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About dubai450

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    mo'cycles & poor golf
  1. I have just fitted a comp Yosh system to my 05 450X - and found that (I guess due to the increaded header diam) its melts/fouls the connector pipe from Rad to water pump. Has anyone experienced this and do you have any known mods which I can try. Thanks , your input is appreciated
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    bad head shake - 2005 CRF450X

    Thanks for the feedback to date , my weight is 86kgs - not 68kgs (not since I was sixteen anyway....) I find the shake starts on acceleration rather than deceleration - so will follow your advice and see what happens. Cheers , y'r'all good
  3. Chaps , This is driving me mad - Whenever I get my 450X fully open in 4th & 5th it suffers from very bad head shake (mini- tank slapper trying to happen) , its even noticeable from the guys behind me who can see me wrestling with it !! I ride in the desert so its a mix of fast trails and dunes - have set the rear sag in the Honda workshop so they say thats OK - even tried a Scott stabalizer but it just didn't really help and transferred the problem to the rear end... chassis is basically bog standard I weigh 86kgs all geared up ....can I have your views, thoughts and advice on where I should look to sort this out. Q I have are: Should I raise/drop the forks .. ? Stiffer springs ? anythings else ??? Cheers y'all
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    Quality ali parts website..

    I think you will find that the 450X is the same (chassis) whether its a us SPEC or Euro spec (mine is US) and the parts fit just fine. I am based in Dubai and they took payment/order over the phone and posted within 3 days. Ta
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    Quality ali parts website..

    Try the link below , ....it worked for me. www.evotech-performance.co.uk
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    Quality ali parts website..

    Mate , I can barely plug the PC in so am not surprised..... try a google search...its worth it
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    Quality ali parts website..

    Y'know when u order off the web and the parts look great but sometimes leave u dissapointed when they arrive... , well here is one which is different, I recently ordered a bunch of parts from the website of www.evotech-perfromance.com and was just blown away with the high quality and machining of the parts upon delivery. For the price these parts are awesome value for money - just wanted to share this news with you so you too can be "blown away" Cheers
  8. undefined I have just purchased a new and full Yoshi TRC system with the Carbon Fibre Sleeve - as I bought it on Ebay it had no fitting kit nor instructions - however all fits well with the OEM bolts etc. My questions are: Is there a need to have a circlip bracket made to cover the outer pipe where they interface - as the header is at least 4 cm inside the tailpipe I cannot see how gases would escape but would welcome your views .... What are the benfits of removing the spark arrestor - its the two piece end cap and can be removed in seconds - I am not req legally to have one -- should it stay or go ??? As always , thanks for your help and input - can't wait to hear it.. PS : Great website for quality ali parts : www.evotech-performance.com , I got a bunch of parts for my CRF and have never seen such high quality at a low price.
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    tyre sizing - help

    I run a 2005 CRF450X and am getting next to zero grip in the sand - looking at my tyres yesterday I noted that the chain had ripped off pretty much 80% of the nobbles on the side. I checked the tyre sizes to get replacements (hopefully pirelli laguba cross) and found the the rear is 140x80x18 and the front is 90x90x21. On checking today I found the stock sizes are quoted as : Rear 110x100x18 and front 80x100x21. Any views on the best tyre (and sizes) I should go for - most of my riding is in the desert on soft/med soft trails/dunes - paddle tyres dont work for me - I really like the Laguna Cross tyres but need to get your views on the best sizing. Cheers for reading and hope u can help.. Rob
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    Flatland radiator guards

    Rather than trim the plastic I opted for re-drilling the holes - works fine but its still a snug fit and retains the stock plastics. I think they need to check their jig - I assumed my guards was a friday afternnon job but I guess not. Gd Luck
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    Tank Problems

    Cheers Matt - appreciate the info,
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    Tank Problems

    Help , I am onto my second petrol tank , they just keep splitting near the filler cap and then down to the cowling bolts. Am I just being unlucky or is there a common problem here ? If anyone has a fix I would be keen ot hear it - or if anyone has a tank for sale that would be good too. Maybe it due to the heat ?? Cheers
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    just how far on a tank of gas

    I ride in the desert - get about 80km till reserve - 40% time is fast and topped out rest of the time 2nd & 3rd gear climbs/tricky bitzz. I usually find it best to stop every 20kms or so to let it all cool down - partic with the transmission concerns we are all hearing about. Hope it helps , enjoy
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    Which tyres are best , your views

    Thanks for the input -looks like I should try the Dunlop 773's if I can't find my favourite Pirelli's.... Cheers All
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    Which tyres are best , your views

    The time has come where I have to give up on the stock rubber - its really poor in the sand.... Can I get some views on which tyres you guys feel is best suited to the CRF 450x - mine is a 2005 model and is used in the soft /med snad and sandy /desert trails - needs to be able to turn tight and grip .... On my Yam YZF250 I used Pirreli Laguna Cross which were awesome - will they work on the CRF Appreciate any/all replies so I can make my choices... Cheers and have a fantastic day Rob