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5" Rear on Yamaha 450?

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I know I've seen some discussion here about it, but can't find via search:

What kind of special tricks are required to run a 5" rear on a recent ('03 or '04) Yamaha 450? Specific tire size requirements? Thanks for any info or suggestions.

It will probably be doing more street 'tard work than track stuff for now, but I'd like to do a couple trackdays with it and possibly some club racing at some point. I can do a 4.25" rear, but would prefer to just go for the 5" unless there's a major issue with clearances.
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The only issues with a 5.00 over a 4.25, is that you have to remove the chain guide each time you change tires - no biggie really.

I wish I'd upgraded a long time ago - much better tire selection available.

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