2003 Wr450 In The Sand????
Posted March 03, 2009 - 10:00 AM
Posted March 03, 2009 - 05:38 PM
I think that you will find that riding in the sand is just plain hard. Turn the handlebars as little as possible, do not let off the throttle (brake with it still on), lean way back, and let the bike wallow it's brains out if needed. The biggest mistake is turning with the handlebars, or letting off the throttle. Just lean, and don't let off!
Posted March 04, 2009 - 05:54 AM
Posted March 04, 2009 - 06:07 AM
Riding technique? Just relax and go with the flow man!
There is no good way to make a heavy bike like a wr450 handle in the sand. The key is to lean back and be agressive. No lugging, keep the rpms up. The more agressive you are, the better it will be.
do these things and all will be zen
back steers the front in sand keep that in mind
Posted March 04, 2009 - 10:02 PM
Posted March 05, 2009 - 06:42 PM
Posted March 17, 2009 - 12:28 PM
It might just be me??? But no matter what I do I cannot get my 2003 WR450 to handle in the sand... I have changed tire pressure, adjusted the forks up and down, and even shifted my weight while riding. No matter what i do as soon as I hit any real sand the bike wants to dive left or right.... I was thinking of rebuilding my rear swingarm pivot... But its costly and the swingarm dosent seem to have any play in it.....My old bike was a CR250 that lived in the sand only... Even with a rear dirt tire it handled 10 times better in the san than my WR.
I'm not sure if the following swingarm linkage listed on ebay will fit an 03 but its worth a look. It would be nice to have an extra linkage so one could be greased and ready to swap out.