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TahitianRed

Rider Weight vs Bike Setup?

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Just wondering with all the talk about moving rear axles back and dropping forks in triples (to put more weight on the front wheel ), if heavier (200+)riders who slide up on the tank have trouble turning the YZ450's?

I mean my 220 moving forward a few inches has got to have a greater effect than an MXA test rider that weighs a buck fifty. Right?

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Moving forward when cornering works wonders. Try it. BTW, most of the MXA "Wrecking Crew" are vet aged riders with real world body weights.

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you're not fat enough!:)

I only weigh 155 and if I get way up on the tank I feel a big difference...sometimes even a bit of oversteer!

which is why I don't get why some people have trouble with a push :applause:

sometimes I'll get a push...but that's usually only after my scrawny a$$ has been half-rattled off the bike by braking bumps, and I'm hanging off the back fender.

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i had my 2000 yz436 out this weekend for the first time at and indoor track... first few laps i pushed cause i didnt get far enough on the tank... once i got up on the tank i was amazed at the bike!!! and i only weight 125lbs... im a scrawny boy and it helps a lot...

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