wr400f for hill climbing
Posted October 14, 2002 - 10:26 AM
The bike for climbing super excelent,but for twisty downhilling not so friendly ,what do you guys think have you noticed this or i need more confidence.
Posted October 14, 2002 - 02:03 PM
1. The bike turns better under power. Typically going down hill I am either coasting or letting compression bring me down, so, if I give the bike a little gas in the corners it really helps to push me through the turn.
2. I have to set up earlier for the turns, and I use a little different body position on the bike. By setting up earlier, I mean breaking or down shifting to a comfortable speed. For body position, I slide back on the seat an inch or two from where I would normally sit in a turn. IMO the thumpers tend to plow into turns, this combined with down hill force and breaking really compresses the front fork. Which would cause me to wash out or feel like I would about go over the bars. By sliding back I feel like it lightens the front back up, and allows it to turn easier.
I hope this helps. The best advice I can give you is go out and practice riding down hill, time on the bike will make you more comfortable in all aspects of riding.
Posted October 14, 2002 - 02:14 PM
Maybee a bigger disk brake can help and stiffer forks as in motocross the bike almost throws me over the bars when i hit the fron brake the suspension is way too soft for me i know im not macgrath for offroad but i will consider myself an expert, i like that phrase (plow through the curves )
specially after a little rain you dont even need your brakes man i love passing on straight up 200 mts hills those bikes rips man .
Posted October 15, 2002 - 12:44 AM