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  1. Vet28

    Extreme 50's

    At the Millville national, I believe Rick Johnson was selling Extreme 50's. Does anybody have a website a guy can go to for more information on them? I'm not an expert, but they sure looked, sounded and went good. Thx,
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    04 450 Suspension

    ***DO NOT TRUST THE CALCULATOR*** THE 450 IS SPRUNG FOR A 185 POUND RIDER. OBVIOUSLY, IT CAN BE SET FOR HEAVIER RIDERS (LIKE MOST OF US). I AM 190-195 AND STILL USE THE STOCK SPRING. FOR MORE ADVANCED RIDERS, THE STIFFER SPRING IS REQUIRED. FOR YOUR WEIGHT, I'D CERTAINLY OPT FOR THE STIFFER SPRING, NOT TO SAY YOU ARE OVER WEIGHT, BUT YOU ARE 25 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN THE BIKE IS SET FOR. I FOUND THE RACE TECH CALCULATOR TO BE SEVERLY OUT OF WHACK FOR ME. YOU'D ALSO DO WELL TO GET STIFFER FORK SPRINGS. I RUN THE 49 SPRINGS AND FOUND THINGS ALOT BETTER. ENJOY, VET28
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    '04 yz 450f stock front tire

    do yourself a big favor...throw the stock tires (or atleast the front) in the garbage right away. They are brutal and can cause no end of pain, if left on. I always run the Michelin MH2, or MS2...usually H. Very durable and they stick nice of harder soil. I hear alot of good about some of the Dunlop tires, but so far I have stuck with Michelin. Good luck and enjoy. Vet28
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    Jumping

    1) Keep your knees squeezed frimly against your tank. 2) Accelerate off the jump face. If the jump is too big for you to clear and you want to avoid rolling it all together, slow a little before the jump and then accelerate as you near the jump. Alot of riders speed up and slow as they make the final approach...this is bad and painful. 3) Maintain a nuetral body position at first. If a problem occurs (like the front end of diving, get used to moving your body positioning. Obviously, throttle & brake control can help, but this tends to take a little longer to get comfortable with. Take smaller jumps and practice moving your body, even styling, just to get used to doing other things during flight. I practice looking to the side, moving a hand, changing gears, anything to get me used to multi-tasking in the air. I find the 450 to be very nuetral in the air. I'm sure that with a little practice you'll be clearing any jump you want with ease. Vet28
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    When is it time for a new top end?

    Do a compression test. If that looks OK, do a leak down test. That's all you need to assess ring/piston/cylinder wear. I don't think you have enough hours to warrant a new top end, but do the tests first. Vet28
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    47 tooth Sprocket question?

    I ran the 47 last year and loved it. I am picking my new one up today. They are very good at getting the bottom & mid to be more tractable/useable. I find it to be a great size, but it depends on the rider...weight, skill level, type of riding...for me, it's been great. Thanks, Vet28
  7. We love everybody in Canada. For sure, I would sell the pipe to an Aussie. Any idea how shipping would work? If you are interested, send me a PM. Thanks, Vet28
  8. I WANT TO SWAP MY JARDINE MID PIPE & CAN FOR ANOTHER BRAND. ANYONE WITH A FMF, PRO CIRCUIT OR DR. D SETUP THAT WANTS TO TRADE, SEND ME A PM. IT'S NOT THAT THE JARDINE ISN'T GREAT (IT IS)...I JUST ALWAYS LIKE EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW PRODUCTS. MINE IS LIKE NEW. VET28
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    Strange jetting problems with 03 YZ450

    OK...let me apologize. I have learned alot from this group and respect most of the input. This TT'er sent an earlier message about bike problems (or what he thought were bike problems). The replies he got were causing no end of trouble to him and me (I sold him the bike). A simple lean condition aqbove 1/2 throttle had replies telling him he had bent shifter forks. All I am trying to do, is to let him know what the problems/conditions are and try to keep him focussed on solving them. He was damn near tearing a motor with 20 hours on it apart, because it was cutting out in 4th (with the throttle held steady above 1/2). Like I said, I do apologize, Vet28 gives love to all TT'ers. Let's all go back to being friends again. Humbley, Vet28
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    Strange jetting problems with 03 YZ450

    that bike came with u.s. jetting. it should have had a 172 main & 45 pilot. the very first thing to do is get the correct jetting in place. get a 172 main and a 45 pilot. the sputtering, or cutting out in 4th (when the throttle is held constant) is a lean condition...simply put, the bike doesn't have enough fuel all the time to hold that engine speed. if you crack the throttle from that position, all is well, until you cruise again...that's the accelerator pump helping things out. 1) get the 172 main (buy a 175 just to have around) 2) install the 45 pilot (buy a 48 also) 3) buy the Zip Ty fuel screw Your bike had a 165 main & 42 pilot, the main was upped to account for a lean condition. It's obvious now that it should have come with a 172 stock, so the 168 (which seemed like a richer jet, is still lean by stock specs). I have '04 450 north of the 49th and run a 48 pilot, 172 main and may go to 175. Do these things, ignore what other uninformed TT's tell you and send me a PM. Vet28
  11. thanks everybody. I wasn't worried about spending the money, as much as I was worried that I'd buy the wrong chain again. I hope I can keep my stock sprocket, it has a little wear from the crap chain, but I'd hate to have to swap both right now. Thanks, Vet28
  12. I destroyed a gold non o-ring chain in almost no time flat. I'm a Vet40B rider, so I'm not that hard on a chain. Can't remember the brand, but it wasn't a common name. Give me suggestions on which chain holds up best to the 450 grunt. I heard Regina O-rings do well, Renthall too...what are the pro's using? Vet28
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    Gripes of the 04 YZF 450

    Remember the stock gearing (unless you live in Europe) is 14/48. I prefer the 14/47 unless I am on a tight track...in my area there is only one that fits that category. The overall bike is excellent for MX. As you heard swap the bars & chain. My forks are set so the second ring in just visible on top of the triple clamp...millimeter adjustments are huge, so go easy. I have the .49kg front springs and TOO TECH gold valving...other than that, enjoy many happy holeshots. The 4 speed is great (better with a 47 rear). Vet28
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    Stock 04 450 jetting

    I'd have to check my manual, but I thought the Canadian, Australlian & European bikes all camed with 45 pilots and 172 mains? My bike runs best with a 48 pilot & stock 172 main. It ran lean below 1/2 throttle (I do have the Jardine RT4), which requires a little more gas. I haven't found any need to change the clip setting. Get the right jetting, adjust the fuel screw and have fun. vet28
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