Relocation kit

I’ve got a 14 yz450 and I’m trying to get the front end to stick better in turns. I saw that dr. D sells a engine relocation kit to tilt the motor forward. Has anyone tried it?

What chassis and suspension adjustments have you tried?

 

Fork spring rates match your weight?

Tire choice best suited to terrain etc.

 

Myself after blaming tire choice and experimenting fork height, adjustments etc.

found a simple reduction in fork spring preload of only 3mm made a noticeable difference 

in reducing front end washouts on my YZ125.

I’m gonna be sending my suspension to factory connection to get revalved and I’m sure that’ll help. I only weigh like 135 and I don’t get much weight on the front end anyway so I was going to try the relocation kit as well. 

I'm not familiar with that relocation kit but I can imagine there is no doubt more involved than 

just replacing brackets. Things like wiring/tube length, intake tract / exhaust pipe fitment etc.

 

At 135lbs, getting the proper spring rates (front & back) and,

achieving the proper sag values (to maintain correct chassis geometry) will make a huge difference.

 

Keep the relocation kit idea as a last resort.

 

Once your springs rate are 'in the ballpark',

experimenting will show just how much rear sag & rebound settings

greatly affect weight transfer to the front end when braking.

 

EDIT: borrow a YZ125 for a few laps, at 40 pounds lighter and with no engine braking 

you'll appreciate whatever front end bite you have once back on your 450!

Edited by mlatour

The 125 and the 450 are not even comparable.  Totally different animals.

Dave

1 hour ago, mlatour said:

I'm not familiar with that relocation kit but I can imagine there is no doubt more involved than 

just replacing brackets. Things like wiring/tube length, intake tract / exhaust pipe fitment etc.

 

At 135lbs, getting the proper spring rates (front & back) and,

achieving the proper sag values (to maintain correct chassis geometry) will make a huge difference.

 

Keep the relocation kit idea as a last resort.

 

Once your springs rate are 'in the ballpark',

experimenting will show just how much rear sag & rebound settings

greatly affect weight transfer to the front end when braking.

 

EDIT: borrow a YZ125 for a few laps, at 40 pounds lighter and with no engine braking 

you'll appreciate whatever front end bite you have once back on your 450!

I have a 2010 yz 250 as well and I’m aware of the differences

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