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  1. Yamaha

    The best stabilizer hands down is from Precision Racing. I can't say enough about how much this one item has improved my riding experience!
  2. Yamaha

    It varies a bit from quad to quad, but the factory claimed HP on a stock 06' is 37.
  3. I think a lot of exhaust selection is personal taste. I do mostly trail and mountain riding so I needed better low end but also wanted improvements throughout the power range. I also didn't want my bike to be too loud, but still have a nice aggressive sounding exhaust. For me the answer was the full Dr D system. Pulls strong throughout with very noticable improvements in low to mid range. The sound is deep but isn't too loud for my taste.
  4. I just received my newest back tire yesterday. A wall of rubber covered in HUGE knobs: The USA 140 Tera Flex. I couldn't help but laugh when I opened the box. This thing is enormous! I hope it is as awesome as it looks. I got mine from M&H Tire at http://www.mandhtires.com. They were quick and easy to work with. You may want to check them out.
  5. Mine arrived yesterday. I couldn't help but laugh when I opened the box. These things are enormous! Its like a huge wall of knobs! Hopefully it works as awesome as it looks. Got the USA version from M&H. They were quick and easy to work with.
  6. Dr D full system gets my vote.
  7. I am very happy with the pick up in the low end I got after installing the full Dr D exhaust system. I wanted better low end, but didn't want anything too loud and the Dr D system fit the bill perfectly!
  8. It will depend on the weather conditions while you're here, but a good all round bet would be Maxxis IT. If it hasn't been raining a lot, the IT's will work well. The terrain will vary widely by changing back and forth between loose dirt, rock, mud and even some occasional sand all mixed in with straight aways, mountain trails and hill climbs. There is no one tire that works best in all the conditions you can encounter, but the IT's do a good job all around.
  9. I have and wholeheartily recommend the Dr D exhaust system. Very usable power curve without busting your eardrums...too much. As far as your power conundrum, it sounds like there are times you want it, and times that you don't. I know this is a simple suggestion, but in all seriousness, just don't give it as much throttle when you don't want to go fast. You can putter around by using less throttle and have all that power at your disposal for when you want it.
  10. I read on another thread in the WR450 area where a member wrote that a "bog" is from a lean condition and a "sputter" is from a rich condition. I realize there a many variables involved, but in general, would everyone agree with this general assessment?
  11. Ditto. I agree with your assessment. With better weight distribution, an 05 with a little engine tuning is an awesome bike. Mine has a more useful power curve (after mods) than the 03 I have experience with and handles a little better as well.
  12. Unplug it and do the other free mods and your bike will transform into a fire-breathing dragon!
  13. Bought my 05' in June and the bikes are already pretty lean from the factory and could stand a mild rejetting even before any mods are done. Once the free mods (air box, grey wire, exhaust baffle) are done, I think you really need to rejet. Read the sticky in this forum for Indy 450s recommendations on what jet sizes to use.
  14. It seems everyone is mostly recommending Unibiker or Flatland radiator guards. The Woodsblasters look more heavy duty to me (thicker aluminum). Is there something in their design that makes them less effective than Unibiker or Flatland or is it that Woodsblasters aren't polished, the cost, ease of installation? Any insight into why Unibiker or Flatland and why not Woodsblaster would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. They don't have a website but here is the contact info: RIVER FRONT YAMAHA 436 STATE ROUTE 7 N GALLIPOLIS, OH 45631-5917 Ph: 740-446-2240 Fax: 740-446-0658