Posted July 14, 2001 - 04:10 PM
When I am turnning on the WR it feels as if it is going to washout. The air pressure is at 15psi on new tire. The suspension setting is stock
For the past 10 years I have been riding Honda XRs exclusively and the steering on them feels as light as a bicycle. Is this a Yamaha trait or??
Did any of the ex XR owners had the same sensation when switched to WR?
Posted July 14, 2001 - 05:49 PM
-The front forks don’t really “sit” or sag at all when new, once broken in you will get more weight transfer in corners.
-As soon as you have a few hours on the bike then, I’d recommend setting the sag.
-Once you’ve had some seat time with the proper sag, you may try raising the forks up in the clamps for more turning prowess.
-The WR seat/tank isn’t the ultimate in turning-friendly ergos. An IMS YZ tank seat kit is what a lot of guys end up with to help the turning.
-The stock front tire isn’t the best, you may try a Dunlop 756 for all but the hardest hard pack.
-Nothing turns like a Honda.
Posted July 15, 2001 - 06:00 AM
A couple more things, would be to raise the forks in the triple clamp (I run 13mm to the top) and to shorten the chain (2 links) or go to a 52T rear. The 52T rear is also a very popular mod.
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Posted July 15, 2001 - 06:21 PM
Posted July 16, 2001 - 04:37 AM
PS: Man those TT fender stickers are tight....Thanks.
Posted July 16, 2001 - 05:06 AM
Posted July 16, 2001 - 04:15 PM
Look, i am by no means an expert/professional rider. I can hold my own on MX, but not that great on trails. In any case, my advice, hope it helps.
1. Perform all the sugegstions that Hick made
2. You have to ride this bike agressively to get the best out of it! Cornering should be agressive with your crotch on the tank refiller and leg extended as far forward as the forks.
3. All else will come with practise and patience. it is a lighter bike that the XR, so you will feel like the front is washing out.
4. 15psi seems a little high....