2009 CRF450 mod questions

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12/27/2011 12:06 AM

What are the best mods for a 2009 CRF450?

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12/27/2011 12:09 AM

Listing it for sale !!

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November 13th, Forever in our memories !!

12/27/2011 12:18 AM

lol not an option... also it sometimes randomly bogs after riding for 10 min or more... like when i come into a corner and get on it hard

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12/27/2011 12:22 AM

Roost boost.

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12/27/2011 12:45 AM

What are you looking to improve, performance wise?

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12/27/2011 12:58 AM

I don't know specifically... I've just heard complaints from people on handling and stuff I guess.

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12/27/2011 1:02 AM

2009 is worst year for Honda seriously sell it if you ride or race on motocross tracks.

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12/27/2011 1:54 AM

mxbrady551 wrote:

I don't know specifically... I've just heard complaints from people on handling and stuff I guess.

Have YOU got a problem with the handling??

If you like it then ride it. If you're not sure if you like it then nothing anybody on here suggests is gonna help you either because you wont be sure if it helped.

Ride the thing and try and work out wat you like and dont like before you ask randoms who've never seer you ride before.

One thing i will say is it, those things were renowned for being harsh on muffler bearings, keep an eye on them, seriously.

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12/27/2011 2:03 AM

mxbrady551 wrote:

lol not an option... also it sometimes randomly bogs after riding for 10 min or more... like when i come into a corner and get ...more

From experiance this is your fuel pump about to give up, not completley though and should be a cheap fix. It happened to me it almost feels like you are running a carb bike and forgot to turn the fuel on ? or like a spark plug fouling ?

I had the same problem with my 09 it finally stopped running all together, I pulled the fuel pump out, cleaned the fuel pump filter and she was good to go, ended up spending the $50 and getting the fuel pump filter kit, did not have any more problems.

Getting it to handle well is the fun part, I spent a bit of cash and time with a local suspension guy (IN AUS) and got the bike to a point where I was happy enough, not perfect but for my C grade riding level it was fine, I know a lot of guys that spent the money on the rear link and were more than happy in the end.

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12/27/2011 3:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2011 3:10 AM

mxbrady551 wrote:

I don't know specifically... I've just heard complaints from people on handling and stuff I guess.

haydos25 wrote:

Have YOU got a problem with the handling??

If you like it then ride it. If you're not sure if you like it then nothing ...more

Well I only had a chance to ride it once last summer but am going to be racing it this summer. The bike I had rode before that was an 07 kxf 450 and I rode them so far apart I can't really compare them. I'm an A level rider who's rode Loretta's and arenacross so didn't know what most of the fast guys complaints were. Aaron that's exactly what it's doing... what is the kit you have to buy?

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12/27/2011 3:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2011 3:15 AM

Raise the idle to keep it from losing fire in slow turns. The '09 had the idle set way too low and it would cause flame outs. I think it's funny people talk so much crap on the '09s when the bike has gone through almost no significant changes over the last few years. A few mods and your '09 is the same as the newer Honda everyone seems to love.

For suspension absolutely spring it for your weight. The forks dive really bad and to help correct most of the turning issues you need to keep them from doing that. You can lower the rear with a link or knuckle to level the bike out some more and others seem to think that helps. To me it's gimmicky and caused more problems than it solved.

Other than that ride and enjoy. I had easily over 200 hours on mine of hard riding and it was solid as a rock. Easiest horsepower comes from an exhaust, that can bump it up to nearly 55hp.

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12/27/2011 3:25 AM

mxbrady551 wrote:

I don't know specifically... I've just heard complaints from people on handling and stuff I guess.

haydos25 wrote:

Have YOU got a problem with the handling??

If you like it then ride it. If you're not sure if you like it then nothing ...more

mxbrady551 wrote:

Well I only had a chance to ride it once last summer but am going to be racing it this summer. The bike I had rode before that ...more

The kit came with a Fuel pump filter, and the oring for underneath the fuel tank from memory. The 09 manual was not great for showing how to take the fuel pump out or pulling it apart. You tube came in handy!

Not much work once you have done it once and fixed the problem. Shawn is right about the idle speed, Check the manua but I am pretty sure it says to set it around 1700rpm, I know i had mine wound way up. I know a few people that had the fuel pump problem.

I could not work it out for awhile, I would go through a third or fourth gear sweaper and the bike would bog down like I was in a gear to high, I could kick it down and it would have no effect. Then it got worse and would to the same and just stall, Would then start fine, I had no idea and the day it finally died on me i spent weeks trying to work out what it was until someone suggested trying the fuel pump before getting the ignition checked. Glad i checked that first!

