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Yea I know some people are fickle but there's quite a few KFX'S for sale and even one guy said it plain a day that he hates the quad
 

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Its mostly just the people who dont really giving them a chance.

They are great bikes, just really corked up from factory, but I know way more people who LOVE there KFX than people who hate them.
 

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I have mine for sale but I honestly think it's the best Japanese quad on the market right now after having a lot of time on one before-hand. My personal one I haven't gotten a chance to ride b/c of bent frame.

Some people just don't like them. I like it but I like my C'Dales better and just thinking of dropping the KFX and racing my C'Dales exclusively. I did the same thing to a 450R. Bought it, raced it, liked the Dale better. 3yrs and a KFX later and I still like the Dales best.
 

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QUOTE (Psychosis @ May 24 2007, 10:48 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2093
I have mine for sale but I honestly think it's the best Japanese quad on the market right now after having a lot of time on one before-hand. My personal one I haven't gotten a chance to ride b/c of bent frame.

Some people just don't like them. I like it but I like my C'Dales better and just thinking of dropping the KFX and racing my C'Dales exclusively. I did the same thing to a 450R. Bought it, raced it, liked the Dale better. 3yrs and a KFX later and I still like the Dales best.

Why do you love your crackandfail so much? I know at last 3 people who had them and they were crap. Way to many problems for the money. I have read your other entries and you continue down the kfx. I have a fully tricked out kfx450r and the only complaint I have is it's a pain to start.
 

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I don't down the KFX. I really like it and think it has great potential. I'm weary of the frame a little now but I love the track feel on a correctly setup Dale. One that's not setup right will barely run away from a 400EX. Setup correctly and there's not much that'll touch one. I have two of them right now and would gladly pick up another. Before they were tore down to be built into monsters they'd have walked all over my KFX. The difference in them setup right, ported, etc, is like comparing a 450 to a 400EX. Just nobody used to know how to set them up. Tuning's gaining 5+hp alone. My C'Dales have been more reliable for me than other quads too, including the KFX. But that was a faulty weld so forgiveable. It's just a matter of opinion. Some people have their preferences; others have theirs.

You didn't attack me on that but I've had a few pms and others doing so saying to quit bs'ing and I don't even have one. Well, I test rode for ATV Source.com on one which you can go and read the article, and I've posted multiple photos so I do have one. If somebody asks why I would rather ride a Dale and I say preference then that should be the end of it. Some people can't understand that. Ride what you like better.
 

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i'd belive it, this is the most disappointing new quad I have ridden. I was going to buy two of these, spent all day on one, just could not believe how crap the handling is, a stock LTR kills it hands down. We spent 2 hrs tuning the suspenion, checking tire pressues, checking toe in etc to no avail, this is the worst production 450 out there. It's to tall, the wooterpit is to cramped and as my buddy summed up, it's a crash waiting to happen at higher speeds. The steering is damn right squirally under hard brakes, the nose dives like hell into the turns, your knees get whacked by the front guards when you try and get forward on it and the rear guards split you up the arse when off the seat and weight back. Rear shock has to much compression and skips all over the place...........

it is simply to tall, to narrow, to cramped. Power is okay but a YFZ will kick it's arse everytime and Suzuki mows it down through the turns and for allround handling. Even the YFZ turns better and behaves better than this thing.........

it reminds of try to race an LTZ 400............. literally falls over in the turns.......

I'll be buying another LTR and YFZ rather than 2 of these turds............

really really disappointed.............. glad I diodn't shell out a depoist thats for sure............
 

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QUOTE (kiwi-craig @ May 25 2007, 01:43 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2098
i'd belive it, this is the most disappointing new quad I have ridden. I was going to buy two of these, spent all day on one, just could not believe how crap the handling is, a stock LTR kills it hands down. We spent 2 hrs tuning the suspenion, checking tire pressues, checking toe in etc to no avail, this is the worst production 450 out there. It's to tall, the wooterpit is to cramped and as my buddy summed up, it's a crash waiting to happen at higher speeds. The steering is damn right squirally under hard brakes, the nose dives like hell into the turns, your knees get whacked by the front guards when you try and get forward on it and the rear guards split you up the arse when off the seat and weight back. Rear shock has to much compression and skips all over the place...........

it is simply to tall, to narrow, to cramped. Power is okay but a YFZ will kick it's arse everytime and Suzuki mows it down through the turns and for allround handling. Even the YFZ turns better and behaves better than this thing.........

it reminds of try to race an LTZ 400............. literally falls over in the turns.......

