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I mainly ride motocross tracks, and trails. I found that the 450R is a little tippy in the corners. Would there be any benefits to going down to say 18in tires affectively lowering the front end.
 

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Well, for the track small fronts should work great. The only problem is that we ride trails alot and with the small tires you will loose some of ride comfort and they won't be able to roll through deep ruts and holes. You will also loose ground clearance.
 

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I must not be a very good rider, becasue I dont think this thing is tipsy at all. Best handleing four wheeler I have ever rode.....the weird thing is I have always thought I was pretty good...I know Im better then all the people I ride with...and I know they are good.
 

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Hey Smitty, didnt you say you re-adjusted your shocks for more sag.....my bet is thats why you feel tipsy in corners. Because what you did by adding sag was make the four wheeler have to lean more before the springs take affect and keep you from leaning....I will adjust my sag like yours and see if I think it seems more tipsy...cause rightnow, I dont feel this think is tipsy at all...but this is the best 4 wheeler I have owned. so maybe its just me...I will let you know the results.....rightnow my shocks are set at default setting....I have not ever adjusted anything, and I love the way it is....I will play with them and see if I can come up with some advantages and disadvantages to different settings....I will try this out on my track, I am very familiar with the way it acts now on my track so I should be able tell a big difference to the smallest adjustments....It will take me about a week to get this done....My only problem is my track does not have the woopty doo's yet....I will try to add them this weekend....I have a bobcat and a hole ****load of dirt to play with.
 

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You lucky sumana beesh.
With my current settings i am basically trying to lower the quad as much as possible. i also have given it more compression to compensate for the preload being adjusted all the way up.
 

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Originally posted by Schmitthead@Mar 3 2004, 08:24 PM
You lucky sumana beesh.
With my current settings i am basically trying to lower the quad as much as possible. i also have given it more compression to compensate for the preload being adjusted all the way up.
I think there is still an issue....Ummmmm...this is hard, because the compression and the spring work hand and hand. (sounds like you know this). I dont think the compression will be effective until the spring itself is depressed, or has some pressure on it. With the sag set like that it has to lean more before the spring can be depressed, this helps the compression within the shock. ...I have a lot to learn the most adjustable shocks I have ever had were the ones on my KFX700, and I have never adjusted any shocks. Im just using laws of phisics..( how do you spell that, I have been out of school way to long) to come up with this, I could be way off....I will do some experimenting as soon as I have time.
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude@Mar 3 2004, 09:06 PM
Im just using laws of phisics..( how do you spell that, I have been out of school way to long)
Spelled physics, i should know since i'm failing it miserably right now.
 

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Originally posted by Jonesy+Mar 3 2004, 09:18 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-TRX450rlude
@Mar 3 2004, 09:06 PM
Im just using laws of phisics..( how do you spell that, I have been out of school way to long)
Spelled physics, i should know since i'm failing it miserably right now. [/b]
:huh: thanks
 

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ok check this out---

springs= your spring setting determines how bouncy it is, generally soaks up the terrain

compression= how hard it is to compress the shock

rebound= how fast or slow a shock extends

do you get it?
 

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Originally posted by Schmitthead@Mar 3 2004, 09:25 PM
ok check this out---

springs= your spring setting determines how bouncy it is, generally soaks up the terrain

compression= how hard it is to compress the shock

rebound= how fast or slow a shock extends

do you get it?
Cool! I never did understand all that stuff...lol :D
 

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You guy's need to get aftermarket shocks! Trust me you'll never go back to stock shocks again. Plus the aftermarket shocks will lower the bike and make as stable as any other bike out there. :D
 

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I think 18 up front might be a little bumpy in the trails, but I never tried it. I also find the TRX450 a little (just a little, and I am still on stock, soft tires) tippy when there is lots of traction. I'm hoping some stiffer sidewalls on my tires will help.

I'm going 22fr / 20rr for the trails, 20fr / 18rr for the track.

-RR
 

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When it comes to tires you have to go by where you ride! On the track the 20F and 18B are best because they're 2 ply which makes them very light weight. Of course those little tires will demand more of your shocks!! For trail or woods riding you should think of ground clearance and durabilty. 6 ply is the only way to go because they're tough and they can take alot of punishment, which is 22F and 20B. For woods or trail I try to go with stock size cause most aftermarket tires even though they have the same number size, they're usually a little bigger, which is good for ground clearance! If you go with a smaller size in the front I think you should adjust your suspension accordingly!!! :D
 
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