18+ KTM 450sxf Weak/troublesome areas?

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2/3/2019 4:17 PM

As title states. Are there any areas of this motorcycle that should be adressed immideately? Or any parts i should be stocking up on, Bike will be used for MX.

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2/3/2019 5:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2019 5:19 PM

My son bought the 18 factory edition 450 and it has been great so far. I think he has 24 hrs on it and everything is still stock including chain and sprockets. All I did was check the valves and check the tps, other than that it's been a great bike and mx is all its seen

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2/3/2019 5:31 PM

im getting 19 factory edition and super excited about it just worried about parts that wear out

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2/3/2019 5:41 PM

4csHATER wrote:

im getting 19 factory edition and super excited about it just worried about parts that wear out

Parts as in motor wear out or chassis/tire ect. wear?

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2/3/2019 5:53 PM

Buy a couple of the small inline fuel filters that go in the quick disconnect and change them periodically. Keep an eye on spokes and sprocket bolts although i personally havent had issues in 3 KTMs. Some have issues with the footpeg and rear brake pedal springs so maybe keep a few of those around.

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2/3/2019 6:02 PM

4csHATER wrote:

im getting 19 factory edition and super excited about it just worried about parts that wear out

ktm-5 wrote:

Parts as in motor wear out or chassis/tire ect. wear?

i was thinking any thing that wears kut under a class mx racing?

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2/3/2019 6:21 PM

Nothing any more than any bike. Idk if you've rode the 19 frames or not but it is much better than the 16-18 years

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2/3/2019 6:22 PM

ktm-5 wrote:

Nothing any more than any bike. Idk if you've rode the 19 frames or not but it is much better than the 16-18 years

i have never rode the 19 had a 16 350 and it was the best bike i have ridden to date

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2/3/2019 6:26 PM

You will love this néw bike, even more so than your 350. I was super impressed myself, the way they turn is amazing my son like his 450 stock better than his 16 250f that was setup for him

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2/3/2019 6:48 PM

really, im so pumped im getting cone valve and xact kit shock, cant wait.

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2/3/2019 6:48 PM

My FE came with spare in line fuel filters, buy a Honda rear brake spring the ktm springs break often.

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2/3/2019 6:50 PM

Injury has stopped us from having any more time on the bike

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2/3/2019 7:14 PM

okay i will buy honda rear brake spring ", also been hearing some stuff about honda rear axle or ? and then what about the clutch? has anyone talked about its durability?

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2/3/2019 10:10 PM

Ecu remap by Twisted Development or the Vortex with Twisted maps devil

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2/3/2019 10:12 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Ecu remap by Twisted Development or the Vortex with Twisted maps devil

I was thinking about doing the vortex. But i really am unsure, I have used TLR in the passed and he did awesome mapping for here on the east coast, thats where ill be riding, last time i sent something to cali, then used it here in the east coast it didnt work good.

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2/3/2019 11:32 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Ecu remap by Twisted Development or the Vortex with Twisted maps devil

4csHATER wrote:

I was thinking about doing the vortex. But i really am unsure, I have used TLR in the passed and he did awesome mapping for here on the east coast, thats where ill be riding, last time i sent something to cali, then used it here in the east coast it didnt work good.

Twisted does some high level stuff. I’d be surprised if you weren’t happy, just my 2 cents. Have you heard the keefer podcast about the 450sxf?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rocky-mountain-atv-mc-keefer-tested/id1245516386?mt=2&i=1000418447070

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2/4/2019 4:08 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Twisted does some high level stuff. I’d be surprised if you weren’t happy, just my 2 cents. Have you heard the keefer podcast about the 450sxf?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rocky-mountain-atv-mc-keefer-tested/id1245516386?mt=2&i=1000418447070

i didnt send my stuff to twisted, i mean i guess i could try it but hes not on east coast so it would be tough

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2/6/2019 8:57 AM

immediately replace the filter cage with a screenless Twin Air. The stock one has a sharp point that can eventually tear into the filter or punch a hole. You can file the point down. That's what I did before replacing with the Twin Air cage.

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2/7/2019 3:02 PM

4csHATER wrote:

okay i will buy honda rear brake spring ", also been hearing some stuff about honda rear axle or ? and then what about the clutch? has anyone talked about its durability?

Easiest way is to get a Honda axle kit from Ride Engineering, or get the new Works Connection floating axle kit.

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2/11/2019 2:01 AM

richter28 wrote:

Easiest way is to get a Honda axle kit from Ride Engineering, or get the new Works Connection floating axle kit.

Thank you for the info ?

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2/11/2019 2:01 AM

blaze 57 wrote:

immediately replace the filter cage with a screenless Twin Air. The stock one has a sharp point that can eventually tear into the filter or punch a hole. You can file the point down. That's what I did before replacing with the Twin Air cage.

Appreciate this info ?

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