First, I want to say thanks to "Olhillbilly" on here for showing me around today on some pretty good trails.
I really struggled in the gnarly stuff with the 450 however. If there was anything real technical and rough, I had to slip the hell out of the clutch to keep my line and the engine from dying, or else just focus on where I wanted to end up and hammer the throttle.
It seems first gear is really tall and the fact that the bike has no bottom end torque made it real difficult, coupled with the fact this is the first time I have hit the trails in over 20 years. Going under ten or so miles an hour, the bike just kept wanting to stall out and die.
Im running stock gearing, loaded on the MXA map, and have on a GYTR fww. The bike is a 2014. Is there anything I can do to make it more trail worthy short of going with a recluse. I was thinking going up a couple teeth on the rear sprocket, and messing with the map. What would you want to do, map wise, to give it some more low end chugging power?
As far as handling and suspension, I think the bike did great. If it had a little more tractor type power, I think it would be perfect for me.