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February 5th, 2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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So like in a previous post, I acquired a '09 FE450. I am doing this post sorta to keep track of things and if anyone notices me doing something stupid, to try and stop me !

The bike has 150-ish hours on it and the ODO reads 3305. The PO added the rear sub-frame tank but never completed the install, did not connect the 2 tanks. The blue plastics are pretty weathered and there are some wiring rat's nests.

I checked the valves, and they were in spec, but on the loose side. Left them there as they tend to tighten, right? Also did the general maintenance items. The bike is currently I pieces as I am waiting on parts to get the wiring sorted and adding the bits needed to ride on the road, blinkers, license plate light, etc.
The KTM dealer close to my work has been super helpful in finding parts and a friend in Germany got me new blue plastics.

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February 5th, 2020, 02:26 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bokbfok View Post
So like in a previous post, I acquired a '09 FE450. I am doing this post sorta to keep track of things and if anyone notices me doing something stupid, to try and stop me !

The bike has 150-ish hours on it and the ODO reads 3305. The PO added the rear sub-frame tank but never completed the install, did not connect the 2 tanks. The blue plastics are pretty weathered and there are some wiring rat's nests.

I checked the valves, and they were in spec, but on the loose side. Left them there as they tend to tighten, right? Also did the general maintenance items. The bike is currently I pieces as I am waiting on parts to get the wiring sorted and adding the bits needed to ride on the road, blinkers, license plate light, etc.
The KTM dealer close to my work has been super helpful in finding parts and a friend in Germany got me new blue plastics.

Here are some pics.

Oh, mod's please move this if I posted in the wrong area!
Awesome, I too recently picked up a 2010 FE 450, my first motorcycle. I'll definitely be following along your build.
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February 5th, 2020, 02:30 PM   #3
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And thinking about it now your bike seems to be in much better condition :'(
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February 8th, 2020, 02:04 AM   #4
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I'll be following too. Have a 09 450. abit on the tired side. Would like to add lighting to it. If you have info. for lighting, let me know. Be watching. DJ
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February 10th, 2020, 03:48 AM   #5
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You may want to check the swing arm bearings, as its a weak point.
Check for play, or you may even want to change the bearings anyhow, at least disassemble and grease them up good. If you let them go too long the swing arm will be deformed. I bought mine with swingarm deformed, not an easy fix.
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February 10th, 2020, 04:53 PM   #6
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Nice find. Will be a fun build. I recently got an 09 FE450 with 50 hours and 1100 miles. I dont think it ever really saw dirt. I see why so many like the 70 deg bikes as dualsport or semi adventure bikes. Comfortable and does just about everything well.
I am looking for a 570 now also. May wait and really hone in on a 2011 thats DOT legal.
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February 13th, 2020, 10:16 AM   #7
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I'll be following too. Have a 09 450. abit on the tired side. Would like to add lighting to it. If you have info. for lighting, let me know. Be watching. DJ
From what I have found the bike has the wiring in it for running lights and the brake switches, which you have to add. I replaced the dash shroud to include a flasher indicator light and high beam indicator light. I will be making my own flasher harness and will be adding a LED flashing unit for led flashers. I found an all in one rear light. Stop, running, license plate and flashes in one unit and will be using hand guard with build in flashers up front. The PO had a handle bar switch unit for operating all the lights and horn so I will just use that. I am also contemplating adding a keyed kill stitch just to make it a tad bit more undesirable to steal.
I will update this as I go along.
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