Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:43 AM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:57 AM
Then call Marty Smith for a riding lesson. And I'm not kidding. You'd be amazed at how many things you're doing wrong. Id also have you put the stock gearing back on the bike. It'll be easier to ride. There's no reason for a beginner to gear the bike down.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:10 AM
As for the bike. Your stock perches are fine with MDX levers...Honda has the best stock clutch pull ratio IMHO. I doubt you really need a faster bike...I would concentrate on controls and ergos. Being comfortable will make you faster. You should have no problem clearing everything on a stcok crf450 motor. But my first suggestion would be to get a new map for your FMF exhaust. That should make a big difference. I wouldnt really worry about making alot more power though. I know guys racing Pro2 Worcs and Expert class at some local races and have almost completely stock engine.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:30 PM
the 2011 has a longer link stock.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
Who makes a link that is longer than the stock one?
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:45 PM
Pr Circuit and Ride Eng. are two right of the tip of my head. I know there a few more companies as well.
Edited by Rich_Bing, 16 May 2012 - 12:46 PM.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:30 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:31 PM
The map will let the motor utilize the exhaust better and should be noticeable everywhere in the rpm if you get a good map. Almost like when you have to re-jet a bike after an exhaust change.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:00 AM
Read his original post he already has suspension. But I agree with you. new 450 the best things to do suspension/ergos first...make it comfortable.
I am faster on a 125 setup for me than a 450 that I am uncomfortable on.