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  1. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Cycleworks muffler is baffled, no packing + not quiet. He can make them to your volume requirement though - I wanted max performance. Heaps lighter than the stock item and better looking too!!! The headerbomb helps with noise and easy access to the oil filter, paired with a Staintune it should be even quieter than the stock header pipe IMO. Right for the sound level your after ............bit of a sleeper ay? LOL This engine makes power everywhere- no noticeable loss of low end power when re-jetted and kxf header fitted - midrange and topend is a lot stronger. Aftermarket KXF header won't bolt up to stock KLX muffler though, so order Staintune for a KXF I also drilled holes in airbox cover rather than cut up the airbox itself + removed snout and flap. Gets a bit more air in there. Can order a spare one and put bike back to factory if needed. Bit of duct tape for a really dusty ride - easy fix Also fitted batt tender connection under back guard with small cover for keeping the batt charged up without removing seat . KLX got a Zeta folding brake lever too (I like these things) - At a ride Febuary last year on the CR250, I broke the brake lever in first 30 min and ruined the day , did not have a spare. CR got folding one after that get-off. hope this is helpful
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    Brand New KLX450 advice

    No worries - below 2000ft, 20 deg C. header pipe for 2008 KXF450 from m2speed_racing in oz. $140 ausd (bolt-on replacement) Muffler custom made by Cycleworks, Wgtn NZ. Same price as the USA made items (fmf, pro circut)- bike required for fitment. Exaust, jetting & airbox mod woke up the sleeping beast!!! Ozglenn and willy-g really know these bikes -- I'm very pleased with the mods they suggested.
  3. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    First full-on ride for 4hrs in the bush today - bike ran mint----MEGA Power increase over stock!!! lifts front wheel with ease Have sorted exaust, jetting, flex fuelscrew, opened up airbox, fitted lowering link, dropped forks. Will do o-ring mod to carb when oil screen gets checked a 10hrs. Suspension almost dialed in Running 45pilot - kxf needle middle clip - 160main - fuelscrew out 1 3/4 turns. starts first kick using hotstart - 2-3 kicks if dropped in bog - and starts easy as with the electric leg. Has power everywhere - fitted oz made stainless powerbomb header and kiwi made aluminium bigbore muffler that sounds nasty when ya pin it................😈 Thanks for all the advice/help .
  4. RedmistNZ

    2008 CRF450R Octane Rating!

    I drain all my bikes carbs , 2t & 4t. If parked for more than a month fuel tanks also get emptied. Seems FI bikes are more forgiving with what fuel is used, but try to stay away from biofuels as much as posible IMO Low octane fuel can stop a (carbed) bike running to it's full potential, I run the highest octane I can get .
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    Brand New KLX450 advice

    What were the kawasaki 🤡 🤡 thinking??? - have moved fuel tap back, and waterproofed stator plug.
  6. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thanks for input - good advice for mechanically challenged people. After many years of working on bikes and oldschool cars, I learned that stock jetting is mostly ballpark. More air into engine- 2t or 4t = more fuel needed If jetted rich from factory less noticable, however if lean from factory then a larger exaust and de-restricted airbox could be getting close to the "really" lean condition as quoted above. I burnt a hole in a piston because of incorrect lean jetting after mods. That was 20yrs ago. I prefer to go slightly richer in the top end on all my bikes.
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    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thats some good info there m8 - will save me and a heap of time and money NCVR needle and 160 main ordered today, will try to find the r&d fuel screw as well. thx for reply
  8. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    DR looks like a bit of fun man and It's a minta, nice job. How much difference did the hotcams make, any head work done? Yea it seems the klx 450 has gone under the radar a bit, mabey because the weight on paper looks heavy (same a crf450x) I was chasing one through a forest a was way impressed at it's nimbleness, that had me sold on one. The bike feels light to ride and turns really well, but do notice the weight when pickn up of the ground................ (need more weetbix) LOL I was lookn at used KTMs, a WR250fx and a CRF 450x but too rich for my pockets. Kawasaki build tough bikes IMO, I havepreviously owned a kx and a kdx . The KLX300 was set up by the original owner with a pumper carb and ohlins shock and airbox mod - goes and handles well for it's age. I fitted the Cycleworks exaust- (450 will be getn same) The CR250 took a lot of sorting out , but now its a bush weapon - CRF250x forks & shock with lighter spring - Airstriker carb - 10oz FWW - machined cylinder and head for 98 gas----twist throttle and hold on!!!!! roll on summer m8
  9. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    serious armour there m8, bike looks mint I fitted a cycra bashplate to the 450, my CR250 and klx300 have ricochet bash plates, they work well where I ride . Those force rad guards look cool so will def look into them. thx
  10. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thanks for reply r-rev, one less de-smog job to do. Like you, I'm not tall or heavy, my weight falls just within spring specs, be good if there is a lowering kit available for klx/kxf? This bike is heaps taller than expected, I have set the sag but still bloody high. Suspension feels plush , however lowering would be the icing on the cake.
  11. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thanks heaps, will give them a call
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    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thanks for the info, have found the stator plug and will waterproof it asap. I plan on moving the fuel tap too, that sucker could easily punch through the left rad !!! Any ideas on a jetting starting point. Is stock jetting down under different from the states? I ride below 2000ft (mostly sea level), was going to try 45 pilot-160ish main and lift the needle 1 clip . Keen to hear what others are using. Jd kit if needed, but would be good to order specific jets . The stock muffler does nothing for me, so will fit a locally made aftermarket one and keep the stock header to start with and will rejet after that. What the heck is the air injection, are all models equipped with it ?? 😕 Looking forward to opening this baby up, goes ok but def room for improvment.
  13. RedmistNZ

    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Thanks for replies/advice I plan on keeping the bike for a long time and want to get it right from the start. The dealer was getting rid of 2018 models with 2K discount I'm using Penrite syn 10-40 MC4 in my '01 klx300, and will be using the same oil in the 450. Watched a utube clip about the oil screen...........holy #?@k!!!!! - potentially a big $$$ repair bill if left blocked. JD kit worked well on my CR 250 (b4 carb swap), so will def look at the jetting and other simple mods once the bike has loosened up a bit.
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    Brand New KLX450 advice

    Hey all, can anyone help with some tips on modern 450 engine maintenence. First time 450-4T owner. Picked new bike up on Sat from dealer, rode 10 miles at moderate revs and changed oil. thx for any feedback.
  15. Dem dunes ................you guys are sooooo lucky. Good post
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