Turning 650r heavy front end

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  • Fordskin

Posted January 14, 2006 - 01:38 AM


I ride the bike on hard packed dirt with a mixture of large and small rocks{very slippery] and it seems to make the front end of my bike want to give underneath me. I nearly have to mount the handle bars with my groin and come to a stop to get it to turn. I feel i could get this bike to go pretty quick in the tight trails if i could only get it to turn. Any helping hints would be great. It also does'nt help with an abrupt stock carb.

  • jim1234

Posted January 14, 2006 - 04:44 AM


You have to tell yourself to stay on the gas. If you stay on the gas it will turn

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  • TimBrp

Posted January 14, 2006 - 06:49 AM


Ditto to what Jim said. These bikes thrive on momentum. When you want to crawl, the bike doesn't. Try moving your fork tubes a few mm's up in the clamp. This will help you turn but will offset some high speed stability. Always a give and take...

  • frankstr

Posted January 14, 2006 - 06:54 AM


Exactly what Jim & Tim said,Stay on the gas and keep her moving,she'll go.. :applause:

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