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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-16-2017, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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New toy!

Hey all, just got myself a new toy! 09 KFX450R. i know, i know, not a raptor, but i like 450's too and this one is fuel injected, and has reverse. Once i finish the 07 rappy 700 build, i will likely sell the ol' 660 that made me love raptors to begin with because i dont need 3 quads. LOVE the new horse in the stable, but tears for the 660
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 05:49 AM
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Congrats, nice looking machine. It gets tough choosing what to ride with multiple bikes but it does keep the maintenance schedule few and far between along with hours on the machines. There's that anyway!

[U]2006 raptor 700

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ODI Rogue grips & ASV pro pack levers
PRM Edge Baja bumper w/12" Cree spot/flood bar
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Looks good enjoy!!

06 700 se
+2 Alba A arms
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long travel yfz shocks redone by Jogca
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Joagaca suspension,gytr frame skid,yfz calipers,powermadd hand guards,prodesign shifter,fasst flexx bars,rox risers,t.m. design chain guide,+2 lonestar swinger,billet dash,x-rex rears, klaw xc fronts,ebay bumper,prodesign case saver,primary drive sprockets and chain, all balls wheel bearings,+2+1 lonestar a-arms,+2 g force axle,vitos jet kit,ac pro peg nerf,amradillo swinger skid,sparks exhaust,prodesign intake,foam filter,outterwear,no lid

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Thanks guys! I think this is the only dirt slinger ive ever bought that ran! Lol. And you have a good point morph, maybe i need more space, not less machines.....
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Just make sure to get seat time on the kfx before you let the 660 go. I sold my kfx450r after a year due to its very tight riding position, hard seat and long efi starting sequence. I went to a 660r and could not be happier. They are light bikes but like to eat clutch baskets. If you like standing up to ride or mx then the kfx is good. I hated mine in the woods and hill climbs
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Oldskool, thanks for the advice! I guess i should take it on a 6 hour trail day before i make any decisions, but the 700 will be done soon anyway!
I will say the bottom end feels pretty gutless (well, compared to a 50hp 660 with gobbs of torque) but it does rip in the top half of rpm's. Im sure an intake would do wonders for it.... and I will keep an eye on the clutch basket, thanks for mentioning it. So oldskool, since you had one of these kawi's, any other problem areas i should be aware of?? Or anyone else know of anything?
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Swingers crack at the back clamp down area. Frames went easy and can crack on the straight frame rails. PEM incerts break off where they are pressed in. Keep radiator clean or they over heat. Stock shock suck as with all machines, steering stem needs plus 2 to not feel like your on a crotch rocket. Factory footpegs do mot hold your feet in place ims pegs fix that. You can open the air filter up some with cttinf out plastic and a notoil air filter with no lid. Just drill more drain holes in the bottom. Battery cables route under frame and can get cut so route them better. They pull good with high comp piston. Do not leave in gear if you park it due to ecu will drain battery. they rip, but are geared funny and I found 1st to 2nd shifting alot, most bikes I try to hear so I can run 2nd all day. The seat foam is too hard and works better if you steal a 660 seat and have it shaped to fit over the kfx seat then recovered. I miss the lightness but I needed a more woods friendly bike for the hills.
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Mine I sold to a kid who rides with us.
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2001 Raptor 660R too many mods
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Nice view in the pic-

Wow, more than i was expecting! Lol. Hopefully some of these wont be an issue for me. I ride a cbr everyday so im used to the crotch rocket position and hard seat. The previous owner wired the electric fan on a toggle switch, so i can run the fan constantly to help with overheating, and it doesnt have the factory pegs anymore. As for the rest of that: i will be re-routing the battery cables immediately, thanks for that tip. Gonna try to remember to kick it out of gear when parked for a bit too. I sure hope i dont get a crack in my frame or swinger, but i will be watching for it now. Thanks for all the great info that im sure you learned the hard way.

And yeah, its crazy light. Think im gonna like that. Just wish it was wide like the ltr
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