I'll be buying another LTR and YFZ rather than 2 of these turds............

really really disappointed.............. glad I diodn't shell out a depoist thats for sure............

I dont understand why you think the KFX handles like crap?

Honestly everyone I have talked to has said they are disapointed on the top end, but the handleing it gives makes up for it. No doubt the LTR will handle better because its wider, but i've heard alot of great things about how much better the kfx handles over the R or YFZ?
 

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I think the KFX just needs more time to prove itself. I honestly don't know first hand how great or bad it is because I've never ridden one. My local dealer doesn't allow test rides. I work with someone who had one and he loves it. 99% of the people who have one says the handling is great!

This is just opinion, but I believe the KFX is currently the most well rounded quad from Japan. The Can-Am and the new KTM are going to push the Japanese companies to raise the bar even more I think.
 

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I owned a YFZ with more power than most atv's out there and the YFZ still doesnt even compare to the KFX. The KFX is lower, not too tall. I dont know where you get your sources but I know you dont own a YFZ or a KFX casue if you did the KFX would measure 1 inch less tall on the seat and 1 inch less ground clearance.In my eyes the KFX has better handling than any quad I have ever ridden. You cant take a LTR through wooded trails, youd leave a tire or two left in a tree. Its too wide for XC out here.

Anyways, On the trail, the YFZ doesnt handle like this new machine. The KFX is lower to the ground and isnt as top heavy and loves to be thrown around.

Yes, they are corked up like the almighty YFZ was back in 04 when I got mine.

With all my mods it woke right up, no comparison. I wiegh 50 lbs more than my brother on his stock kfx and in a drag i smoke him like he weighs 300lbs when in reality hes 160lbs, and as just a good of a rider as I.

The suspension did have to adjusted for my weight, 210, 6'. I tightened up the springs and adjusted the rebound and dampening and its all peachy now.

Reverse is great and has more power than it needs. Gering is well spaced and will dominate in a drag with a tall first gear. Which is how they designed it, for the holeshots being taller and all.

I remember a while back when some guy made a claim to Kawasaki that there a-arms failed or the frame failed when they went over a jump, was that you PSYCHOSIS? Couse Ill tell you what I havent seen one damn picture of your messed up KFX yet, and wont believe it till I see it. And why do you rant on this site anymore, why not go to a cannondale site? From what I hear a Cannondale isnt anything to praise from the people who own them. I hear they have more than there share of problems, or else theyed be in business still aside from costing too much for the average Joe.

Also with the EFI, the fuel pump has to prime before it will start well, thats why you are having starting issues. Try just starting without priming it and then try it after priming,big difference, and I tell you what mine starts right up no problem.


I have absloutely no complaits from this machine after comming off a full blown YFZ450. If I break anything at all its cause I am being as idiot.

Ive read every ATV magazine with the KFX in it and 1 already gave it atv of the year and other state it in there every time and also giving it A+'s except for the hard seat, which is no worse than the yfz.

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Can anyone explain why somebody deletes my posts? Grow up whoever is doing it. That is what makes sites pathetic. I didn't put down any quad and actually praised the KFX and yet I still get it deleted.

As for pcm. Check out one of my posts entitled "BENT FRAME!" It has several photos in there of the bent frame of mine. Kawasaki is replacing it as the problem was a faulty weld. As for the C'Dale statement. I like a C'Dale better than the KFX so that means I can't be on this site? If somebody asks me why I would rather own a "piece of crap" when they've been more reliable than anything I've had before, I just laugh. Maybe some people should learn some respect when it comes to other peoples' opinions.

