Heavy Steering


12 replies to this topic
  • Monster04

Posted January 08, 2007 - 02:05 AM

#1

How can i make my 04 turn easyer.
Ive added a storm linkage. is there anything else

  • Ga426owner

Posted January 08, 2007 - 07:57 AM

#2

How can i make my 04 turn easyer.
Ive added a storm linkage. is there anything else



what is your sag set at with the Stormlink?

  • Monster04

Posted January 09, 2007 - 12:32 AM

#3

its set at 105mm

  • BergArabia

Posted January 09, 2007 - 03:50 AM

#4

What about the front tire?

  • bg10459

Posted January 09, 2007 - 06:49 AM

#5

Raise the fork tubes in the clamps. The first line under the cap is 5 mm, the second is 10 mm.

  • Ga426owner

Posted January 09, 2007 - 08:09 AM

#6

Raise the fork tubes in the clamps. The first line under the cap is 5 mm, the second is 10 mm.



yes this will help also - I believe mine is set at between 7mm-10mm
Front tire definitely makes a difference (michelin Starcross on mine) as does sag and rebound/compression settings..try slowing down the shock and fork rebound a couple for clicks - 2 X H or speeding it up depending where it is set at now

103 - 105mm sag is the range

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  • flintlock28

Posted January 09, 2007 - 05:11 PM

#7

If you simply want to raise the fork tubes a couple mm or so, does it just require you to loosen the pinch bolts on the triple clamp, slide the tubes up the appropiate amount, and then retighten them??

I would assume that's it, but before I move mine, is there anything else required to do?? I don't want to have binding or anything.

Thanx

  • grayracer513

Posted January 09, 2007 - 06:00 PM

#8

That's pretty much all there is to it, yes.

  • flintlock28

Posted January 09, 2007 - 08:15 PM

#9

Thanks gray...just wanted to make sure.

I run the Stormlink also, and it definately helps 03' and 04' models. I've never moved my tubes from the stock 5mm setting, but I just might have to experiment. I'll try going to 7mm, and see what happens.

  • Monster04

Posted January 10, 2007 - 02:44 AM

#10

front tire is a dunlop 756 and the forks are 10mm above the clamps.
would the applied clamps make much difference

  • flintlock28

Posted January 10, 2007 - 03:33 AM

#11

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I read that running BOTH the Stormlink, and different offset clamps, can be a nightmare to dial in. Seems to be you have to run one or the other, but not both.....maybe other's will confirm this.

I used to run the 756 up front, and I recently switched to a Pirelli Scorpion Pro (might be called a m-83 also?), anyway, the Pirelli Scorpion Pro does give me sharper turning compared to the 756.

  • Ga426owner

Posted January 10, 2007 - 05:40 AM

#12

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I read that running BOTH the Stormlink, and different offset clamps, can be a nightmare to dial in. Seems to be you have to run one or the other, but not both.....maybe other's will confirm this.



confirmed - don't do it unless the offset of the triple clamps are stock....Applied does have clamps with a offset similar to what Reed was using then that will assist in turning...remember he also had a non stock link from yamaha - totally diiferent than a Storm Link:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted January 10, 2007 - 08:21 AM

#13

The Storm link simply changes the rear ride height, and thereby the head angle by tilting the entire bike. Reed more than likely had a rear linkage designed to alter the rising rate of the shock, as do many other pros.





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