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mxracer546

Linkage YZ450F 2006

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Does anyone know of a place that sells a different linkage for the rear ? Since Yamaha made the rear shock longer on the 07 and my 06 does not turn NO MATTER what I do I am thinking a new ratio in the linkage my help.

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Are you sure the turning problem isn't you, I don't meen to be a d!ck, but that sounds crazy. I have never been on a bike that turns as well as 06 yzf450. The pros say that it pushed a little, so yamaha made a small adjustment and said it was perfect for 07, but to be honest unless your an A racer I don't think you would notice.

You should lower your forks to the lline on the tubes (5mm) and set your sag to 98-100 mm.

Maybe the front tire isn't right for your conditions

and you can always try 24mm offset clamps if you want to spend $400

or spend a grip of cash on an 07 rear shock.

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Strom racing made different linkages for all of the popular bikes. The product was called the Storm Link.

I don't know if they still do, but it is worth checking with them if thats what you are looking for.

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Something's wrong with your set up or your style. I haven't been on an MX bike that corners like the '06 YZ450F in 30 some years. I run A Dunlop 952 in the front, stock springs, forks pulled up 5mm, and sag set at 97mm. It urns unbelievably well. You don't need linkages or clamps or anything else.

But, I wonder, how much do you weigh? If you're something other than about 165-180 (street clothes) the spring rates will be wrong for you, and the bike won't handle right.

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Another 06 turning post.....raise the forks, dump the stock bar for Wyndam bend - set sag for your riding style and it turns fine.....

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I have the OEM heavier springs 56 in the rear and 47 in the front. While I am not a fast as I once was I still move fairly good for a 42 year old. I have tried different tires and I personally still have a little issue turning maybe I am just getting old and lazy.

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I have the OEM heavier springs 56 in the rear and 47 in the front. While I am not a fast as I once was I still move fairly good for a 42 year old. I have tried different tires and I personally still have a little issue turning maybe I am just getting old and lazy.

I am your age, what is your weight? The bike may be a little out of balance with that set up. 5.6/.48 or 5.5/.47 is preferred...the front may be diving slightly more than if you had the .48s while cornering and braking. I tried the 5.5/.48 and the rear was diving too much in corners. Now I run 5.6/.48 and it is almost perfect. What bar bend are you using? I am using Wyndam bend/Starcross MS3's and the front bites/corners great. Forks are raised to the line.

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I have a storm link that raised the back of the bike up 12mm similar to the 07, It changed the head angle 1/2 Degreeand it did turn better but it felt more squirlly so I took it off.

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190 lbs is my weight.. It could be my set-up because it does feel like the rear is squating a bit.. My bars are the Henry/Reed bend Pro-Tapers. Can you send me the link for the Storm Link?

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Thanks for the link I do not see the linkage for a 2006 model?

neither did I. Why dont you call them?

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While I can certainly call them. If they are marketing a product they may want to put it on their web site.

Thanks again...

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190 lbs is my weight.. It could be my set-up because it does feel like the rear is squating a bit.. My bars are the Henry/Reed bend Pro-Tapers. Can you send me the link for the Storm Link?

Did you set your sag ?

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5mm of free sag and 95mm rider sag

Those sag numbers show to light of a spring. I was going to order springs Mon. for your other 450 but give me a call before I do. Maybe we can put your springs on your Dads bike and I'll get you some a little stiffer.

doc

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5mm of free sag and 95mm rider sag
Those sag numbers show to light of a spring.

They do indeed. Once the race, or rider sag is set, free sag should be 20-30mm. You have had to turn down your spring too far in order to get the race sag you want, and that shows as reduced free sag.

If your rear is too light, your fronts probably are, too.

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