front end steering problems? help! (new bike)
Posted February 03, 2001 - 09:32 AM
The same day I bought the bike the front seal clip fell out on one of the forks. I had it fixed and the fluid filled. They charged me 110$ and all I brought in were the forks. They screwed up and put in 145mm of fluid (5wt honda shock oil)instead of the stock 135mm.
I'm just trying to work out all the bugs.
At the dunes the bike likes to go everywhere but strait (knifes the tire into turning) and I get some head shake. On the flat sh*t the front doesn't stick to the ground. On the hard pack whoops and the rought stuff the bike kicks ass.
I jump on my buddies 89 CR125 and it steers 10x better, goes strait at the dunes, and doesn't break loose on the hard pack!
HELP! s.o.s. I needs some advice! THANKS!!!!
I'm 150lbs and a beginner to intermediant
Posted February 03, 2001 - 09:39 AM
Posted February 04, 2001 - 02:04 PM
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted February 05, 2001 - 09:26 AM
Posted February 05, 2001 - 10:25 PM
I run 10 pounds in the sand, 17 is too much, and replace the stock front tire with a Dunlop 756 or something similar that is more of a soft-terrain tire.
But I don’t think you will ever get a WR to turn like a CR 125 (any year).
Posted February 05, 2001 - 05:50 PM
Posted February 06, 2001 - 06:06 AM
pull the forks up-5mm showing
reduce comp damp 4 clicks-so front end rides lower in stroke when coming in a corner.
set sag at 95mm
This made the front end stick. Even with the tall bars/tc, yz seat/ty davis tank this thing is still a boat, but at least it turns a little better.