? About sag on 08 450

3 replies to this topic
  • Beaz

Posted November 30, 2008 - 04:56 PM


Im thinking that as you adjust your chain you should check your sag
Is this correct
I added a link and mine was more than 15mm off

  • gtxkid

Posted November 30, 2008 - 05:46 PM


I hope Grey will chime in here but no.
When you check sag the bike should be on a stand with the nitrogen bottle cold.
Rear wheel ahould not touch the ground.
Take measurment #1
Then have someone help hold the bike while you sit in the most comfortable spot on the seat, kinda middle position.
Take measurement #2
Measurment 1 = 12 inches and 2 = Measurment 8 inches
Then that is = to 100mm or 4 inches
Chain should be adjusted on a stand.
Rear sprocket will kill the stock hub quick if too tight
Had a few friend do it already.
Look close at your manual

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  • grayracer513

Posted November 30, 2008 - 05:51 PM


When you moved the axle back, you put the spring at a greater disadvantage, so the bike sagged more. Simple leverage.

  • gtxkid

Posted November 30, 2008 - 06:10 PM


sorry i mis read what you were asking

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