renthal chain


3 replies to this topic
  • hellboy

Posted June 06, 2008 - 01:04 PM

#1

Hey, do i need a spacer on my front sprocket to run the R3 oring chain and should i keep the wheel at the front or the back of the adjustment.(08-450)

thanks for the info

  • 06crf_er

Posted June 06, 2008 - 01:10 PM

#2

Not sure about the spacer but the wheel at the front of the adjustment is key, especially for most MX tracks. It will shorten your wheelbase slightly and allow for quicker turn in. It might sacrifice a very tiny bit of stright line stability at high speed but this is nominal.

Also, leaving youself some adjustability for chain stretch and re-adjustment is another key:thumbsup:

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 06, 2008 - 01:41 PM

#3

Not sure about the spacer but the wheel at the front of the adjustment is key, especially for most MX tracks. It will shorten your wheelbase slightly and allow for quicker turn in. It might sacrifice a very tiny bit of stright line stability at high speed but this is nominal.

Also, leaving youself some adjustability for chain stretch and re-adjustment is another key:thumbsup:

First, no spacer is needed for the chain.

Second, your advice on axle position may work on a CRF, but it is the opposite of what's needed for a YZ450. The axle should be placed as far rearward as possible on the YZF so that more weight is placed on the front end, which reduces the tendency the bike has toward understeer.

One other thing that's important on the late YZF is that the rear wheel alignment is critical to keep the chain from running against the frame above the swing arm.

  • hellboy

Posted June 06, 2008 - 03:36 PM

#4

Thanks for the reply. i owned an 05 crf450 and i ran a spacer and the wheel up front, i'm so happy with this bike from the honda it suits me so much better:ride:





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