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Old 09-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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08 450 exc pushing in turns

im having trouble steering my exc. my susp is set up for my weight (200lbs) and feels great every ware but in turns. it will push so much it feels like the front brake is grabbed and will pull the bike to the ground.
the only thing left to try is raising the forks in the clamps or getting a set of 18* offset clamps. will either of those make that big of a change?
im so frustrated im thinking about a new husky fe 350 or 350 xc-f
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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What are your running for a front tire?

You might want to check over on KTMtalk if you haven't already.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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Sag set correctly?
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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im having trouble steering my exc. my susp is set up for my weight (200lbs) and feels great every ware but in turns. it will push so much it feels like the front brake is grabbed and will pull the bike to the ground.
the only thing left to try is raising the forks in the clamps or getting a set of 18* offset clamps. will either of those make that big of a change?
im so frustrated im thinking about a new husky fe 350 or 350 xc-f
Ummm... it sounds more like the bike is knifing into, or, tucking into the turns... pushing would be more, the front wheel keeps going to the outside of desired turn...
If shouldn't cost you a whole bunch of money to fix it.

Push the forks all the way out, even with the top of the clamps, try dialing in more rear sag...
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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+1 on the rear sag... it's gotta be right.... if you can't get 35mm static, @110mm w/you standing on the pegs w/all your gear on, the rear spring's not right.... proper sag is a ratio between the two....

i have 12/14mm triples that were originally for an SMR. my bike is a dirty-fied SMR.... 14mm triples are a beautiful thing, act like a steering damper at speed.... if you've never tried them, you don't know.... i personally really don't like the stock 22 or 20mm triples.... turns really too quick for me, and i ride in sand most of the time here in fla., and it's way too squirrely at speed for me....

the only way you know is to change some stuff around and see what happens.... listening to the monkeys here can give you some ideas, but in the end you have to make some suspension changes and see what happens....
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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I have been doing a lot of testing lately with sag and different clicker settings, changed the fork height. I have only been able to get it a little better or a lot worse. right now I have it the best I can get but still not ware I want it to be. i ordered a set of 18-20 mm clamps off of a sx to try the 18 setting. will se how that works.
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:05 PM   #7
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if you're 200lbs nekkid, there's no way the stock springs are gonna work for you, unless you just want it really soft for slow picking thru rock gardens....

no shit....
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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I ordered a set of 18-20 mm clamps off of a sx to try the 18 setting. will see how that works.

Make sure that you also get the eccentric stem so that you can actually adjust back and forth between 18 And 20mm, otherwise you will running a straight 19mm offset.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:59 PM   #9
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the susp was set up for a 200lbs rider with heaver spring and revalved already

im getting the hole triple tree set up of a used bike so I will have it all.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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Doesn't the '08 come with adjustable 18-20 offset clamps? I think mine did; my '09 I have now does.
Also, is your chain too short and the wheel too far forward? That will cause pushing.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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Google Bruce's suspension. He has some very good write ups for bike set up.
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