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  1. mtallon37

    For all the KX450F owners...

    The guy breaking his bars on the KX450 is actually true. They were not stock bars though. What I heard is he took his bars off of his '05 CRF450 that had different clamps and positioning than the KX clamps and this may have caused them to snap.
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    Forks seals are leaking. :(

    How many hours did you have on the seals? I bleed the air from my forks religiously these days since I heard this helps prolong seal life.
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    Any Sprocket Size Changes Yet?

    Did you feel like 3rd gear became more usable in the corners? What class/level do you ride? I am Vet-Int. I have considered increasing the rear sprocket size by 1-2 teeth to experiment with this. On the flip side 2nd gear is much more usable than what I thought it would be. Right off the bottom this bike is so strong and trackable. I feel like with a little more top-end (maybe a pipe?) that I could rev 2nd gear longer in the tighter corners. This bike is close to perfection.
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    Tips for Owners of THE 450F...

    Good advice. Trash the front tire though if you are riding on anything that is not hard pack. I went with a Dunlop 756 80/100x21 for intermediate/soft terrain and it is much better.
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    Full System vs. Slip-On

    Mike, Did you try the FMF slip on with the PowerBomb? Why did yo go with a Two Brothers slip-on?
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    setting sag???

    I was able to set my KX450 sag with a long flat bladed screwdriver. It's tight, but much easier than pulling the sub-frame. I am a 170#, Vet-Int. I found the front end pushed in the corners somewhat. I set the sag at 4". For intermediate/soft terrain I switched to a Dunlop 80/100x21 756 on the front at 12.5 psi. Rear: HS Comp 1 1/6 (turns out) LS Comp 7 Rebound 14 Front: Comp 16 Rebound 14 Oil - Stock for now This was set up on soft terrain. The bike is biting in the corners and settling into a rut much easier now. I have ridden it on the same day, and same track conditions side-by-side with my 2005 Honda 450 and like the KX much better. The 4 speed gearbox does take some getting used to after riding the 5 speed Honda. The KX front brake is much better than the Honda. The KX pulls harder off the bottom than the Honda but is still very trackable.