New mods on the way (good idea?)
Posted January 05, 2009 - 09:25 AM
First you need to know im not comfortable with bikes mechanic , its my first one and its a WR450F 2004 , no mods on it except for a stabilizer and protaper handlebar.
Im giving the bike to a garage since i dont know how to install all this and im not too comfortable about playing with my engine.
I want to do jetting / fuel screw and install a yz pipe i already have ! ... but i must know , i really want that extra ''power'' but i dont want the bike to be a tuning bitch , im taking care of it but i dont want to adjust jet / throttle and things like that too often. Is it a good idea or you really must know your thing ?
Im doing all sort of riding , mostly trails and pit , and maybe some track this year but onl couple of time.
I just want to know if im not putting myself in a situation where i will regret this ? I mean im able to have help and adjust things every weekend but im not the kind of guy who can put in pieces the engine and rebuilt it. BUT im getting really good with the bike and need more power (im 6,2 / 220pounds)
Thanks alot in advance
Posted January 05, 2009 - 07:00 PM
There's nothing you are going to do mod wise that will turn it into a "tuning bitch". And as you said, all your answers can be found here by using the search function for the forum:thumbsup:
Posted January 06, 2009 - 07:13 AM
As it is not an 07 or newer you will not have any problems. The bikes are not mechanically that difficult to work on. Besides doing the easy thinks like jetting will boost your confidence on you bike mechanic skills.
Posted January 06, 2009 - 08:12 AM
Def. get the bike sprung and valved for your weight and where/how you ride. If you do not do the 50' jumps, you can have the suspension set up to be more compliant, making the trail rides a pleasure.
Posted January 06, 2009 - 09:13 AM
I will definetly look for springs / jet and of course fuel screw
.. Ill give you guys news when mods are done ! ill try myself with a friends
Posted January 07, 2009 - 06:01 PM
when i first started modding i wasnt comfortable doing it myself so i would just have someone else that was knowedgable in the matter looking over my shoulder and now im confident enough to fix most everything on the bike plus if you do it yourself and your out on the trail by yourself and something happens you will know how to fix it