Honda CRF 450 X pics and tricks

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MihaiVeniamin, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    Me too. other people are just jealous and haters.:D

    Ryanr- did my aluminum welding with a TIG. Not sure if MIG would be the best. parts are too small and retain too much heat too fast. careful, you might end up with an alminum arch as it warps VERY easy.:eek1
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  2. robl110

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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I will give the D606's a try. Up North is Northern Minnesota. MN recently made it super easy to get a plate.
    On order and arriving next week:
    Baja Designs DS Kit. Hope its real nice because it cost a lot.
    Vapor Stealth
    Shoei Hornet DS (white)
    Future Plans:
    14T 48T for better rode drivability
    DID chain, anyone try an o-ring chain? I read some where they will not fit these bikes.
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  3. pigstain

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    It already runs an o ring chain.
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  4. robl110

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    That's good news. When I Googled DID 520MXV the info I got was that it was a none o ring chain and an o ring could not be run because its to wide and would rub on the case.
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  5. robl110

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    Bringing it home
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    Buddy stopped by and dropped off a couple slightly used slip on's
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  6. pigstain

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    Nice buddy!!!:freaky
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  7. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    '05 CRF 450 X

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    Done-
    -CO plated
    -Head ported and polished by Enduro Engineering
    -JD Jetting kit
    -160 main
    -red needle 3rd clip
    -AP mod
    -airbox opened
    -carbon fiber skid plate
    -Acerbis hand guards
    -2" bar risers
    -one piece rear caliper mount / disk guard
    -MSR radiator guards

    To Do(not neccessarily in this order)-
    -Acerbis 4.1G tank (natural)
    -Scotts steering dampner
    -Boyesens quickshot III AP
    -FMF mega bomb header
    -much bigger pegs
    -carbon fiber front disk guard, rear caliper guard, chain guide, front sproket cover, etc.
    -Fluidyne radiators
    -stock cooling fan
    -Trailtech Vapor
    - dressed in black . . .

    Dreamin . . .
    -Christini AWD frame & forks
    -EFI?
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  8. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    I've had very good luck running these tires,(D606) works good up here in Northern MN.
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  9. Stephenson

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    I've had mine for about a year and a half. 2005 450x - Plated

    Lots of stuff - HDB hand guards, 4 gallon IMS, durelle racing seat, CRFsOnly head work (kibblewhite stainless, etc), Yoshimura Pipe, Mohard rad guards, IMS pegs, vapor, wolfman bags, scotts shark fin, ironman sprockets and chain, 14/50 gearing, currently running a metzler 6-day extreme front and pirelli mt43 rear, and more I can't think of.

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  10. robl110

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    Thanks C-Zulu. I will get a set soon.

    Stephenson your bike looks sweet!

    DS light kit and vapor install is almost complete. I took lots of pictures while doing the install. By the end of the weekend I will be able to putt around town. I am sure once I test drive it on the street I will be right back in the garage installing the 14T/46T.
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  11. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    You guys seen the new HRC weapon for Dakar?

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    From this thread in racing.
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  12. xr400r

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    awesome!!!!!
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  13. robl110

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    x2 on the AWESOME!!!
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  14. YAHBO

    YAHBO Grip and rip since 1983

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    My buddy just got a '12 CRF450X and he has had no luck finding a set of case guards for this beast.

    Anyone running case savers? Brand? Links?

    Any help appreciated...

    YAHBO
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  15. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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  16. StonedInNy

    StonedInNy n00b

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    I found it on ebay Yahbo thx for asking. Its a CFC clutch case cover. Glued on with permatex.
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  17. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    I just got back from a trip a few weeks ago. I had that little $20 cover from ebay. Check out what happened:

    Feel free to watch the whole thing or skip to 14:20 for the carnage. Be sure to switch to 720p.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX-wJJTG3bE&feature=share&list=UUzXapEDw8FW_raXbs7ghdJw
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  18. Grreatdog

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    If your buddy rides rocks I would try Flatland Racing skid plate rather than case guards. That same ride Daaang posted destroyed three different skid plates on two different bikes. It is a rock infested hell.

    My LC4E went through two skidplates in two rides and still ended up with dented cases and rails. The only one I have tried that has survived a Shenandoah 500 intact and protected the engine and frame is the Flatland.

    I bent the hell out of it but it saved the engine and I just pounded it back out. They are not pretty. But they are thick aluminum and will take a beating. Look at where my oil filter is and you can see why I am serious about skidplates.

    http://www.flatlandracing.com/Merch...=CTGY&Store_Code=FR&Category_Code=Skid+Plates

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  19. YAHBO

    YAHBO Grip and rip since 1983

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    All info will be passed along. Thanks for the tips.
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