radiator lowering


4 replies to this topic
  • thumpyz

Posted March 09, 2008 - 11:40 PM

#1

What would lowering the radiators do for handling? I hear people talk about this but dont fully understand.:thumbsup:

  • King_Air

Posted March 10, 2008 - 03:12 AM

#2

Lower the radiators places their weight closer to the center of graviity of the bike. Lower weight helps handling and cornering.

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  • USED YZ426F

Posted March 10, 2008 - 04:35 AM

#3

True. But lowered radiators will also put them closer the rocks, roost, and other debris, and probably make them more prone to damage in relatively minor crashes.

I am not sure how much you would have to lower them to get a noticeable difference (1", 2" or more???).

I would think that the older bikes with the oil in the frame would benefit more from this mod (ie my '00 426) than the newer bikes using a wet-sump oiling system.

Just my .02 cents.

  • etug321

Posted March 11, 2008 - 04:51 AM

#4

the head pipe might also be in the way

  • MaxPower

Posted March 12, 2008 - 12:48 AM

#5

[COLOR="Green"]For how much they weigh, the only noticeable differences would be in your head and lighter wallet[/COLOR]





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