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ok, I purchased the kit that warp 9 has for sale for the honda crf450's.. nothing but headaches fellas.. turns out I was the first guy to order the warp9 set ( front and rear warp9 wheels,hubs,oversized front rotor,rear rotor,sprocket, front caliper relocator bracket)

ok were do I start.. first issue I had was the with the rear wheel. I did my homework and figured I would run a 160/60 rear on my 02crf450. I got the tire on the rim.. could clearly see that the tire overlaped the sprocket horriby. no way I could even think about getting a chain on the sprocket, the rim is a 4.25.. so I went with a 150/60 rear,, and the damn chain still hit the tire.. I started looking at the hubs and they appear to be cast on the outsides, but have a ''machined finish'' on the inner part of the hubs.. so I ended up having to shimm my sprocket out to just get a hair of clearance..

second isue, brakes,, they sent me the wrong relocator bracket, it would accept the caliper but the patter to bolt onto the foot of the fork was not right, its for a 150r. not 250 or 450.. So I called these assholes.. the dude tells me the '' boss '' is out of town, that they would get with me and fix the problems, he alsot told me that the hubs arent factory,, that they are their hubs but are modeled after the factory hubs.. ''bullshit'',, looks to me like they just chromed some stock hubs, a week later I didnt hear from them, I called left a message and going on 5 weeks now,, havnt heard nothing.. I ended up having to drill and tapp the damn bracket to make it work.

so I ended up fixing NEW stuff that I ordered from the manufacturer,, and had to fix the chickenshit myself.

just thought I would let you guys know about warp9.


G THANKS WARP 9!!!!!:thefinger
 

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You get what you pay for. A real setup with brakes would cost you $1500 or more. I guess you have to be ready to "mod" them for the money that was saved.
 

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Could you move the hub over some to the sprocket side to get a bit more clearance? You should be able to do it by loosening the sprocket side spokes and taking up the slack on the brake side to move the hub over in relation to the wheel center. On another note, is it centered to start out with? Hope it helps.
 

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thats honestly the biggest hurdle when ordering wheels for supermoto apps. ive built several KTM swaps and ive never had a wheel that was dished correctly. sad that a 150 still rubbed, that shouldnt happen on a 4.25, on the other hand its just part of the game. take it eazy, youll get it all sorted out, and the best way to go about it is to call warp 9 and work with them to help develop a better product. Help them help the rest of us who cant afford the high priced kits, and we will all thank you for it.

lets see some pics of the mods you had to do and maybe youll get some good feedback from other members.
 

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I have never mounted up a Warp 9 wheel but I can say that over the years I have yet to get a front or rear wheel that was dead on.
Almost every wheel I have had to center the rim on the front between the fork tubes and had to move the the rim over on the hub via the spokes to clear the chain or the right side of the swingarm.
 

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I have never mounted up a Warp 9 wheel but I can say that over the years I have yet to get a front or rear wheel that was dead on.
Almost every wheel I have had to center the rim on the front between the fork tubes and had to move the the rim over on the hub via the spokes to clear the chain or the right side of the swingarm.
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East Coast Wheels laced up my KTM stock hubs a couple of years back - they were spot on perfect. Then again - I had to wait 10 freakin' weeks to get them back.

But that's a different story:rant:
 

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I have a set of Warp 9 wheels that went into my YZ450F with a 160/60 rear, didnt have to offset it, everything bolted straight up no problem :thumbup:
 

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i have 2 sets of wheels that came out perfect for 2 different bikes. then again, they werent warp 9, and i built them myself.

so if you want to do it cheap, the only other option is to do it yourself. for under $1k i got a set of hubs, rim hoops, and spokes, new bearings seals, etc. including 310mm rotor and sprocket. i used OEM hubs, pr0-wheel rims. not a problem to date
 

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My $800 Warp 9 wheels came with front and rear rotor, and I can you they arent any slower than $1500 wheels :bike:
 

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My $800 Warp 9 wheels came with front and rear rotor, and I can you they arent any slower than $1500 wheels :bike:
clarkie,

a little off topic :rolleyes: but are you going to do some SM races @ MMP since over half of the MMP SM races is the same weekend of the MoM races ????

I sure would like to run with or see what you can do on a SM :bike:
(they do have a "Asphalt Only Class" if you don't want to risk injury on jumps to run the MoM series & MRA).
 

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Could you move the hub over some to the sprocket side to get a bit more clearance? You should be able to do it by loosening the sprocket side spokes and taking up the slack on the brake side to move the hub over in relation to the wheel center. On another note, is it centered to start out with? Hope it helps.
No one should have to fix a new wheel, it was not built right in the 1st
place. Go with a good wheel builder next time, not some guys that are
try'n to sell that "china crap!":headshake
 

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I have put many sets of wheels on bikes converting them to sumo and for the most part you always have to offset the rear rim. It's kinda part of the game. Also the guys at warp 9 are super helpfull if you have any problems they usually bend over backwards to help people. If we have ever had and issue they have always help us rectify it. Also the hubs for the most part come out of Germany NOT CHINA! The hubs are cast after the stock ones. They aren't the best wheels on the market and they will even tell you that but they are the best bang for the buck and hell they work for all the guys I have put on them and trust me some of the guys riding them are not slow and love to go to the mx track with them and beat the crap out of them without issues.
 

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well,, I spoke with warp9,, and never heard back from them.. Im no patient at all.. I wanted my stuff goin, so I did it myself.. I just have some spite for all my troubles,, ill try adjusing the rear hub, didnt know about that. thanks guys,, ill get pics on her..
 

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well,, I spoke with warp9,, and never heard back from them.. Im no patient at all.. I wanted my stuff goin, so I did it myself.. I just have some spite for all my troubles,, ill try adjusing the rear hub, didnt know about that. thanks guys,, ill get pics on her..
If you have any questions just hit me up.
 

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i hope you and them work something out, it does suck to waste money on something and it not work out for you.
your user name is odd,, my first name is Orey .. cool

but anyway,, im not worried about it, Ive got it how I want it now. Ill just have to tweak my own stuff..
 
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