Posted April 08, 2002 - 07:14 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 07:39 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 07:53 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Steve WR400F #61t:
My question is how do I get the bike set-up correctly to stop the sideways kick that happens when I hit big whoops.
No, that's not necessarily operator error. If it bucks straight up the rebound dampening on the rear is too fast. If it goes side to side (like your problem) it's too slow. Try speeding up the rebound dampening a click or two on the rear.
Posted April 08, 2002 - 09:32 PM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 09:44 PM
I finally went to my dealer (yamaha dealer that is) and talked to him about setting up the suspenders. They do a lot of MX there, so he really helped me understand a bit about what to do. I rode my bike almost six months before I started really playing with the clickers. I'm no Al Unser, but I really do notice the difference when it's set up right for the type of riding I'm doing at the time.
Posted April 08, 2002 - 10:22 AM
ALSO: The Kick you describe could also be attributed to an out of alignment rear wheel, it does not take much to make this happen. Check the alignment on both sides of the wheel and make sure they are correct. also look at your master link for wear on the clip. If the link clip is shiney then your out of alignment. Normally the wheel will slip towards the side that is out. Also make sure your chain freeplay is correct. I use 1.5 inches at the back of the swingarm guide.
Your settings will change from time to time depending on the terrain. I have one set of settings for Woods Racing and another for MX Racing...(Comfort vs Jumping).
PM me if you would like more info.