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  1. HONDA65

    KX FI Calibration tool 2019 kx450

    Well, they an update for a reason
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    Kawasaki KX450 2019

    This is probably the best bike I have ever owned. I loved my 17, this puts it to shame. Well, that's a bit over the top but it is superior in every way. Feels like a 250F, suspension works well (though I will tweak it a bit) and the magic button is worth the price of admission. Apparently the rear muffler mount is breaking off, mainly with aftermarket pipes with solid mounts but there have been reports of them breaking with the stock mufflers as well. Pro Circuit recommends having the mount beefed up, which I did. And props to Pro Circuit; their original systems had solid mounts but they are now upgrading them to rubber mounts free of charge, except for the shipping there. They will pay for the return shipping. Kawasaki is also warranting the sub frames as well. I think the mount is welded on crooked as shown in one of my pics.
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    Kawasaki KX450 (2019)

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    This is probably the best bike I have ever owned. I loved my 17, this puts it to shame. Well, that's a bit over the top but it is superior in every way. Feels like a 250F, suspension works well (though I will tweak it a bit) and the magic button is worth the price of admission. Apparently the rear muffler mount is breaking off, mainly with aftermarket pipes with solid mounts but there have been reports of them breaking with the stock mufflers as well. Pro Circuit recommends having the mount beefed up, which I did. And props to Pro Circuit; their original systems had solid mounts but they are now upgrading them to rubber mounts free of charge, except for the shipping there. They will pay for the return shipping. Kawasaki is also warranting the sub frames as well. I think the mount is welded on crooked as shown in one of my pics.
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    Shock shims dont make sense

    Did Alta give you that spec sheet? And yes, they are way under valved. I had Alta's race dept send me some valving specs for a 17 and it was setup more traditionally. Kris Keefer helped in developing that setup. I took a stab in the dark at first but ended up being very similar to what they did but a little softer. They also used Race Tech fork components seeing this had the 4CS forks. And I have never seen a 45mm OD shock shim. But I'm confused; did your tuner give you the specs and you installed them or did he do it all? I can't see how a tuner could possibly assemble it like that and not feel whats going on.
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    KX FI Calibration tool 2019 kx450

    The hand held tuner if its a couple of years old does not have the 19 in there. Talk to your dealer and they can get their KAwi rep to email the new settings. While you can use the older settings and play with the 19 ECU, the thing is that they may not have the same baseline settings. What is the hot set up the 16 maybe totally wrong for the 19
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    19 450 factory kit or U49?????

    Guarantee they will not fit. The forks maybe, not shock. And I would sell the PSF and stick with the stockers
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    Rmx1995 will this carb fit ??

    It should fit. I just put a PWK ( like as in last Saturday) off of Beta 300 on my 92. Its is however shorter length like Mikuni but I will bet it will fit. Worst case you may have to put a adapter. The stock PJ isn't a bad carb though, way better than a Mikuni
  8. I realize that this thread is over a year gone by but anymore updates on this? The carb I just put on mine has TPS that I was just going to ignore or remove. Doesn't have a powerjet though. Also, I would love to talk to you about wiring. I made my 17 KX450 street legal and did a ton of rewiring on it, using a lot of the same stuff you use but the asthetics of my harness are not, hmm, how do I say this? not quite as nice as yours. What part of Washington are you in? You can PM me if you like. Thanks
  9. Hey guys, I just picked up a 92 RMX so I'm scouring all info I can find on it. I used to have a 1990 which I installed a 92 RM cylinder and head on but that was back then so I'm rusty in what it needs. I also just installed a Keihen PWK Airstiker that came off of a Beta so I have some jetting to do. Never thought I'd be jetting a bike again. I have no idea what gaskets it has but it was raced in a 6hr Team race at Eddieville before and got 3rd Overall AA so its no slouch. I haven't heard about the power valve issue so no I have to decide whether to check it ou or not. The guy who rebuilt it used to be a AMA pro mechanic so I would assume he knew about it but do I want to trust that assumption? Anyway, any other tidbits of info that's worth knowing about?
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    OEM rear shock rebuild kit?

    I know this is a little late but since no one else chimed in, I thought I would. But the answer is no. In fact I was just reading through the OEM service manual and their way to rebuild the shock is to replace it. That being said, you can get the individual parts for the inside and any good suspension shop can do it for you. I usually tell my customers to buy a new shock. The hard part is finding spec for the shock but since Kawi considers it a throw away shock, they don't have it. Thats why I'm here. I would hoep though that you got the answer to this question a long, long time ago. I just wanted hear myself talk
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    Kx 450f lighting help

    Hey thanks for taking those for me. I see you have the LED setup as mine did but all of the parts and wires were loose and I had to figure where to put them. Do any of the wires or headlight itself hit the CDI? That was my main issue. I'll take a pic or two of what I have now and show you the difference. And I also have a single LED bulb setup thats actually brighter than the BD setup. Lots of trial and error, not to mention countless wire connectors (and wire of course)
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    Kawasaki KX450F 2017

    Had a 2016 KX450, which I loved. So much so that I bought this 17. Not a ton of difference but its fresh. Only major changes I made it that its not completely street legal, but with the ability to be in full moto trim in about 10 minutes.
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    Kx 450f lighting help

    I guess what I am interested in is this; are all of the components (horn, flasher unit, wiring harness) all mounted in the headlight shell? When you look at BD website they show it all mounted there on their original headlight shell, with an aluminum case built in. And by original, I mean its the one that looks like an 83 XR500 light, not the MMX shell. But when I bought mine, even with that shell, it was all loose, no aluminum case, not mounted. I can't remember the reason why they sent it that way but it has been a pain since. But if by chance you have any pics of the backside of your headlight, could you post them?
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    2016 KX450F air fork issues

    What seals did you use?
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    Dual sport tire reviews?

    Where did you price the tire? I know it can be a bit more on east coast pricing due to shipping but the dealers do have a map policy in place that gives them a bit of flexibilty. May check with Rocky Mt and see if what their price is. I'm not sure if they buy those or not Update; wow, they are pricey aren't they? Had no idea. Guess it helps to know certain people. Still a very good tire.
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