Posted March 14, 2001 - 03:42 AM
I had read some info about the Scotts or White Bros clamps that reduce the wheel base on the 98 & 99's (I have a 99). I heard that they can make the bike "twitchy". I have a damper so this doesn't concern me as much. I will also be installing a 52T rear sprocket. Will this lessen the weighting of the front? By moving the rear wheel up (not installing a new chain).
The bike is used mostly for MX and some woods riding.
What are you guys using and/or what thoughts do you have for me?
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted March 14, 2001 - 04:26 AM
Posted March 14, 2001 - 05:54 AM
As you know, I have a '00 with stock clamps and bar risers. The scotts clamps emulate this position for the 98/99's. I use 14/52 gearing, stock chain size, and raised the forks about 6-7mm. I do use the damper, but when I didn't have it, twitchiness was NOT a characteristic of the bike- even with all the changes. The gearing (wheelbase change) and fork movement did make the bike more flickable, that's for sure, but I never really felt twitchiness like a 2-smoker. I don't think you have much to worry about unless you go overboard raising the forks.
Rear suspension settings have a large impact on the handling and front end feel too. Stiffening up sag/compresssion will weight the front end more. Make sure you adjust your sag properly, this is REAL important.