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Hey everyone, I have a 04 YFZ450, im considering putting a kick start on it, and maybe changing my thumb throttle out. I have a banshee I really like riding, but I like the feel of the 450, so instead of riding two I want to maybe modify the 450, anyway enough rambling, anybody have any input on this?

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A kickstarter is never a bad idea, as a replacement or a backup. You will never get stranded by a dead battery. As far as replacing the thumb throttle, that is a matter of what you feel most comfortable with.

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Im definately going to do the kickstart! Now just to find the time to do it....lol im still on the fence about the throttle, but what I do know is that I dont have invincible thumbs so they will come into play in my decision making.

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You have to be comfortable riding or it doesn't make riding a long time enjoyable.

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Im definately going to do the kickstart! Now just to find the time to do it....lol im still on the fence about the throttle, but what I do know is that I dont have invincible thumbs so they will come into play in my decision making.

You should check out this thread: http://www.quadcrazy.com/atvforum/atv-mechanics-corner/4250-atv-parts-accessories-guides.html

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They also make thumb throttle extensions which make them more of a palm throttle. I have the twist throttle on my TRX 250R and its fun but I also find myself giving it way to much gas on accident every time i turn right or lean back. It makes for some crazy cool looking tricks but I guarantee you none of them are on purpose LOL

Check this out

atvthumbextension.jpg

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Good call, i might try that first before i go switching the whole thing out! I bought a cheap little adapter thats supposed to be universal and it just screws on, but it didnt fit, so ill have to try again!

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