05yz450f are the forks THAT much better or is it hype?


27 replies to this topic
  • Yamaha35

Posted October 18, 2004 - 08:57 PM

#21

I'm one of those rare few who got good valving for my 2003. I have ridden 03 crf and 04 crf and my 2003 YZ valving blows them away. The forks can handle absolutely everything. They can be plushed out to ride woods or setup to take casing a 60ft triple. The problem as explained to me is in the shim stack. The shims wear out and allow hard hits to blow right threw them. A new technique being used on $6k mountain bike forks were used on mine. By adding support to the shims so they don't wear out but also doesn't effect the action of the fork is the key. I don't think any one is currently doing this for YZ forks.

Are the 2005's like the Showa's or are they different in their action? Showa seems to be the bar that everyone is trying to get to.

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted October 19, 2004 - 02:24 AM

#22

cool thanks Thumper38. I'll see what they can do for me.

  • gonzo

Posted October 19, 2004 - 03:17 AM

#23

Are the 2005's like the Showa's or are they different in their action? Showa seems to be the bar that everyone is trying to get to.


They are just like showa's. Bleed by and all.

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted October 19, 2004 - 03:30 AM

#24

so you gotten them cool racetech compression adjusters for yours yet?

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  • gonzo

Posted October 19, 2004 - 06:24 AM

#25

Yea right. Those are way too expensive. I have Tag bars and a matrix clamp on the bike utilizing the off set and I have no problems adjusting them with a screw driver.

  • YZ250F_Rider

Posted October 19, 2004 - 06:32 AM

#26

yeh, $90 does seem like a lot to me too. I'll probably suffer with a screw driver too.

  • Thumper38

Posted October 19, 2004 - 07:22 AM

#27

Do the matrix clamps have a different offset? I went with the oberg adjustable, but I have not put them on yet,I had to order my fat bars! :cry:

  • gonzo

Posted October 19, 2004 - 07:36 AM

#28

Yes they do. You turn the mounts one direction it's stock turn them the other it's 20mm. They are awesome.





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