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Hey guys, I think I decided that I am going to convert one of my MX machines over to a woods machine and try my hand at a few hare scrambles... I’m new to the game of hare scrambles however grew up riding in the woods before i went to the track side of things...

Weapon of choice: 2010 RMZ 450

give me the list of parts needed to have a capable woods weapon... or any pictures of any bike that you may have made into a woods weapon just to give me an idea of what exactly I’m getting myself into! thanks!

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Get a 2.6 IMS gas tank, bark busters and a skid plate. And plan on having your suspension revalved, normally there are no supercross jumps on a Hare Scramble track, but there roots and rocks so plan on going with softer damping on both ends.

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It all depends on you and how long these races are. If it 1 1/2 hours or less your stock gas can will work just fine. Your stock suspension is good if you re-move 20 cc of oil from the forks. You may want a skid plate/ hand guards and maybe a rear shark fin for the brake rotor.... your ready to start with a few races. After your first few you may want to do more suspension work... Our RMZ's still have stock valving.... Now I did change the IP spring in mine...

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You can do 1.5 hrs on the stock tank?

I did a fast paced 46mile singletrack loop last weekend with a 2.6gal IMS and I only had about a inch of fuel left. Skidplate is a must, crack a case and your done, nothing worse then a mech dnf, not worth it. I've just been using flag/mx style handguards, have some probends but haven't felt the need for them lately. I revlaved the suspension but left oil level the same as stock. Planning on putting my Scotts damper on it even though it doesn't really need it, I have it so might as well use it. I also want to extend the clutch actuator arm for lighter clutch pull. So far I'm really liking my RMZ450 in the woods, think I may finally get on the podium with it.

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I have a 2007 rmz 450 and when I use to race c class (1.5 hr race) I could finish the race with out pitting on a stock tank and I usually ran top 3. Now that I'm racing the 2 hr main in B class I run a 3.2 gallon tank just for safe measures so I dont have to stop (but more for when I go out into the forest on non race days). I also run cycra bark busters, cut my bars down to 28 inches, dropped down one tooth in the front sprocket and got a skid plate. My suspesion is stock, all I did was dial it in for my preferance ( although I will probably send it out over the winter to et revalved). I absolutly love this bike. Handles great both in the woods and mx track is is problem free! :worthy:rmz450

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You can do 1.5 hrs on the stock tank?

I did a fast paced 46mile singletrack loop last weekend with a 2.6gal IMS and I only had about a inch of fuel left. Skidplate is a must, crack a case and your done, nothing worse then a mech dnf, not worth it. I've just been using flag/mx style handguards, have some probends but haven't felt the need for them lately. I revlaved the suspension but left oil level the same as stock. Planning on putting my Scotts damper on it even though it doesn't really need it, I have it so might as well use it. I also want to extend the clutch actuator arm for lighter clutch pull. So far I'm really liking my RMZ450 in the woods, think I may finally get on the podium with it.

Can you tell us more about extending the clutch actuator arm, I am very interested.

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lengthen it 3/16" and should make the pull much lighter, like a hydro clutch or so I've read. it's on the top of my list and seems like it should be a pretty quick and easy thing to do if you know how to weld..

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lengthen it 3/16" and should make the pull much lighter, like a hydro clutch or so I've read. it's on the top of my list and seems like it should be a pretty quick and easy thing to do if you know how to weld..

Just a follow up guys on this mod. It's been in use for several weeks now, and I kid you not, it's the best clutch mod I've ever done. Just don't over lengthen too much as it'll hit the cylinder. I even purchased a second arm prior just in case it got messed up, but it works great.

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Hey guys, I think I decided that I am going to convert one of my MX machines over to a woods machine and try my hand at a few hare scrambles... I’m new to the game of hare scrambles however grew up riding in the woods before i went to the track side of things...

Weapon of choice: 2010 RMZ 450

give me the list of parts needed to have a capable woods weapon... or any pictures of any bike that you may have made into a woods weapon just to give me an idea of what exactly I’m getting myself into! thanks!

With all the bikes in your list i almost would have taken the rm250 as the woods bike. Anyone using the tokyo mods selectable ignition box for woods riding?

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