bring my fork tubes up


13 replies to this topic
  • ThumperKid250F

Posted January 26, 2008 - 06:56 PM

#1

ok so i have to bring my forktubes up past my handle bars to lower the front end down, so where can i find bar mounts that would let me move my handle bars back so i can move my forktubes up past my bars about 2inches.

o yea the bike is a 2006 yz 450 with stock clamps

  • KJ790

Posted January 26, 2008 - 07:47 PM

#2

Many companies make taller risers, but I don't think you will find any that are 2 inches taller. At that height they would bend too easily. Why are you lowering the front so much? It won't handle well like that at all.

  • C333

Posted January 26, 2008 - 07:53 PM

#3

http://www.rockymoun...dFamilyId=12976

20 bucks. I used all of the spacers and ride the hell out of 'em. No problems in about a year or so.
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  • grayracer513

Posted January 26, 2008 - 08:31 PM

#4

The first problem you'll run into once you get clearance on the bars is that there is no place that far down on the outer fork tube to clamp the clamp.

However far you lower the front, you need to lower the rear by an amount no more than 10mm less than the front, or as 642MX points out, you will loose your straight line stability in the rough.

  • C333

Posted January 26, 2008 - 10:28 PM

#5

The first problem you'll run into once you get clearance on the bars is that there is no place that far down on the outer fork tube to clamp the clamp.

However far you lower the front, you need to lower the rear by an amount no more than 10mm less than the front, or as 642MX points out, you will loose your straight line stability in the rough.


Oh! and what he said too:thumbsup:

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted January 27, 2008 - 06:08 AM

#6

i guess i dident say that im im lowering the bike for ICE RACING, so i was just thinking of a easy way to lower my front down, im not sticking in the turns as good as i should so i need to bring the bike down lower

i am lowering the back too


also do that make any bar risers that would just move the bars back so the forks can just slide right in front of it...

  • grayracer513

Posted January 27, 2008 - 12:00 PM

#7

For ice racing, flat track, and that sort of thing, a better approach is too shorten the forks internally by using a pair of cut down springs. Shortening the springs will increase their spring rate some, so you may want to use a slightly softer set to start with. For this kind of racing, the front will push less with a steeper head angle, so you would want to lower the front perhaps an inch more than the rear, and then trim the handling from there with the rear height adjustment.

Actually, with an '06, the forks can be shortened with a custom pair of spring spacers that are shorter that stock. You'll have to build them, but you replace item 19 below with a shorter version of itself.

http://parts.yamaha-...ifx?d=95740,2,0

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  • ThumperKid250F

Posted January 27, 2008 - 01:55 PM

#8

so gary your saying if i get another set of springs ( front and back) and then cut them to the hight i want then it will lower the bike with out any problems?

now i do have another set of springs for this bike, i have the stock Ti spring and the stock front springs.. BUT since i really dont want to cut up my Ti spring would it be ok to use my stock 2004 yz 250F spring instead?

thanks a lot:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted January 27, 2008 - 02:20 PM

#9

You don't have to mess with the rear spring except to back off the adjuster nut until the bike is low enough. 3/4" at the rear spring is about 2.25" at the rear wheel.

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted January 27, 2008 - 03:23 PM

#10

You don't have to mess with the rear spring except to back off the adjuster nut until the bike is low enough. 3/4" at the rear spring is about 2.25" at the rear wheel.


ok ill do that with the shock and then ill take my stock springs and cut them down..

thanks gary


BTW i dident look in the book yet but how hard is it to take the springs out of the front forks

  • grayracer513

Posted January 27, 2008 - 04:45 PM

#11

thanks gary


Who's gary?

  • dbehr624

Posted January 27, 2008 - 05:54 PM

#12

Who's gary?


I was wondering the same thing....:cool:

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted January 27, 2008 - 06:24 PM

#13

Who's gary?


lol i thought it was garyracer lol

sorry about that..


BUT like i ask befor how hard is it to get ther springs out.. since i never did take apart forks like this befor.

  • grayracer513

Posted January 27, 2008 - 08:47 PM

#14

Pretty simple. Get out the manual. Remove the cartridge assembly and remove the spring.





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