Front End washout on 07 WR450
Posted July 05, 2007 - 03:49 PM
Just cuious if any of you have experienced your front end washing out. I ride desert ST and weigh about 190 and was having problems with my front end washing out from under me. I softend the forks to 3 clicks and it still washed out. I eventually adjusted an additional 2 clicks and it has taken care of the issue.
Posted July 05, 2007 - 04:21 PM
Posted July 05, 2007 - 04:40 PM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 05:44 AM
Posted July 07, 2007 - 06:49 AM
I have been looking at replacing that front tire. I've been riding for years and I just have been lucky that evey bike I've owned has been great (suspension wise) right out the crate.
Thanks again for your input
Posted July 08, 2007 - 10:20 PM
Change out the tire. I finally went to a Dunlop 756 after a year and it was amazingly better especially in the soft dirt. Can't speak for sand but it turns way better with out too much worry.
+1 over here for 756. I used to think it was all hipe about that tire, but when I put it on I was really amazed how it handled on intermediate and soft terrain. Also try increasing the preload on the rear shock by about 10 cm. That will change the geometry significantly. It really helped my turning and washing out.
Posted July 09, 2007 - 04:51 AM
I took my 2007 out for the first long rides over the weekend and really disliked the front-end washout on sand and dry, dusty, dirt. I ride in a lot of rocks, so I can't afford to run the front pressure too low.
Thanks, everyone! A 756 is on order.
Posted July 14, 2007 - 10:07 PM
Posted July 15, 2007 - 06:11 PM