Kawasaki KXF 450 2012 Build

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7/9/2017 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2017 6:24 AM

Hi guys,
I´m pretty new to the forum but anyway I have decided to show you my own build. This is my 2012 KXF 450 that I bought 2 years ago, it definitely needed some care although it looked very clean:

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I have some parts to put on it:
Pro Circuit link
Neken triple clamps
Warp9 footpegs, brake pedal and shifter
Oversized radiators
Renthal Twinwall 996
Boyesen clutch cover and supercooler
New cases, piston, valves, etc.
And this is where I am at right now, waiting for some wheels to arrive and to assemble the whole engine:

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I am also wondering what´s the best exhaust system for this bike, any suggestions?

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Heavy Hitter

7/9/2017 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 12:22 PM

I had the full fmf rct 4.1 megabomb with a remap,Moto tassanari air boot, screenless air filter cage, race fuel. Bike ripped geared ,13/51 for MX. The PC ti6 is good also for that bike
The non-pro version. , Imo all the pipes are good, depends on budget, power you want and finally looks.

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7/10/2017 6:44 AM

mxb2 wrote:

I had the full fmf rct 4.1 megabomb with a remap,Moto tassanari air boot, screenless air filter cage, race fuel. Bike ripped geared ,13/51 for MX. The PC ti6 is good also for that bike
The non-pro version. , Imo all the pipes are good, depends on budget, power you want and finally looks.

Yeah I was considering Fmf, Pro Circuit or Yoshimura. I would like some more low end power. Also I'm not completely sure about Ti, does it hold up well? Thank you for your input!

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Heavy Hitter

7/10/2017 7:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/10/2017 7:06 AM

Low end power fmf ,all.day. and ss is more durable than ti,. And ti is lighter more $$. Durability is decent, depends on track, roost, crash etc. All good products. No problem man.

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7/10/2017 7:06 AM

No problem.man.

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7/10/2017 5:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2017 6:29 AM

The clamps are on as well as the forks, but can´t go on with the assembly until I have the engine back. It is easier to work on it when there are fewer parts.

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We have been also working on my brother´s 2011, waiting for some Galfer braided lines to arrive.

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Heavy Hitter

7/11/2017 12:26 AM

I had x trigs on my ,,12 kawy 450.

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7/11/2017 6:17 AM

mxb2 wrote:

I had x trigs on my ,,12 kawy 450.

Yeah I have seen your bike, that was a sick kawi!

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Heavy Hitter

7/11/2017 6:35 AM

My 2012 I built
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Had FMF 4.1 Ti like mxb2 without any issues, really helped the bike

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7/11/2017 6:59 AM

MOTORSPORTFOX wrote:

My 2012 I built
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Had FMF 4.1 Ti like mxb2 without any issues, really helped the bike

The black frame makes the Flo Green look insane! I was also thinking about powder coating mine as well, but I don't want it to be too much dark. Big fan of the brushed aluminum look.

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Heavy Hitter

7/12/2017 4:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2017 6:36 AM

This is the cleanest I could get the throttle body. Makes me realize that I should never buy a used bike again. When we disassembled the engine there was a CIGAR IN IT! I was very lucky, because if that blocked any oil channel I would have been doomed.

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Out with the old, in with the new. I hope the cylinder works cylinder is good quality, time will tell.

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Also installed the Galfer lines on the 2011, and these things are really nice, very good quality stuff.

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Heavy Hitter

7/14/2017 12:25 PM

mxb2 wrote:

I had x trigs on my ,,12 kawy 450.

Are the X-Trigs worth the money??

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7/14/2017 3:48 PM

mxb2 wrote:

I had x trigs on my ,,12 kawy 450.

dylanv21 wrote:

Are the X-Trigs worth the money??

Yep, great quality, not cheap, but worth it imo

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7/14/2017 6:14 PM

Andy7 wrote:

This is the cleanest I could get the throttle body. Makes me realize that I should never buy a used bike again. When we disassembled the engine there was a CIGAR IN IT! I was very lucky, because if that blocked any oil channel I would have been doomed.

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Out with the old, in with the new. I hope the cylinder works cylinder is good quality, time will tell.

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Also installed the Galfer lines on the 2011, and these things are really nice, very good quality stuff.