I have a KFX, I have 2 C'Dales. I like the C'Dales better. Get over it. That doesn't mean I hate the KFX. I actually really like it and would rather have it than any other Japanese quad. I just prefer the C'Dale for what it is and how rides. If my KFX sells then I'll leave here. As long as I'm an owner I'll work w/it and see if it gets any better. I'm not saying it won't b/c I like it each time I ride it more and more, but it would take a lot for me to completely switch over. Until it sells I will be working on making it faster anyway. Head's coming off this week to try out some porting and see what can be done for more flow.

EDIT: And to the pathetic people saying that I don't have one and the pms. What? Do you want me to walk outside and take another photo of it? It's sitting my truck right now getting ready to go have the frame swapped this weekend. I'll take whatever photos you want and you're going to see photos of me/it on ATVSource.com reviewing Pirelli tires/Hiper rims and Works shocks.
 

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QUOTE (Psychosis @ May 25 2007, 05:34 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2108
Can anyone explain why somebody deletes my posts? Grow up whoever is doing it. That is what makes sites pathetic. I didn't put down any quad and actually praised the KFX and yet I still get it deleted.

As for pcm. Check out one of my posts entitled "BENT FRAME!" It has several photos in there of the bent frame of mine. Kawasaki is replacing it as the problem was a faulty weld. As for the C'Dale statement. I like a C'Dale better than the KFX so that means I can't be on this site? If somebody asks me why I would rather own a "piece of crap" when they've been more reliable than anything I've had before, I just laugh. Maybe some people should learn some respect when it comes to other peoples' opinions.

I have a KFX, I have 2 C'Dales. I like the C'Dales better. Get over it. That doesn't mean I hate the KFX. I actually really like it and would rather have it than any other Japanese quad. I just prefer the C'Dale for what it is and how rides. If my KFX sells then I'll leave here. As long as I'm an owner I'll work w/it and see if it gets any better. I'm not saying it won't b/c I like it each time I ride it more and more, but it would take a lot for me to completely switch over. Until it sells I will be working on making it faster anyway. Head's coming off this week to try out some porting and see what can be done for more flow.

EDIT: And to the pathetic people saying that I don't have one and the pms. What? Do you want me to walk outside and take another photo of it? It's sitting my truck right now getting ready to go have the frame swapped this weekend. I'll take whatever photos you want and you're going to see photos of me/it on ATVSource.com reviewing Pirelli tires/Hiper rims and Works shocks.
Anyone who pms you without being in the open forum is nothing but a coward, Psychosis your a better person than me I'd tell anyone who did that chit to kiss your arse
 

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My personal opion, I rode a kfx450r, it had some mods on it, computer chip and pipe, and it was awesome. I think this kfx450r would be a great bike for mx racing, just need to change the gearing a little for some top end and its a great quad. i am selling my yfz450 just to get one, i like it a lot. so far the kfx450r is the best 450 sport quad on the market right now to me, thats my opinion about it.
 

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QUOTE (PCMamerica @ May 25 2007, 01:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2105
I owned a YFZ with more power than most atv's out there and the YFZ still doesnt even compare to the KFX. The KFX is lower, not too tall. I dont know where you get your sources but I know you dont own a YFZ or a KFX casue if you did the KFX would measure 1 inch less tall on the seat and 1 inch less ground clearance.In my eyes the KFX has better handling than any quad I have ever ridden. You cant take a LTR through wooded trails, youd leave a tire or two left in a tree. Its too wide for XC out here.

Anyways, On the trail, the YFZ doesnt handle like this new machine. The KFX is lower to the ground and isnt as top heavy and loves to be thrown around.
Are you high?? Have you ever sat on a raptor or a honda450r? You want to talk about high? Saying the YFZ doesn't compare discredits all of your past and future statements.
 

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anyone who doesnt like this 450 does NOT know what they are talking about. hands down best 450 out. of course its not going to handle as good as the ltr its got +2 a arms stock. i have yet to have any sort of hicup from my kfx. some of you look at this bike and see no top end, hard seat ect. and say its a bad quad that is not the case did you ever think that there are people that dont mud dig or drag race? there are things called motocross and gncc and i swear to god if i hear one more weekend warrior's opinion on the kfx my head is going to burst kawasaki did not make this quad with you all in mind.
 

