dissapointed in factory connection revalve on the tac fork. My stock stuff was better. I know enzo and mb1 do a great job. Ive also seen a few guys with fc struggling. I was talking with a tech and asked for some air pressures for a set of stock forks. He said 175 inner. 10 outer and 215 balance. I told him right away even without riding it that it was way too soft. He didnt like that. My settings are 185, 16 and 205. Completely different than what fc recommended. I was amazed they even recommended to me that garbage
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    2016 SFF TAC Settings thread

    Im 180 lbs. Inner im running between 180-185 Outer 15-17 Balance 200-205 C 12 R 13 Im midpack Canadian A. It feels pretty good. Im going to maybe add 15 cc of oil and then run the air a bit less to help on small chop.
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    New to me - 2015 kx450f - setup help needed!

    Break it in decently hard, go up through the gears going up through the rpms and then gear down getting those rpms again. Breaking a bike in happens right away and you wanna make sure you get a good ring seal
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    Fmf or pro circuit 2016 kx 450f

    There was a bike out last weekend 2016 450 and it had a full fmf exhaust and it crackled and popped very bad, he said it popped a little bit stock but now its bad.
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    2016 KX450 TAC Settings

    Hey guys, decided to pick up a new 450. Just curious what everyone is running for suspension settings. Im on bone stock suspension currently. Forks Im running 180 inner, 17 outer and 208 balance. comp at 12-14 and rebound between 11-13. On the rear im 2.5 out on HSC, 16 on LSC and 11 on Rebound. I found I had to open up the high speed comp as it was kicking side to side over fast 3rd gear holes. and this seemed to fix the problem. Im 182 lbs without gear and am a midpack Canadian pro. It actually feels really good currently.
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    2014 KX450 whining when hot

    Any pics of that? just curious, thank you!
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    Scavenge Screen Specifically on 2015 KX450

    My 13,14,15 all had oil coming out. Not a lot but it looks like a lot where it comes out and then the dirt stick to it. It did it when new as well. But my scavenger screens all had crap on them, not a lot but a decent amount. It had like strings of sealant that I think was used to seal the cases. Its worth a look if your mechanically inclined pretty straight forward. Just make sure you put the oil pump parts back together the way you found it.
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    What Bars do you like on the 16?

    My 16 450 came with 971's. The 996 is the stew/poto bend. There is a differenece. Less sweep and height with the 996. I like the 996 better, 999 being my fav. Check out renthal.com it has the Works fit tool you can compare bars its pretty cool!