2002 yz426 handling setup

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  • kayakingcallum

Posted February 01, 2015 - 08:51 AM


Hi I've been having some issues with my yz426 , the front constantly pushes in the corners , and doesn't track at all over soft, uneven ground - it just wobbles everywhere . On hard surfaces its great though .  My sag is set to 100mm and it's running good new tyres  (metzeler 6 days front , maxis max cross it rear )  . forks are down 15mm in the triple clamps . 
I'm 6'7" tall and about 260 lbs weight ,


Is there anything i can do to improve front end grip ?  and is it worth /possible to lower the pegs , fit higher bars to help get better geometry for my height ? i have stock pegs and stock height renthal bars on at the moment . 

Thanks for any advice , Im in south wales -uk , and there is nowhere reasonably nearby i can find to take it for a setup . 

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  • kayakingcallum

Posted February 01, 2015 - 09:17 AM


 I should add it's mostly trail , enduro , and riding old quarries ,  not much on mx tracks 

Edited by kayakingcallum, February 01, 2015 - 09:17 AM.

  • xy500

Posted February 01, 2015 - 05:34 PM


Have you resprung for your weight?

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