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Old 09-28-2014, 08:57 PM
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Hey everyone ! To any of you who might have experience with the matter, any luck getting YZ's to corner better ? Ridden friends KTM's and Suzukis recently and they've got me wanting to make some changes to my bike. Thanks !!
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:27 AM
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:29 AM
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The bike is a 2012. Has the suspension revalved and sprung for my weight Still has stock bars running an mx52 tire with around 12 psi generally.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:08 PM
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Try lowering your forks first. Is your Sag set to your weight? A different triple clamp off set also helps so I read.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:51 PM
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What is the bike doing/not doing that you want to change? What kind of tracks do you run? Do you want to sacrifice high speed stability for laser beam turning? How do you ride? Real aggressive or smooth and steady? A,B or C class?

Sorry 'bout all the questions but I gotta know what's buggin' ya and what you seek. Off the floor the YZ is good chassis wise,down a few ponies on the orange bike but by no means a turd. Like he said above you can raise the fork tubes in the trees 8MM and see if that is the direction you wanna go. Tread lightly here a little change can make a fast bike shake it's head violently.
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My advice it to, first get the chasis balanced by setting it up as described here:

Chassis Setup - Handling and Sag - Two Stroke MotocrossTwo Stroke Motocross

Next is to dial in the suspension using this as your guide:

Welcome! - SUSPENSION TUNING SECRETS!

If that still doesn't help then there are a few other things to do like adjusting your fork height and taking a link out of the chain to shorten the wheel base a little.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:22 PM
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TRex: I race B class. Mostly Harescrambles and some track every now and then. I have set the sag and have the forks slightly above the line in what I feel is a good spot. Definitely dont want to sacrifice high speed stability but im obviously willing to do some testing. Would consider myself more aggressive. The biggest complaint i have is the way it corners in rutted turns. it seems to be all over the place in terms of either wanting to hop out of the rut or fold over the inside and wash out. I can't seem to track the front tire through confidently. And I can rail through the same ruts like butter on my buddies ktm.

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thanks for the links noonersracing! i will be sure to check them out.

and arnego2, I've also heard good things about different triple clamps on the bike and may end up going in that direction. A lot of people rave about the 22.5 on these bikes i believe
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:12 AM
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Reduced offset trees are definitely a good way to go. I don't want to offend but it may be technique not equipment. Using the word confidently tells me you're a bit timid when the sh!t gets deep. Nothing wrong with that it's a survival reflex.

Have you taken an advanced riding class? I highly recommend American Supercamp. It teaches how to control a bike that's trying to get away from you. Best $600 I ever spent on my riding. You will corner better when the weekend is done.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:26 AM
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right on sounds like a cool class ! Not really in my area it looks like. I have taken some lessons from a friend of ours who raced supercross between 2008-2010. I would definitely agree im more timid on my bike in deep stuff but only because I cant trust it. And its annoying to ride a friends bike and have no problem with the same ruts. I have been trying to adjust technique to make things work but it feels like a loosing battle. Like im having to use more energy than I should. Oh well I'll definitely be playing around with settings
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Tried taking a link out and shortening the wheelbase?
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slide the forks UP in the triple clamps by 1 notch.
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