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please tell me u have a pic of the cigar. how tf does that happen?!

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7/16/2017 11:29 AM

Andy7 wrote:

This is the cleanest I could get the throttle body. Makes me realize that I should never buy a used bike again. When we disassembled the engine there was a CIGAR IN IT! I was very lucky, because if that blocked any oil channel I would have been doomed.

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Out with the old, in with the new. I hope the cylinder works cylinder is good quality, time will tell.

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Also installed the Galfer lines on the 2011, and these things are really nice, very good quality stuff.

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doofy wrote:

please tell me u have a pic of the cigar. how tf does that happen?!

Yeah I should have taken a photo, but I immediately threw it away! When my mechanic called me saying there was a cigarette butt in my engine I thought he was joking. That wasn't the case. It was completely soaked in oil. I wonder how did that happen, a complete stupid must have assembled the engine.

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Heavy Hitter

7/18/2017 1:21 PM

Hey nice kawi. Can't believe the part about the cigar??? Wtf

I've got some brand new Kawasaki OEM brake pads front or rear for $20 each. Also a nice brand new Pro circuit brake lever for that bike for $20 as well. And some new cycra plastics. If interested shoot me an email at pj726e@aol.com

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7/18/2017 3:54 PM

pCp 252 wrote:

Hey nice kawi. Can't believe the part about the cigar??? Wtf

I've got some brand new Kawasaki OEM brake pads front or rear for $20 each. Also a nice brand new Pro circuit brake lever for that bike for $20 as well. And some new cycra plastics. If interested shoot me an email at pj726e@aol.com

I really appreciate your offer but I am not interested right now, thank you anyway!

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Heavy Hitter

7/20/2017 10:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2017 6:33 PM

Big shootout to my brother for hooking me up with this!

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Impressive quality, I hope that it works just as good as it looks.

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Heavy Hitter

7/23/2017 2:54 PM

Nice build!

Makes me remember how much I loved my12 KX450. Definitely not the best bike I have ever owned, but for some reason my favourite.

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Current: 2010 TM 250MX
Previous: 2012 KX450f, 2009 K8 RM250, 2012 RMZ250, 2008 YZ125

7/24/2017 10:13 AM

thorns wrote:

Nice build!

Makes me remember how much I loved my12 KX450. Definitely not the best bike I have ever owned, but for some reason my favourite.

Thanks bud! Yeah the 12-15 are my favorite kawis, and although the 2012 doesn't do anything specially right, it doesn't do anything wrong either.

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Heavy Hitter

7/29/2017 7:05 AM

Reload carbon fiber skid plate

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Boyesen clutch cover, supercooler, and radiators ready to go in.

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Engine should be done next week and I´m still waiting for my wheels.

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Heavy Hitter

8/12/2017 3:26 PM

Finally the wheels have arrived, very nice products. DID DirtsStar rims, Warp9 hubs, spokes and nipples.

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Laced up, now its time to true them and they´ll be ready to go.

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Heavy Hitter

8/17/2017 4:55 PM

Some Pirelli tires have arrived.

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So finally the bike is semi-complete, but I´m still waiting for some parts as well as for mounting the new wheelset. Let me know what you think!

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I´m going to take better photos when the bike is complete.

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Heavy Hitter

8/18/2017 10:59 AM

Nice, any reason you chose yosh?

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8/18/2017 12:49 PM

Those shrouds are sweet! I broke the stock shrouds on my 13 out on the first ride, real easy to snag with the boot.

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8/18/2017 6:25 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Nice, any reason you chose yosh?

Thanks! To be honest there wasn't any real reason, but I have to admit that I they seem to be one of the best quality sistems. My brother just hooked me up with it!

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Heavy Hitter

8/18/2017 6:28 PM

Skerby wrote:

Those shrouds are sweet! I broke the stock shrouds on my 13 out on the first ride, real easy to snag with the boot.

Thank you bud! The graphics on the bike are inspired on Twitch Stenberg's 2014 kawi. My favorite dirt bike of all time.

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Heavy Hitter

8/18/2017 9:00 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Nice, any reason you chose yosh?

Andy7 wrote:

Thanks! To be honest there wasn't any real reason, but I have to admit that I they seem to be one of the best quality sistems. My brother just hooked me up with it!

Cool, thanks

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