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help me mod my 500

mikeextrafast2010-08-10 07:18:12 +0000 #1
just got a 05 foreman 500 , its bone stock, only 39 miles I want to do a few things to it . I am not really into extreme mudding , What i think i wana do is a small lift kit ,new wheels and tires, K & N and pipe .. We mostley trail ride . looking for suggestions , iam new to the 4X4s ...
phreebsd2010-08-10 07:26:54 +0000 #2
welcome to the addiction!

It sound like everything you have named is the right path for you.

What trail tires you thinking about?
Roboquad2010-08-10 07:59:00 +0000 #3
My neighbor had a forman and found if you shave 3-5 coils off the carb spring you will have an instant throttle response. Honda dumbs down the power a bit. I wish I had more info on this for you. I know it works and is cheap to do. look into this. maby honda recovery man or wood butcher would know how etc.
hondarecoveryman2010-08-10 08:31:52 +0000 #4
Yes you can cut the carb springs , but you have to be careful, you can cause a part throttle sputter if you cut to much off of the spring
mikeextrafast2010-08-10 07:39:40 +0000 #5
Quote:

Originally Posted by phreebsd

welcome to the addiction!

It sound like everything you have named is the right path for you.

What trail tires you thinking about?

was thinking about some 26" mudlites? Not 100% sure yet, Any suggestions
tacoma_20022010-08-10 08:29:09 +0000 #6
what would describe your riding type? In percentage form?

(ie. 50%mud, 30% trail, 20% other)
mikeextrafast2010-08-10 09:14:37 +0000 #7
well this will be my first 4X4 , I just sold a yfz 450 , When we ride we usually go to WV. and ride 100+ mile in one day .. I looked at some pictures and like the stance of a lifted 4x4 , but i dont wana do anything that will mess with the realibality of the bike .. It will never see any super deep mud, So i would say prob 90% trail

thanks for your help....
hondarecoveryman2010-08-10 09:47:29 +0000 #8
Just get you a 2'' bracket type lift , and tires , If you stay on the trails I would suggest some Bighorns,etc. The carb spring thing is easy to do ,and will help out a good bit. If you need some help PM me

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