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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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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

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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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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Old 03-24-2005, 07:14 AM
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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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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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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

I went with +2 bars w/ anti vibe and tag T2 bars.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:49 PM
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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.
Ive ridden all of them and they handle very nicely, they all have very nice suspension and decient power. I did ride a new 05 KFX a week or so ago, and the power level has been kicked up quit a bit compaired to the 03 and 04's.
But when you need to ride wide open throu the woops with insaine amounts of throttle at your disposal, the YFZ still gets it done much better!
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:56 PM
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I went with +2 bars w/ anti vibe and tag T2 bars.
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Dynooooomite, I was looking at the dragonfire steering stems myself. I did e-mail the fella who is selling them, he said that every thing should be ok. But 2"s of added length looks like it may pull things a little tight.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:17 PM
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oops sorry I need to learn to proof read! I have a +2 steering stem, but I assume most figured that out.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:24 PM
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Oh and 18 more posts!

I just had to add that.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:26 PM
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oops sorry I need to learn to proof read! I have a +2 steering stem, but I assume most figured that out.
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Thats ok i understood ya, im still learning how to spell and punctuate. I guess i should have paid more attention in class
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Dynooooomite, I was looking at the dragonfire steering stems myself. I did e-mail the fella who is selling them, he said that every thing should be ok. But 2"s of added length looks like it may pull things a little tight.
I saw those on Ebay. Wish I would have seen them when I replaced my stock steering stem a couple months ago, I would have paid the extra $75 to get one.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:29 PM
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I saw those on Ebay. Wish I would have seen them when I replaced my stock steering stem a couple months ago, I would have paid the extra $75 to get one.
Thats where i seen them too, it seams like a pretty good deal for a 4130, powder coated stem. But once again im torn, do i put the money toward making it go faster or more comfotable for my riding style. Ill wait till 05SDI do's his and gets back to us, maybe he'll tell us how much of a dent it put in his wallet.
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: YFZ 450 steering stem ?

smashmetal, I think it was $325 for the stem, anti vibe, and tag t2 bars. Hell I've dropped some much coin into this thing I don't know where it stops or starts lol! All I need now is to get home and put everything on. I still need a few more pieces; Armour, hand gaurds, extra lights, I'm sure there is more.
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:50 PM
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smashmetal, I think it was $325 for the stem, anti vibe, and tag t2 bars. Hell I've dropped some much coin into this thing I don't know where it stops or starts lol! All I need now is to get home and put everything on. I still need a few more pieces; Armour, hand gaurds, extra lights, I'm sure there is more.
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05SDI, No doubt, I thought i was bad untill i got my wife a new quad. She's just as bad as i am, but i can't say no cause it's cool when she does it. It's alot neater to by your chick a new set of paddles and cold air intake than jewelry. It's also quality time spent when your out in the garage putting on the new Pro-Armor skid plate that she just had to have. Ya she's bad ***, she just needs to learn how to ride it now, but she'll look good doing it.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:30 PM
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The way I see it is you can be fast or look good being slow!
I'll choose the bling bling! lol
15 more posts! piece of cake!
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