2019 Kawasaki KX450 Factory Edition

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8/14/2019 12:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2019 12:19 PM

I've started a full build up on my 19 Kawasaki KX 450. I worked for some of the factory teams back in the years. I will share some of my tip and tricks on how its done. Stay tune for some pictures.

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8/14/2019 12:52 PM

Here is how it started. I got this bike 4 weeks before mammoth motocross. I didn't have much time to trick it out. Raced mammoth pretty much stock with a 52 tooth rear sprocket and Pro Circuit Ti-6 pipe. Nearly holeshoted both moto's on Saturday and won the first moto. The 2019 kawasaki KX 450 has plenty of power!!!



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8/14/2019 1:05 PM

Step one was to strip the bike down and start sending parts out for coating.


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8/14/2019 1:11 PM

Step 2 was sending all the parts for cerakoting. I like the look of all the engines parts coated. Just gives the bike a factory look.


Front and rear calipers coated bronze

Front rear hubs were machined down smooth and polished. Then we coated them bronze too


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8/14/2019 1:14 PM

Next stop was Dubya for some new rims and spokes. DID dirt stars stx rim with heavy duty spoke.


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8/14/2019 1:26 PM

of course we had to stop by Willy over at Lightspeed. Willy has been at the carbon fiber game for a long time. Really good quality and the stuff fits great!!

Skid plate with full coverage




Gas tank skin


Awesome counter sprocket/slave cylinder cover


I also added the rear caliper guard and rear chain block.


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8/14/2019 1:30 PM

Raptor TI pegs.

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8/14/2019 1:39 PM

Them coatings are nice!!,!,...

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8/14/2019 1:54 PM

2019 kx450. My dream bike after my buddy let my ride his a couple times. I can only imaging how sweet this will turn out. Great job so far! Following!

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8/14/2019 1:57 PM

RyanLester761 wrote:

2019 kx450. My dream bike after my buddy let my ride his a couple times. I can only imaging how sweet this will turn out. Great job so far! Following!

Just wait it gets way better!!!!

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8/14/2019 1:58 PM

sandman768 wrote:

Them coatings are nice!!,!,...

Ya, pretty good. we went with gloss black on the cases. usually like flat black but something different this time

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8/14/2019 2:00 PM

Looks like it's going to be sick. Did you have to call lightspeed for those? I was trying to find the sprocket cover the other day.

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8/14/2019 2:00 PM

Sick build man.

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8/14/2019 2:08 PM

Another plan was to remove the casting off the lower frame rails. Some would call this polishing the frame.I like to sand them down with scotchbrite disks for an air tool. then I follow it up with 400 grit wet sand paper. finished by alumbrite and SOS pads.


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8/14/2019 2:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/14/2019 2:12 PM

Engine complete with cases all coated!!

look at all the Mettec Ti bolts

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8/14/2019 2:13 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

Thank you

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8/14/2019 2:14 PM

DB97 wrote:

Looks like it's going to be sick. Did you have to call lightspeed for those? I was trying to find the sprocket cover the other day.

Yes, he don't have any of the new stuff on his site.

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8/14/2019 2:17 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

Np man any motor mods? Pipe, ignition, remap? Fuel?

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8/14/2019 2:24 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

mxb2 wrote:

Np man any motor mods? Pipe, ignition, remap? Fuel?

Pro circuit pipe with the white mapping plug. pump 91 on the fuel

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8/14/2019 2:35 PM

eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

mxb2 wrote:

Np man any motor mods? Pipe, ignition, remap? Fuel?

eddie laret wrote:

Pro circuit pipe with the white mapping plug. pump 91 on the fuel

Cool.thanks.

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8/14/2019 3:17 PM

Them bronze coated parts look great! Never seen them like that before. Will be following the thread closely, your bike is going to be mega.

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8/14/2019 4:32 PM

I love the detail on the raptor pegs . Really the whole bike nicely done 👏👊

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8/15/2019 9:33 AM

Brentyancich wrote:

I love the detail on the raptor pegs . Really the whole bike nicely done 👏👊

Thank you! its been a work in process

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8/15/2019 9:35 AM

AE448 wrote:

Them bronze coated parts look great! Never seen them like that before. Will be following the thread closely, your bike is going to be mega.

Thank you! I did it to my Yamaha 450 I did. Really liked it so I did it again.

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8/15/2019 9:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/15/2019 9:43 AM

little update, of course I went with XTRIG ROCS clamps. I've had them before and the PDS bar mount system is one of the best out there. Huge thanks to technical touch USA.

sorry for the dudt on the new clamps. I live in the desert

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8/17/2019 11:17 AM

Looking awesome...

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8/18/2019 11:38 AM

Looking clean! Who did the coatings?

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8/19/2019 10:32 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Looking clean! Who did the coatings?

Scott over at Pro SX MX schools

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8/19/2019 10:32 AM

Sidecar wrote:

Looking awesome...

Thank you

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8/19/2019 11:22 AM

This makes me want to sell my 13 for a 19 or 20.

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