KX 450 Grenade

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10/8/2018 1:27 PM

I was at red bud and there were a tonne of kx 450's that blew up
Bikes I saw were Desalle, Medaglia, Tomac, Searle. Probably a few more, what it is with that?

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10/8/2018 1:31 PM

Medaglia has his radiator cap pop off and burning hot coolant obviously spayed all over him. Bike didn’t blow.

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10/8/2018 1:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/8/2018 6:06 PM

On a positive I dont think any of them went bang, it looked like they all overheated, Still a terrible look for the green grenades.

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10/8/2018 1:34 PM

Was wondering the same thing absolutely gutted for them all because they were having great rides and you know they could feel their bikes going away from them.Was thinking oversized radiators may have helped but it did not look good for the mean green machines yesterday.

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10/8/2018 1:49 PM

Even this little dude was bummed.

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10/8/2018 1:50 PM

That picture is gold! w00t

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10/8/2018 1:53 PM

Ferrandis mentioned that in his second race he had to babysit his bike because the radiators got stuffed with sand/dirt and it started smoking.
Maybe the Kawi riders who had issues didn't heed the warning signs and gave it all.

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10/8/2018 1:55 PM

The problem with the KX's is they're not KTMs. Oh, I forgot, the KX is the best bike as stated in the many shootouts. What a fucking joke.

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10/8/2018 2:05 PM

Running any bike in the mud is hard on the motor. Especially highly hopped up race engines. I believe a couple KTMs died as well.

Before dogging a bike, lets look at the bikes off the showroom floor. Theres an entire thread of owners saying how great their 19 kx450 is. Assuming the one you buy is remotely close to one raced at mxon is ignorant as hell. You spend $20,000 hopping up your motor on any brand and stuff the radiators and electrical plugs with sand and mud and see how long it lasts.

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10/8/2018 2:13 PM

Don’t sure if factory kawi eu had been running the new bike all year or not , but it was not a good look for sure. A number of other bikes blew as well , tough condition to keep the radiators clear

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10/8/2018 2:13 PM

How come after all these years the factory mechanics cant keep sand and mud out of the radiators?

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

10/8/2018 2:16 PM

scott_nz wrote:

Don’t sure if factory kawi eu had been running the new bike all year or not , but it was not a good look for sure. A number of other bikes blew as well , tough condition to keep the radiators clear

Desalle was on a '18 KX450F and so was Medaglia. Tommy Searle was on a 2018 that they rented from someone, and brought some part. Tomac was the only one on a 19 and they had an electrical or fuel pump problem on Saturday (note, the wheel wasn't locked, engine was free) and no problems on Sunday for them.

I'm pretty sure we can find a bike of every brand that had problems at this race. Jacobi's Husqvarna had problems, Calvin's Honda went bang at least once...

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10/8/2018 2:40 PM

rikhek wrote:

The problem with the KX's is they're not KTMs. Oh, I forgot, the KX is the best bike as stated in the many shootouts. What a fucking joke.

You sound like the kind of guy that would beat his husband. Please calm down.

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10/8/2018 2:47 PM

Rotaholic wrote:

On a positive I dont think any of them went bang, it looked like they all overheated, Still a terrible look for the green grenades.

*Greenades. wink

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10/8/2018 2:51 PM

I knew squirrelings and kb228 would post in here...whistling

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10/8/2018 2:53 PM

scott_nz wrote:

Don’t sure if factory kawi eu had been running the new bike all year or not , but it was not a good look for sure. A number of other bikes blew as well , tough condition to keep the radiators clear

ML512 wrote:

Desalle was on a '18 KX450F and so was Medaglia. Tommy Searle was on a 2018 that they rented from someone, and brought some part. Tomac was the only one on a 19 and they had an electrical or fuel pump problem on Saturday (note, the wheel wasn't locked, engine was free) and no problems on Sunday for them.

I'm pretty sure we can find a bike of every brand that had problems at this race. Jacobi's Husqvarna had problems, Calvin's Honda went bang at least once...

Desalle smashed a hole in his water pump cover after taking sewer out. That’s what paulin said

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10/8/2018 3:11 PM

Did anyone race a Suzuki 250 or 450? Other than Pastrana on a RM250 2 smoke I didn't see nor hear of any rider on a Suzuki.

