What is best tripple clamp offset for cornering MX only


16 replies to this topic
  • gtxkid

Posted November 20, 2008 - 08:42 PM

#1

All i care about is cornering on a MX track.
What is the best offset for that.
24 degree
22.5
18 ???????
2008 YZ450F

  • Justin89

Posted November 20, 2008 - 09:05 PM

#2

Ah man try the search:moon: :thumbsup: but I would say 22, 22.5 or 24mm seem to all improve handling substantially. I use the 22mm RG3 on my 2006 and havent turned back since:thumbsup:

  • KJ790

Posted November 20, 2008 - 09:31 PM

#3

25mm is the stock offset. I haven't heard too many complaints about the 08's compared to the 06 and 07's. 24mm seemed to be the popular clamps to fix the push of the 06, but I hear the 08 fixed the push through chassis changes.

  • Family Man

Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:17 PM

#4

Have you tried raising your fork tubes 10mm in the clamps?

  • Slinkyman16

Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:23 PM

#5

i think justin ment 24mm..

anyway i run procircuit 22.5mm offset clamps on mine.. but i would move the forks up first before u mess with changing offsets..

  • grayracer513

Posted November 20, 2008 - 11:07 PM

#6

Clamp offset affects "trail" in the steering geometry, with affects the tedency of the front wheel to track in the direction the bike is pointed while going straight, and the tendency for the front wheel to turn in when the bike is leaned over. Trail had very little effect on understeer, or "push". Head angle is mostly at fault for that.

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  • Justin89

Posted November 21, 2008 - 08:04 AM

#7

i think justin ment 24mm..

anyway i run procircuit 22.5mm offset clamps on mine.. but i would move the forks up first before u mess with changing offsets..


Thanks for fixing that one for me...24 is what I ment. :thumbsup:

  • Slinkyman16

Posted November 21, 2008 - 09:09 AM

#8

Thanks for fixing that one for me...24 is what I ment. :thumbsup:


no problem..

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  • FLeX484

Posted November 21, 2008 - 09:24 AM

#9

I'll put in my 2 cents from a fellow colorado rider who does mx only (i'm assuming you live in or around the denver area)
I had my 06 yz450 suspension done by rdp in denver and that cured 99% of the problems i had with the "push", but i still struggled on inside lines, so i had some money burning a hole in my pocket, and purchased the 24mm applied. At high speed tracks like watkins they are no better than stock, and i do have a little bit of head shake. At tracks like Lakewood, and Brush i do notice a difference especially the more rutted it gets. That being said i rode a buddy's 08 yz450 at brush that had nothing more than a suspension revavle, and his bike was more comfortable than mine all the way around the track.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:16 AM

#10

Suspension and set up is very important. Head angle has a huge influence on push, and the way the fork settles into a turn has a huge influence on head angle. Getting the rebound response right is also important.

That said, the reason Applied makes the 24mm offset for the YZ450, as opposed to some other number, is that Doug Dubach recommended it after extensive testing with different offsets. Following that, Applied conducted a true blind test with several Pro and A level riders using various offsets, and the majority favorite was the 24.

  • gtxkid

Posted November 21, 2008 - 04:54 PM

#11

Yes i tried to raise up the forks.
Can not get it to turn in.
What will help the front wheel to turn in when the bike is leaned over.

  • KJ790

Posted November 21, 2008 - 04:58 PM

#12

Yes i tried to raise up the forks.
Can not get it to turn in.
What will help the front wheel to turn in when the bike is leaned over.


A good front tire would be the first thing I would look into, what are you running and how long have you been running it?

  • gtxkid

Posted November 21, 2008 - 05:13 PM

#13

Dunlop 755 and change regular.

  • grayracer513

Posted November 21, 2008 - 07:53 PM

#14

Get as far forward on the bike as you can. Move the bars forward and up.

  • Family Man

Posted November 21, 2008 - 11:40 PM

#15

practice.

  • gtxkid

Posted November 22, 2008 - 04:45 AM

#16

Good advice.:thumbsup:
I thought i could just buy some corner speed.:moon:
Greg

  • Huckster

Posted November 22, 2008 - 06:45 AM

#17

just get used to it. Its not going to change and the bike is never going to turn like a RMZ or CRF. I have a 07 and other than that little flaw, its a great bike.





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