Long wheelbase


3 replies to this topic
  • yzfmerf

Posted December 09, 2007 - 09:13 PM

#1

How come no one ever talks about the fact that most of the factory Yamahas seem to run the wheelbase as long as possible? Does that not put more weight on the front wheel which should help it turn correct? I just got the new MXA with Langston's bike in it and it is shoved all the way back.

  • reed1

Posted December 09, 2007 - 09:30 PM

#2

How come no one ever talks about the fact that most of the factory Yamahas seem to run the wheelbase as long as possible? Does that not put more weight on the front wheel which should help it turn correct? I just got the new MXA with Langston's bike in it and it is shoved all the way back.


It doent seem like it would be as nimble as it would if it were shorter.

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 09, 2007 - 10:08 PM

#3

How come no one ever talks about the fact that most of the factory Yamahas seem to run the wheelbase as long as possible? Does that not put more weight on the front wheel which should help it turn correct? I just got the new MXA with Langston's bike in it and it is shoved all the way back.

It does put more weight forward. by moving the rear wheel farther from the CG, the front carries a slightly larger share of the weight. The change is small, but little things add up.

  • yzfmerf

Posted December 10, 2007 - 07:37 AM

#4

Actually when i did my first post i had just thumbed through the article but after reading it they do mention moving it all the way back was one of the thing Grant insisted on to help it turn. It is amazing how stock his bike is though.





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