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10/8/2018 4:03 PM

twizzler wrote:

Did anyone race a Suzuki 250 or 450? Other than Pastrana on a RM250 2 smoke I didn't see nor hear of any rider on a Suzuki.

Lopes JGR

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10/8/2018 4:04 PM

Rotaholic wrote:

On a positive I dont think any of them went bang, it looked like they all overheated, Still a terrible look for the green grenades.

Laughing out loud “green grenades” ?

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10/8/2018 4:34 PM

drok577 wrote:

I was at red bud and there were a tonne of kx 450's that blew up
Bikes I saw were Desalle, Medaglia, Tomac, Searle. Probably a few more, what it is with that?

There was only one ‘19 there and it had an electrical failure. I️ saw plenty of bike of all brands smoking and several have failures. It happens.

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10/8/2018 4:38 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Even this little dude was bummed.

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10/8/2018 4:46 PM

Wonder if the KX450cc blowups will hurt sales of 2019 models in dealers showroom's????

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10/8/2018 4:47 PM

scott_nz wrote:

Don’t sure if factory kawi eu had been running the new bike all year or not , but it was not a good look for sure. A number of other bikes blew as well , tough condition to keep the radiators clear

ML512 wrote:

Desalle was on a '18 KX450F and so was Medaglia. Tommy Searle was on a 2018 that they rented from someone, and brought some part. Tomac was the only one on a 19 and they had an electrical or fuel pump problem on Saturday (note, the wheel wasn't locked, engine was free) and no problems on Sunday for them.

I'm pretty sure we can find a bike of every brand that had problems at this race. Jacobi's Husqvarna had problems, Calvin's Honda went bang at least once...

Either way. Green out numbered the rest period!

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10/8/2018 4:49 PM

robkinuk wrote:

Wonder if the KX450cc blowups will hurt sales of 2019 models in dealers showroom's????

Reading is hard.

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10/8/2018 4:53 PM

seth505 wrote:

I knew squirrelings and kb228 would post in here...whistling

I simply added a fact cool guy.

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10/8/2018 5:05 PM

twizzler wrote:

Did anyone race a Suzuki 250 or 450? Other than Pastrana on a RM250 2 smoke I didn't see nor hear of any rider on a Suzuki.

MAN! EXCELLENT POST and thought. That makes me want to go back and check. I see the comment from another poster about Lopes, but as far as what was shown during the races...

AHHHH!!! I just remembered, Pastrana! That is one more.

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10/8/2018 5:11 PM

drok577 wrote:

I was at red bud and there were a tonne of kx 450's that blew up
Bikes I saw were Desalle, Medaglia, Tomac, Searle. Probably a few more, what it is with that?

4 blown up kawasakis would be 936 pounds (not including mud) which is only 42.4% of a metric ton.
4 yamahas on the other hand...

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10/8/2018 5:37 PM

seth505 wrote:

I knew squirrelings and kb228 would post in here...whistling

Squirrelings wrote:

I simply added a fact cool guy.

Logic is difficult for some people.

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10/8/2018 5:41 PM

seth505 wrote:

I knew squirrelings and kb228 would post in here...whistling

Squirrelings wrote:

I simply added a fact cool guy.

kb228 wrote:

Logic is difficult for some people.

For what it’s worth, you both seem to post good stuff other than the kawi loving/ktm hating.

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10/8/2018 5:41 PM

ML512 wrote:

Desalle was on a '18 KX450F and so was Medaglia. Tommy Searle was on a 2018 that they rented from someone, and brought some part. Tomac was the only one on a 19 and they had an electrical or fuel pump problem on Saturday (note, the wheel wasn't locked, engine was free) and no problems on Sunday for them.

I'm pretty sure we can find a bike of every brand that had problems at this race. Jacobi's Husqvarna had problems, Calvin's Honda went bang at least once...

There was one other guy on a 19.

It seemed like every bike was steaming at one point during the weekend. I walked through the pits on Sunday morning after the B main, and I saw some of the plugged radiators first hand, they were completely blocked with dirt.

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