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I cant get my 450r to perform the way I would like in the whoops. The rear end is all over the place, up down left right its horrible. I dont think the front suspension is giving me too much trouble but I need a ball park setting to go with here. Also i have noticed in places that I accellerate hard the sand is starting to form small divots because I think the ass end is hopping under accelleration, almost like axle wrap in a truck. I am 5'10'' about 145lbs and love to go as fast as I can through the whoops. I can run my 350x through the whoops ten times smoother than I can on my 450R. I know I still need to get a better technique to get the nose of the quad in the air to go over the whoops but still it is beating me up, my forearms are sore from the abuse. I am used to the light ATC front end that I can wheely over the whoops but the ass end of the ATC doesnt go left and right as I hammer through the whoops that 450r is like a damn pogo stick. Please give some suggestions on some settings of compression and rebound, I havent purchased a spanner wrench to mess with preload but if it goes that far then I will because I dont even want to ride it because it handles like $hit. Today I took out the 350x just to makes sure it wasnt all me, its definitely the suspension playing a major roll in me getting tossed around like a rag doll on the 450r. Also i cant wait to get a my 13t front sprocket, because I now I try to do them in 3rd and its not getting into the proper RPM range and at some points in laggin the motor. :wacko:
 

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I read it I wanted to see what I could do with the stock suspension thats all after buying the quad my $$ is dry for a while.
 

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turn the rebound to the s setting and take off some of the preload, see if that helps.
 

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86atc250R, I know you said you have use Elka before. But, I put the Elka dual rate shock with the linkage setup in the back and it solved the problem of bucking. I hit a step up in fourth gear and didn't make it to the top. Usually when something like this happens the back end will come over on you if you hit it to hard. Well, I hit it in fourth gear and when I hit the top step, the bike bounce up, but stayed level until I landed again. I try only to post things from experience and from my experience the Elka supension and linkage is the only way to go!!! (That is if you have the money)! :D
The Ekla linkage puts the back spring in a more upright position so it will work the way it suppose to!!!
 
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