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I picked up my 2007 KFX700(blue) today, what a huge difference from my 2008 Honda Rancher 420 quad. I'm looking forward to doing some serious riding when this fricking blizzard is over. Probably going to change out the tie rods as I've read on here about how weak they are, its totally stock so I'm sure it could use some upgrades. I live just outside of Wellington, Ohio so anyone interested in riding let me know...
 

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Welcome to KR---Here's a few things you can read up on while it's snowing

This is meant to be a general list of DIY bolt on mods that we would recommend for all newbies starting to mod their stock V Forces. I need your help here by posting additional info, pics and links etc---I'll keep checking back and editing and adding some of the stuff you have provided---Once it's pretty solid we can offer it as a sticky for newbies that all of us can refer them to---Then they can post questions in regard to what they don't understand or need help with---Thanks

1. Change the stock primary spring---EPI pink is a great spring to start with---http://www.700v.com/primary.htm

2. Choosing a good set of after market pipes---Either duals or a 2in1---Some examples---Yoshimura, HMF, Pro Circuit, LTE, Muzzy---These are all known to work well on the V.

3. Open the air flow---12 hole mod is most common and requires drilling 12 -1" holes in the sides of the air filter box lid---also need to block off the stock snorkel and cut out the plastic dam/wall in front of it.

4. Change the stock air filter to a Twin Air Power Flow Kit---This one breathes from the top as well as the sides.

5. With the above air in and air out increased you'll need to increase the fuel also by changing the main jets to larger sizes---
http://www.700v.com/mains.htm---Probably the best place to start would be front 180 and rear 182---The rear typically runs hotter than the front and needs a larger size.

6. You have air/fuel adjustment screws just below the bowls where you put the main jets in---You want to screw them in all the way clockwise and then screw them out 2 1/2 turns counterclockwise.

7. Now you want to go to the other side of the carbs and put a shim on each needle---http://www.700v.com/needles.htm---While you are in there you want to polish the slides and cut 1/2-3/4" off the spring in there---When reassembling put the cut side of spring to the black cap.

8. Spark plug boot mod---Remove the spark plug wires from the coils---They screw off counter clockwise---Save the rubber boot from coil end---Get some auto wires from auto parts---Use their boot for the spark plug end---Slip on coil boots on the other end and install in coil by screwing it on clockwise.

9. The majority of you will have picked up used V's and many of them will have duals on them---Or if you buy used duals you'll need to take em apart and replace the packings inside the mufflers---They are self explanatory--Just replace as you took them out---DON'T just stick used cans on and assume it's ok.

10. Also with the used machines there is no way to be sure how many hours are on them since the valves were adjusted---Go ahead and adjust them---http://www.700v.com/valves.htm---This way you'll be sure they are not too tight---The factory allowance is intake .004-.006" and exhaust .008-.010---So a real safe setting would be .005 and .009.

There are several more power adders that will cost somewhat more but are well worth it---One is after market suspension and stabilizer---With it you can move over rough terrain much faster than with stock---Clutch work is very common---Putting a cross over tube between the intakes adds hp---Adding a 4* or 6* timing advance key---All this and more can be done without goung into the engine---And all of it can be done by yourself with the help of the guys on here---With the clutch and timing dgree key you'll need separate pullers....

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looking for suggestions on what brand of tie rods and nerf bars to buy...
Tie rods---Venforcer on here----
ATV Trick Stuff, Trickest stuff for your atv.

The nerfs are many to choose from--I run the cheapest which is Tusk--They look good but are basically cosmetic and not strong ones---Pro Armor, AC---Some of the guys will chime in with what their using

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Steering Stabilizer

You guys are great, i'll feel a-lot better about modding my quad with the help of experienced owners. I live in the country so when I got it home today it was snowing like crazy but I took it for a quick ride and when I hit a hole I almost had the steering ripped out of my hands. Can somebody tell me what brand of stabilizer to buy ? Thanks :(
 

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If you have a lot of $---Then Precision is top of the line---If the stick type will do then look at the Denton in the for sale forum here for $100, (although I think Denton Racing went out of business a few years ago)---Before you pull the trigger do a search on the stabilizers on Ebay.

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A-lot of the info I read on stabilizers seems to say you have to mod the stabilizer to get it to fit, is there one that just bolts up without a-lot of hassle ?
 

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A-lot of the info I read on stabilizers seems to say you have to mod the stabilizer to get it to fit, is there one that just bolts up without a-lot of hassle ?
Pep and Precision and most of them have model specific available---Try typing in---Kawasaki KFX 700 Steering Stabilizer at Ebay or even Google it.

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Welcome, Now get your wallet out. :lol:

If your looking for local guys to ride with I suggest checking out Ohiomafiariders.com . There are a bunch of guys in the cleveland/akron area that ride alot. Hopefully I will see you on some rides this summer.
 

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^^^ Yep these things are as bad as having a harley. In one year I have almost 3500 in mine and thats not including the motor! :eek: But they are a blast to ride. Have'nt found one like it yet. Welcome
 

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