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I have an 05 yz450f and I am have trouble getting the suspension balanced. The rear feels good but the front feels soft. Any advise on what i should do w/out sending them of for springs and valves. OH i weigh about 205 and I'm 6'2'' :naughty:

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They are supposed to feel soft.

Are they bottoming?

Describe what you mean by soft.

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They bottom a little but mostly when i jump the bike stabs in the air (nose down)

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You are probably letting off the gas (slightly) on the face of the jump.

With a big 4 stroke you have engine braking that will affect the bikes attitude off the jump. A 2 stroke will free-wheel when you let off the throttle. Try keeping the throttle on until your rear wheel is off the ground.

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I did role on the throttle on my 2 smoke but with this new bike I blurp the throttle a little on the face of the jump still kinda intimidated by the bike. So you think it is me not my suspension??

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So you think it is me not my suspension??

I'm no expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :naughty:

Give it a try and get used to the bikes characteristics before you "jump" to conclusions.

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Hey, Thanks I think i will try what you told me but i am still going to fiddle with the suspension some. Thanks

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I'm no expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :naughty:

AWSOME!!!!! :naughty:

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Usually when I jump off a smooth face jump I just stay steady with the throttle and just ride off the lip like I was just riding forward, maybe some preload if I have to...

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you might be able to stiffen up your compression dampening to slow down the from end . But I think your bike is flying funny b/c you have to use the throttle on the face a little more . Bike control is a little different on a 4 stroke . Good luck

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