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2010 Kawasaki KX450F Fast-Aid Project Bike Photo Gallery

See photos and images of our test rider’s 2010 Kawasaki KX450F Fast-Aid Project Bike in the 2010 Kawasaki KX450F Fast-Aid Project Bike review.

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Armstrong’s KX450F sports special Dirt Digits backgrounds for Mammoth Motocross races.
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Factory Connection fitted a softer shock spring and modified the way the oil flows inside the shock based on Matt’s speed and riding style.
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Test rider, Matt Armstrong is faster and lighter than what the fork is set-up for stock so Factory Connection modified the way the oil flows inside the shock based on Matt’s speed and riding style.
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The stock 0.48 kg/mm fork springs were retained but the damping settings were changed to give it better initial response over small bumps and better damping progression when loaded.
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Fresh Dunlop Geomax MX51 intermediate terrain tires replaced the stock Bridgestone’s.
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A shorter McGrath-bend Renthal Twinwall handlebar was fitted to increase rider comfort.
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Armstrong complained that initial fork damping was too stiff when stock. Factory Connection made it much more plush and responsive feeling.
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With a few simple modifications Armstrong’s KX450F was much easier and fun to ride.
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Rather than re-pack the stock muffler we replaced the entire exhaust with an affordable Yoshimura RS-2 Comp Series Full Exhaust System (available at Motorcycle-Superstore.com).
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The Yoshimura pipe improved mid-to-top engine performance as well as gave the engine more over-rev.
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An eye catching gold-plated DID 520 ERT2 Chain (available at Motorcycle-Superstore.com) replaced the stretched out stocker.
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The Renthal Twinwall McGrath-bend handlebar (with soft Renthal waffle-style hand grips) sits inside a Pro Circuit handlebar clamp designed for better handlebar rigidity in case of a crash or tip over.
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Without question, Armstrong’s ’10 Kawasaki KX450F is one of the sharpest looking dirt bikes we’ve seen this side of a factory racebike.
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The Hard Terrain fuel/ignition map allowed the rear tire to hook up better yet also reduced the bike’s propensity to wheelie out of corners.
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A one-tooth larger (51) Renthal 520 Twinring Heavy-Duty Rear Sprocket is both lightweight and durable with an aluminum center and steel teeth for better durability.
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Armstrong sports Shift’s new 2011 Strike Hyde off-road pants, jersey and gloves.
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Armstrong demonstrates his whip game aboard his '10 KX450F.
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'10 Kawasaki KX450F Fast-Aid Project Bike.
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2010 Kawasaki KX450F Fast-Aid Project Bike Dyno.