05 450 Triple Clamps


7 replies to this topic
  • brianjw4

Posted April 26, 2008 - 10:07 AM

#1

I'm thinking about going to some 22.5 offset triple clamps to improve the turning on my '05 450 along with adding a scotts stabilizer.

Is it worth doing to clamps and will I see real improvement in turning? I'm currently running my sag at 100mm and I think this may be a step in the right direction.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 26, 2008 - 12:01 PM

#2

I had a set of Applied 22.5's on my '03 for a while, and it was better in some ways, worse in others, and overall, I really didn't like them all that much. In fact, I took them off.

They make the steering lighter, especially at low speed, and they make it a bit more willing to turn in, but they don't help the push much at all.

Try this first, it's free:

Raise the forks 5-6 mm in the clamps, and set your sag to 90-93. Changes the head angle.

  • DPW

Posted April 26, 2008 - 05:42 PM

#3

hmmm....my '05 turned pretty good stock once I had the suspension dialed in

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 27, 2008 - 05:15 AM

#4

I tried the different offsets on my 03 with similar results to GreyRacer. I settled on the Storm Racing Link to help the bike corner better and not push as much. The sag is set with this at 102 -105mm for the link to work properly.

http://stormcycles.c...n/web_store.cgi


It must be noted that no matter what is done to a 03 -05 to help, they never will turn/corner as well as a 06 - 08:excuseme:

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  • brianjw4

Posted April 27, 2008 - 06:14 AM

#5

Thanks for the feedback. I've gotten used to the bike wanting to stand up in corners, when I first got the bike I went off the track because I wasn't ready for it. Since then the problem has been more with ruts, it really wants to climb up out of them and it wears me out after a while. I'm sure my suspension could be configured better, unfortunately I am no expert on the subject and can only try the basics.

I'll have to try adjusting the sag some more, the forks are currently raised to the second line in the clamps.

Thinking hard about the '08 YZ or CRF, we'll see. Was hoping for a relatively cheap fix for this year.

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 27, 2008 - 09:29 AM

#6

Thanks for the feedback. I've gotten used to the bike wanting to stand up in corners, when I first got the bike I went off the track because I wasn't ready for it. Since then the problem has been more with ruts, it really wants to climb up out of them and it wears me out after a while. I'm sure my suspension could be configured better, unfortunately I am no expert on the subject and can only try the basics.

I'll have to try adjusting the sag some more, the forks are currently raised to the second line in the clamps.

Thinking hard about the '08 YZ or CRF, we'll see. Was hoping for a relatively cheap fix for this year.


139.00 is a cheap fix:thumbsup:

  • brianjw4

Posted April 27, 2008 - 03:31 PM

#7

And these are good for the '05 model too? Website says 03-04. I'm definitely thinking about giving it a try.

  • drzjay400e

Posted April 27, 2008 - 03:34 PM

#8

I had the RG3 with the offset and it turn on a dime. But coming down from a jump I notices it slap the front end a little more.





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