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Fork sub tanks/Sub Frame cutting

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Do fork sub tanks make any noticeable difference? :cry: I talked to a suspension guy localy and he recommended them. :cry: He said that they would greatly improve the steering characteristics of my 450. :cry:

Also, has anyone ever trimmed there Sub Frame. I know a lot of the factory teams do that. Does this make any noticeable difference to the average racer :cry: Do you have to be Tim Ferry to notice it?

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I've got subtanks on my '01 426 and they were an improvement. But I'm going to get both ends revalved this winter. I think they'll work even better once the valving is straightened out. I ovalled out the lower mounts on the subframe to lower the seat height a bit. It dropped it about a half an inch. You'll only need this mod if your a shorty like RC or me :cry:

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Yeah thanx on the advice. I fall into the RC class for height too. It probably doesnt help much that I weigh 165 either :cry: My local shop will chop the subframe for $50, I think I will try that before I beg :cry: my wife for the subtanks........Thanx again. Go ride :cry:

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when I got my bike lowered it made a big difference and I still have plenty of travel

front and rear......I guess if your a JUMPER you won't want to sacrifice ANY travel

but for trail riding or rough scrambles mine works great.......

BC

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Sub Tanks.... Build your own.

Do a search for "sub tanks", there's plenty of info on TT. It's one of those things you do and wonder why you didn't do it before.

JohnB

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Guys.

I`ve got a complete 01 yz426 suspension for sale if interested in spare parts.

Forks,rear shock,swing arm,blue sub frame.

Cheap!!!

Al.

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