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looking for opionons on my build

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i got a 400 ex that im in the process of building. i have decided to go with the 426 bore kit. i do alot of hill climbing and looking for the perfect setup. which cam stage would do me best 1 2 or 3? and what would i expect from each? of course im going to get a full pipe and a fan for the oil cooler. which would be better on the carb. jet the stock or go with a 450r?. im confussed on the compression choices i have seen and dont seem to know which is best. i would like to run pump gas like 03 octane but with my build dont know if thats possible. would a bigger cdi box be needed or help?would like the bike to run cooler as when we do ride its hard and long in the mountains and some mud. im also replaceing the timeing chain with the better one cant name it off the top of my head but i know what it is. is there anything else that would improve my proformance that im missing like port and polishing my head? valves? again im open to all suggestions and would like to compare them with other threads i read. i want a good reliable bike withe the power in all ranges with it of course being reliable in the trails. also im been searching for a free downloadable manual for my bike but have had no luck. any suggestions would be greatly appreachated thanks
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It is very hard to make a self built quad reliable. I dont care how good of an engine builder you are. When you put aftermarket parts on they are not factory tested that way instantly reducing reliability. If your looking for the most reliable set up you would go stock on the motor and just add exhaust intake and other mods not in the motor. Just my 2 cents take it for what its worth.
Also not trying to look like a hipocrite i have built my motor but i dont take long rides because built motors take time and lots and lots of mantainance. Rarely will you go for a long ride with a built motor beating on it the whole time and not come back with some sort of problem just the way it all works.
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