I used this light kit:What kit did you use to convert? Hubs/Rims/Lights/etc...
Sweet 450!cool bikes! Ty, I am curious about your sxf. I am going to put my 11 450 sxf on the street. For me there is only one option to run accessories. The trail Tech 90watt stator/flywheel weight setup. Did you upgrade yours at all? Did the tusk kit have a key? Any quality issues? I have a few tusk parts on my bike and i have been less than impressed with the details on some stuff. Mostly aluminum parts. I probably won't run SM rims on mine for the street since my rims are 16.5 front and have slicks, but you never know. Mainly just want it to be legal on some of the local trails. I have a high pressure rad cap, upgraded to the ktm high flow water pump but i cant find a fan that fits the SXF tank. Other than power the cooling is my main concern. Since it will be driven 2miles to the trails and back its not bad, but some trails are tight and slower. My 250sxf never had issues but this bike is running a high comp motor i just built. Curious what your experiences were.
Very Cool! Yeah my 450 is estart but carbbed. i think all the 450s from 08+ were eStart only(unless its an XCWF model). I had heard since my bike was estart but carb that the stator didn't have enough output. According to the BajaDesigns ref chart your bike puts out 20W stock. I couldn't find a reference for my bike but the newer 450sxf also puts out 20W so its fair to say thats probably it. The EXC models, for comparison, put out 195W. You typically need 90W or more if you are running a reasonable output headlight, signals, horn etc. The lowest draw LED headlight i have seen is 20W and up to 50W.Sweet 450!
Yea, The Tusk light kit feels a bit cheep, but I have no issues with the kit. I don't like that I have to turn off the turn signals by sliding the switch, rather than pushing it in like most street bike. It's fairly easy to install and I did not upgrade my stator however I have stock electric start and a battery. I did upgrade battery to a Light weight lithium one though. I'm not sure if your 450 came with electric start and a battery.. if it did I would not worry about upgrading the stator- especially with LED lights.
The Tusk kit did not come with a key. I have heard that you can mod a key kit, but I live on an island and I don't worry about it getting stolen.
Because I convert back and forth dirt and street I bought on e-bay some large 8 or 12 point plugs so I am not unplugging and re plugging 20 plugs to convert. I was able to get it down to only 2 as well as I shortened all the excess wiring when I installed the new plugs.
I run engine ice in my radiator and I don't have any overheating issues at all on street. I do occasionally on dirt when putting around slowly, but speed always cures it.
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