06 yz450 handling new cornering issue


8 replies to this topic
  • gerardlane

Posted November 18, 2007 - 09:26 PM

#1

Hey I have a question not about the front end, but i have been riding on a grass field im trying to break in and my back end gets totally wild into the corners allways sliding out. I rode my buddies 07 kx250f and the thing feels so stable not sliding and tracking on flat grassy hard packed dirt. Is there any advice i can get on taming the back end??? My sag is at 100 mm and forks are 1 and a half way up in the clamps...

  • grayracer513

Posted November 18, 2007 - 10:16 PM

#2

What rear tire are you running?

  • xrmarty

Posted November 18, 2007 - 10:24 PM

#3

What rear tire are you running?


same question here. I found that the Dunlop756 can really stabilize the bike, especially on cornering

  • grayracer513

Posted November 19, 2007 - 06:56 AM

#4

Depends on the soil type. The OEM 756 that was on my latest '06 didn't hold very well on hard pack compared to what I generally run.

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  • gtguy

Posted November 19, 2007 - 02:38 PM

#5

Depends on the soil type. The OEM 756 that was on my latest '06 didn't hold very well on hard pack compared to what I generally run.



What do you generally run???

  • grayracer513

Posted November 19, 2007 - 03:07 PM

#6

A D952 in 110/90x19

  • gerardlane

Posted November 19, 2007 - 04:12 PM

#7

hey i have a michelin starcross hp4 Its brand new, Is that a good tire?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 19, 2007 - 07:50 PM

#8

I'm not familiar with that one. The tire type must be a good match to the soil type, e.g. hard, intermediate, soft.

  • gerardlane

Posted November 19, 2007 - 08:40 PM

#9

The michelin was super expensive. Its an outdoor works tire is what i was told but i dont think its the tire because my buddies kx's tire is pretty low tread and feels so stable, is there any other factor that could cause. I have schmidt suspension set up for a 170lb pro and im a 195 intermediate. Ive allways noticed that my back end slides as a matter of fact i have had both wheels sliding before and i have never had that on any of my kawi's or hondas. this is not only my firts yami but my first 4 stroke.





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