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    1990 KDX200 touch-up/facelift

    I have two complete front ends with calipers / wheels / forks/ clamps from 2001 kx250's I'll sell cheap. Send me a PM if interested.
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    Anyone running ohlins suspension on there kx450f?

    Agreed. I loved the ergo's but after two shock revalves I still couldnt get the bike to handle worth a damn with the forks. Installed a second hand set of PC 49mm spring a kit forks, and a kit shock both revalved for the bike, and i have never ridden something so good in my life.
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    fox shox podium rc3 reviews?

    I saw one in good shape for sale for 200$, was going to buy it just to try and for the cool factor. Then I started to think, you' dhave to send it to fox for a revalve most likely, and honestly my 13 yz250 handles better than any other bike i've ridden box stock. Was a no brainer at that point, didnt have to chase setup with a new shock ect.
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    Worth Trading in for a 250X

    my recommendation is unless you have screw you money, you're pissing money into the wind Trading in a dirt bike. If this is the case keep the 250f, and by the 250 smoker. If this is not the case, Sell it out right if you really want the 250 smoker.
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    2016 KX450F stock suspension valving

    Guess I'll agree to disagree, as i've got them working almost equally as well as my KYB SSS on my yz. Only thing I may still do is add a hair of oil.
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    2016 KX450F stock suspension valving

    FC revalves are usually pretty tough. Sending something out to a box shop where joe blow reads a sheet and says "Oh, b level, 1xx pounds, Ok they get this stack!". Work with somebody local. Decent B rider, 180 pounds, mx, my only complaint was the shock sucking. Got it revalved stiffer so it didnt squat so much under a load, and problem solved. Forks are 169/7/169, and then played with comp/reb.Forks are good. Bike feels as good as my 13 yz250 smoker which is bar none one of the best feeling bikes out there. Come across way to many guys who are dis pleased with FC stuff, not to mention the outrageous price tag that comes with it.
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    Trouble selling bike?

    I really hope this doesnt come off as rude , but whenever I see a bike where the owner can not correctly route the front brake line, its an instant red light in my head as to the type of care the bike received. Another flag to me from the pictures is that the radiator louvers are missing, and it appears the skid plate is missing. The bikes I see missing this stuff are usually rather torched. FWIW, I had that same bike back in 2011 (had the 2012 dual induction setup on it too). Paid 5400 brand new OTD in April of 11. At 75 hours the valves still hadnt required any shimming (B class mx). I tore it down to put a carillo rod in it for precaution, did a piston, and just put copper seats and valves in it so I didnt have a valve issue with a brand new lower end. Bike brought 3400$ spring of 2014 with 115 hours on the meter. I have fortunately put myself in a position where I can afford to buy new, and usually after racing them for two seasons its cheaper to do it this way than buy used and be replacing parts all the time. When Isell them, They're usually gone in a week or two at most. I put the stock OEM plastic with OEM graphics back on that were removed and never ridden on, and make sure its clean as a whistle.
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    What's it worth - Opinions

    brand new 16's at the dealer have been 5400$ since february. I'd say 4200 would be decent.
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    Need specs for an EFI conversion

    Kawasaki likely will not give up that info, unless you have somebody thats an engineering contact, and a reason to give it to you. You wanting to EFI a bike with their parts is not a reason that they would feel the need to give it to you unfortunately. You can buy electronic copies of service manuals from various places online for like 5$.
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    Need specs for an EFI conversion

    First off, good luck. DIYautotune products are junk. I wouldn't run a craftsman ride on with one. My experience with a mega squirt pro 3 unit that was given to us was beyond a headache. The project - sounds sweet. I have never looked into the pulse widths or flow rates of the injectors on these bikes. Even with the Kawasaki programmer you can only add points of fuel. You don't know the base pulse width fro, which you're starting. Just more or less. I would call vortex and beg and plead for some info. They would have to know a pulse width, duty cycle, and flow rate of the injector because they sell ECU.s for these bikes. Or you could try and back out the injector part number from a Kawasaki # and find out who actually makes it and see if you can find the manufacturer # for specs. The I don't remember if the manual or ski doo in valcourt gave me flow rates when I was doing a turbo sled for school. I know it's not in my Kawasaki manual for these. If you run into other issues let me know. What are you using for a pulse wheel? Are you adding a battery?
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    Best 4CS re-valve at home

