WR 450 Doesnt like to turn...
Posted April 06, 2009 - 03:51 AM
What might cause something like this? My thinking is that there may be too much sag in the rear, causing the bike to cary its weight back further and making the front tire "Light" anyone have any advice?
Posted April 06, 2009 - 06:10 AM
Posted April 06, 2009 - 07:42 AM
But I'd check sag first and then fork height.
Posted April 06, 2009 - 09:10 AM
setting the rebound so that the fork comes back out a little faster (not sure of term to describe) seemed to help.
the biggest help was fork height. putting them a mil or two below the line made a HUGE difference!!
Posted April 06, 2009 - 09:27 AM
here is what I did.
Get the proper rear and front springs . Personally, I like the stiffer spring. I'm 205lbs w/o gear and I have a 5.8 on the rear.
Set the sag to 95-100mm. No more than that
Drop the forks in the clamps about 1/4 - 3/8 inch (this does the trick)
13lbs of air in the front with heavy duty tube (I love the rocks, never got a flat)
D756 or Pirelli Scorpion tire on the front (I prefer the Pirelli)
Then adjust the fork rebound per the manual.
You will notice a big improvement in how the front end sticks.
If anything, my bike oversteers a bit, which is better than the washout feeling that I had before. I don't always get up on the tank like I should and I can now turn confidently in a neutral riding position.
On a rare occasion, the front end will want to dig in on sharp turns in sand. But I am carrying so much more momentum now that its rarely an issue.
I'll probably drop the forks in the clamps just a bit (no more than 1/4) so I can try to fix this. But then again, I might just leave it alone because its pretty darn good.
Posted April 06, 2009 - 02:35 PM
Thanks for the replys guys Ill give these a try.
nutz on tank.
Posted April 06, 2009 - 06:09 PM
nutz on tank.
.....and put your foot waaaay out there, with all your weight on the outside peg.....
Posted April 06, 2009 - 11:00 PM
Sag is also important, too much sag rear would make the bike push hard. Also you might consider increasing the rear rebound damping. Remember, a couple of clicks on the rebound (rear) also makes the compression stiffer, that's how a rear damper works.