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Old 02-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #46
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A few clips of mine, thrown together from the 2011 riding season...

http://youtu.be/ls2N7tlevUE?hd=1
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:55 AM   #47
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A few clips of mine, thrown together from the 2011 riding season...

http://youtu.be/ls2N7tlevUE?hd=1
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #48
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`08 klx450r

I bought one in the fall of last year - a used `08. I haven't ridden in the dirt since I was in high school (about, er, *ahem*, OK some time ago!!). Anyway, I thought it would be fun because I just bought a KLX110 for my now 9 year old son and he took to it right away.

My first modification is going to be fork and rear shock springs because I am a little larger than the average stereotypical KLX rider I guess. After that, I am open to suggestions...

I do know I need to figure out a way to mount a license plate on mine and on my son's this spring. It turns out we need to register and plate our off-road vehicles including dirtbikes where I live.

I notice a couple of you have plates on yours and was wondering if you have suggestions - any help is appreciated
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #49
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I bought one in the fall of last year - a used `08. I haven't ridden in the dirt since I was in high school (about, er, *ahem*, OK some time ago!!). Anyway, I thought it would be fun because I just bought a KLX110 for my now 9 year old son and he took to it right away.

My first modification is going to be fork and rear shock springs because I am a little larger than the average stereotypical KLX rider I guess. After that, I am open to suggestions...

I do know I need to figure out a way to mount a license plate on mine and on my son's this spring. It turns out we need to register and plate our off-road vehicles including dirtbikes where I live.

I notice a couple of you have plates on yours and was wondering if you have suggestions - any help is appreciated
I just brought a brand new 2011 model with 6 mths rego here in Australia. We are a lucky country I guess. My mods before I even rode were , a full kx 450 f exhaust system , cut the top of my airbox. Rejetted pilot jet from 45 to 48, main jet 145 to 160, .needle from 2nd clip to 4th clip. Put a 5.4 kg rear spring off my kx 450 f from a 5.0 kg spring. Rox risers 2" for the bars. I have made some ally plates to lower my footpegs. This bike rocks, jetting is near perfect as good as efi, suspension soaks up the braking bumps with a frame that can cope with the big bumps. I too am looking at tidying up my numberplate and are looking at acerbis plates. Next will be a 4.1 gallon tank from acerbis. Feel like iam 25 again the bike feels so good through the trees with perfect carberation.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #50
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Just a recent shot of mine. Clean for once, but not for long...

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:27 AM   #51
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Anybody have a set of plastics? Mine are getting roughed up and would like to freshen her up a bit. These bikes are amazing by the way. I am planning the kx450 head swap once I have to open it up for rings.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:03 AM   #52
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Great Thread

What is the seat height without rider?

Short guy wants to know.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #53
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My 2008 KLX450R

I bought this 2008 KLX450R yesterday-



As you can see, it has a few farkles including-

- Acerbis 4.1 gallon fuel tank (stock is 2 gallons)
- Tusk full dual sport kit including front & rear turn signals, rear brake light, liscense plate mount, horn and handlebar switches (High/Low/Off, Horn)
- new Kenda 760 tires
- Cycra Pro Bend Hand Guards & covers
- Trailtech Endurance Spedometer/computer

So what are my immediate upgrades that I see for this bike?

1- Highway Dirtbike Handguards + Trailtech Vapor mount & switch/light mounts
2- Trailtech Vapor or Voyager GPS
3- Lockable Acerbis gas cap
4- Rear rack
5- small tail bag
6- Scotts damper mount (I can swap the Scotts damper that I have between the KLX450R & the 990 Adventure)
7- some kind of disc lock
8- skid plate

Down the road items include 2 LED aux lights, possible new or modified saddle, fat bar, chain guide, rear brake disc shark fin and who knows what else.

This thing is a wheelie monster!

Today I bought an aluminum MSR Skidplate and installed a new NoToil airfilter.

I wanted the skidplate to balance out the color balance-



I think that the quick paint job worked!

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #54
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What is the seat height without rider?

Short guy wants to know.

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I think that the official spec is 37 inches. You can get an good idea by throwing a leg over a new KX450 at a Kawi dealer should be about the same.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #55
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Rear Rack

Today I installed a rear rack from Pro Moto Billet -

http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...roducts_id=412

This is a seriously strong rear rack that I'll use to hold an Enduro Bag from Wolfman.

I plan on carrying my spare tubes, tools & oither trail gear in there.

Here's a a few pics of it installed -



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Old 09-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #56
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I do know I need to figure out a way to mount a license plate on mine and on my son's this spring. It turns out we need to register and plate our off-road vehicles including dirtbikes where I live.

I notice a couple of you have plates on yours and was wondering if you have suggestions - any help is appreciated
I dont know where you live but here in New Mexico we used to need a plate also and I always wrapped my plate around the upper fork tube between the tripple clamps and either use zip ties of hose clams to secure .

I bough an 08 KLX in december that had a Colorado title and now I have a street legal KLX .I was able to make the Tusk lighting kit that Rocky Mountain ATV sells fit on my KLX so now it has 4 turn signals,horn,mirrors brakelight, 2 tail lights headlight with high/low beam and off oh and a backlit speedo display!
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #57
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I like the skid plate, looks good. My KLX has been a bit of a pain, but just so much fun to ride!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #58
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Cuurently my KLX450R is in middle of a bunch of mods & upgrades-

- Highway Dirt Bikes full setup with custom top clamp, handguards, , Striker mount, mirrors and risers (in production now)
- Trail Tech Striker install
- Pro Moto Billet Exhaust Can Upgrade
- Dual 12 volt 92mm waterproof fans - cooling system
- ADVMonster 3600 Lumens LED headlight mod in stock headlight assy
- TM Designs Baja Chain Guide, slider & roller
- Pro Taper CR High Fat handlebar
- Scotts under bar Damper mount
- Swapping out KLX450R rear fender for KX450F Fender (to move Tusk DS plate holder/tail light under fender)

I'm off on a trip & will be completing all of the work when I get home in October.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #59
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So I've been looking at these a bit and found a street legal and plated one in Houston (3 hours from me). He's asking $4900 which seems steep.

The bike has what looks like the stock tank, Warp 9 rims, a Vapor gauge cluster and am FMF exhaust and 1400 miles.]

It's a supermoto setup, which is sort of what I'm looking for. Commuter bike to start, with eventual trails for fun. Did this bike have a wide ratio gearbox vs the KLX450f or are they identical?

How freeway capable is this bike? I mean, without winding it to the top of the tach and pissing blood at the end of the ride?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #60
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It's certainly no freeway bike (like any of the thumper trail-type bikes). You could easily swap the sprocket/counter though if you were looking to ride more road than dirt.

They really are great bikes. . . . Mine's street legal with the 3.2 Acerbis tank. I also have a Trail Tech headlight assembly, bar risers, billet rack (like Hondo's), bomb header pipe (to allow easy access to the oil filter more than anything), Moose handgurads, Q4 pipe and a few other goodies. I have the smallest Wolfman tank bag, and use a med. Wolfman "rollie" bag for the rear (tools, pump, tubes, etc). I had STM (Dave) set the front suspension. . . the rear has been fine, although I am nearly adjusted out on the stock spring.
I'm thiunking about the 4.2 tank like Hondo has (only in white) - provides the added benefit of radiator protection.
With my 3.2 I can get 130 miles. . . and I like to use the throttle

Damn! I wanna ride!!
(Really, these bikes ride great and have a wonderful powerplant, clutch, and pretty good trans - awesome trail bike)

Good looking ride, Hondo!
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