Having now ridden the bike with the new 22.5mm offset clamps by Applied in 3 different places, I have more or less sorted out my thoughts on them. I rode them at McCain Valley (DG soil ranging from packed to coarse sand, lots of trails with fast, bermmed serpentine sections and technical trails), Superstition (desert, ranging from hard pack to dunes), and at the Elsinore GP (hard pack, clay, powder, rocks, mud, and pavement). There is no doubt that moving the fork back cures the reluctance to turn and gets rid of the "top heavy feel" the bike has been known for. The steering now has an overall light feel, and can be flipped through a series of 'S' turns much more easily than before. It turns in at will whether initiating a turn or in the middle of one, and the front bites unbelievably hard with any kind of traction. It will take inside or outside lines or change between them aggressively, and has much less tendency to push the front. There is a trade-off, though. The bike has lost a lot of the solid stable feel at speed that the YZF is also known for, and now feels a nervous and unsettled when I'm going fast in sand or rough terrain. I countered this some by running the forks down to flush (they had been 5mm up, at the first line) and increasing the sag from 100mm to 105mm. That seems to have helped a little without detracting from the benefits noticeably, but it still has the occasional "scary moment" in the whoops or sand. The front often feels as though it could easily tuck in if I'm not paying enough attention, but it also feels like it will go anywhere I want it to without hesitation or effort. A bit odd, really. The feel is something like taking all the steering effort and feedback out of a Corvette. Overall, I think I like the way it turns enough to put up with the negatives, but I think I'd be happier with 23mm or so. Maybe a stabilizer would help. If you ride SX, or MX on mostly tight courses, or anywhere that the ability to carve up corners is at a premium, this is something you'll like. I'm not sure I'd recommend it to someone who rides mostly desert or desert races, and I don't think it's a good idea for a less experienced rider. But it absolutely turns better than it did. Of that, there is no question.