2007 yz 450 fork height measurement


4 replies to this topic
  • 88motoman88

Posted December 13, 2015 - 01:50 PM

#1

I read adding 5 mm helps with steering. I bought the bike like this see pic. What exact point do i measure from. Right now it way over 5mm.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 1450043437334.jpg


  • BGoyins

Posted December 13, 2015 - 05:58 PM

#2

Fork height is typically measure from the top of the triple clamp to the top of the fork tube. The attached picture would be read as 7mm of fork height. Of course you can use any reference point you want as long as you match both fork legsIMAG1006.jpg



Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • 88motoman88

Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:21 AM

#3

Ok i didnt know if u measure to the top of the nut or. Are those yours, what benefits does it give you or not. I guess it depends on what bike u ride

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted December 14, 2015 - 06:09 AM

#4

If you raise the forks in the clamps, you will change the weight distribution to the front wheel, and steepen the steering rake a small amount.

 

Steering will require less input, and you will notice the rear will come out side to side with less effort



  • grayracer513

Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:13 AM

#5

The effect on weight distribution is negligible at best.  The real change is in the steering head angle, which becomes steeper, less prone to push, or understeer, which is the same as saying it's more prone to oversteer instead.  It will also be very slightly less stable in the rough at speed. 

 

The change is small, and the difference in the bike's character will be subtle, but noticeable. 







Related Content

Forums
Photo

Is it worth it? (Cam and High compression piston) by macgi77


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • Hot  36 replies
Forums
Photo

First Hare scramble tips by dhend8


Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  33 replies
Forums
Photo

Michigan Motocross Tires by 288yz450


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   North
  • 1 reply
Forums
Photo

yz250x vs 450 4t comparisons (preferably desert riding) needed by JakeNorthrupYZ450F


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   Yamaha 2-Stroke
  • 9 replies
Forums
Photo

100 hrs on 2014 yz450f, shim valves or replace them? by ttr230rider6


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  79 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.