Longer swingarm for YZ450F 2010-2013


5 replies to this topic
  • mxbrewski

Posted November 18, 2012 - 05:19 PM

#1

Motocross Action states that one of the fixes for the weight on the front wheel option would be a longer swingarm. So the question is, does a YZ/YZF/WR have a longer swing arm that could fit the current YZ450F 10-13? Just wondering.

  • rickallen124

Posted November 18, 2012 - 05:59 PM

#2

Not sure on that, but they recommended that you run the wheel as far back as possible to get the same effect.

  • Monk

Posted November 18, 2012 - 06:08 PM

#3

For 99% of the world out there the bike is going to be just fine. Adding any sort of length to the swingarm is going to have other effects on the handling.

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  • migs647

Posted November 20, 2012 - 10:19 AM

#4

IMO, running a longer chain with the gearing you want would be better than trying to change other handling characteristics. Cheaper too ;)

  • mxbrewski

Posted November 20, 2012 - 11:34 AM

#5

Well I was just wondering, I would think that if it helped, somebody like Dubach would have done it since he has access to stuff and info like that.

  • jnabuurs

Posted December 08, 2012 - 01:11 AM

#6

When you tune the suspension the bike handles perfect the most needed change is stiffer front fork springs from standard 0.46 to 0.48 kg/mm with one shim extra high speed rebound dampening. Mid speed compression same as 2012 model. Rear spring standard and free sag 42 mm and the bike is almost fine. Also I think the frame will not break anymore.





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