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Anyone with a 2002 have any pics of what their air box looks like. I just sent on line foe a shop manual. Need to see if the guy I got the bike didn't cut any of the air box. And I read some where that you can get a rear link that raises the bike up more than stock. Or where I can get one. The guy was kinda short no pun intended and I think he put a lowering link in. Thanks guys again.

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And that the OEM? either 2003 or 2004? I'm sure a lot of people would say this might be a waste of time and or money, but I'm rebuilding this 2002 450r from the ground up new 08 head and piston triple clamps, pulling the rear link off and putting in new bushings and bearing where it applies. Just having fun with this. And if I ever figure out how to post pics I will post my progress. Thanks again.

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The Storm link was the hot set-up for the 02CRF. It raised the seat height of the bike about 1.5 inches and gave the same handling benefits of the 03-04 linkage but at a cheeper price. I also added 20mm triple clamps, which made the 02 turn and handle with any bike on the track when the race sag was set correctly. There was a "free air box mod" that was listed on TT years ago that included removing the air ducts in the number plates and cutting the top of the rear fender to improve air flow. Not sure if that may be what you are referring to. The ProSeal air box mod was also a must on the 02.

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The Storm link was the hot set-up for the 02CRF. It raised the seat height of the bike about 1.5 inches and gave the same handling benefits of the 03-04 linkage but at a cheeper price. I also added 20mm triple clamps, which made the 02 turn and handle with any bike on the track when the race sag was set correctly. There was a "free air box mod" that was listed on TT years ago that included removing the air ducts in the number plates and cutting the top of the rear fender to improve air flow. Not sure if that may be what you are referring to. The ProSeal air box mod was also a must on the 02.

That's the set up I went with except with 22mm triples, Pro Seal and a stabilizer.

Nothing but massive improvement over stock.:thumbsup:

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And that the OEM? either 2003 or 2004? I'm sure a lot of people would say this might be a waste of time and or money, but I'm rebuilding this 2002 450r from the ground up new 08 head and piston triple clamps, pulling the rear link off and putting in new bushings and bearing where it applies. Just having fun with this. And if I ever figure out how to post pics I will post my progress. Thanks again.

calvin, im basically doing the same project as you, upgrading my green sticker 450R. Im doing a 2004 link and dog bone vs Storm link. Here's a little more reading for you.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=640445&highlight=storm+link

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Is there much difference in the 2003 and 2004 link and dog bone? And will these still raise the bike some? DRZ. are you using the stock shock from your 02?

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Is there much difference in the 2003 and 2004 link and dog bone? And will these still raise the bike some? DRZ. are you using the stock shock from your 02?

I read that there is a slight difference in leverage ratio in the 2004 link over the 2003, but ive not confirmed that there is a difference. Im just going to go with the 2004 anyway.

Yes, i staying with the stock shock.

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Just bought a 2003 rear link set up from ebay 45 buck new one was way too much. So now I might get the rebuild kit. It seem when I lift my rear wheel off the ground I have some play in the shock is this normal

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i scored an 04 link/dog bone off ebay as well. i've got the 20mm off-set trees on my 02. the bike should turn much better. the link was so cheap i couldn't pass it up. mine got pretty hammered from the rocky stuff. i have been seeing more and more 02-04's out there for really good prices. :thumbsup:

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Just bought a 2003 rear link set up from ebay 45 buck new one was way too much. So now I might get the rebuild kit. It seem when I lift my rear wheel off the ground I have some play in the shock is this normal

there shouldnt be any play. your shock bearings are probably shot.

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Ok can I use a twin air filter with my stock cage? And what to do if you middle shock leaks it's about 300 for a rebuild kit, which I think is crap! And ideas. Hey Drz what gear combo donyou use, I mainly trail ride. And suggestions.

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Ok can I use a twin air filter with my stock cage? And what to do if you middle shock leaks it's about 300 for a rebuild kit, which I think is crap! And ideas. Hey Drz what gear combo donyou use, I mainly trail ride. And suggestions.

You can run a Twin Air filter in your stock cage, thats what I use, works great.

Not sure what you're saying about your shock. You can probably find a local guy to rebuild it for fairly cheap. You can also look for another shock on Ebay for not a lot of $$.

For gearing im running 13/49. Im riding a lot of MX lately and trails also. I find that the 13/49 is perfect for me for MX, but it a little short for the wide open trails that I ride, but im happy with the combo. If you're riding more trails you might want to try 13/48. There are a million threads on here about gearing. When reading about other peoples gearing, keep in mind where they live and what kind of riding they do, it may not apply to you.

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Yeah I don't ride the tracks. Ride the trails with friends and my kids. I will try the 13/48. Thanks for re advice

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Yeah I don't ride the tracks. Ride the trails with friends and my kids. I will try the 13/48. Thanks for re advice

i'm using a 13/51. it's low, but it is good on the single track/enduro stuff. i'll put on a 48 for faster desert stuff.:thumbsup:

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