08 yz450 handling problems


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  • Jim813

Posted June 19, 2009 - 06:13 PM

#1

I have a 2008 yz450f with about 77 hours. I have an RTT stabilizer on the bike also. I didn't like the way my bike handled. It felt unstable, deflected, too soft, I had no confidence in the handling of the bike, and the bike seemed to wander all over the place. I was afraid to push through rough sections of off-road because I felt as if I were going to wreck constantly. And after riding my friends 2008 yz250 two-stroke( his suspension is set up through the same expert but actually valved a bit softer), which felt very solid and confidence inspiring( can go into more detail if necessary), I knew something was up. I figured this was a suspension issue so I had my suspension serviced and set up stiffer than stock through a suspension expert. I ended up having a broken free piston which severely lessened one of the forks ability to function and almost made it like I was riding on one fork.After riding my bike in the same conditions I used to suffer in, I still have that unstable, no confidence feel that I had before my suspension was serviced. I am beginning to think this may not be a suspension issue. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • Suzi450

Posted June 19, 2009 - 06:36 PM

#2

We're assuming you relayed your issues to your suspension expert, and have the sag set for your weight and rear shock settings to their suggestions as a starting point for your riding abilities and type of riding, be it desert or mx.

  • YamaLink

Posted June 20, 2009 - 06:04 AM

#3

+1 on setting sag!

Here is a good tutorial refresher: http://www.tootechra...ension_tips.htm



We're assuming you relayed your issues to your suspension expert, and have the sag set for your weight and rear shock settings to their suggestions as a starting point for your riding abilities and type of riding, be it desert or mx.







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