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Can you clip the carb spring on a foreman 450S/ES like they are talking about on the 500/600 honda forum???? They say it give more/better throttle response
 

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I think it just allows the needle to move quicker therefore improving response but this subject has so many opinions between so many, you will never get a right answer because no 2 atvs are alike all take performance upgrades differently. Im gonna order a spring and try it, if it dont work ill just put the old one back in
 

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I did it to ours & it worked. Don't expect neck poppin' power, but you will
notice a slight differance. You shouldn't have to rejet.
 

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I believe I cut 13 coils off of mine.
 

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I just measured with a tape measure & cut a inch and a half off. Some do
2 inches.
 

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Clip/cut spring on 450 foreman

Thanks; I'm going to clip mine before I ride this weekend.
 

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my spring was 4 & 1half inchs long and I cut 2 inches off and I can tell a difference.
 

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I cut mine and my quad doesn't work any more. I took 13 coils off, now when i hit the trottle it bogs and dies. Are there any adjustments i should do or do i just have to get a new spring.
 

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Dang! That stinks. I did ours & they ran better. That's a noodle scratcher there.
 

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mine did that too so i just put the orginal spring back in it. But we also did it to rowdyforeman's bike and it worked until we got in the mud and then it started dying so i so don't know maybe we did something wrong
 

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I cut mine a week ago but just had a chance to try it out today. Noticably better throttle response- really seemed to make it wake up and act like a 450. However, when i was going throught some deep mud/water (over the tail pipe) it wanted to die. I turned up the idle a little bit and that seemed to help.
 
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