What have you guys dropped your fork settings too?
Posted May 27, 2001 - 07:05 PM
Posted May 27, 2001 - 08:43 PM
Good question. I'm around 12mm on my '00 WR.
hard to tell exactly, I've continued to drop them slowly over the course of the last year.
But I have a damper and rarely go over 60mph, so I'm not worried about headshake. It's not a problem, but it DID get squirly a few times in sand when I didn't have the damper on. No tankslapper, just a little shake when letting off the gas and braking to fast in the sand.
You're probably safe to go even further- try 7 or 8. If you have a damper, start at 8 and go up from there.
I found that with Michelin S12 front tires (for mud/loose dirt/sand) the front end reacts soo much quicker than stock--it's night and day.
Good luck, let us know how you made out.
Posted May 28, 2001 - 06:38 AM
Posted May 28, 2001 - 08:14 AM
Make sure you're rear preload is set properly.
The next step if you haven't done so already is to shorten the wheelbase. Either a 14/52 combo with 114 tooth chain or 13/49 or 13/50 with 112 chain will push the rear forward slightly. I've found the DID VMX chain to stretch and corrode the least of any I've tried over the last 4 years. They are worth the $$$
When you combine yz tank/seat, damper, good tire, proper suspension adjustment revalve, and clamp height--the WR is suitable for just about anything short of trials!
Posted May 28, 2001 - 12:41 PM
i've got 5mm clamp lifters to enable this.
i got fed up with the rear tyre shredding the rear flap so i moved the wheel back. i can't say i felt any difference to be fair.
it's a little bit hairy on the soft sand otherwise it's an improvement.
Posted May 28, 2001 - 03:53 PM
Posted May 29, 2001 - 01:01 AM
"jack it up!!!"
Posted May 29, 2001 - 01:46 AM
[This message has been edited by Darren Santilli (edited 05-29-2001).]