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PostSubject: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 3:00 pm

so i decided this winter to give the bike a small facelift. i redid my lighting kit and got away from bulbs as they draw a lot of power and upgraded to led's. got new exhaust,wheels blah blah..........pics
new axle blocks,did'nt need them but they matched everything
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new trail tech,old one is getting worn out
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new battery...new horn in box
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this gives you an idea how small the battery is
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 3:03 pm

new rear fender with led brake and tailight
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led flush mount rear signals
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front signals
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 3:10 pm

trail tech aluminum mount
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seal saver's.......i've had these before and they work very well
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new front wheel.excell with red anodized hubs
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decided to try a superspox.center is aluminum -outer ring is steel and matched real wheel
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cv4 red silicone hose kit. trying these out along with engine ice this year to help cool
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 3:13 pm

fmf powerbomb header..noticed big difference in the bottom to mid range.the bike is a lttle too high strung for tight woods so i figured i'd try it out
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fmf q4 exhaust..once again helped quiet it down and give me more bottom end
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just a random shot of the bike..i'll get more pictures later
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 3:17 pm

dang that sexy lol. its pretty much exactly what im looking for, for the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 4:09 pm

nice, what are the red things in the first picture. i can not find where you installed them on your bike
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 4:22 pm

they're the axle blocks zilla. they were on back order and i just got them today,not instsalled yet. they are what you're axle bolt slides through on the swingarm for chain adjustment. i'll get pictures up when they're on. and thanks novis for the compliment. i don't think i'm going to do anything with the graphics but i'm going to get the clearcoat off the frame and redo.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 4:24 pm

i finally took it out for a little while. lost some speed with the 52 tooth on the rear but it really helped where i ride. nothing like going down the road and jumping into the field.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 12:45 am

Looks awsome! Looks like you spent some money for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 9:01 am

That looks sweet. The entire rear wheel setup looks gangsta.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 11:24 am

i thought those were for the axle but hasn't sure and since they were not installed made it harder to know.

also about the rad hose, you said you are trying to keep it cooler, have you thought about wrapping the header in tape to keep the heat in the pipe? could help keep the temp around those hoses a little cooler.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 11:45 am

yeah zilla i've thought about that as an option too. i hate to wrap that new pipe now but i kept the stock header pipe. and yes i wrapped up a little more money into than i wanted too.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 12:05 pm

The heat on the hoses will only make a difference when stopped. Even thenit won't make much of a difference since everything is open.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 7:04 pm

oh ok, right now the temp. is still in the high 50's low 60's so i don't have any trouble. it's only when it's really hot and i'm in a tight spot that it get's hot but as long as you keep the rpm's up a little it's fine. and thanks for the compliments motoman
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 04, 2011 11:11 pm

what kind of coolant are you running?
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 05, 2011 6:40 pm

just regular coolant/antifreeze. i don't really know anyone who has tried engine ice or anything else. have you tried anything else? if so what does anyone recommend
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 05, 2011 10:49 pm

always heard engine ice was great. my local atv shop carries lp liquid performance and it worked great for me.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 06, 2011 8:39 am

i have heard it really doesn't work. but is just what i heard. i have never had a problem running a 50/50 or 60/40 mix of water and antifreeze before.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 06, 2011 11:46 pm

I myself can vouch for the lp stuff. Huge difference in temps for me. I've heard alot of people saying the engine ice works great too.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2011 10:06 pm

thanks for the help, the local honda shop carries both so i'll stop by on the way home tomorrow and grab some. i'll keep you guy's posted.
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 08, 2011 2:56 am

Cool give us the review
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 08, 2011 6:15 pm

will do
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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2012 11:50 pm

honda374 wrote:
thanks for the help, the local honda shop carries both so i'll stop by on the way home tomorrow and grab some. i'll keep you guy's posted.

Did you ever test the coolent?

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PostSubject: Re: street legal crf450   street legal crf450 I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 7:59 pm

yeah, ended up my pressure cap was seal was bad. i upgraded to 1.5psi? and that helped out big time but fact is a mx bike is not meant for the slow stuff.....haha
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