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I spent a full day on the KFX: it had a pipe (pro Circuit), but not much else, rode it back to back with several 700 Raptors, a stock LTR and a stock width yfz (yes it had a pipe), same day. We spent a truck load of time trying to dial it in............ and yes I was invited to ride it by the local Kawasaki dealer who was eager to see if he could temp me away from my LTR and YFZ race quads, I specifically didn't bring my racers down but lined up several stockers for a fairer comparison..

As I stated I was disappointed beyond words, 6 racers - experienced riders, spent the afternoon on it, we all came to the same opinion, take an LTR anyday for track work, and a YFZ for everything else.

These are my opinions based on the unit we rode in back to back riding and a bit of one on one racing as well.

Face it the magazines hype everything with liberal doses of BS............. remember when the LTR came out, it was going to be race ready out of the box...........yeah right............

On any given day in the dunes or on an amateur mx track the KFZ is gonna get is butt handed to it on a plate by the YFZ and the LTR respectively, pity causes it's a trick looking unit, doesn't have the engine to nail the YFZ, doesn't have the handling to nail the LTR. It has a shiny frame........... it's a nice enough quad but ain't nothing revolutionary.


When I started out racing dirtbikes, and that was a long time back, I had a KX250, great weapon, and have been waiting for team green to get it's act together on the 450 ATV front......and I really wanted to buy this quad, and won't be moving the LTR or YFZ racers I have for one of these thats for sure.

I think I'll be spending my money down at KTM next year when they bring out there MX series ATV's.
 

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I may not like the KFX best but you will get bashed for that, but not by me. When I said I liked my C'Dales better than my KFX I got bashed as you can see and you will get the same but I atleast respect your opinion,

Some riders like what others hate. I love my C'Dales better than anything else and I've raced them all as of recently from stock to modded. It's just what I like. I like the KFX over all the other Japanese quads though but again, it's my liking. Not everyone has the same opinion and that's great. Just be ready for bashing.
 

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QUOTE (kiwi-craig @ Jun 3 2007, 02:56 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=2218
I spent a full day on the KFX: it had a pipe (pro Circuit), but not much else, rode it back to back with several 700 Raptors, a stock LTR and a stock width yfz (yes it had a pipe), same day. We spent a truck load of time trying to dial it in............ and yes I was invited to ride it by the local Kawasaki dealer who was eager to see if he could temp me away from my LTR and YFZ race quads, I specifically didn't bring my racers down but lined up several stockers for a fairer comparison..

As I stated I was disappointed beyond words, 6 racers - experienced riders, spent the afternoon on it, we all came to the same opinion, take an LTR anyday for track work, and a YFZ for everything else.

These are my opinions based on the unit we rode in back to back riding and a bit of one on one racing as well.

Face it the magazines hype everything with liberal doses of BS............. remember when the LTR came out, it was going to be race ready out of the box...........yeah right............

On any given day in the dunes or on an amateur mx track the KFZ is gonna get is butt handed to it on a plate by the YFZ and the LTR respectively, pity causes it's a trick looking unit, doesn't have the engine to nail the YFZ, doesn't have the handling to nail the LTR. It has a shiny frame........... it's a nice enough quad but ain't nothing revolutionary.
When I started out racing dirtbikes, and that was a long time back, I had a KX250, great weapon, and have been waiting for team green to get it's act together on the 450 ATV front......and I really wanted to buy this quad, and won't be moving the LTR or YFZ racers I have for one of these thats for sure.

I think I'll be spending my money down at KTM next year when they bring out there MX series ATV's.
First off let me say I did not poise this question to start a bash thread in any way,I truilly wanted to know some oppions,Also I don't know kiwi-craig but at one time reciently pmed him and asked his oppinn about the then released LTR or the 06 YFZ and he wrote me back with his input,I have also done a spring mod that he came up with for the heavy spring in the throttle for the YFZ's witch I did to both My 04 & 06 , So I do valiue his oppion on this matter,I to was looking for Kawasaki to have a race ready KFX to fill the gaps, I truily don't understand why the big 4 can't offer both XC's & MX ready quads to public the such as current models with the optional 50" wide required for MX.
 
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