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    Can someon please post the stock fork and shock valve stacks

    Bryce, thanks very much for the info. It is appreciated that you did make the stack information available for all of us. I am not too crazy about the search engine on TT. This is the third time I was unable to locate the information using it, and then someone posted the link which contained what I had searched for. Anyway, thanks again
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    Rule of thumb?

    Companies like, http://moto-pro.com/ or, http://racetech.com/ have spring suggestions on line. You will need to input information such as your weight, riding style etc. and it will calculate a spring rate for you.
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    Rule of thumb?

    My manual suggests the compression be clicked in increments of two, and the rebound one at a time. For sand riding you want to go stiffer on the compression of both the forks and shock and stiffer on the rebound of the shock. Also, increase the race sag to put more weight on the front tire. As far as a rule of thumb, I am not sure if there is one. It seems most of the folks I talk to start their clickers at 11 or 12 clicks out from full in.
  4. I recently bought a used 06 CRF450X. The previous owner bought the bike in March of this year, and took it to a suspension shop to have the forks and shock revalved. The shop told him they did not change the stock pistons, only valve shims. However, he could not find the spec sheet they gave him. I have ridden a stock X model and prefer the suspension over mine 10 fold. I am going to be servicing the suspension soon, and want to compare the valve stacks to the stock valving. However, before I go taking the stacks apart I would like to have the stock information in front of me. I have searched the CRF450X forum, this forum and the internet with no luck in finding it. I would greatly appreciate the help, and thanks in advance. Dave
  5. I recently bought a used 06 CRF450X. The previous owner bought the bike in March of this year, and took it to a suspension shop to have the forks and shock revalved. The shop told him they did not change the stock pistons, only valve shims. However, he could not find the spec sheet they gave him. I have ridden a stock X model and prefer the suspension over mine 10 fold. I am going to be servicing the suspension soon, and want to compare the valve stacks to the stock valving. However, before I go taking the stacks apart I would like to have the stock information in front of me. I have searched the suspension forum, this forum and the internet with no luck in finding it. I would greatly appreciate the help, and thanks in advance. Dave
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    Green Corrosion in Carb.

    garyr, I have been using U-4 for about a year and a half now, on and off. You are exactly right!! If you let the fuel sit in the carb for a few weeks, especially if the temperature is hot, it will turn color and become very tacky. I live in the So. Cal. desert, and during the summer I discovered I needed to drain the bowl before putting my bike on the stand in the garage for more than two weeks. I experienced the exact symptoms as your friend with hard starting and missing due to clogged slow and main jets.
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    05' rm-z 250

    Rider style is an issue, among many other things, on any of the fourstrokes. I think Milsap is a huge talent, and I for one appreciate the fact he is proving himself with his riding and not his mouth. Anyway, Davey admitted he needs to ride the Z differently because he has a habit of leaving it pinned in the air bouncing off the rev limiter. Makes sense to me. As for the realiability of the Yamaha's let me say this. I bought my 03 YZ250F in Feb. of 03 and I have had zero problems, and before you go off saying I am color blind, go check my garage, I have a Suzuki and a Yamaha. My son in laws, one grand child and my step daughter ride Suzuki. The other grand child rides a Honda, it fits her better. Oh, by the way, we have had zero problems with the Suzuki's too
  8. From the looks of it the riding time is more like 6 minutes than 6 hours.
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    possible 03 cam install problem???

    Todd, I don't know if this makes that big of a difference, but converting 7.2 foot pounds to inch pounds equals 86.4. So, if you tightened the caps to 87 it may be too much
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    Swingarm Deep Cut possible problem?

    It's difficult to tell from the picture how deep that gouge is into the weld. It appears to be fairly flush with the outside metal of the swing arm though. If that's the case, I don't think you have anything to worry about. However, I would take it to a welding shop, and have it magna fluxed to make sure there are no cracks and have them give you an opinion
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    Which is the frist American race for the bike?

    I may be wrong here, but, I do not believe the AMA rules allow for a bike not yet released to be raced in a sanctioned event. I too believe it will appear at the US Nationals in October, and who knows, maybe Ricky will be on one. A New Suzuki/Yamaha dealership just opened by me and in talking with the owner he said late Sept. for the projected release on the 450
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    have any mag's tested this bike yet????

    A little over a month ago om a Friday, I was at a local track here in Cal. (Race Town). The Suzuki Factory guys from Brea were there with two of the 450's. One of the riders that day on the new bike was Rich Taylor, who does a lot of the testing for the magazines. Although on this day they were not taking pictures, so I am guessing it was just for Suzuki. They also had a Japanese rider there, and I have no idea who he was. It was slow at the track, so it was easy to watch the bikes in action. My impression was that the bike seemed to rev faster than a Yamaha or Honda and cornered very well. But again, they were being ridden by talented people. The only negative I witnessed was Taylor had problems starting the bike. It could have been just a cold bike though. It took at least 20 kicks before a mechanic turned the fuel screw to get the bike lit. Oh yeah, it is loud!!!
  13. Who suggested you lean it out for the race fuel? I richen the main and pilot one size up for the fuel and use the stock jetting for pump. If someone is leaning the bike out for the race fuel, then yes, you are going to have problems. You should be able to tell right away that you are too lean, at least for my elevation, and temps, because I get a hanging idle and excessive decel popping with stock jetting.
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    stock hubs

    Garrett, yes the hubs can be powder coated. Just make sure none of the coating gets into the spoke holes. You might want to check your local hardware store like Home Depot, or Lowes, in the specialty nut and bolt section for small cork stoppers. I bought a handful of assorted sizes and gave them to my coater to plug all the holes on my frame.
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    Fork tube alignment question

    catmanz, before tightening down the axle nut and axle pinch bolts did you pull in the front brake lever and compress your front forks several times?
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