    Thats why I posted it haha Me too, or atleast enable comments on his blog posts....
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    Best 4CS re-valve at home

    Yes, you that is correct.
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    Best 4CS re-valve at home

    In case you guys were interested, the guys over at thumpertalk "internet gurus" got a shout out in the latest blog post! Today should be looked upon as a breakthrough day, not just for me as a rider, but also for the little 150. After last weekends ride, my friend Scotty who knows quite a bit about suspension and I had a long talk. After riding the bike, he realized what was wrong and told me to check the fork oil height. So mid week I washed the bike and checked the oil height, it was around 310cc. Now, with WP forks, that’s a LOW oil height, I generally run 350cc’s, that’s where the air gap is small enough under compression, to help with bottoming. Scotty is a KYB tuner and I have KYB internals on my WP fork tubes, so he rattled off a number of 230cc’s, being the best place to start. Since he couldn’t get close to bottoming the bike and he weighs 50lb more then I do, suffice to say, the oil height was an issue. So we negotiated a new oil height of 250cc’s, just to insure I wouldn’t have to ADD more oil during the day and it would be a good test I also decided to decrease the rear spring rate from a 4.2 to a 4.0. KTM recommends a 3.9 and the “internet” guru’s recommended a 3.8. However, I did research and it was nearly impossible to find a 3.8 or 3.9. The lowest shock spring I could find in stock was a 4.0. So I bit the bullet and made the purchase, even though it’s not much of a difference rate wise. I wanted to at least be in the ballpark. Today was the “big test” and boy did it go well. Not only did I know the new track better, but I just felt better riding the bike from the moment I swung my leg over it. That 60cc of oil reduction in the front made a dramatic difference, night and day, enough to say WOW this bike is getting close. Around mid-day Scotty started standing on the sidelines, watching me ride, so he could see what was wrong. I then supplied him with some tools and we spent a solid hour tweaking the bike. First sag and raising the front of the bike up to help with head shake. Then comp/reb rear and finishing with some small clicker changes in the forks. The good news is that the bike feels more planted then it has been. The bad news is, to get the bike working this way, the clicker adjustments are way out of spec, telling me the stuff still isn’t valved properly on Travis’s 3rd try. The forks clearly have too much high speed damping in them and the shock has too much over-all damping, but mostly rebound. So I’m going to bite the bullet in a week or two and drive down to Scotty’s place saturday, pull the bike apart and do the work there. He has all the tools and nitrogen filling station, so it will be very easy to get the stacks closer to something a bit more working. Plus, since he’s so well verse in the KYB forks, it’s will be easy for him to figure out IF there is anything else wrong. I know Travis uses his own mid valve design, which doesn’t work well for “plushness”, which has of course, always been my big beef. I’m pretty happy with how I rode today as well. It’s nice not being the slowest guy on the track and being able to pass weekend warriors at a whim. Unfortunately, I still can’t churn in the laps like I want to, that’s what happens when you spend months sitting in a chair not exercising. However, the added confidence I gained through today’s changes, is what I’ve been waiting for. Now I feel it’s time to get back to training and really get my speed back. It will take a while and it will cost a lot of money in practice time, but I think it’s worth it if I’ve got more days like today in my future.
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    2016 KX450F with SFF TAC forks...

    that is wild!
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    Where do I get this tool

    bought the tool from race tech myself. I agree usually from the factory everything is super tight, but i had no issues with the aluminum giving me trouble when disassembling my 2016 that had 10 hours on it. Also, you'll need a 49mm fork seal driver, they're larger a kit size than other forks. I just bought a piece of 2" pvc and cut it in half to use as a driver, ghetto, but was in a pinch and nobody had one in stock.