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I have a '98 that I ride regularly throughout the year (except winter), the valve with the all of the hoses is the air cut-off valve. This valve enrichens the idle circuit when you snap the throttle shut on decel. The other item on the frame was properly described as the Hot Start and usually has a knob.
You don't want to remove the hot start and, jetted properly, you don't need to de-octopuss.
If you go to the beginning of the WR forum and follow the update forums you can go from mild to wild for little or no money.
Assuming nothings been done, do the following.
Change the exhaust baffle.
Clean carb and re jet. (pay close attention to the accelerator pump diaphram and rod)
YZ time (either re-time stock cam or replace with later model)
This will improve starting and performance.
Spring for you weight.
Rebuild - revalve.
Set the sag properly.
Expensive (maybe more than the bike is worth), but makes night/day difference.
For you butt:
New seat foam
Nothing more to say there.
I've owned mine for 5 years and have done all of the above, plus a few others. I can't replace it because it will cost too much to set up a new bike.
By the way I rode an '07 KTM 450 xc-w (I know I'll get some crap for this) and it was nice, but it wasn't faster and the suspension (stock) was harsher on little bumps.
Final word related to all above, there's no substitute for proper set-up.
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