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So I've decided to get a new 05 F7 and I will be picking it up in a couple of hours, and here's my question, is there anything I can do to it (with minimal $$$ and perferably for free) to give it a little fine tuning? I went over it with a tech last night and he told me that they just set it up like any other sled set for your average rider, any suggestions? Its an 05 F7 EFI std suspension, and I will be adding 102 mega bites. As for riding conditions it'll pretty much be 50% trail 50% lake.

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Take it out to the lake ""ALONE"" and take a pass and see what your topend is like. You might have one of the ""95mph"" Limited Edition Firecats that some of us have here. Like chickin said If It's a pooch look into the clutch upgrade. I turned my oil pump rod out 2 turns , put my ratio at 49:1. You want to do that after you put some miles on and see how much the oil to gas ratio is. You've found the best site for info on firecats, Lot's of good tuners here that are not afraid to tell you the tricks or answer the dumb questions. Good Luck :div20:
 

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if you even ride close to 150% lake, you need wayyyyy more studs then 102

153 is perfect, 1.175 in length. possibly 170, but that oculd hinder your topend.

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We get lots of snow here without all the huge trail packen traffic. IMO more people ride without studs here then with them.

Anyways, with the 05s you will want to try it out as is and then go from there. Who knows, maybe you will be happy with it as is?!
We have clutched many 05s with very good results, however some have needed fuel adjustments too in order to get the same results.
 

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OK boys, I can say that I'm officialy part of the cat family!!! I would have to say that I've only felt this way 2 other time, once when I got a BMX when I was 8 the other was when I got laid for the first time!!! :smiley-faces7: :smiley-faces7:

Check it out (not like you don't already know what one looks like but this one is different....its MINE!!!!)
 

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dont go with megabits, they suck!!! they are made of a weak material and they break. megabits are talked way way up more then they should be, i dont know why everyone goes with them. a bunch of us guys got them this year ( 7 of us) and non of us had any good luck tons broke and even more bent!
 

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Originally posted by bba302@Sep 24 2005, 12:21 PM
dont go with megabits, they suck!!! they are made of a weak material and they break. megabits are talked way way up more then they should be, i dont know why everyone goes with them. a bunch of us guys got them this year ( 7 of us) and non of us had any good luck tons broke and even more bent!
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interesting. Im getting woodies signature stainless steel carbide tip studs. they are 1.325 i hope none break. My neighbor has the same setup and has only 2 bent after 2000 mi. Good thing about them is they are pretty cheap.
 

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Originally posted by bba302@Sep 24 2005, 12:21 PM
dont go with megabits, they suck!!! they are made of a weak material and they break. megabits are talked way way up more then they should be, i dont know why everyone goes with them. a bunch of us guys got them this year ( 7 of us) and non of us had any good luck tons broke and even more bent!
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for lake/ trail there is nothing better then megabites. Many factors come into play with stud longevity like rideing style etc.1200 miles on mine couple of bent ones but other then that they look good.
 
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