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    Fly Racing Sector Off-Road Boot

    As said above, re-branded TCX's which are great boots. I currently wear Gaerne SG12's and every now and then put my TCX's on for a ride, "that said" have to give it to the TCX's as the more comfortable boot. Will probably go back to these now that Fly has bought them out, as now they are more readily available. These are a booty style so they will feel more like a Tech 8 than lighter boots like Sidi, Fox or Gaerne. These are upper end boots on par with Gaerne/Sidi etc not like the cheaper Fly boots of the past.
  2. Agreed but keep in mind gear selection is based on terrain type, skill level and personal preference. My suggestion was based on beginner level probably not getting on to the A/B type trails. I don't do much woods riding just desert and pine forest but I still prefer spreading 1st/2nd out a bit.
  3. My 1st suggestion based on your feedback would be gear the bike up, not down. The bike has a much lower 1st and 2nd gear than a track bike which by gearing down (as you did )is only making the on/off throttle response/engine breaking worse. Try going to a 14 front sprocket, this will allow the gears to pull a little higher before needing to shift.
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    2012+ WR450 suspension starting point?

    Yes, what GuyGraham said. You have to start with the correct sag etc which you wont get with your weight and the stock springs. The set up is found in the owners manual or you can call Racetech and they will tell you what rate you need. You want to be riding higher in the stroke so your suspension has more room to travel when rolling over the trail junk. I personally find the stock suspension very soft and I'm at 175lbs which requires heavier springs.
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    2012+ WR450 suspension starting point?

    Have you changed out the springs for your weight?
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    08 vs 13 WR450 used options locally

    IMO, although nice, the FI isn't the deal breaker unless you want to be able to change mapping. They both weigh close to the same but the 12's and newer do feel lighter and more nimble when riding. Electric start on the newer ones are a little more touchy. Both are good bikes.
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    Rekluse issues on wr450s

    If you want to get to the problem call Rekluse. They are very easy to work with and will figure out the issue. I've had 7 of these over the years and only had an issue with two not having the correct gap after install. One was due to the wrong spring in the kit, the other having incorrect spacer discs. All of the kits including ones I've installed on my friends bike have worked without issues. Also, 6 of the 10 kits were on yamaha's without any issues.
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    Suspension shop East side?

    Give them a call, thanks.
  9. What's a good suspension shop in the Tempe/Chandler area? Thanks....
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    2012 WR450f suspension is a little squishy...

    I know what your saying about spring rate/rider weight, correct; but the Wr is under-sprung in stock form. Its fine for the average trail rider but for aggressive riding or racing the bike rides to low in the stroke and needs heavier springs 1st, then valving adjustments "if needed". StandardFish450 wants a cost effective fix for his suspension issue's and the heavier springs will give him that as well provide a base for any valving tweaks he might want to do down the road.
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    2012 WR450f suspension is a little squishy...

    So its not the spring that keeps the forks in the correct part of the stroke, its the valving?
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    2012 WR450f suspension is a little squishy...

    Its way squishy and can only be pushed so hard in stock form. I would suggest springs as a starting point as the current ones are close to a stock yz and the wr already has approx 30lbs of weight gain.
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    Think of the auto clutch as a performance mod to the existing clutch, not a replacement. You still need to feather and drop the clutch when you need to get power to the rear wheel. Its kind of like a steering stabilizer, you still need your arms to steer but it helps when you get tired and start making mistakes.
  14. Trials, knobby, A or C trails; those are some very nice area's to ride.
  15. I'm not familiar with the terrain you run and maybe trials tires aren't much of an advantage there but for the out here they are great. I can only relate to the type of terrain I have ran them through. I've ran knobbies for years and the only big difference I noticed switching over was how much more traction I had going up hill in the loose stuff. Granted I did find out the hard way that the psi's need to be low and to do that it requires going the tubeless route.