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Offline Zerofear66

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16' YZ450 turning
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:13:21 AM »


So I got a set of 20mm clamps, running about 103 sag. Was tinkering with the idea of going 100 ish on the sag and dropping the forks down about 3 to 5 mm.
What do you guys think? 
I ride mostly Milestone and wanted to sharpen up the turning a bit.

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 05:12:50 PM »
Yes, but do each mod separately! Go in one turn on the shock preload (appx 3mm per turn) first and test. If that's the right direction, try lowering the forks a little (2mm); If it's better, go more (wouldn't go more than 5mm total, just personal preference of course). Can also go out a couple on the compression without lowering your forks. Don't forget to keep a log of each change for future analysis 8)

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »
I have a 2015 YZ450 with a Dubach relocation kit not sure how much the kit helped because i was constantly searching to get it to turn without getting head shake in the fast sections. I'm staying with 105mm SAG, fork height about 3mm (5mm was suggested) and I run a little stiffer on my fork compression. I ride a lot at LACR and Cal City MX and this set up works well at both tracks. I didn't touch anything for Glen Helen this weekend and was really happy.
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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 10:57:49 AM »


Thank you guys for the input! Ill try each mod one at a time. I sure do love the bike tho'. Powers amazing and I haven't even loaded the Tp map yet..

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 07:33:35 PM »
As I recall the book says 90mm is minimum sag. To say running the forks "down" is backwards and can be confusing. You want to move the forks up in the triple clamps. Up to the line below the top which is 5mm. Also run as long a wheelbase as possible with a 48 tooth sprocket and a nicely worn in chain. Puts more weight on the front.

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 05:03:05 PM »
Run 22mm clamps with above suggestions. I find
*32mm static sag 5mm showing above the top triple ( not counting the fork cap) has worked well.

*my shock spring is too stiff for my weight)
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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 01:41:14 PM »
Run 22mm clamps with above suggestions. I find
*32mm static sag 5mm showing above the top triple ( not counting the fork cap) has worked well.

*my shock spring is too stiff for my weight)

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 02:06:53 PM »
I have a 2015 YZ450 with a Dubach relocation kit not sure how much the kit helped because i was constantly searching to get it to turn without getting head shake in the fast sections. I'm staying with 105mm SAG, fork height about 3mm (5mm was suggested) and I run a little stiffer on my fork compression. I ride a lot at LACR and Cal City MX and this set up works well at both tracks. I didn't touch anything for Glen Helen this weekend and was really happy.

racerxx, you run the stock 22mm clamps? How bout a Rad lowering kit?

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Re: 16' YZ450 turning
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 08:36:30 PM »
I have a 2015 YZ450 with a Dubach relocation kit not sure how much the kit helped because i was constantly searching to get it to turn without getting head shake in the fast sections. I'm staying with 105mm SAG, fork height about 3mm (5mm was suggested) and I run a little stiffer on my fork compression. I ride a lot at LACR and Cal City MX and this set up works well at both tracks. I didn't touch anything for Glen Helen this weekend and was really happy.

racerxx, you run the stock 22mm clamps? How bout a Rad lowering kit?

Just saw this a little slow with the reply. I have the stock triple clamps haven't tested any other offset.  I installed the radiator lowering kit TWICE the lowering brackets break pretty easy when you have a get off. I rode gronjo71's stock 14 YZ450 and didn't notice much difference between his and mine I think for me it was more about learning how to get the front wheel waited then all the little tweaks I made. Coming off a YZ250 two stroke it took a while to learn how to make the bike corner. Can't wait to give a 19 a spin maybe this weekend at Cal City MX
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