04 450 header...
Posted October 24, 2009 - 11:54 AM
How does the 04 stock header stack up?
I got a bit of a ding in mine, and thinking of a "upgrade", but I would want something to help on the bottom end (not that it's really lacking there), and it already has a big mid/top end on it, so if I'm putting power somewhere I want it going down low, rather then up high.
Would also like steel if possible, and looking hard at the FMF "FF" PowerBomb (Supposed to help bottom/mid), bit it is only available in Ti, compared to the "Moto" Powerbomb (Helps Top end, which is not what I want) which is in SS, but, they are both the same price.
Right now, I'm leaning to the powerbomb Ti "FF" version.
Bike already has a FMF Ti PowerCore, JD, and Hotcams, with all free mods.
Any other suggestions out there you feel would be better?
Posted October 24, 2009 - 04:18 PM
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Posted October 25, 2009 - 03:04 AM
I freshened up the top end last year, with a new hone, rings, seals, gaskets, cams, timing chain, etc, though. However, it will be getting new cylinder, piston, rings, again this winter ( search a thread from me on "How to check oil pressure...") to see why...short version is I should have replaced piston/cylinder last year when in there, and I didn't.
I can TRY to repair the header (and it is not that bad, I have been running it as is for some time), and I will either be successful, or, not I guess, but I do not mind a moderate investment in a new one as long as any power gains are in the bottom end ($199 for the powerbomb, and the megabomb is out of the question $$ wise).
I was the first person ever in the top end I would say, and the bottom has never been opened up.
Posted October 25, 2009 - 02:55 PM
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Posted October 27, 2009 - 05:42 AM
High Comp. piston, head work(pp).Vortex ignition is on my wish list to do??? and hopefully will do it when it's time to change the cam chain?? at least a hc piston, lol:thumbsup:my goal is to have all that bling and have the vortex to retared it back to my skill level.
Posted October 27, 2009 - 03:54 PM
That's what I was looking for ..I guess I should have asked "is the PB better then the 04 stock header for low end and "trail/woods" riding?"
If it isn't, then I don't want it, and I'll try the freezing trick.
I'm not really looking for more power, but if I'm going to get it I want it on the bottom, not the top. Since my header was dinged up, and if the PB helped the bottom, for $199, well, I'd go for it, but if the 04 header is better for the bottom, I'm sticking with it, and will either try and fix mine, ebay a stocker, or, just leave as is...lol
Posted October 27, 2009 - 04:47 PM
One fellow tt'r Clark, haven't seen around in awhile, has had xp with diff pipes and header's --- he found that the power bomb header and a Dr.d slip-on was the best combo!! -- did the pb add bottom, yes, but very little compared to what the DR.D originally gave with the stock wr/yz header.