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Honda CRF450R MB1 Suspension Project Bike Photo Gallery

The guys from MB1 Suspension rework the suspension on our 2010 Honda CRF450R. See the photos then read the story in the Honda CRF450R MB1 Suspension Project Bike.

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Changing the engine’s power characteristics is simple with HRC's PGM-FI Setting Tool.
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With the fitment of electronic fuel-injection on the 2010 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R, riders now have the ability to tune engine performance to track conditions or their individual preference. To do this, Honda offers its $349 PGM-FI Setting Tool. The tool allows the user to alter the engine fuel and ignition maps courtesy of the included software on their Windows-compatible computer. Look for the comprehensive review in a few weeks.
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The initial part of suspension movement is far more plush than stock.
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The modified MB1 Suspension delivered more progressive damping the as it reached farther down in suspension stroke giving the rider more control.
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More control is the theme of MB1’s reworked suspension components.
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MB1 chose to retain the stock shock spring and only modified the damping characteristics as well as shortening the shock body slightly.
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After 31-plus hours of ride time our CRF450R feels like it was just pulled out of the crate and it still shines like new. Replacement of wear-and-tear items has been minimal.
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MB1’s mods significantly improved chassis balance which allows you to ride easier with more confidence.
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The difference in terms of performance is night and day over stock.