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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ds450 decision problem

So in about September i picked up a 2009 ds450 from Philadelphia for about $2000. I'm happy with it but it annoys me that there are missing and mix matched bolts and all in all it just looks beaten. It also has a crack in the case that has been jb welded, and the front part of the frame is bent but i can just bend it back. I want to race xc soon and i need help deciding whether i should sell the ds and get a newer or atleast cleaner model like 2011 and put stuff like a pipe and efi controler and what not. Or should i just take the ds i have now and redo the whole thing and go over every nut and bolt which i think would be more expensive. Any input that can help me decide is very needed, thanks

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Well, just depends on your money bucket.

2011 and upper are better (updated cases, less electric problems, etc) for sure, but more expensive, of course.

The crankcases welded can last... but just check you have the new spacers, rubber bushings, rubber ,mounts and a threaded sleeve in swing ar on the swingarm or will break again.


Also for the front part of frame bend, I will recommend, cut the rivets and put new parts o reinforced parts from ccuter aka Troy Barker. Don't bend it back or will break for sure... aluminium is lightweight but tends to crack easily. Replace it!
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Yea i know any metal looses its strength when its bent back and all of that thanks for the input this really helped.
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If I were you I would sell and go with something you know doesn't have issues, but most likely can't buy a quad like that for $2,000
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