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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Reduce Power

I've searched and haven't found anything. My kid (11) recently got into four wheelers (his buddy has one) and I came across a 400 Sport for a great deal. This thing is great and has a ton of top end power...too much power for him while he is still learning to ride.

Are there any ways to reduce the power or limit the rpm range?

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One of the easiest ways to slow down the wheeler is to limit the amount of throttle input. Idk if there is a kit out on the market for your wheeler but essential it is a screw that can limit the throttle range. I'm sure but not knowledgeable enough that the wheeler can be slowed down via a clutch mod or something like going to a smaller jet in the carb.

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Only way is to limit the throttle opening.

Do not even think about reducing jetting, especially on a 2 stroke.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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You can do the same thing that is done on the youth machines I think. The throttle stop is nothing more than a hole in the throttle housing on the handlebar with a screw that limits how far the throttle is allowed to open. Then a jam nut to lock it in place. If you can, go to a dealership and have them show you the throttle stop on any of the youth machines. I think it would be fairly simple to do.

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