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Hey Guys,
I was wondering if one or more of you have used the YFZ450 in a HS yet? If so, how did it perform? ALso want to ask what kind of protection i should put on the Bike? A-arm and body skid plates? what else?
 

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I did my first HS race on Sunday. I got third on it in my class. I was leading the pack until I got stuck int he trees and blocked in by a KFX. I fell to the back but ended up in thid still. It did awesome in the race. If I did not fall so far behind I am sure I could have won on it. If you look in pic place their are pics of the HS race.
 

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So basiclly what you are saying is that the YFZ will perform good in a HS scenario?
WHat mods did you do?
 

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I ran it BONE STOCK! I was up against a lot of modded machines and could have one if I did not lose so much time. It is an awesome HS machine.
 

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Thats very reassuring. thanx for the info YFZ. cant wait til next Budds creek HS.
 

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I'll be racing mine in its 1st harescramble Sunday. I can tell you from the practicing I've been doing that its geared to high for tight trails and technical hills. I went to a 13T front Sprocket and that did the trick. I'm sure putting on a pipe will help with the bottom end also. I would get the belly and swingarm skid but wouldn't waste my money on the a-arm skids, yes they will keep sticks and objects from running up in the a-arms but me personally I would spend the money somewhere else.
 

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Chuck,
TO lat. I just ordered the GYT underbelly and A-Arm skids. they didnt have the swingarm skid which i really wanted. I also felt that i needed a 13 sprocket since all i really do is ride the woods and maybe a MX track like Raush once in a blue moon.
WHat brand sprocket did you get for the front? ALso, did you do the lid/baffle remove and rejet thing? it seems to be the thing to do to get some more low end.
WHat do you think?

BTW. me and some buddies with yfz450's are going up to Raush Creek this Sunday. SUre would be cool if any of you guys would go up there as well. That would be a sight to see, 10 or so YFZ all lined.

-Seatec
 

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I got Sprocket Specialist front and rear. I took out the baffle but left the lid cause it gets pretty wet and muddy at Mid-South Harescrambles. I'll have an HMF on it by this weekend or first of next week and will be using the JD jet kit so hopefully that will add alot to the bottom end.
 

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Originally posted by cjpoole1@Aug 21 2003, 01:14 AM
I'll be racing mine in its 1st harescramble Sunday. I can tell you from the practicing I've been doing that its geared to high for tight trails and technical hills. I went to a 13T front Sprocket and that did the trick. I'm sure putting on a pipe will help with the bottom end also. I would get the belly and swingarm skid but wouldn't waste my money on the a-arm skids, yes they will keep sticks and objects from running up in the a-arms but me personally I would spend the money somewhere else.


cjpoole1,

How is your PRM swing arm skid doing? I got one and I'm having fitment problems with the stock rear sprocket and chain.
I see in your picture the chain can be seen from that angle. Is that chain just loose? Did you have to modify the skid any? The chain on mine is really close to the skid and I don't feel comfortable using it. The rear stock sprocket and chain actually rest on the plastic of the skid. I'm going to remove the plastic from the skid where the sprocket is.
 

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I rode mine in a HS type scenario and went pretty fast. Withing 30 minutes, my swingarm skid-plate was torn pretty bad. I never once bottomed out, so IMO, I wouldnt waste the money just yet on a-arm skid plates, but I do have a few nics and scratches on my arms. Also IMO, the yfz has one of the best body skids out, so I will not be spending my money on that either.
 

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I had the sprocket off. Thats why you can see the chain. I had a hard time getting mine to bolt up when I installed it and mine too is very close to the chain. I have rode it real hard in the woods for about 6 hours like that and see no problems, but it is a little claose for comfort :|
 
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