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My 99 400 has seen better days. She has been a great quad, ive ridden it for over ten years now. I ride mountains and desert, dry creek beds is my favorite areas. The handle bars are bent and the stock springs have got to be shot. She is getting rougher and rougher everytime i ride it. Im thinking of getting some "flex bars".

What shocks do y'all suggest? And what other modifications do you suggest?

My current mods are filter, dg pipe, jetting, smaller sproket up front. everything else is bone stock
 

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Try to ride something with Flex bars before you put them on. I know several folks that installed the Flex bars only to take them off and put standarrd bars back on - just a opinion that you might not like them.
 

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I have flex bars on a dirtbike. I love them, they are abit heavy. But I think they are worth their weight in gold. I can ride longer without getting arm pump.

If I want to upgrade the front shocks would the 450's bolt right up?
 

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I have flex bars on a dirtbike. I love them, they are abit heavy. But I think they are worth their weight in gold. I can ride longer without getting arm pump.

If I want to upgrade the front shocks would the 450's bolt right up?
Not a parts swap that I know anything about - when I improve my suspension I either have the stock shocks reworked (by ProAction Suspension or other performance specialist) or I simply buy new shocks from Works Performance that are designed for my weight, my machine, my riding ability and the terrain I intend to ride on (different for dunes vs woods)
 

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the 450r shocks bolt up with a slight modification. You either shave the to shock hole to clear the welded nut on the shock frame or you pop the nut off and use a regular nut and bolt. That nut is to hold the plastic on so its not a structural part of the suspension. Use '08 and up shocks. The difference is night and day. A cheaper route than flex bars is pillow top grips and get a couple of tubes of silicone and some tubing. Inject the silicone into the handlebars. you need to use the tubing to get into the center of the bar and work your way out. The silicone absorbs some of the vibration felt in the handlebars. Also get a steering damper. The best bang for the buck and cleanest install is the puck style. Most are around 400-500. CCP makes em for 200 and he sells em on ebay. I had mine for 2 years now and doesnt leak and works perfectly. With doing those 4 things I dont get arm pump anymore. I also still have the factory bars
 
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