i would love those gnccs in 21 inch rears and 22 fronts but i live in the middle east and dont have much choice here , and the companies i spoke to in usa dont have any in stock anyways ,do you know who stocks or is selling them ??
anyways i just bought a set of xct holeshots here today cause they were the last set in stock so im gonna be trying it out with the 22s for myself , i need as much top speed as i can get with putting the miniumn stress on the engine , basicillay not having to rev too high , so i would rather have a set of 22s with lower revs on the engine than 20 where i need to keep the throtttle wide open, you get where im going with this , ill be racing a 6 day rally here , which is mostly high speed racing and i need my engine to last the 6 days of abuse
ill let ya know how these tires do on the ltr with stock gearing and with the 13t front , if not satisfied ill stick them on the banshee and get some holeshots HDs or Gnccs , we will see...
Congra DAKAR for having the LTR ..!!! Very Nice Quad
For any modification that you need as you are living in UAE .. you can always contact me and ask for anything. I can take care for your orders.
I know that you want to try to race the next desert challenge .. it is a long long race and need all you power and to be in good shape to complete it .. you will race like 1500 miles through one of the toughest desert. And you need a well built Quad.
For The LTR , I think the GNCC is the best choice 22 front and 21 rear .. The sprocket should be stock so you can get a good average speed. or you should add one tooth @ the rear .. I don't recommend to drop any @ the front.
You have a real challenge as you want to race with the LTR .. because it was designed for super cross, motocross and short courses . not for very very long distance. You have a high rev Engine , with small stroke and big Light piston. I don’t know but I think this engine will not hold on if you push it to the limit for 6 days.
Another challenge is the Fuel tank .. you really need a big one with extra reservoir @ Front and @ the Back. Still I cant find one for you.
Also Conceder that you need to find a modified Desert Style seat with higher position. It is not made yet and you may custom made it.
Don’t say that you will race it with stock components .. you should change the tuff stiff stock shocks with another high performance shocks like Elka , custom Axis or a special order Fox EVOL X
You may also need to change the upper ARM for better handling and adjusting the Camper and caster for the new tire setting and shocks. Or you should change the ARMS with LONG Travel to give you more clearance and better handling.
There is a failure @ the rear shock frame points with a failure @ the Linkage. To solve this problem you should gusset the frame at that points to enhance and strength them. And try to find better linkage for more travel. It happened (I saw some Problems not Much) that there is a breaking points and believe me you don’t want that to be happened while you are @ the nowhere in the desert.
There is a lot of things you should conceder before you race this beautiful Quad , but I suggest you build it for MX as you are also an MX Racer. I can build it for you with the best terms and conditions.
For The Desert challenge , I think you should go with other Quad like 2005 TRX450 , which proved to be the best on these kind of races ,and if you want me to get you one with good price let me know. NOT the 2006/2007 but the 2004/2005. and if we fail to find new one we can get the 2007 and stroke it/change the piston style with higher skirt (TRX Style) for more reliability.
Sorry guys and no offence ,I love the LTR 450 but I think it is an MX dominator not more than that. And if you want my advice, prepare your LTR for a serious MX racing, and with your skills (you are very well known as you are one of the craziest skilled rider in UAE) you will be sure that you will take the Podium for your self . Let me know if you want me to build it for you and convert it to WALSH/NMOTION Extreme MX LTR450. PM me if you are intrested