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    what oversized tank for a 2011

    Uhm, you must have a different IMS tank than the rest of us. There are removable panels on both sides of the stock tank - those two panels do not mount onto the IMS tank (that's part of the space it takes to gain fuel capacity over the stock tank). Everything else stays stock.
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    2010 YZ450F Breather reroute

    Welcome to the forum - my first piece of advice is to learn to use the search function. It'll bring you tons of quick answers... Click me: 2010 450 Breather re-route
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    '09 yz450 vs. '09 wr450

    The YZ can be made into a good trail bike. Sure, you won't have the creature comfort of electric start or a headlight, but you'll have an extremely capable bike that can handle anything. A YZ450 with a gearing change and some suspension tweaking makes for a fun bike in the trails. I have a '10, but I also added a PMB kickstand, IMS oversize tank, skid plates, MRD exhaust and a Rekluse Z-Start Pro (best thing ever!). You didn't mention this in your original thread, but why a 450? I'm a big guy (6'-3" 225 pounds) and I do the motard gig a few times a year (hoping to increase that a bit), so I ride a 450. If my bike were solely for trail riding, I would buy a 250F, no doubt about it. The 250 will climb anything you aim it at and it'll take less of your energy to throw it around in the tight stuff. On a recent trail ride, I was struggling with my bone stock YZ450 and several of the KTM guys I was riding with were giving me a hard time. Someone made the comment "he brought a gun to a knife fight", and he was pretty much spot on. I've made several changes and it's much more enjoyable in the woods, but stock, it's not a great trail bike. Having said all that, I would still buy the YZ over the WR if I had it to do all over again, but I'm young(ish) and I still have a lot of adrenalin junkie left in me.
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    '09 yz450 vs. '09 wr450

    Coming from a guy riding a YZ450, I'd say get a KTM. lol I've been riding with a bunch of KTM guys lately and I do envy their electric start, without the feel of a mushy WR450.
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    2010 Engine Performance Mods?

    From what I've read, the header pipe isn't the culprit, it's the muffler. Buy a slip-on and spend the money you saved on something else... 2010 YZ450 Exhaust question 2010 YZ450 Exhaust System
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    2010 Engine Performance Mods?

    A pipe will really help it with top end... the stock pipe signs off too early.
  7. As I mentioned in the other thread, I've got a '10 with the z-start pro. I won't hash out all of the details again here, but I'm subscribing as I'm having the same problems (though I've only ridden it once and haven't tackled it since that trip - we just had a baby boy three weeks early).
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    EFI YZ450 off road set up?

    We need a 'sarcasm' font or something...
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    2011 yz450f

    Having grown up on Honda, I have an affinity for red. Comparing the blue and the white/red side-by-side, I had zero decision to make. White/red for me please!
  10. 2010 YZ450F - MRD Exhaust - 12t front sprocket - stock map Z-Start Pro: started with the medium/soft setting (24 balls) It was dying on me (acceleration stall) when I did my break-in and test ride. Any decent amount of throttle from standing still or barely moving would stall it. A quick blip of the throttle at very low speed would stall it. I called Rekluse and they suggested turning up the idle. I turned it up one click at a time and reached a point where stalls are almost non-existent. As I said above, I rode 120+ miles at Talimena (extremely rocky, frequently very tight, lots of climbs, etc) and only stalled 4 times all weekend. Two were within 10 feet of one another on a stair-step uphill climb (had to stop for the guy in front of me and then stalled while I was barely moving and hitting the stair-steps). I don't know the exact idle rpm yet - need to install the hour meter/tach I bought so I can check it. Don't have a tuner yet... After turning up the idle, the bike is pulling pretty hard against the clutch when standing still - too hard. Also, it tends to 'freewheel' a lot when I let off of the throttle. The Rekluse guy said I should try the 'high/soft' setting. I think that's appropriate - it means the clutch would engage at a higher rpm, meaning it wouldn't tug so hard at a stand-still and it should give me back the much needed engine braking, right? Regarding checking the gap: I can't even get the 'no-go' feelers between the outer edge of the plates (much less between the actual pad) as it describes in the instructions. I do have a little freeplay with the first plate, but the feelers won't go in. I assumed this was ok, considering the 'no-go' nature of the gauges. And I cannot brake stall it. I tried locking up the rear tire at all rpms in all conditions and it never once came close to stalling. Wow. I wrote a novel. Sorry - lots to discuss. This is my first experience with an auto clutch.
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    500cc Big Bore Stroker Kit

    I've never seen a dealership with this kind of equipment - I would imagine they would simply send the work to someone else and then charge you a mark-up. Save yourself the hassle and find a decent engine builder and go straight to the source.
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    EFI Throttle body mods

    Click me Hopefully you're got more money than the average guy - $900! WOW!!
  13. I tell you, I've been riding dirt bikes for almost 20 years, most of those years doing trail riding. I rode my bike for the first time this past weekend with the Rekluse and I don't ever want to ride it without the auto clutch again!! The 2010 is a finicky sucker for sure - flame-outs turned me into a cussing fool for the last few months. My 2010 always died at the most inopportune time - not any longer. No more burning up my clutch doing everything I can to make this thing stay running in the slow, technical stuff. The Rekluse does it better than I ever could...
  14. Not trying to threadjack, but I started with the medium/soft setting, which you described. I called Rekluse and they advised me to try the high/soft setting and turn the idle up - he said he has a lot of calls from guys with FI bikes complaining about acceleration stalls and a higher idle is usually the answer.
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    EFI Throttle body mods

    I sent an email to Injectioneering requesting pricing information and a rough timeframe. My bike is just too darn twitchy, so hopefully this injectioneering mod pans out. Also planning to get a throttle cam from G2 to slow the response at low throttle (or something similar).