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Old 03-23-2005, 08:22 PM
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Do's any one out there know how long of a steering stem can be installed before cables, brake lines and other handle bar extras need to be lengthned for a YFZ 450.
I'd only like to go 2" over stock, Just like to here from some one who has wrestled with this before or now some one who has.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:12 PM
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If you can wait about a week I'l be home to install mine.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

I could be wrong, but for some reason, I was thinking there were a couple of guys on here who have done this??

Woody???

Is this just to give more leg room or???
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

I think you have about 1" to play with on the cables in their current routing. If you route the clutch cable (I think it's that one) under the handle bars instead of in front, then you can get another inch out of it, but I can't remember for sure. I know by putting my bars on (trailtech mid bend, which is supposed to be the same height as stock) with the bar mounts (moves bars back about 1.5") it pulled my cables as tight as I'd want them to be.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:59 AM
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If you can wait about a week I'l be home to install mine.
Great, looking foward to the up date, What stem did you decide to go with, and how much taller over stock?
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:10 AM
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I could be wrong, but for some reason, I was thinking there were a couple of guys on here who have done this??

Woody???

Is this just to give more leg room or???
I've been riding my wifes new Arctic cat DVX 400 a little, same bike as the Suzuki LTZ 400, and the bars sit quit a bit higher than the YFZ. The ergonomics are quit nice, atleast for me anyway. Im only 5'8" but i spend alot of time off the seat, having the bars up a little would keep me from riding all hunched over and my knee's away from the bars.
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I think you have about 1" to play with on the cables in their current routing. If you route the clutch cable (I think it's that one) under the handle bars instead of in front, then you can get another inch out of it, but I can't remember for sure. I know by putting my bars on (trailtech mid bend, which is supposed to be the same height as stock) with the bar mounts (moves bars back about 1.5") it pulled my cables as tight as I'd want them to be.
Maybe ill just go with a set of new bars and clamps!
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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

me bro tryed to put tag bars and clamps for the banshee on his 450 and the cables wouldnt reach, iv got tag t2 with clamps and the cables dont even look like being tight but they are t 2 wheeler bend and sit a bit low but i find them good gets mi over the bars and makes me stand up a bit more.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:29 AM
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I've been riding my wifes new Arctic cat DVX 400 a little, same bike as the Suzuki LTZ 400, and the bars sit quit a bit higher than the YFZ. The ergonomics are quit nice, atleast for me anyway. Im only 5'8" but i spend alot of time off the seat, having the bars up a little would keep me from riding all hunched over and my knee's away from the bars.
Gotcha!
I've been wanting to try out a DVX/KFX/Z-400 for quite some time. I also would like to throw a leg over a Predator. I have raced against them, but never ridden one.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

I went with +2 bars w/ anti vibe and tag T2 bars.
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