Fork sub tanks/Sub Frame cutting


7 replies to this topic
  • dunecj2a

Posted December 23, 2004 - 02:11 PM

#1

Do fork sub tanks make any noticeable difference? :cry: I talked to a suspension guy localy and he recommended them. :cry: He said that they would greatly improve the steering characteristics of my 450. :cry:


Also, has anyone ever trimmed there Sub Frame. I know a lot of the factory teams do that. Does this make any noticeable difference to the average racer :cry: Do you have to be Tim Ferry to notice it?

  • TonyDeCoster

Posted December 23, 2004 - 08:09 PM

#2

I've got subtanks on my '01 426 and they were an improvement. But I'm going to get both ends revalved this winter. I think they'll work even better once the valving is straightened out. I ovalled out the lower mounts on the subframe to lower the seat height a bit. It dropped it about a half an inch. You'll only need this mod if your a shorty like RC or me :cry:

  • RippinInColorado

Posted December 23, 2004 - 09:19 PM

#3

I had Enzo do my front and rear, with sub-tanks. I love'em. Best $$ ever spent on a motocrosser.

  • Airastro

Posted December 24, 2004 - 08:16 AM

#4

I have a Too Tech Racing sub tank system for sale, $125.00 plus shipping.

Email me if interested: airastro@msn.com

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  • dunecj2a

Posted December 26, 2004 - 08:39 PM

#5

Yeah thanx on the advice. I fall into the RC class for height too. It probably doesnt help much that I weigh 165 either :cry: My local shop will chop the subframe for $50, I think I will try that before I beg :cry: my wife for the subtanks........Thanx again. Go ride :cry:

  • BC3

Posted December 27, 2004 - 10:56 AM

#6

when I got my bike lowered it made a big difference and I still have plenty of travel
front and rear......I guess if your a JUMPER you won't want to sacrifice ANY travel
but for trail riding or rough scrambles mine works great.......

BC

  • JohnB

Posted December 27, 2004 - 07:21 PM

#7

Sub Tanks.... Build your own.
Do a search for "sub tanks", there's plenty of info on TT. It's one of those things you do and wonder why you didn't do it before.



JohnB

  • racer8

Posted December 27, 2004 - 07:28 PM

#8

Guys.
I`ve got a complete 01 yz426 suspension for sale if interested in spare parts.
Forks,rear shock,swing arm,blue sub frame.
Cheap!!!
Al.





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