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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 12:19 PM

I've started a full build up on my 19 Kawasaki KX 450. I worked for some of the factory teams back in the years. I will share some of my tip and tricks on how its done. Stay tune for some pictures.

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 12:52 PM

Here is how it started. I got this bike 4 weeks before mammoth motocross. I didn't have much time to trick it out. Raced mammoth pretty much stock with a 52 tooth rear sprocket and Pro Circuit Ti-6 pipe. Nearly holeshoted both moto's on Saturday and won the first moto. The 2019 kawasaki KX 450 has plenty of power!!!



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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:05 PM

Step one was to strip the bike down and start sending parts out for coating.


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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:11 PM

Step 2 was sending all the parts for cerakoting. I like the look of all the engines parts coated. Just gives the bike a factory look.


Front and rear calipers coated bronze

Front rear hubs were machined down smooth and polished. Then we coated them bronze too


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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:14 PM

Next stop was Dubya for some new rims and spokes. DID dirt stars stx rim with heavy duty spoke.


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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:26 PM

of course we had to stop by Willy over at Lightspeed. Willy has been at the carbon fiber game for a long time. Really good quality and the stuff fits great!!

Skid plate with full coverage




Gas tank skin


Awesome counter sprocket/slave cylinder cover


I also added the rear caliper guard and rear chain block.


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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:30 PM

Raptor TI pegs.

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sandman768 sandman768
8/14/2019 1:39 PM

Them coatings are nice!!,!,...

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RyanLester761 RyanLester761
8/14/2019 1:54 PM

2019 kx450. My dream bike after my buddy let my ride his a couple times. I can only imaging how sweet this will turn out. Great job so far! Following!

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:57 PM
RyanLester761 wrote:

2019 kx450. My dream bike ...more

Just wait it gets way better!!!!

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 1:58 PM
sandman768 wrote:

Them coatings are ...more

Ya, pretty good. we went with gloss black on the cases. usually like flat black but something different this time

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DB97 DB97
8/14/2019 2:00 PM

Looks like it's going to be sick. Did you have to call lightspeed for those? I was trying to find the sprocket cover the other day.

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mxb2 mxb2
8/14/2019 2:00 PM

Sick build man.

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 2:08 PM

Another plan was to remove the casting off the lower frame rails. Some would call this polishing the frame.I like to sand them down with scotchbrite disks for an air tool. then I follow it up with 400 grit wet sand paper. finished by alumbrite and SOS pads.


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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 2:10 PM

Engine complete with cases all coated!!

look at all the Mettec Ti bolts

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 2:13 PM
mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

Thank you

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 2:14 PM
DB97 wrote:

Looks like it's going to ...more

Yes, he don't have any of the new stuff on his site.

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mxb2 mxb2
8/14/2019 2:17 PM
mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

Np man any motor mods? Pipe, ignition, remap? Fuel?

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/14/2019 2:24 PM
mxb2 wrote:

Sick build man.

eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

mxb2 wrote:

Np man any motor mods? ...more

Pro circuit pipe with the white mapping plug. pump 91 on the fuel

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mxb2 mxb2
8/14/2019 2:35 PM
eddie laret wrote:

Thank you

mxb2 wrote:

Np man any motor mods? ...more

eddie laret wrote:

Pro circuit pipe with the ...more

Cool.thanks.

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AE448 AE448
8/14/2019 3:17 PM

Them bronze coated parts look great! Never seen them like that before. Will be following the thread closely, your bike is going to be mega.

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Brentyancich Brentyancich
8/14/2019 4:32 PM

I love the detail on the raptor pegs . Really the whole bike nicely done 👏👊

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/15/2019 9:33 AM
Brentyancich wrote:

I love the detail on the ...more

Thank you! its been a work in process

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/15/2019 9:35 AM
AE448 wrote:

Them bronze coated parts ...more

Thank you! I did it to my Yamaha 450 I did. Really liked it so I did it again.

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/15/2019 9:39 AM

little update, of course I went with XTRIG ROCS clamps. I've had them before and the PDS bar mount system is one of the best out there. Huge thanks to technical touch USA.

sorry for the dudt on the new clamps. I live in the desert

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Sidecar Sidecar
8/17/2019 11:17 AM

Looking awesome...

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CarlinoJoeVideo CarlinoJoeVideo
8/18/2019 11:38 AM

Looking clean! Who did the coatings?

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/19/2019 10:32 AM
CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Looking clean! Who did the ...more

Scott over at Pro SX MX schools

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eddie laret eddie laret
8/19/2019 10:32 AM
Sidecar wrote:

Looking awesome...

Thank you

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Gibbs_293 Gibbs_293
8/19/2019 11:22 AM

This makes me want to sell my 13 for a 19 or 20.

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