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Sorry for the lame question but I am a newbie to mods. I have read a lot of good info on the forums about the 700xx and decided to start doing some mods. Would you guys give an opinion on where I should start?

My thought was front tires, then a arms and shocks, maybe then steering stem and anti vibration stuff and finally exhaust. Along with thought which specific parts are going to be the best. I want to try and make it as SRA like as you can by trying to eliminate push and make it slide a bit. I know its apples and oranges but old rides die hard.

Thanks guys and keep up the great conversations. I hope to be savy enough to help someone else someday.

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Welcome to the forums. I'm sure someone will be along shortly to help you.
 

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Sorry for the lame question but I am a newbie to mods. I have read a lot of good info on the forums about the 700xx and decided to start doing some mods. Would you guys give an opinion on where I should start?

My thought was front tires, then a arms and shocks, maybe then steering stem and anti vibration stuff and finally exhaust. Along with thought which specific parts are going to be the best. I want to try and make it as SRA like as you can by trying to eliminate push and make it slide a bit. I know its apples and oranges but old rides die hard.

Thanks guys and keep up the great conversations. I hope to be savy enough to help someone else someday.

Skid
For a arms here you go...(you need both front and rear)
235901 - Long Travel "Pro-Series" Front +3/4" A-Arms Honda TRX700XX 2008-09 Front A-Arms, Pro Series, Long Travel, Slicast, Maximum Ground Clearance, Longer Aftermarket Shock Required, Needle Bearing Style, +0.75" Wide, +0" Forward, Gloss Black, Tric

235902 - Long Travel, +3/4" Rear A-Arms Honda TRX700XX 2008-09 Rear A-Arms, Long Travel, 11.5" Wheel Travel, Maximum Ground Clearance, Stock Length Shock with Eyelet instead of Clevis Style Mounting at A-Arms Mounting Location, Needle Bearing Design,

Steering stem...
230601 - +1 Height Steering Stem Honda TRX700XX 2008-09, Steering Stem, +1" Height, Gloss Black. Note: Requires handle bar clamp (sold separately) 010701 or 010702. Used by Pro Desert Rider Wayne Matlock. Detail Page

Shocks...
152612 Elka Suspension Front Shock, Quadruple Rate, Compression adjustment and Rebound Adjustment, Elite version with HS/LS adjustment, Remote or Piggy Back Reservoir Detail Page

For tires get the 22" Maxxis Razr for the back and the 23" Maxxis Razr2 for the front.

That will give you practically the same setup that Factory Honda uses.

That is alot of cash.
 

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Thanks for the guidance. I will take a look and start the process. cant wait to see how these changes make a difference. Is the back as important as the front on this bike? Do I need to do them at the same time or can I do the other stuff and then come back and catch the back?
 

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Thanks for the guidance. I will take a look and start the process. cant wait to see how these changes make a difference. Is the back as important as the front on this bike? Do I need to do them at the same time or can I do the other stuff and then come back and catch the back?
I would personally do all 4 corners at once. If you do just the front, the back will have a different geometry and feel completely off. Start with the tires on stock rims. You will be amazed at how much bettter handling you will have with just those. No more front end push, and a controllable side bite on the rear.
 

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last of the dumb questions, at least for today. Why go from the stock 21 inch tire to a 23 inch tire? I am will be trial riding in the southeast on tight trails with lots of ruts and roots etc..... does that make any difference? I did not know if you were going taller because of dune riding? Thanks for the education.
 

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The way a true sport quad is set up is is taller in front and smaller in the rear. MX runs 19/20" up front and 18" in the rear, XC or trails are usually 21" front and 20" rear. Desert is 23" front and 22" rear. For some reason unknown to me, Honda put taller in the back and smaller in the front. Without changing your rims to a 10" in the back(which will cause problems on the XX) you can only get 22" rear tires of any quality. Maxxis makes a 22x11x11 for the rear. Possibly one of the best tires i have ever ran. Put the 23" maxxis Razr2 up front and you will lose the push through turns. They track amazingly.
 

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Oh yeah, none of your questions are dumb. The dumb thing would be guessing at these things and wasting your money. There ae no dumb questions...
 

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Thanks a lot for the good words and help. Look forward to reporting back and thanking you again for pointing in the right direction.:yeahbaby01:
 

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By all means, hang out and learn as you read. Join in on the post. have fun!!!

You're very welcome.
 

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Alright got ALOT of stuff coming to make this thing a beast.

Front and or rear Wheel spacers????? yes or no

Are the Fast company Flexx bars good? do I need a steering stabilizer. I am about $4500 into in so why stop short now?
 

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Alright got ALOT of stuff coming to make this thing a beast.

Front and or rear Wheel spacers????? yes or no

Are the Fast company Flexx bars good? do I need a steering stabilizer. I am about $4500 into in so why stop short now?
Did you get a arms? if you did don't get spacers. Flex Bars are great from what I have heard, I have never used them. A stabilizer will be your best friend.
 

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The flex bars are AWESOME!! My buddy has them on his quad. GREAT!! Take alittle getting usetoo but its worth it. I use to have a stabilizer on my old quad. It was nice. I need one for this one!
 

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OK so I spent a lot of time this weekend putting this ting together. As I started I am as green as they come when it comes to this so I am going to ask a few questions that I think I know the answers to but because I have never done or seen any of these things done I have shaky confidence.

1. Houser front and rear A Arms with Elka front and rear suspension. These shocks are nice. Good feel etc... When I was finished and put the tires back on the ATV was sitting with only the inside of the tires touching, toed in. When I sit on it it drops and the entire surface of the tire is on the ground. When stock it sat flat all the time. Is this just the better suspension? Elka took my riding weight etc.... so it should be set up correctly.

2. I put on a slip on Big Gun exhaust. Fought it a little to get the fit but finally go it on and tight. Is there anything I need to put on it to seal it where the slip on goes over the headers? I dont suspect there is a leak but how would I know if there was and it wasn't on tight enough?

3. I bought the Big Gun fuel controller and these step by step directions are stupid easy, but the system is telling me that something is still not hooked up correctly because it keeps blinking a green light at me and I am looking for a solid green. there is only one way to plug this stuff in. Does anyone know if these things come and or go bad very often? I am a bit concerned with quality.

This is my first time with this stuff and I just dont know what to expect out of any of it. Thanks for the help.

Finish a tie rod, bleed the brake lines and grease the new partds and I will be riding.
 

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As long as the whole surface of the tire is touching while you're riding, you're fine.

Just put a hose clamp where the mid-pipe slides over the header, probably don't need it but it won't hurt.

I would call Big Gun tomorrow and ask them about the flashing lighht. You're correct when you say there is only one way to hook it up.

POST PICS!!!!
 

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I wanna see this BEAST!!!
 

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It does look good. Hope to have pics and test ride info in a few days. Thanks for the backup......again.
 

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Since you enjoy upgrading so much, I'll trade you mine straight across for yours when your done. DEAL? JK
 

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Yea i cant wait to see this for myself!
 

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I would not say I am enjoying this but it is a means to an end. Looking forward to the 2nd half of the race season. I think it's going to do just fine.
 
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