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Old 12-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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Great build! Can't wait to see it finished. Let me know when your ready for a test ride.
If we get a weather break I'll shoot you a PM-
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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You are my new hero! Why or why hasn't Kawasaki given us an OEM street legal KLX450?
I wish that I knew. The KLX400 (DRZ-400 rebadged) was close, but really a Suzuki.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #18
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Looks good!

Hondo, what was the outcome of the voltage/light issue? Again thanks for the help with the led problem i had.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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Hondo, what was the outcome of the voltage/light issue? Again thanks for the help with the led problem i had.
I sent the stock stator off to Baja Designs for an upgrade/rewind to 100 watts- the stock stator just couldn't keep up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #20
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Very nice build Hondo!

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #21
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Thanks-

Soon I'll be posting up the details of the rest of the bike.

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #22
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Thanks-

Soon I'll be posting up the details of the rest of the bike.

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #23
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That is some very nice bike prep you got going on there Hondo, well done!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #24
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Now some more updates....

The forks on the KLX450R are the same ones as the KX450F, and need to have their pressure bled regularly.

The forks have a recessed fork bleeder screw in the fork cap that when unscrewed, will allow the pressure within the forks to equalize with the ambient pressure. A better option is a set of push-to-bleed speed bleeders.

The KLX & KX both need tall bleeders to clear the cap hex nut, so I chose to use some STR Offset Adapters and a set of their Speed Bleeders -



The bleeder screw is at the top of the cap-



Installation is simple- remove the stock bleeder screws, lube the small O rings on the adapters and screw the adapters into the fork. Then screw the bleeders into the adapter.

Here are a few pics of them installed-



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Old 03-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #25
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Nice, KLX 450 R

I like all your upgrades & your Gas Tank looks great too I need to put one on my bike soon.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #26
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Just to help anyone who does not already know, anytime you bleed off the forks, the bike needs to have the forks fully extended.
You can do it on a stand or even on the side kickstand but you need to lift the bars a bit and make sure the forks are topped out while you losen and retighten the bleeders...or if you have the push bleeders it is easier, but they still need to be and stay extended while you depress the bleeder.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #27
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Nice build , great timimg , I just bought a KLX450 and have ordered some of the parts to get mine titled . Thanks !
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #28
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Just to help anyone who does not already know, anytime you bleed off the forks, the bike needs to have the forks fully extended.
You can do it on a stand or even on the side kickstand but you need to lift the bars a bit and make sure the forks are topped out while you losen and retighten the bleeders...or if you have the push bleeders it is easier, but they still need to be and stay extended while you depress the bleeder.
Thanks, good tip!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #29
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Just put the Pro Billet Peformance insert in mine . Very nice , sounds good without being too loud and runs better .
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #30
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cool!

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