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I raced motocross around Kansas about 5 years ago on my Polaris Predator. That machine is long gone and has been replaced by my 250r. I love this machine, and have no desire to get rid of it. That is where my question starts. I want to start racing again, but is my R good enough to keep up with the 450's. I want to loose because I suck, not because my machine is under powered. :D
 

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It would be a lot cheaper to keep your R and put a little money into it. If you get it set up right, you can keep up.
 

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I understand the suspension. I don't know what else to do with the motor. I've bored it 80 over, put a reed spacer on, installed a 38mm air stryker, and esr trx5 centermount exhaust. Do you have any other engine mods for me?
 

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ditch the reed spacer, get a rad valve, mill the head, send the cylinder to C-Leigh for low-mid range porting, trade the pipe for a sparks mx or PT 89 race, go with a uni filter and stock air box with the lid off
 

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They keep up just fine...I do it all the time. ;) When I loose (and that happens a bit), it's because of me, not the bike.

I too came off a Predator. Nothing like loosing a hunderd pounds, eh? :eek:
 

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hey pred,

do you think that my current setup is good enough, or should I look into getting more motor work done. I did forget to mention in my last post that the jug is ported also. I need to pay for some suspension upgrades, so If I could wait off on doing engine work for a while, I'd like to.
 

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I've got nearly the same mods as you. Stock jug, 68mm bore, MX ported, 38 A/S carb, Rad Valve, etc... I also added an ESR head so I could up the compression to 225 psi. That helps with the low end alot, but I gotta run race gas now.

THe biggest thing for me though, was the suspension. The Elkas all around, +3+1 arms, and +4 axle helped the cornering and overall handling HUGE. I'd say do that before any more motor work.
 

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He has some old posts with pics in the for sale section. Check em' out.
 

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yeah suspension is key ..but ELKA... :rolleyes: please
too much hype is sickening after awhile
too many times I hear riders say elka are good ..but the fact is there are better ,PEPS,OHLIN,AXIS, etc
 

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yeah suspension is key ..but ELKA... :rolleyes: please
too much hype is sickening after awhile
too many times I hear riders say elka are good ..but the fact is there are better ,PEPS,OHLIN,AXIS, etc
AXIS :p

cant wait to ride with mine...damn snow better start melting!
 

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AXIS :p

cant wait to ride with mine...damn snow better start melting!

+1.. B)
 

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glad to hear not all are brainwashed by the elka hype that seems to run rampid in the full size quad industry / sport ...my preference will always be PEPs :)
 

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Damn people. I gave him Elka as a SUGGESTION. Ease up! I'm running Elka because I got the entire system for $800 and it's a HUGE improvement over the STOCK stuff that was on there. Geeze!

Actually, I've been very happy with these shocks. They've saved my ass on more than one occasion!
 

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ease up LOL .. funny stuff bro!
like you ,..I was speaking my mind B)
 

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i dont think anyone has ever said elkas are the best. theyre "hyped" up because you can get then in 2 weeks, and they cost a fraction of PEP's and axis. 80% of the people out there cant outride elkas, so why wait and pay for the other guys? its not like elkas suck. there are better shocks, but elkas are a hard deal to beat.
 

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PEPs may be one of the best but they look like they were made in 1985. Mark Baldwin told me that their new piggybacks are over $1800. That is wack!
 
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