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Thumper38

Suspension

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Why does the 250f turn better than the 450? is it a weight thing or is the head angle different? also what can I do to make it turn better and stay in the ruts? I have the damdest time holding a deep rut! :thumbsup:

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Depends on just what it is doing...and how your suspension is setup. First question is: Have you set your SAG correctly (Between 95mm and 100mm) Is your Static SAG between 15mm and 25mm) These are just 2 of the most important suspension settings and control about 70% of what happens with the bike. (SHOCK)If the bike is kicking in the rut, then your Rebound on the shock is set too fast. (FORKS)If the front end is trying to tuck inside the turn then the fork rebound is set too slow. After many years of racing I have found that the front forks should always be set between 12 and 14 clicks out to avoid many of the turning perils. Additionally pulling the forks up in the top clamp between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch will cause the bike to seriously tighten up the turning radius. You did not say that your suspension was harsh at any point so I suspect your compression settings are fine for your riding style.

Bonzai :thumbsup:

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(FORKS)If the front end is trying to tuck inside the turn then the fork rebound is set too slow. After many years of racing I have found that the front forks should always be set between 12 and 14 clicks out to avoid many of the turning perils.

Is that for both - Rebound and Compression?

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