Advice please looking at buying a 17 kxf 450

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7/8/2018 1:28 AM

Hi all looking for peoples advice, I’m 6,4 16st and in the market for a 17 kxf 450

Current bike is 16 fc250

Previous bikes iv owned
16 ktm 250sxf
16 husky fc350
13 ktm 450sxf
14 kxf 450

Reason for change iv read the kxf suits the taller rider and I fancy the 450, I do a couple races throughout the year but ride every weekend mainly with mates at the local track for fun.

How does the kxf feel power wise , how does it handle (does the bike feel heavy) iv read the front forks aren’t the best ? My last kxf was the 14 model, are the bikes easy to work on.



7/8/2018 7:25 AM

Good bike. The tac forks are improved in 17 and 18 models, and you don't have to run as high of pressures. The showa app works well for some of my riders, while a few like 0 in outer, and same in main / balance. You're in England?


Livin' the dream, two wheels at a time!

7/8/2018 7:37 AM

I’m in Scotland


7/8/2018 7:42 AM

Would a mostly practice rider, vet/Sen B level notice the difference between a 17 and 19? About 4k lower too in in price.

I wonder the same thing as well OP.


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7/8/2018 8:29 AM

Good bike get the suspension sprung and revalved. Or frt spring kit. Solid bike.


7/8/2018 8:34 AM

I just bought an 18 (same as 17) and it’s easily the best bike I’ve ever ridden. I did a PC pipe/silencer and a rear spring for my weight (220) and it’s awesome. Feels light for a 450, rock-solid handling and the motor is deceptively fast. The air forks are worlds better than my last air fork bike which was a ‘13. I may eventually go to a spring conversion but for now they are plenty rideable.


7/8/2018 9:23 AM

The bike I’m looking at has 18 hours on with good servicing , when does it need a piston change ?