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Hi all, I have recently decided to come over to the dark side and ride on 4 wheels after riding on 2 all my life. I am a reasonably experienced and confident rider on 2 wheels and ride big bore bikes my last one being a ktm530. After talking to a well known atv rider over here in New Zealand he recommended I buy a trx700xx. I now have one lined up and will pick it up in a couple of weeks. It is a very low hrs machine and very very tidy almost new looking. The bike is completely stock. I will be putting nerf bars and a front bumper on it and was thinking about a twist grip thottle. Is there anything else I should think about adding?
 

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Welcome pota,

I would not put on a twist throttle. ATV's are very different than a bike. On a two wheeler you do most of your turning by leaning and less handlebar turn. On an atv its just the opposite. With the handlebars turned to the right it screws with the throttle feel. Not sure if I'm explaining this correctly. In my opinion its harder to get used to a twist throttle than it is to get used to a thumb throttle. I would ride it a bit before dropping the money on a twister.
As far as other mods, the list is endless and will depend greatly on your terrain and ride style. Put some miles on it and see what is bothering you. Low power, poor ride, etc.
 

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By the way, the nerf bars are a great idea right off the bat. Especially for a novice atv rider. Running your foot over is not pleasant. I've done it when I was younger. My ankle was the size of a grapefruit!
 

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Welcome to the club! 1st 2 things I would do if it is bone stock, change air filter to a uni filter. 2nd change the front sprocket to a 13 tooth. And these are both cheap upgrades. Like "easy" said the list goes on and on depending on where and how you ride. After these two cheap upgrades look at the www.L8tonracing.com rear sway bar like $219 I think? Also fuel shut off levers are prone to fall off, so take it off and re-install with some loctite!
 

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welcome to the club ! i woul get an dual gasser th,rottle its a twist and thumb and you can switch from one to another on the trail , think theres several versions of them terry cable and moose make them , my opinion is twist isnt that great on an atv except for long smooth places, i came from a dirtbike background also:xx:
 

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Thanks for the advice so far. I'll stick to the thumb thottle for the start and see how I like it. I take it that a 13t sprocket is smaller than stock, I will diffinletly do this too as nothing worse than having to slip the shit out of the clutch when in a tight spot. Cheers for the heads up on the fuel taps. Keep it the advice coming it's all appreciated
 

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Hey Pota, welcome to the club! Good to see a fellow New Zealander here! Where are you based?

A 13 tooth sprocket (14 is standard) is a great idea, mine cost $29 from the local dealer, they don't list one for the 700 but the cr or crf one is the same.
Sway bar is also a must but bits like that are harder to get over here so I ended up building my own similar to the l8yton one, let me know hoe you get on.
Where are you getting your nerf bars from and how much? would be keen on some of these but haven't had a chance to do any research.
This is an awesome club and full of heaps of handy info, you won't regret joining or buying the 700 its a wicked machine!
 

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they don't list one for the 700 but the cr or crf one is the same.
Good info, here I was told to just have them catalog one for the Honda 450r. Any way its easy replacement. One bolt removes it, and then tighten your chain.
 

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There isn't really anything that you, "must" do the stock XX. Everything just depends on how much you want to spend to make it, "your" ATV. These days, the ATV industry is all about customizing. And a lot of it depends on the environment in which you ride, that determines what you feel you would to buy.
 

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welcome man
 
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