If you are a A grade rider ill stop with sugesting ways to fix the handling, think there would be a world of difference in our riding. Though the rear link seems to be the best fix from what I have read.

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12/27/2011 3:37 AM

cool thanks guys... could you send me a link for the fuel pump filter you purchased?

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12/27/2011 3:39 AM

SwapperMX wrote:

Listing it for sale !!

LOL w00t

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12/27/2011 3:40 AM

http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=2677 Is this what you're talking about?

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12/27/2011 4:19 AM

Also why would the Geico team run this 270mm oversized rotor kit when the company also makes a 280mm one? http://www.crfstuff.com/ge27blkit.html

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12/27/2011 4:42 AM

I have a 2010, which is essentially the exact same bike as the 2009, and I don't get all the hate on the bike. Motor is a little softer than the 09 Kawi I had, but it will turn circles around my Kawi. I Have the linkage on mine, and absolutely love it. About to send the suspension off to Enzo, can't wait to see how much I love it then!

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12/27/2011 4:51 AM

What's the linkage mod? Also, do you adjust the idle with the computer?

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12/27/2011 5:01 AM

Youre a pro level rider! You don't know anything about a 4 year old bike? Get real bro

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12/27/2011 5:28 AM

Windham don't use the aftermarket linkage EVERYBODY suggests, and I know people riding this bitch totally stock, and while doing it makes me look totally silly on my "better bike"!

I had an 09, sold it after 7h, the main issue for me was the clutch that was heavy in pull, and you had to press it to the handlebar for 100 % release. This ended with me being forced to use four fingers after a few laps, because if I didn't, I stalled the bike EVERY damn corner. I had some issues with the chassis as well, but being a C/B-rider one really wonder how much is in the head. Also, I newer figured how to check the valve clearance since you are supposed to bend the feeler gauge or something. Hard to start as well. Still very good looking bike, good power, liked the linear power and the ergos was amazing. Still I didn't regret selling it though.

You look to put Brembo stuff on this one?

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12/27/2011 5:34 AM

The 09 is a great bike it just needs some "tuning" Both my son and I have them and we love them. The first thing I would do is replace the linkage and send the suspention off to get it resprung and revalved. These two things alone will make the bike like a new bike.
As far as the power goes it all depends how fast you are and the type of riding that you do. My bike has an FMF exhaust and a remap and its way to much for me. I wish that my bike was stock now.

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12/27/2011 5:34 AM

Forgot, the solution to the clutch issues is a Hinson with 6 springs mimicking the 08 clutch. You get a lighter pull, and more pressure on the plates meaning a longer lasting one (don't ask me how that works). Many people have issues with the clutch getting toasted way to fast.

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12/27/2011 5:53 AM

DrSweden wrote:

Forgot, the solution to the clutch issues is a Hinson with 6 springs mimicking the 08 clutch. You get a lighter pull, and more ...more

Some people do and some dont. My sons practice bike had the stock cluth with PC springs in it for about 100 hours and when we took it out it was still good. He is fast but he is also only 125 pounds. My bike has the hinson and it still is hard to pull but a cheap fix is to use a 2005 250 cable. It makes a huge difference and pulls like his yz125 did.

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12/27/2011 6:01 AM

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I don't trust any "Joined Date" later than 2012

12/27/2011 6:24 AM

Nice find Brady- I wrote that. I'm glad it's still helping people!

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12/27/2011 6:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2011 6:52 AM

Best thing i have done to my 2011, which is basicly the same as a 2009, is put a 2005 stock honda 250f clutch cable on it. The bend in the cable is only about 35 degrees compared to stock 450 cable where the bend is more like 90 degrees. You would not believe tje difference in the pull it creates. Like night and day!

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12/27/2011 7:12 AM

springs and either the lowering link or shorting the rear shock a little. Remapping stops the flame out. Most reliable bike I ever had so far. Pipe helps too

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12/27/2011 2:16 PM

I've got this bike and love it:

Yosh full system (had the o2 sensor + computer remap- but switched it back because it didn't help from what I could tell)
Flywheel Weight
Hinson 6 spring full clutch + basket
Factory connection revalve + linkage pull rods
1 tooth larger rear sprocket

Bullet proof reliable.

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12/27/2011 3:08 PM

DrSweden wrote:

Forgot, the solution to the clutch issues is a Hinson with 6 springs mimicking the 08 clutch. You get a lighter pull, and more ...more

jleews6 wrote:

Some people do and some dont. My sons practice bike had the stock cluth with PC springs in it for about 100 hours and when we ...more

You got to be kidding with me? You mean the reason why the clutch has a heavy is the clutch cable? I sold my bike because of this?

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12/27/2011 3:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2011 3:32 PM

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