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    Just posting so I can follow! Should be a cool build!
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    Ecu reprogramming

    What type of riding do you do? If you are an MX only guy you can get away without a fan. If you ride woods at all (unless they are fire roads) I would suggest installing a fan kit. Getting the ECU remapped will help maximize the potential of your kit but probably isn't "necessary". However seeing as you want to squeeze a little more power out of the bike I would say that a remap is necessary for you. They DO sell PC's and Vortex's for these bikes but a remap will be your most cost effective method of tuning.
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    Flat after peak power, how to fix?

    Glad you got it sorted. The RMZ was one of the easiest bikes I have ever set up! I miss my 12’... that was a fun bike!
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    Trade offer Yamaha for KTM

    I too made the switch to an orange bike this year. I got a 450 but the same basic rules apply in terms of set up and feel for me. A link will help keep the rear planted and in line. I am 6'4 and have run one on just about every bike I have owned. I am also at 108mm of sag in the rear (try this before you spring for a link) which also helped. The forks are nothing short of amazing and I have spent significant time on the SSS stuff being a long time Yamaha guy myself (with a RMZ or two thrown in the mix). Once set up properly they have serious potential. Having said that, it was a nightmare figuring them out as it was my first set of air forks. As for the clutch, at 50 hrs it may be time for some fresh fluid. It makes a drastic difference in feel with the hydraulic systems. I change mine at 20 hrs because I am VERY picky about lever feel. Also make sure they are bled properly. I also hate the stock KTM bend bars. I am running the Honda/Kawi ODI Podiums and love them. I love the feel of a cross bar but want the give of a fat bar... best of both worlds. I moved my shift lever up one notch and have had no issues since and it feels in a more natural position for me. Last but not least, the KTM's do seem vibrate a bit more than any of my recent bikes. As you said, I have gotten used to it and have had no issues since.
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    Equip '13 Rmz450f with Rekluse or...

    OK last response to this, I'm sure this is not what the OP wants to read. Lets not add to the story... I NEVER said that. I said they are not ideal but they DO work. If you are primarily an MX guy that still enjoys riding woods and single track for a change of pace, you buy an MX bike and learn to ride it in the woods. The opposite applies if you are a woods guy who likes to take the occasional trip to the track, you buy a woods oriented bike and make it work on the track. Making the necessary adjustments its part of the process unless you want to buy two bikes.
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    What do you guys think?

    Not necessarily anything to worry about... many people get 100+ hours without needing a valve adjustment. Proper maintenance goes a long way when getting longevity out of valves.
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    2014 450

    What Rot said... reverse bleeding from the caliper is about the only way I have been successful with stubborn brakes. It is surprising how much air can actually be trapped in there.
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    Equip '13 Rmz450f with Rekluse or...

    Sure... funny how mine don't, and I know plenty of others who don't have any of those issues. Anyways, I'm done arguing a point that you obviously won't concede. I'll continue to ride and race my 450 in the woods even though it is incapable.
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    Equip '13 Rmz450f with Rekluse or...

    To the OP. Stealthy offers a heavy clutch basket that they say works identically to a 9oz. FWW. It should do well with a slight gearing change.
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    16 gearing for woods? And any other enduro mods??

    Up 1 or 2 on the rear makes the bike much more manageable. I am not aware of any FWW's avail for this bike but a heavy clutch basket is an option to tame it down. According to Stealthy, they say it works the same as a 9oz. FWW.
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    Equip '13 Rmz450f with Rekluse or...

    To each their own... but to say all 250/450 mx bikes will always stall on anything besides quad trails is flat out false. I am not the most talented rider out there but I could lug either bike all day long with no issue what so ever.
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    2014 450

    Zuke front brakes are great. Excellent modulation. If you need more power just throw a OS rotor on there and you will have more than enough stopping power.
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    2014 rebuild

    Funny enough, I had a stage 3 Yosh motor in my RMZ at one point. That thing was a monster. Ended up selling the head and cams and going a little more mild with the power. It just wasn't fun to ride anymore.
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    2009 RMZ450 project

    You can have it remapped and save yourself some coin if you can find someone to do it. Aside from that I have seen quite a few Vortex and PC5 tuners avail used on eBay, Vital, and of course here (although I haven't seen one here recently).
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    Equip '13 Rmz450f with Rekluse or...

    Why is this? I ride a 450SXF and prior to that an RMZ450 and I do my fair share of slow technical single track and never stall the bike. Nor do any of the other thousands of people that do both. I had a proper remap and a tps adjustment and all was good, no more flameouts. All I added aside from that was a fan and an oversized tank to make it more trail friendly and have had zero issues. A properly tuned MX bike will do just fine in the woods. It may not be ideal but it works for many. Then I swap tanks and go ride moto.