what does sliding the fork legs up in the clamps do on my 13 yz450f?


2 replies to this topic
  • colerlone

Posted May 01, 2016 - 03:09 PM

#1

i mainly ride woods, how far should I slide them up? theyreat the clamps as far as they can go right now



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  • cesper

Posted May 01, 2016 - 09:21 PM

#2

Does several things, but the simple answer is it'll quick the steering a little. Which in woods riding I usually find desirable. On my '07 I also felt that it kept the bike tracking in a turn better on trails, mostly in a situation where I couldn't "steer with the rear".

Make small changes at a time, so start by raising them 5mm first. Don't know if I've ever heard of someone going more than 10mm up. If you feel the need to, there's probably another area of the bike that needs to be addressed.

Edited by cesper, May 01, 2016 - 09:22 PM.


  • defilmcrew

Posted May 27, 2016 - 10:12 PM

#3

To make my 13 turn sharper and get front end bite i set the sag between 100 - 105mm (recommended to me by enzo) start flush and go up 3mm at a time on the clamps. the dr.d engine relocation kit helped the front end enter turns without headshake also





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